£ 34.23 - £ 34.23 per hour
Main Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Conducting a mixed work load of injunctions and other civil litigation which would include private and public law actions.
  • The post holder would need to be able to:
  • Work to deadlines
  • Draft witness statements
  • Liaise with clients
  • Give close attention to detail
  • Provide legal and policy advice to clients
  • Oversee the conduct of all files taking them through to settlement and or litigation when necessary
Outputs/Deliverables to be achieved:
  • Uses a process of analysis, planning, scheduling, prioritising, action, quality monitoring and review.
  • Takes responsibility for own work with substantial degree of autonomy but knowing when to consult and to delegate.
  • Gives early warning to those affected by changing priorities, including the Reporting Officer.
  • Displays an understanding of the resourcing requirements of own cases.
  • Has up-to-the minute case files readily available.
  • Displays an understanding of the context the client operates in.
Displays the professional attitude that client and company expect from a member of an organisation with a high reputation.
  • Adopts a style most likely to build an effective working relationship with the client.
  • Responds to reasonable client requests including agreeing achievable and realistic actions, timescales etc.
  • Acknowledges clients' concerns and works to alleviate these in a way that balances client and Agency needs.
  • Is alert to media interest which may have an impact on the reputation of the client and/or the Agency.
  • Helps other team members to meet tight deadlines to preserve department's reputation.
  • Display Civil Service Values, help other people, focus on customer service and look proactively for solutions.
  • Keeps abreast of legal developments and current thinking on related policy issues.
  • Uses training and other methods to refresh and improve their skills and knowledge.
Minimum Requirement:
  • Fully qualified solicitors or barristers or equivalent
    • Strong litigation experience
    • Needs to be able to be nimble and adapt to new areas of the law
    • Able to work unsupervised. 
Ideally public law litigation experience in central gov't.
Team - Constitutional and social care team - main client DWP, Cabinet Office, DexEU, DHSC might be working on all or some of those.
Security Clearance: BPSS
CV Deadline: 13/08 @ 12pm
£ 520.00 - £ 520.00 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.
There are several technical artefacts that will be required in order to ensure that the I&O components, such as scheduling and listing and components in CTSC, are able to function effectively. The business programme is currently undergoing a scoping and prioritisation exercise, which will result in a change request for further funding and resource, but in order to support development and articulation of the technical scope and delivery model, the digital workstream needs to urgently appoint experienced delivery managers who will be able to define and design the technical elements of the projects. A business case for the approach, resources and funding to enable delivery of the solutions will be prepared and this will provide the financial cover for both the programme and technical team. These resources are however urgently required in order to put in place the plans, structure and initial requirements cannot wait until the business case and funding are approved and in place. We are therefore seeking to recruit an experienced delivery managers to create the technical artefacts that will be required

Security Clearance: BPSS/ DBS 
CV Deadline: 13/08 @14:00 
IR35: Outside IR35 
£ 300.00 - £ 300.00 per day
One of the highest priorities for the Civil Service is improving commercial capability across Government, a priority being driven by the Commercial Capability Programme (CCP). 

Phase one of the Commercial Capability Programme (CCP) has been to setup the Government Commercial Organisation (GCO) that recruits, retains, develops and grows senior commercial talent, helping to drive commercial best practice and improved commercial outcomes. 

Phase two of the CCP aims to expand the improvement of commercial capability across three new populations across government; (1) Commercial Leads (Grade 7s) in Central Government Departments; (2) Wider Government Bodies; (3) Contract Managers. 

The business operations team sits at the heart of the Commercial Capability Programme, providing operational support across both phases enabling the internal team and its frontline services. 

As the Business Operations department grows it is necessary to review the current structure, with this in mind the Operations Manager role will be expanding and requiring different capabilities and a more senior person to look after a wider remit. 
To help maintain and grow this standard, we’re seeking an experienced operations manager to oversee daily activities. An ideal candidate, will have a sharp business mind and proven success managing multiple staff, and looking after a variety of training programmes. Highly skilled in decision making, effective communication with peers and senior staff, highly organised, building and sustaining relationships with customers and able to manage and develop staff. Additionally, display a proven ability to develop and maintain an environment of trust, diversity, and inclusion within the team. The ultimate responsibility is to maintain and increase our operational efficiency and quality standards in Business Operations. 

