Policy Delivery Officer - Flexible Working Available
Salford, Greater Manchester
About the job
At BEIS, we are leading the UK’s recovery from coronavirus and are building a stronger, greener country. Our varied work makes a real difference to people across the UK and internationally. This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of the BEIS team and our exciting mission!
We lead on the UK’s commitments to tackle climate change and drive green economic growth. We support businesses to create jobs and increase opportunity in regions across the UK. We also encourage investment and innovation to make the UK a science superpower producing research that will improve lives.
Our Inclusive Environment
We are building an inclusive culture to make BEIS a brilliant place to work where our people feel valued, have a voice and can be their authentic selves. We value difference and diversity, not only because we believe it is the right thing to do, but because it will help us be more innovative and make better decisions.
We offer first-class flexible working benefits, excellent employee well-being support and a great pension. We are fortunate to have a range of excellent staff networks and are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader employer. We will support talented people from all backgrounds to build a career and thrive.
We actively welcome applications from anyone who shares our commitment to inclusion. We will fully support candidates with a disability or long-term condition who require adjustments in our recruitment process.
Would you like to work at the heart of government supporting our important climate change agenda?
Are you passionate about supporting the design and shaping of strategy, new policy and legislation to help decarbonise the UK’s homes and industry?
Would you like to be instrumental in the plan to roll out low carbon heat across the whole of the UK?
We are currently recruiting a number of Policy Delivery Officer roles for our directorates working on important climate change issues. We are seeking a diverse range of skills and experience, and welcome those who bring transferable skills from other fields or sectors.
We are committed to developing our staff through our extensive range of training that is provided through our in-house BEIS Academy that is in partnership with Civil Service Learning.
We strongly encourage you to look at the candidate pack and additional attachments for further information about BEIS, these roles and to hear from some of our great people working in BEIS. To hear more about BEIS, Net Zero and the vacancies, sign up to our free careers event on 10th June 17:30-18:30 via this Eventbrite Link.
While no two days are ever the same, you could find yourself:
• Building relationships with colleagues to support the development and delivery of innovative policy solutions for challenging climate issues.
• Translating government plans into policy and delivering successful outcomes.
• Ensuring project outcomes are achieved within appropriate timeframes, with a high degree of quality and to an agreed budget.
• Using evidence and data to recommend how a policy or project is developed and how innovative improvements can be made.
• Identifying, monitoring, and proactively managing project risks and issues.
• Working to clearly defined project plans and schedules, adhering to project controls, managing performance and providing progress reports to sponsors.
We’d love to hear from you if you have:
• Effective written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate complex matters to different audiences.
• Analytical skills to weigh up sources of evidence to make feasible recommendations.
• The softer skills to build effective relationships with different partners across government and industry.
• Proven ability to perform consistently to tight timescales.
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
- Making Effective Decisions
- Working Together
- Delivering at Pace
BEIS offers a competitive mix of benefits including:
• A culture of flexible working, such as job sharing, home working and compressed hours.
• A hybrid office/home based working model where staff will spend a norm of 40-60% of their time in the office (minimum of 40%) over a month with flex dependent on balancing business and individual need (from September 2021, depending on how the public health guidance evolves).
• Automatic enrolment into the Civil Service Pension Scheme.
• A minimum of 25 days of paid annual leave, increasing by 1 day per year up to a maximum of 30.
• An extensive range of learning & professional development opportunities, which all staff are actively encouraged to pursue.
• Access to a range of retail, travel and lifestyle employee discounts.
Things you need to know
Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.
Selection process details
This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths and Experience.
As part of the application process you will be asked to complete a CV and personal statement. Further details around what this will entail are listed on the application form.
You will also be asked to take an online test at application stage - a HireVue assessment - which is expected to take around 25-30 minutes. This includes 5 short video interview questions and two online game-based assessments. Further candidate guidance about these assessments is attached to the advert. You will be assessed against the following HireVue assessment elements:
• Relationship building
• Willingness to learn
• Problem solving
• Cognitive ability
Your personal statement (no more than 250 words) should answer the following:
Please tell us why you would be suitable for this role including how you demonstrate the skills and behaviours required for this post and how your skills and experience will enable you to become an effective Policy Delivery Officer.
We will conduct an initial sift based on the HireVue assessment scores and then will score the personal statement question.
The interview will consist of behaviour and strength-based questions.
Expected Timeline subject to change
Expected week of sift outcomes - w/c 19 July 2021.
Expected week of interviews - w/c 26 July 2021 and w/c 2 August 2021.
Interview Location - MS Teams.
Candidates are asked to note the above timetable, exercising flexibility through the recruitment and selection process.
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 email@example.com 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.
If you are experiencing accessibility problems with any attachments on this advert, please contact the email address in the 'Contact point for applicants' section.
If successful and transferring from another Government Department a criminal record check maybe carried out.
Any move to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility at https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
A reserve list will be held for a period of 12 months from which further appointments can be made.
Please note terms and conditions are attached. Please take time to read the document to determine how these may affect you.
BEIS does not normally offer full home working (i.e. working at home); but we do offer a variety of flexible working options (including occasionally working from home).
Please note that BEIS does not hold a licence to sponsor visa applications.
BEIS wants to be accessible for all, and this includes offering assistance to attend interviews. The offer is targeted toward those from a lower socio-economic background, or who struggle to cover the cost of attending an interview. Please see the attached guidance document at the bottom of this Civil Service Jobs advert. Embedded in the document on page 5, are 2 documents that must be completed and returned to the email addresses listed on the forms to claim an expenses payment. If you have any issues accessing these documents please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to process applications without delay, we will be sending a Criminal Record Check to Disclosure and Barring Service on your behalf. However, we recognise in exceptional circumstance some candidates will want to send their completed forms direct. If you will be doing this, please advise Government Recruitment Service of your intention by emailing Pre-Employment.Checks@cabinetoffice.gov.uk stating the job reference number in the subject heading.
New entrants are expected to join on the minimum of the pay band.
Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicant’s details held on the IFD will be refused employment.
A candidate is not eligible to apply for a role within the Civil Service if the application is made within a 5 year period following a dismissal for carrying out internal fraud against government.
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.
This job is broadly open to the following groups:
- UK nationals
- nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
- nationals of the Republic of Ireland
- nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with (or eligible for) status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
- relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
- relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
- certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
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 equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
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