£ 34.23 - £ 34.23 per hour
The GLD Immigration Teams are responsible for the successful conduct of immigration public law cases. The primary task of the successful candidate will be to successfully manage their own caseload of public law challenges to Government immigration decisions.  
 
Main Duties/Responsibilities
The GLD Immigration Teams require an experienced litigation lawyer to conduct their own demanding caseload of immigration cases.  The successful candidate will be given extensive responsibility for their own cases with appropriate supervision after a period of induction.  Developed experience of litigation case handling and an ability to work independently and under pressure are essential.  Drafting pleadings and advices forms a substantial part of the work and good written skills are also an important requirement of the role.  Substantive advocacy is not required though opportunities to use advocacy skills are available for suitably qualified and experienced people.  
 
Outputs/Deliverables to be achieved
Following an induction period, the successful candidate will be expected to take responsibility for their own caseload subject to supervision. Substantive written work will be routinely checked for the first three months and it is expected that the successful candidate's day to day work should not require routine checking by the end of this period. By this stage the successful candidate should have displayed effective case working skills including in communication, drafting and planning to meet case deadlines. The successful candidate should be seen to be working effectively with clients and colleagues and be displaying a positive and helpful attitude in the conduct of their work. The effective candidate should be meeting their chargeable hours target within a few weeks of starting work.
 
Skills/Experience required
  • Litigation experience is essential
  • Public law experience is desirable
  • Good organisational skills are essential
  • Effective team working and client care skills are essential
  • An ability to work proactively and independently with appropriate supervision is essential
 
Minimum Requirement: Fully qualified solicitors or barristers with public law experience. 3+ years ideally and comfortable with high volume of cases. Public sector experience and strong grounding in public law in general is highly desirable.
 
Security Clearance: BPSS
CV Deadline: 12/08 @ 12pm
£ 373.07 - £ 373.07 per day
Description:
Lead and direct the Human Resource team to deliver a comprehensive service to the organisation. Responsibilities include: taking overall responsibility for recruitment activity and campaigns; collaborating with the business to fully understand its needs and objectives for both the current and future business challenges; measure employee satisfaction and identify areas that require improvement; maintaining the succession plan and talent pipeline; coaching managers on performance management issues and ensuring delivery of training requirements. Implementing new HR policies, procedures and processes; managing HR budgets and driving employee engagement. 
To undertake a review of the MOD suite of Shift Working policies to create a single new policy. This will require policy modernisation to bring MOD in line with the rest of Government’s approach for Shift Working to support a modern affordable workforce making best use of public funds while creating an attractive employee proposition. 

Using appropriate evidence based from a range of source material including shift working practices used by Other Government Departments (OGDs) and the private sector. In parallel to work with the Pay and Reward team to design a financial model to support harmonising pay and public and holiday practices to develop a national framework applicable across the UK. 

The candidate should: 

• Have extensive experience working in complex HR policy areas and a good understanding of shift working in a medium to large organisations, geography spread across the UK; 
• Have an understanding in employment law with a focus on employment contracts 
• Have an understanding of financial modelling to support a range of recommendations; 
• Have experience in Industrial Relations, engaging with Trade Unions. The role will require working with the Project lead in consulting with a MOD Trade Unions; 
• Be comfortable engaging with Senior stakeholders at a strategic level 
• Have a fundamental understanding Project Management disciplines e.g. Prince2, Agile, etc 
Minimum Requirement: 
Have extensive experience working in complex HR policy areas and a good understanding of shift working in a medium to large organisations, geography spread across the UK; • Have an understanding in employment law with a focus on employment contracts • Have an understanding of financial modelling to support a range of recommendations; • Have experience in Industrial Relations, engaging with Trade Unions. The role will require working with the Project lead in consulting with a MOD Trade Unions; • Be comfortable engaging with Senior stakeholders at a strategic level • Have a fundamental understanding Project Management disciplines e.g. Prince2, Agile, etc