• Maintain constant communication with management, staff, and customers to ensure proper delivery of the ADC – CMTA and Commercial, 
• Implementation, review and manage the L&D delivery programmes. 
• Review and maintain quality assurance protocols 
• Grow the efficiency of existing organisational processes and procedures to enhance and sustain the organisation’s internal capacity 
• Actively pursue strategic and operational objectives 
• Ensure operational activities remain on time and within a defined budget 
• Track staffing requirements, hiring new employees as needed 
• Ensuring invoices are review and signed off in a timely way 
• Lead, motivate, and support a large team within a time-sensitive and demanding environment, including setup and implementation of career development plans for all direct reports and problem resolution 
• Partner with cross-functional support teams in improving the customer experience tools and systems 
• Day to day link with venue and ensure the relationship is sustained to meet the expected standards 

The duties/responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present and is not intended to be exhaustive. In the role, you will be expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary. Significant adjustments may require re-examination under the Job Evaluation scheme and shall be discussed in the first instance with the Job Holder. 
Civil Service expected behaviours for role: 
• Making effective decisions 
• Delivering at pace 
• Managing s quality service 
• Changing and Improving 
• Experience of working in a business operations management role 
• Excellent organisation skills 
• Excellent communication skills when dealing with internal and external customers 
• Project support/management skills 
• Excellent IT skills 
• People management skills 
• Working within a L&D department
£ 521.05 - £ 521.05 per day
Identifying Change Management requirements. Production of policy, processes, procedures, working practices and supporting guidance to promote effective. Change Management from concept to execution and review. Planning, managing and monitoring the implementation of changes, including impact assessment, resource analysis, conflict resolution and contingency planning. The successful candidate will be an Expert in Change Management concepts and practices. Capable in methods and techniques for risk management, business impact analysis, counter-measures and contingency arrangements, particularly relating to the serious disruption of business services. 

Job Description; 
We are looking for 3 Business Change Managers to play a key role in supporting the delivery of change initiatives in the function. 
Defence is embarking on a new approach to transformation that will best support this mobilise / modernise / transform agenda by developing stronger cross-cutting Functions to address today’s challenges and future threats. A number of candidate transformation programmes were initially identified; one of these was People. The People Transformation Programme is now growing and its vision is to deliver Defence People who are motivated, engaged and committed to Defence and whose talents are integrated in the delivery of Defence outputs. 
To enable this vision we are delivering two strands: a Defence People Portfolio and a strengthened Defence People Function. We now require additional inhouse support to enable developments to move ahead at pace in these two areas. The three Business Change Managers will join an existing team of 4 (1 Deputy Head – Change, 2 existing Business Change Managers and a Business Change Specialist). The three Business Change Managers will support the development and delivery of the business change work required across the developing People Transformation Function in a number of areas; with the new People Portfolio, the People Projects within it and the wider People Transformation Programme. 
The Business Change Managers will work closely with project teams and maintain a detailed understanding of the team’s tasks and activity across multiple projects, including status, release dates, issues/risks, business readiness, and report adoption status to various stakeholders. 
The role will design and deliver targeted interventions to ensure the groups impacted are meaningfully engaged, supported and upskilled to adopt the change. 
The role will champion best practice in change management, and provide expert advice for team members and the project/change community. 
The role will identify risks and design and deliver mitigation strategies and interventions to support successful adoption of change. 
The role will report to the Senior Business Change Manager. 

