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Delivery Manager (Fixed Term Appointment)

Employer
Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Location
Southampton
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Job summary

Are you passionate about using your outstanding delivery skills to improve services for customers?

Are you pro-active, thriving in having autonomy to complete projects and tasks?

Do you want a job that matters?

If so, we are looking for a Delivery Manager to join us at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and we'd love to hear from you!

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) implements the government's maritime safety policy in the United Kingdom and works to prevent the loss of life and occurrence of pollution on the coast and at sea.

Safer lives. Safer Ships. Cleaner Seas.

Our vision is to be a world-leading organisation, accelerating the transition to sustainable shipping with non-negotiable safety standards. We put our people, our customers and our planet at the heart of everything we do.

We welcome applications from all communities, and we don't discriminate against any identity. We're interested to hear from you, regardless of your background.

Job description

You will provide support to the Aviation Programme Manager in coordinating the delivery of the Governments billion Search and Rescue Helicopter contract (UKSAR2G) and other high value programmes within the MCA.

As the Delivery Manager your role is critical in monitoring the delivery of key products, ensuring potential risks are managed effectively, maximising the identification of positive opportunities, supporting the identification and management of task dependencies, maintaining an audit trail of Programme and Project Management (PPM) decisions, maintaining the project information/data repository, and championing the use of project management tools and techniques. You are responsible for tracking project and programme performance, ensuring programme governance documentation is kept up to date and supporting the senior management team with the delivery of the UKSAR2G programme, and any other activity required by His Majesty's Coastguard.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Support the Deputy Aviation Programme Manager in:
  • Maintaining project and programme documentation
  • Development and maintenance of project plans
  • Providing regular updates regarding progress or potential delays
  • Assisting in planning, coordinating, drafting and securing project assurance, governance, decisions and approval documents and activities
  • Assisting in the identification, analysis and management of risks and issues
  • Monitoring progress or slippage in the delivery of projects and programmes
  • Co-ordinating internal and external project delivery audit activities and acting as custodian of project documentation
  • Collating and distributing project and highlight reports to relevant personnel within the MCA, and to external stakeholders, as or when required
  • Act as a focal point for project queries and best practice by:
    • Increasing awareness of portfolio management activities within His Majesty's Coastguard
    • Answering questions raised or escalating to relevant colleagues
    • Identifying and recording any issues and questions which could affect the progress of the UKSAR2G programme and reporting them to relevant colleagues within the Majesty's Coastguard
  • Promoting best practice project management and identifying opportunities to enhance project delivery approaches and techniques

For further information about the role, please see the attached role profile.

Person specification

About you

To thrive in this role, you will have exceptional communication and stakeholder engagement skills with the ability to communicate, influence and challenge across all levels. You are a highly resilient person who handles change well and naturally adapts to changing workloads and environments.

You have experience balancing priorities and dealing with ambiguity, and enjoy having autonomy in your role, organising and prioritising tasks, being a confident, efficient and an independent thinker.

You enjoy managing a varied and challenging workload; having the capability and confidence to not only provide project support for large scale projects but to also take the lead.

Additional information

Unless operational requirements for specific location and availability:

This role will be based in the Southampton supports flexible working and operates a hybrid working model between home and office for this role, giving you greater flexibility over where and when you work.

The expectation is that you will spend a minimum 60% of your working time based at your principal workplace or out on official business. Details of the arrangement will be discussed further with your line manager.

DfT workplace attendance expectations were updated in recruitment campaigns on 17 November 2023.

There may be occasional requirements for you to travel within the UK, but you will be notified in advance.

Behaviours

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Working Together
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Seeing the Big Picture


Benefits

Being part of our brilliant Civil Service means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits. We offer generous annual leave, attractive pension options, flexible working, inclusive working environments and much more to support a healthy work/life balance.

Click here to get a copy of the MCA Staff Benefits Brochure

Things you need to know

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles (opens in a new window) , and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths and Experience.

How to Apply

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.

Within your CV and personal statement please demonstrate your knowledge and experience of:

Working within a fast paced environment.
Project and Programme Management processes.

Your personal statement will be limited to a maximum of 500 words.