Key task and Deliverables
• Engage with business units who have shift workers to establish custom and practice in those areas and how Shift Working policies are currently implemented 
• Review Departmental risks / issues with shift working policies with primary stakeholders in the Top Level Budget (TLB) areas: Defence Infrastructure Organisation, Army etc;
• Analysis of current MOD shift working policies and against OGDs e.g. HMRC, Home Office, HMPSS and Private Sector;
• Harmonise the suite of shift working policies and practices to develop a new single policy which aligns all regional practice on a range of specific areas such as Pay and Public and Privilege Holiday;
• Develop cost assessment and proposal of alignment and early financial impacts for TLBs;
• Work with Government Legal Department (GLD) lawyers to assess the best manageable risk based course of action; and
• Develop detailed implementation plan with MOD Shared Services and support CivHR with the consultation with Trade Unions.
Security Clearance: SC
CV Deadline: Friday 9th August 4pm
£ 650.00 - £ 650.00 per day
Description:
Provide hands-on technical leadership, in the development, operation and ongoing improvement of complex, transformational digital services serving millions of users. Work with product managers to understand user needs for new and existing services. Act as the technical authority in prospective, information gathering and scene setting meetings, evaluate technical proposals from external suppliers, and make implementation recommendations to senior stakeholders. Identify key API requirements for integration with internal and external systems. Lead development of user-driven prototypes to identify technical options and inform architectural approaches, working with colleagues and supplier team members to write tests, code and documentation for new and existing systems. Ensure system architectures are robust, scalable, open and secure, with appropriate overall system design and integration points/APIs, to deliver a high quality user experience.
 
Desirable: 
Governance - Capable of evolving and defining governance and taking responsibility for collaborating and supporting in wider governance. Knows how to assure services delivered by technical architects across sets of services
 
Essential: 
  • Turning business problems into technical design - Designs systems characterised by medium levels of risk, impact and business or technical complexity. Works across multiple services or a single large or complicated service 
  • Strategy - Capable of applying strategy, using patterns, standards, policies, roadmaps and vision statements. Able to challenge them and provide guidance 
  • Bridging the gap between technical and non-technical - Able to listen to the needs of the technical and business stakeholders and interpret between them. Capable of proactive and reactive communication. 
  • Making and guiding decisions - Able to make decisions characterised by managed levels of risk and complexity and recommend decisions as risk and complexity increase. Capable of resolving technical disputes between wider peers and indirect stakeholders, taking into account all views and opinions 
  • Understanding the whole context - Able to understand trends and practices outside their team and how these will impact their work. Able to understand how their work fits into the broader strategy and historical context. Capable of considering the patterns and interactions on a larger scale.
  • Demonstrable experience of agile development in Ruby, Python, JavaScript, or similar, and their associated frameworks, and ideally working knowledge of several programming languages. You should have practical working knowledge of modern cloud-first architectures, and how to build applications to take advantage of the opportunities they offer. 
  • A solid background in version control with Git, and experience of automated testing techniques, continuous integration, automated deployment pipelines and associated infrastructure. 
  • Experience of introducing practices such as TDD, continuous integration, continuous delivery, and DevOps to teams 
  • Experience working with cloud infrastructure 
  • Practical knowledge at many levels of the web stack, from front-end code down to infrastructure and networking 
  • A working knowledge of unix-like operating systems such as Linux and Mac OS
 
 
Security Clearance: BPSS/ DBS 
CV Deadline: 12/08/19 @11:00 
£ 550.00 - £ 550.00 per day
Description:
Operational management of Linux servers, delivering a complex web application stack. Building and configuring new server platforms and the automated tooling to do so. Testing, debugging and troubleshooting of platform level problems. Supporting development teams with configuring applications for deployment. Have demonstrable experience configuring web and application servers and possess a fundamental understanding of Linux. Have a strong technical foundation in build, release and environments. Have advanced Programming skills. Building and supporting a large production platform.
 
We are looking for an outstanding Dev Ops Engineer, who can make a positive impact, and want to contribute to the most demanding and exciting new digital service for the UK Government. Let’s be clear about the impact of your work - better digital services in government will change the face of public services and have the potential to dramatically transform the future of millions of people. 
We are looking for outstanding skills and must be ready to quickly get to work within an agile multi-disciplinary team of Developers, Designers, and Analysts focused on the Department for Work and Pensions’ flagship welfare reform programme.
We are looking for the kind of person who is unconcerned with titles and hierarchy; what really excites the successful candidate is problem-solving and the opportunity to deliver innovative technology that carries real value for users. The candidate will be expected to draw value from collaboration with others, actively seek input from colleagues and value a multidisciplinary team over hierarchy.
Day-to-day they will be using their experience and technical skills to support the team in designing, creating and improving new and existing products, platforms and transactions across government.