Key tasks; 
1. Produce change documentation for the mini-Toms connected to Op model workstream for People Transformation 
2. Create TNA's and training specifications 
3. Support People Portfolio
CV Deadline: Thursday 15th August 3pm 
Security Clearance: SC
£ 351.00 - £ 351.00 per day
Main Duties _ Responsibilities
Developing; maintaining and documenting appropriate plans and controls for the project/programme in line with the departments
Change Lifecycle/Agile delivery methodology
Ensuring the appropriate governance disciplines are observed
Reviewing project and supplier documentation and plans to highlight any issues that may compromise delivery
Facilitating resolution of project issues and mitigation of project risks
Maintaining project documentation
Making a constructive contribution to project management processes Making effective use of the departments
Change Lifecycle; MSP Agile standard processes and other required standards
Produce project documentation eg plans
Manage dependencies; assumptions and other controls Arrange; prepare materials for; facilitate; chair and document meetings
Monitor and report on progress Define project resources including staff; contractors
Assure plans; project controls and progress reports Manage QA processes
Demonstrate learnings achieved on the project
Track record of successful delivery in an equivalent role with equivalent level of responsibility in complex
Projects Knowledge of industry standard methods and tools eg MSP
Experience of working successfully with staff and representatives from business teams to deliver business change initiatives
Experience of working successfully in large; complex organisations 

The incumbent will be expected to provide the following support: • Support the preparation of project tasks, including definition, scope, resourcing, and business case development • Internal stakeholder engagement including Customer, Finance, Commercial, Cost Management and Technical staff • External Stakeholder engagement with the PFI Contractor • Oversight of contractor delivered services • Represent the Contract Management Team and DIO at meetings with both the PFI contractor and internal customers • Taking ownership of Hard Facilities Management and Soft Facilities Management issues through to resolution and provide a focus for addressing incidents • Assist in assurance activities • Making sure any documents handled are correctly named and filed in accordance with MOD Policy. 

The post holder is responsible for providing project management support, engaging with the Industry Partner and internal styakeholders, and support the Main Building team on other tasks as necessary 

Minimum Requirement: 
1) Project Management
2) Prince 2 or equivalent

Commercial Awareness
Financial Scrutiny experience
Public sector / MOD experience
MS Projects experience

Security Clearance: SC though DV is desirable
CV Deadline: 4pm, Friday 9th of August.
£ 34.23 - £ 34.23 per hour
Purpose of job
  • To provide a high quality, professional and cost effective litigation service that achieves client satisfaction, maintains client base and contributes to the achievement of GLD, Division and Team objectives.
  • To be accountable for all aspects of each allocated case from outset to case completion using key competencies.
  • To comply with policies, standards, procedures and service level agreements set at GLD, divisional and team level.
This job profile sets standards for GLD Case Officers and should be read in conjunction with the GLD Core Competence Framework.  This document indicates the competence level that in general the Divisional Heads consider necessary to do the various jobs in the Group. It can be found on the Litigation Overview page of the GLD Intranet.
Please also note that reasonable adjustments can be made to the competences in the case of people with disabilities in the same way that adjustments (where there is a disability to take into account) can be made elsewhere.
Key competences
Technical and Professional Skills Level 3
Developing and Managing People Level 1-2
Business Partnership and Customer Care Level 3
Planning, Organisation and Delivery Level 3
Resource Management Level 1-2
Analysis Level 4
Leadership Level 1-2
Skills/Experience Required
An experienced civil litigation lawyer of at least 4 years PQE. Must have experience in public liability and employer's liability personal injury litigation including multi track claims. Defendant experience desirable but not essential. Experience in general civil litigation also desirable particularly in the area of property related litigation. This is a full time post and the candidate must be able to pick up an existing caseload. Experience of public sector work desirable but not essential'.
Minimum Requirement:
Fully qualified solicitors or barristers or equivalent

1) Personal Injury experience
2) Work across a number of cases
3) Able to work unsupervised. 
Security Clearance: BPSS
CV Deadline: 12/08 @ 12pm
£ 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
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
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.
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
  • 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 
£ 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


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.
• 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.

• 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 
£ 600.00 - £ 600.00 per day
Senior Security Architect 
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. 
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 
• 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
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