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Deputy Director for Law Enforcement Infrastructure Portfolio in DDaT

Home Office
Southport, UK
Closing date
3 Dec 2020

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Technology & New Media
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The post holder will be required to: -

- Assume overall accountability for the successful delivery of one of the large-scale delivery portfolios, keeping the Senior Responsible Owners (SROs) and Director PPPT apprised of developments

- Effectively lead a complex and diverse set of projects and programmes throughout the portfolio, ensuring an optimal delivery environment is established

- Work with the wider PPPT SMT to ensure high levels of collaboration, standardisation and re-use across the portfolios

- Effectively and pro-actively manage risk at the portfolio level, ensuring optimal risk management at the project and programme level

- Engage and manage a large and diverse set of stakeholders across law enforcement, the Home Office and other organisations; ensuring stakeholders are bought into and engaged with delivery across the portfolio.

- Manage complex teams of Civil Servants, contractors and suppliers, to maximise quality and high-performance outcomes, seamlessly integrating the use of external consultant and client team members and implementing an effective commercial strategy to manage suppliers

- Consult extensively to develop a detailed understanding of current and emerging data, service and product requirements, identifying synergies and opportunities to address key challenges faced by multiple forces

- Ensure that innovation is stimulated, risk is shared and minimised and return from investment secured

- Engage effectively with the PPPT CTOs office in order to ensure alignment with architectural principles, technology standards and system convergence where applicable

The successful candidate will be someone who has

- a passion for delivery, highly focused on delivering against our commitments to customers

- a collaborative mindset that inculcates a culture of inclusion by default, breaking down organisational silos to share best practice

- the ability to be an empowering leader, ensuring that across of all levels of their portfolio colleagues are empowered to make decisions with the psychological safety and support inherent throughout the teams

- resilience and intellectual curiosity, able to thrive in a constantly changing, sometimes political environment.

ResponsibilitiesEssential Criteria

- Evidence of relationship building skills and the ability to bring together peers and stakeholders from multiple internal and external organisations and bodies (Digital Data & Technology, Home Office, Policing and Arm's Length Bodies) to achieve common objectives

- First-class communication skills and an inspiring and coherent leadership style: able to establish a culture of technical excellence and innovative solution design whilst leading multiple internal and external delivery teams

- Strong evidence of having successful managed major ICT delivery portfolios previously with a laser focus on cost ensuring highly effective delivery, whilst balancing value for money, eradicating any unnecessary cost

- A broad understanding of the design and engineering of technology systems, services and applications across a spectrum of core technologies

- Awareness of Operational Risk in a relevant technology environment: able to identify, measure and mitigate risk relating to business-critical IT services and systems

- Strategic thinking with the ability to step back and shape the delivery environment around them, ensuring that endemic delivery issues are identified early and are appropriately dealt with


Learning and development tailored to your role
An environment with flexible working options
A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
A Civil Service pension

Things you need to know


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

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

As part of the online application process you will be asked to complete the following:

Provide some basic personal information;

1. A CV - setting out your career history, highlighting specific responsibilities and achievements that are relevant for this role, including details where applicable of budgets and numbers of people managed, relevant achievements in recent posts, together with reasons for any gaps within the last two years;

2. A Statement of Suitability - (limited to 1000 words) explaining how you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience, provide evidence of your suitability for the role, with particular reference to the essential criteria in the person specification. Failure to submit both a CV and Supporting Statement will mean the panel only have limited information on which to assess your application against the criteria in the person specification.

3. Diversity Monitoring - as part of the online application process, you will be asked a number of diversity-related questions. If you do not wish to provide a declaration on any of the characteristics, you will have the option to select 'prefer not to say'. See the Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion Strategy for more information.

If you are shortlisted, you will be provided with full details of the next stages of the selection and assessment process. This will include an individual psychological assessment and could include other assessments such as a staff engagement exercise.

The final selection panel interview will be held in London at the Home Office or via video conference depending on the situation with Covid-19. You will be advised of the format in advance.

Please Note:

- Expenses incurred by candidates during the recruitment process will not be reimbursed by the Home Office except in exceptional circumstances and only when agreed in advance with the SCS Recruitment Team.

- Once you have submitted your application online it cannot be amended; only submit your application when you have completely finished.

- SCS Recruitment Team will contact the candidates to advise them of the sift outcome. Full details of the assessment and selection process will be made available to the shortlisted candidates.

- Feedback is provided if the shortlisted candidate has attended an interview.

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 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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