Skills/ experience:
• Dev Ops & Prod Ops best practises commensurate with the build, maintenance and management of high volume transactional web sites and webs services.
• Application deployment strategies and continuous integration across multiple environments and releases using a micro-service architecture.
• Building and configuring new server platforms and the automated tooling to optimise this process.
• Configuration management tools like Puppet, Chef.
• Operational management of Linux servers, delivering a complex web application stack with strong expertise in virtualisation.
• Testing, debugging and troubleshooting of platform level problems.
• Administration and build of RDBMS and NoSQL database technologies (e.g MongodB, MySQL).
• Networking concepts, technologies, and protocols (TCP/IP, IPSec, HTTP, SSL, FTP, DHCP, and DNS).
• Installation, configuration and management of open source monitoring tools.
• Deploying and configuring virtual machines in a hosted environment.
3rd Line technical support to Production Operations
Experience required:
• Ideally the candidate will have been the lead Dev Ops, working on a major project or programme with experience in defining Dev Ops architectures, target operating models and providing thought leadership to other Dev Ops team members.
• You will have significant demonstrable experience of configuring web, application and database infrastructure in a fast moving development environment. 
• Previous experience in building and supporting high volume, public, transactional production platforms and sophisticated automated Dev Ops environments is essential.
• A strong technical foundation in build, release and environment management.
• Passion for and ability to design and support robust build, deployment and configuration management systems for multi-tier Java applications.
• Good experience with continuous integration tools (Jenkins, Travis-CI, Go). 
• Scripting and object oriented programming skills.
• Experience with automated testing tools relevant to infrastructure integrity.
• Experience in configuring and managing Linux servers for serving a dynamic website.
• Experience in debugging a complex multi-server service based on a micro-service architecture.
 
Security Clearance: BPSS
CV Deadline: Friday 09/08
IR35: out of scope 
£ 550.00 - £ 550.00 per day
We are looking for an outstanding Dev Ops Engineer, who can make a positive impact, and want to contribute to the most demanding and exciting new digital service for the UK Government. Let’s be clear about the impact of your work - better digital services in government will change the face of public services and have the potential to dramatically transform the future of millions of people. 
We are looking for outstanding skills and must be ready to quickly get to work within an agile multi-disciplinary team of Developers, Designers, and Analysts focused on the Department for Work and Pensions’ flagship welfare reform programme.
We are looking for the kind of person who is unconcerned with titles and hierarchy; what really excites the successful candidate is problem-solving and the opportunity to deliver innovative technology that carries real value for users. The candidate will be expected to draw value from collaboration with others, actively seek input from colleagues and value a multidisciplinary team over hierarchy.
Day-to-day they will be using their experience and technical skills to support the team in designing, creating and improving new and existing products, platforms and transactions across government.

Skills/ experience:
• Dev Ops & Prod Ops best practises commensurate with the build, maintenance and management of high volume transactional web sites and webs services.
• Application deployment strategies and continuous integration across multiple environments and releases using a micro-service architecture.
• Building and configuring new server platforms and the automated tooling to optimise this process.
• Configuration management tools like Puppet, Chef.
• Operational management of Linux servers, delivering a complex web application stack with strong expertise in virtualisation.
• Testing, debugging and troubleshooting of platform level problems.
• Administration and build of RDBMS and NoSQL database technologies (e.g MongodB, MySQL).
• Networking concepts, technologies, and protocols (TCP/IP, IPSec, HTTP, SSL, FTP, DHCP, and DNS).
• Installation, configuration and management of open source monitoring tools.
• Deploying and configuring virtual machines in a hosted environment.
3rd Line technical support to Production Operations
Experience required:
• Ideally the candidate will have been the lead Dev Ops, working on a major project or programme with experience in defining Dev Ops architectures, target operating models and providing thought leadership to other Dev Ops team members.
• You will have significant demonstrable experience of configuring web, application and database infrastructure in a fast moving development environment. 
• Previous experience in building and supporting high volume, public, transactional production platforms and sophisticated automated Dev Ops environments is essential.
• A strong technical foundation in build, release and environment management.
• Passion for and ability to design and support robust build, deployment and configuration management systems for multi-tier Java applications.
• Good experience with continuous integration tools (Jenkins, Travis-CI, Go). 
• Scripting and object oriented programming skills.
• Experience with automated testing tools relevant to infrastructure integrity.
• Experience in configuring and managing Linux servers for serving a dynamic website.
• Experience in debugging a complex multi-server service based on a micro-service architecture.
 