It is essential when submitting your personal statement that you provide as much detail as possible, and utilise the full word count given, against the essential criteria outlined above as this will be used in conjunction with your CV to assess candidate suitability to move to the next round in the recruitment process.

The sift is due to take place on 30th November & 1st December 2023.

Interviews will be held w/c 11th December 2023.

This interview will be conducted face to face at our Southampton office. Further details will be provided to you should you be selected for interview.

We will try to meet the dates set out in the advert. There may be occasions when these dates will change. You will be provided with sufficient notice of the confirmed dates.

The selection process will be designed specifically for the role. As a result, your assessment will include:

An interview

You're encouraged to become familiar with the role profile, as you may be assessed against any of the criteria recorded within.

This post is offered on a Fixed Term Appointment (FTA) basis to complete a finite piece of work.

Permanent Civil Servants will not be expected to change their employment status from permanent to fixed term appointment.

Internal applicants will be appointed on inward loan and subject to the terms of the agreed inward loan agreement. The expectation is that you will return to your previous post at the end of the loan period, which will need to be agreed with your line manager in advance.

If you're employed by a non-departmental public body (NDPB) by moving jobs this will involve a change of employer and you may break the statutory rules on continuity of employment .

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.

If you are experiencing accessibility problems with any attachments on this advert, please contact the email address in the 'Contact point for applicants' section.

Reasonable Adjustments

As a Disability Confident Leader employer, we are committed to ensuring that the recruitment process is fair, accessible and allows all candidates to perform at their best. If a person with a visible or non-visible disability is substantially disadvantaged, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes.

Complete the Assistance required section in the Additional requirements page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need during the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at an interview, or if you're deaf, a Language Service Professional.

If you need a reasonable adjustment so that you can complete your application, you should contact Government Recruitment Service via . as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs.

Document Accessibility

If you are experiencing accessibility problems with any attachments on this advert, please contact the email address in the 'Contact point for applicants' section.

This job advert contains links to the DfT Careers website . Our website provides useful guidance and information that can support you during the application process. If you cannot access the information on our website for any reason, please email . for assistance.

Further Information

For more information about how we hire, and for useful tips on submitting your application for this role, visit the How We Hire page of our DfT Careers website. You can find detailed information about the recruitment process and what to expect when applying for a role.

For more information about how we hire, and for useful tips on submitting your application for this role , visit the How we hire page of our DfT Careers website.

Before submitting your application, we encourage you to visit our Recruitment in detail page of the DfT Careers website. You will find detailed information about the entire recruitment process and what to expect when applying for a role in the Civil Service. Throughout this job advert there are links to the DfT Careers Website , which provides you further information to support your application. Should you be unable to access the information on our website, please email . for assistance.

Pre-employment Checking

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.

Security

Successful candidates must undergo a criminal record check.

People working with government assets must complete baseline personnel security standard (opens in new window) checks.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:
  • UK nationals
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities with settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) (opens in a new window)
  • nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities who have made a valid application for settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • individuals with limited leave to remain or indefinite leave to remain who were eligible to apply for EUSS on or before 31 December 2020
  • Turkish nationals, and certain family members of Turkish nationals, who have accrued the right to work in the Civil Service
Further information on nationality requirements (opens in a new window)

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code (opens in a new window) 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 (opens in a new window) .

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.

The Civil Service also offers a Redeployment Interview Scheme to civil servants who are at risk of redundancy, and who meet the minimum requirements for the advertised vacancy.

Company

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) is an executive agency of the United Kingdom working to prevent the loss of lives at sea and is responsible for implementing British and international maritime law and safety policy. It is also responsible for land based search and rescue helicopter operations from 2015.

Its responsibilities include coordinating search and rescue (SAR) on the coastline and at sea through His Majesty's Coastguard (HMCG), ensuring that ships meet international and UK safety standards, monitoring and preventing coastal water pollution and testing and issuing Merchant Navy Certificates of Competency (licences) for ships' officers and crew to STCW requirements The organisation is led by Virginia McVea, its Chief Executive, who took up post in February 2023.The MCA are chiefly responsible for the syllabus and national training standards issued by the Merchant Navy Training Board (based at the UK Chamber of Shipping).

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