Head of Sustainable Development - Flexible Working Available

Location
City of Bristol
Salary
£37,803 - £41,585
Posted
19 Nov 2019
Closes
02 Dec 2019
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Location

Berkeley House, Croydon St, Bristol BS5 0DA

About the job

We are looking for a leader, with enthusiasm and drive, to manage and drive DVSA’s sustainable development agenda.

You will take ownership of our sustainability strategy, working with senior stakeholders across the Department to drive a culture change that will have a lasting impact. You will be empowered, be given the tools to work flexibly and will join a team that is committed and passionate about our work.

Job description

We are looking for a leader, with enthusiasm and drive, to manage and drive DVSA’s sustainable development
agenda.

You will take ownership of our sustainability strategy, working with senior stakeholders across the Department to drive a culture change that will have a lasting impact.

You will be empowered, be given the tools to work flexibly and will join a team that is committed and passionate
about our work.

Responsibilities

• Develop, implement and act to embed the Agency’s sustainability strategy.
• Consult with the Department for Transport and Environment Agency to achieve the effective and efficient transposition of Governmental objectives into DVSA policy and practice.
• Report quarterly to the Executive Committee, ensuring awareness of performance, future plans, resource and key risks.
• Produce the annual sustainability report and review for submission within the Annual Report & Accounts (ARA) in line with Government best practice.
• Provide expert industry bestpractice and operational advice and support to Corporate Senior Leaders.
• Manage the ‘utility bureau billing and recovery’ service, to ensure value and best information from the contract.
• Represent the Agency at Departmental forums and ensure that resultant requirements are fully communicated within the Agency
• Review, support, modify or reject business cases where there is an impact on the environmental performance of the Agency, as necessary.
• Provide specialist advice to Procurement to facilitate the mitigation of significant environmental impacts arising from key contracts.
• Champion sustainable development at all levels including enhancing capacity in key functions.
• Lead and acting as a role model for colleagues in line with Civil Service values.

Licences

A current Valid Driving license is required.

Behaviours

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Changing and Improving
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Working Together

Benefits

Being part of our brilliant Civil Service means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits.

This includes:
- a generous annual leave entitlement,
- attractive pension options
- flexible working
- good career development opportunities
- a variety of career paths
- inclusive working environments and much more to support a healthy work/life balance

Please see the attached Candidate Information Pack for further information on the excellent benefits offered. Things you need to know Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths and Experience.

To apply for this post, you will need to complete the online application process by no later than 23:55, Monday 2nd December 2019.

A decision is expected to be made by Friday 6th December 2019 and all candidates will be advised of the outcome shortly afterwards. Interviews are likely to be held 16/17th December 2019.

You will be asked to submit the following:

1. Some basic, personal information
2. A CV setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements. Please ensure you have provided reasons for any gaps within the last two years
3. A Personal Statement (max 1250 words) explaining how you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience provide evidence of your suitability for the role, with particular reference to the criteria in the person specification.

Should you encounter any issues with your online application please contact rebecca.mcqueen@cabinetoffice.gov.uk.

Reasonable adjustment
If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes.

If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should:

Contact Government Recruitment Service via DFTrecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs Complete the “Assistance required” section in the “Additional requirements” page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at interview, or if you’re deaf, a Language Service Professional.

Any move to the Department for Transport will mean you will no longer be able to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.

A reserve list will be held for a period of 12 months from which further appointments can be made.

If successful and transferring from another Government Department a criminal record check may be carried out.

New entrants are expected to join on the minimum of the pay band.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Apply and further information

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Contact point for applicants Job contact : Name :   Rebecca McQueen Email :   rebecca.mcqueen@cabinetoffice.gov.uk   Recruitment team : Email :   dftrecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk Further information

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, in the first instance, you should contact Government Recruitment Services via email: dftrecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission: Click here (https://civilservicecommission.independent.gov.uk/) to visit Civil Service Commission

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