Description:
Operational management of Linux servers, delivering a complex web application stack. Building and configuring new server platforms and the automated tooling to do so. Testing, debugging and troubleshooting of platform level problems. Supporting development teams with configuring applications for deployment. Have demonstrable experience configuring web and application servers and possess a fundamental understanding of Linux. Have a strong technical foundation in build, release and environments. Have advanced Programming skills. Building and supporting a large production platform.
 
 
 
Security Clearance: BPSS
CV Deadline: Friday
IR35: out of scope 
£ 700.00 - £ 700.00 per day
Description:
Responsible for: Operational management of Linux servers, delivering a complex web application stack; building and configuring new server platforms and the automated tooling to do so; testing, debugging and troubleshooting of platform level problems; and supporting development teams with configuring applications for deployment. You will have: 
An understanding of common web application architectures. 
Experience in configuring and managing Linux servers for serving a dynamic website. 
Experience in debugging a complex multi-server service. 
Scripting or basic programming skills. 
Familiarity with network protocols - TCP/IP, HTTP, SSL, etc. 
A strong technical foundation in build, release and environments. 
Passion for and ability to design and support robust build, deployment and configuration management systems for multi-tier Java J2EE _ .Net applications. 
Experience using: installation and management of open source monitoring tools; configuration management tools like Puppet, Chef; deploying and configuring machines in a Cloud environment (EC2, Google App Engine etc.); application deployment strategies and continuous integration; Networking concepts, technologies, and protocols (TCP/IP, IPSec, HTTP, FTP, DHCP, and DNS); Virtualization systems (VMWare, Xen, etc); Operations team experience; administering application servers, servlet containers, and web servers (WebSphere, Apache Tomcat, Jetty, Nginx, Mongrel, Microsoft IIS, Apache HTTP server, etc); integration tools (Jenkins, Travis CL, Go);
 
Security Clearance: SC Clearance (ideally looking for somebody with already but are willing to bring people in with BPSS and have the undergo the SC clearance)
CV Deadline: Friday 9th 4pm.
£ 650.00 - £ 700.00 per day
CFT is programme within Reform responsible for provision of customer facing services within the Civil, Family and Tribunals jurisdictions and the common, technical capabilities required to enable the services to be provided and maintained efficiently.

The CFT Components Delivery Lead will be responsible for management across a number of technical service delivery teams which will be provided by multiple external suppliers. Each of these teams will have a Delivery Manager or scrum master, responsible for organisation of the delivery team on a day to day basis. The components will provide technical services to the CFT customer facing services as well as multiple stakeholders internal to HMCTS

CFT TECH PROGRAMME 
MAX £700 PER DAY 

Oversee and manage a team of Agile Delivery Managers. Providing guidance, mentoring and training in agile delivery across the team. Manage one or more agile projects, typically to deliver a specific product or transformation via a multi-disciplinary, highly skilled digital team. Deliver projects and products using the appropriate agile project management methodology, learning _ iterating frequently. Defining project needs and feeding these into the programme/portfolio process. Work with the Product Manager to define the roadmap for any given product and translate this into user stories. Lead the collaborative, dynamic planning process - prioritising the work that needs to be done against the capacity and capability of the team. Matrix-managing a multidisciplinary team. Ensure all products are built to an appropriate level of quality for the stage (alpha/beta/production).Actively participating in the Delivery Manager community, sharing and re-applying skills and knowledge and bringing in best practice.
 
 
Experience
• Hands on management of multiple technical delivery teams to a common outcome.
• Planning and reporting agile deliveries within a waterfall governance environment.
• Project management within a complex and highly regulated environment.
• Project management tools, specifically: MS Project or equivalent project planning tools plus Jira / Confluence / Trello / Slack 
• Good understanding of Agile / Lean management approaches.
• SoW definition
• Familiarity with (but not necessarily a user of) Google Analytics, automated testing suites, data analysis tools, development and monitoring tools.
• Digital product development / management for consumer-facing products, with a good understanding of the roles played by user researchers, UX designers, content designers, developers, testers and web-ops in delivering products and services.
• Familiarity with service management approaches, such as ITIL is useful, but not essential.


Attributes 
• Able to communicate a vision / desirable outcome / goal to team members and trust them to deliver without micro-managing.
• Able to manage multiple business priorities and define an agreed order for delivery that stakeholders and team members have all bought into.
• Experience of leading multiple teams, with distributed team members working on different team goals.
• Capable of managing a broad range of stakeholders with a range of technical abilities / communication styles.
• Able to access and negotiate for resource from external teams when required i.e. web-ops, content design, etc.
• Able to grasp the structural (org chart) and political landscape of a large organisation and successfully build a network of stakeholders who can assist with delivery goals.


Security Clearance: BPSS/DBS
CV Deadline: 09/08 @15:00 
IR35: Outside IR35 
£ 700.00 - £ 750.00 per day
  • Experience operating and building a Platform as a Service (PaaS) with Kubernetes and 
  • Experience leading and managing technical teams and delivering user-focused services in an agile environment
  • As well as all the other experience requirements on the job spec, we need someone with demonstrable evidence of the two above which would be the most important.
 
 
 
Experience operating and building a Platform as a Service (PaaS) with Kubernetes

Experience debugging multi-server services in a high availability production environment

Experience leading and managing technical teams and delivering user-focused services in an agile environment

Experience with Terraform

Understanding of and commitment to the concept of infrastructure as code

Experience managing a production system hosted on AWS

Comfortable with programming languages like Bash, Ruby, Python, Javascript, Go, or Java within a production codebase

Must have experience with Git ideally using Github

Experience of modern development and deployment techniques, including continuous integration and continuous delivery using Concourse, Jenkins, or similar

Familiarity with network protocols - TCP/IP, HTTP, TLS, etc

Familiarity with configuration management tools such as Puppet, Chef, Ansible, or Salt

Interest in designing, analysing and troubleshooting large-scale distributed systems

Systematic problem-solving approach, coupled with strong communication skills and a sense of ownership and drive

Ability to debug and optimise code and automate routine tasks

An understanding of SSL certificate management. In particular, experience with letsencrypt would be helpful

Experience of DNS management using services like Amazon Route53 and/or tools such as OctoDNS.
 
Security Clearance: BPPS/DBS 
CV Deadline: 08/08 @11:00 
IR35: Outside IR35 
£ 500.00 - £ 500.00 per day
The Role:

As a Commercial Lead Category Manager you will lead the end-to-end procurement process and manage projects for a range of categories, specifically for Schools, delivering the best possible commercial outcomes for children, young people and the education system.
You will be willing to travel between Schools and potentially across cities and regions in engaging with a range of School sector stakeholders
You will provide support to Schools in helping to navigate the market and find the best value. It is anticipated that you will use Crown Commercial Frameworks and follow EU Procurement Regulations. 
You will use your expertise and knowledge to influence and shape the best commercial outcomes, which will be measured and tracked to continue to inform the Schools Buying Strategy and Schools Commercial Programme outcomes.
You will need to work collaboratively, take a strategic and holistic view whilst building and managing effective professional relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, including suppliers, Crown Commercial Services, Local Authority Commercial Teams, Public Sector Buying Organisations (PSBOs) and Schools. 
You will represent the Department for Education in supporting Schools and therefore it is essential that the upmost commercial integrity and rigor is applied to the services and support provided.

Key Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Senior Category Manager, the post holder will be responsible for:

• Leading a team, the function and customers through change, building a culture of continuous improvement, and providing high quality support to leadership
• The creation and delivery of world-class, market-leading category strategy which manages and develops supplier markets to meet current and future DfE needs
• Quickly gaining a deep understanding of the supply market, category, and business context and using this knowledge to inform commercial strategy
• Leading negotiations of high value DfE procurements and contracts ensuring accurate, comprehensive and transparent analysis, with robust recommendations to senior decision makers.
• Managing the lifecycle of large, complex contracts and grants (existing and new) across the category, and the commercial management of key suppliers.
• Working with policy leads to understand requirements and define optimal commercial strategies 
• Maintaining an up to date procurement pipeline
• Contributing to Strategic Supplier Relationship Management including the development of Supplier Action Plans to agree performance improvement goals, identification and delivery of savings initiatives and innovation opportunities 
• Developing and delivering a savings plan for the category, ensuring that savings are identified and realised
• Ensuring that commercial risks are identified and managed at all stages of the category lifecyle, and that ongoing risks are transferred into contract management.
• Using an e-procurement system to effectively manage and capture data on end to end category management activity
• Complying fully with EU procurement law, DFE commercial procedure, policy, and assurance processes.
• Gaining the expected value for money over the full contract term, from tendering to contract wind-down. 
• The line management of a category team and coaching and developing staff within the function
• Identifying and implementing improvements to commercial processes, systems and skills.
• Supporting other category teams as required to balance workload across the D
 
Security Clearance: BPSS 
CV Deadline: Friday 4pm 
IR35: out of scope
£ 350.00 - £ 350.00 per day
Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Systems Specialist 

Our Compliance Team are looking for a Systems Specialist to support the 
implementation of a new Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) System. The organisation is moving from a manual set of procedures to implementing a full Cloud (SaaS) GRC Platform partnering with a Global industry leading GRC Platform.
 
As the systems specialist in this area, you will support the application, act as the subject matter expert for both the System and the implementation stage of the project, you'll communicate with stakeholders across the business to ensure training and knowledge is shared, requirements are met, and you'll help to document and develop procedures in order to operate and maintain the function moving forward.

In performing this role, you will play a key part in bridging the technical-to-business aspect of implementing our new Cloud hosted solution, working to create a more efficient GRC function and improving the experience for the wider business.
 
Experience managing Governance Risk Compliance Application and / or other Governance, Risk, Security Incident systems is essential. 

• Minimum Two years experience ideally in an Application Administration Role, with, and preferably gained within financial services or a public sector environment. 

• Experience managing and implementing a Cloud (SaaS) based service

• Microsoft Office proficient. 

• Knowledge of SQL, DNS, TCP/IP, VPN, Certificates, Active Directory, LDAP would be 
desirable 
• Excellent organisation and planning skills. 

You need to be aware of what risk & compliance issue are around this 
Understanding the business language – being the primary contact and focus point from the business and being an enabler to the business
 
Security Clearance: BPSS ENHANCED
CV Deadline: Friday 09/08 @ 5pm
£ 600.00 - £ 600.00 per day
Description:
Senior Security Architect 
Background 
The Technology and Security Architecture team provides the underpinning technology support for all other digital and technology services that Defra requires and delivers. This covers networking, device management, identity and security. 
The team provides consultancy, guidance, design and assurance activities. Individual team members will focus on a number of areas. 
The senior technology architect will work across a number of implementation teams, usually within a small number of domains, working with Lead and Principle architects to create and refine roadmaps and blueprints. 
Primary Purpose 
The Senior Security Architect will work with large scale, complex projects and programmes to deliver end to end security architecture assurance and implement a secure design based on security requirements, strategic drivers, industry best practices with HMG security guidance. 
The role holder has the primary responsibility for ensuring that the proposed solution on the programmes and projects to which they are assigned are fit for purpose, meet business security needs and highlight any areas of security deficiency or strategic conflict. The Senior Security Architect plays an active and often practical part in the realization of the security design to deliver the desired security and business outcomes. The Senior Security Architect is expected to cover the end to end solution i.e. the business, information, application and technology security aspects of the solution with support from specialists in both business, technical and security domains. They will work with colleagues to ensure secure solution designs meet service and operational security needs. 
Key responsibilities 
• Design logical and physical security components of solution architectures that will enable the delivery of the required business outcome and service. 
• Creation of appropriate formal security architecture products for (amongst other activities) product selection, options and risk impact assessment to validate target solution choices, enable traceability and provide corporate knowledge for ongoing support efforts. 
• Coordinate the efforts of specialist security colleagues (for other domain areas environments) to contribute to end to end service designs ensuring quality and coherence throughout the solution layers. 
• Work with project managers and service owners to provide whole life costing for the components of the architecture in order to select best value approaches and inform the organization as to the economy of their solutions estate. 
• Work with service and security operations colleagues to define and implement secure service needs and ensure that sustainable and manageable secure services are delivered. 
• Support technical and architectural security requirements capture, design and assurance activities. 
Competencies 
Essential competencies 
Competency Description Mapped to technical capability 
Leading and communicating At all levels, effectiveness in this area is about showing our pride and passion for public service, communicating purpose and direction with clarity, integrity and enthusiasm. It’s about championing difference and external experience, and supporting principles of fairness of opportunity for all. For leaders, it is about being visible, establishing a strong direction and persuasive future vision; managing and engaging with people in a straightforward, truthful and candid way. Bridging the gap between the technical and non-technical 
Building capacity for all Effectiveness in this area is having a strong focus on continuous learning for oneself, others and the organisation. For all staff, it’s being open to learning, about keeping one’s own knowledge and skill set current and evolving. For leaders, it’s about investing in the capabilities of our people, to be effective now and in the future as well as giving clear, honest feedback and supporting teams to succeed. It’s also about creating a learning and knowledge culture across the organisation to inform future plans and transformational change. Not applicable 
3.2 Desirable competencies 
Competency Description Mapped to technical capability 
Changing and improving People who are effective in this area take initiative, are innovative and seek out opportunities to create effective change. For all staff, it’s about learning from what has worked as well as what has not, being open to change and improvement, and working in ‘smarter’, more focused ways. For leaders, this is about creating and encouraging a culture of innovation and allowing people to consider and take informed decisions. Doing this well means continuously seeking out ways to improve policy implementation and build a leaner, more flexible and responsive Civil Service. It also means making use of alternative delivery models including digital and shared service approaches wherever possible.  

Making effective decisions Effectiveness in this area is about using sound judgment, evidence and knowledge to arrive at accurate, expert and professional decisions and advice. For all staff it’s being careful and thoughtful about the use and protection of government and public information to ensure it is handled securely and with care. For leaders it’s about reaching evidence-based strategies, evaluating options, impacts, risks and solutions and creating a security culture around the handling information. They will aim to maximise return while minimising risk and balancing a range of considerations to provide sustainable outcomes. Making and guiding decisions.
 
Achieving commercial outcomes, being effective in this area is about maintaining an economic, long-term focus in all activities. For all, it’s about having a commercial, financial and sustainable mindset to ensure all activities and services are delivering added value and working to stimulate economic growth. For leaders, it’s about identifying economic, market and customer issues and using these to promote innovative business models, commercial partnerships and agreements to deliver greatest value; and ensuring tight commercial controls of finances, resources and contracts to meet strategic priorities. Turning business problems into technical design.
 
Collaborating and partnering People skilled in this area are team players. At all levels, it requires working collaboratively, sharing information appropriately and building supportive, trusting and professional relationships with colleagues and a wide range of people within and outside the Civil Service, whilst having the confidence to challenge assumptions. For senior leaders, it’s about being approachable, delivering business objectives through creating an inclusive environment, welcoming challenge however uncomfortable. Bridging the gap between technical and non-technical.
 
Managing a quality service Effectiveness in this area is about valuing and modelling professional excellence and expertise to deliver service objectives, taking account of diverse customer needs and requirements. People who are effective plan, organise and manage their time and activities to deliver a high quality, secure, reliable and efficient service, applying programme, project and risk management approaches to support service delivery. For leaders, it is about creating an environment to deliver operational excellence and creating the most appropriate and cost effective delivery models for public services. Governance 
Seeing the big picture Seeing the big picture is about having an in-depth understanding and knowledge of how your role fits with and supports organisational objectives and the wider public needs and the national interest. For all staff, it is about focusing your contribution on the activities which will meet Civil Service goals and deliver the greatest value. For leaders, it is about scanning the political context and taking account of wider impacts to develop long term implementation strategies that maximise opportunities to add value to the citizen and support economic, sustainable growth. Understanding the whole context.
 
Delivering at pace Effectiveness in this area means focusing on delivering timely performance with energy and taking responsibility and accountability for quality outcomes. For all staff, it’s about working to agreed goals and activities and dealing with challenges in a responsive and constructive way. For leaders, it is about building a performance culture where staff are given space, authority and support to deliver outcomes. It’s also about keeping a firm focus on priorities and addressing performance issues resolutely, fairly and promptly. Turning business problems into technical design.
 
Delivering value for money Delivering value for money involves the efficient, effective and economic use of taxpayers’ money in the delivery of public services. For all staff, it means seeking out and implementing solutions which achieve the best mix of quality and effectiveness for the least outlay. People who do this well base their decisions on evidenced information and follow agreed processes and policies, challenging these appropriately where they appear to prevent good value for money. For leaders, it’s about embedding a culture of value for money within their area/function. They work collaboratively across boundaries to ensure that the Civil Service maximises its strategic outcomes within the resources available. Turning business problems into technical design.
 
Additional Information 
Typically successful candidates will exhibit the following skills, experience and knowledge 
Technical 
• Significant experience of complex IT programme and project architecture, security design and delivery in an applications or solutions architecture capacity or in a development capacity. 
• A practical understanding of secure architectural models of application and solution delivery and also of delivery methodologies and ways of working. 
 
SC cleared ideally
CV's by Wednesday 10am please
£ 476.42 - £ 476.42 per day
Description:
Main Duties and Responsibilities: Management and delivery of plans to ensure all necessary preparation and execution tasks and dependencies are included. Ongoing management of those plans to achieve the delivery goals Work with key stakeholders to manage the deployment of all aspects of the project assigned to Identify and mitigate potential risks for delivery of products Operate as a full member of the team; supporting the Programme Director and other team members as directed Project Manage all aspects of specific work packages Working with stakeholders to ensure Design; Delivery; Technical Build; testing; MI requirements etc are managed and delivered to date and time Completion of detailed plan for the medium term including MSP; Resources; costs Completion of the detailed design phase to time and quality; working with the Design team to secure stakeholder sign-off at all stages. Development of stakeholder relationship with suppliers; including preparation of joint plans; proposals and any design and build documentation. Completion of the high level plan through to Go Live and BAU handover. Experience in the delivery of projects; with particular emphasis on the management of suppliers and stakeholders Experience of governance and risk control frameworks Good planning and organisational skills Strong leadership; people and communications skills Possess strong analytical skills with a proven ability to persuade and influence senior decision-making. 

JOB DESCRIPTION: 
Headquarters Field Army is implementing a new Operating Model where structures, functions, roles, processes, outputs, governance and management information are being reviewed, optimised and formally captured. The HQ Fd Army Operating Model Review (HQ FAOMR) commenced in May 18 and is now transitioning to the implementation phase. 
This requirement is for a Project Manager. The individual must have a project leadership and management background and the confidence to engage and communicate effectively with all stakeholders including military and MOD personnel in the Field Army and Army HQ, up to and including the 2* level. The role requires the incumbent, as part of a small team, to work with authority and initiative to drive the project forward and deliver against its objectives. The individual needs strong planning and organisational skills, people and communications skills and analytical skills with a proven ability to persuade and influence senior decision-making. 
The responsibilities include the following: 
a. As part of a small team, contribute to the routine decision-making and direction of the project. 
b. Introduce a robust P3M governance framework; identify and mitigate risks to project delivery. 
c. Production of an implementation plan, delivery of those plans and schedules to ensure all necessary preparation and execution tasks and dependencies are included. Ongoing management of those plans to achieve the delivery goals. 
d. Project Manage all aspects of specific work packages. 
e. Work with team and key stakeholders to deliver all aspects of the project to time, cost and quality. This will include delivery of allocated work packages. 
Experience Required: 
a. Good understanding of project management is essential. 
b. MSP, APMP or PRINCE2 practitioner is the minimum level of training expected. 
c. Experience of working in a Defence environment is highly desirable.
 
CV Deadline: Thursday 8th August 3pm 
Security Clearance: SC
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