Outsourcing, managed service and structured PSL’s are becoming a more and more common form of recruitment across the sectors that we specialise in.
Our in-house CSO team offer a tailored outsourced recruitment strategy for small to medium sized clients that are looking to streamline their current processes without incurring excessive additional recruitment fees more associated with traditional RPOs.
Our Corporate Solutions Division currently provide account management solutions to major companies in the Defence, Aerospace, Construction Facilities Management, Engineering, Local Authority and Governmental sectors.
We source white collar permanent and freelance professionals operating within very strict guidelines such as full compliance for Government organisations, security cleared personal, sensitive documentation, using bespoke CRM systems.
Managing large volumes of vacancies whilst maintaining our quality standards is not an easy task and as such we work with a team of candidate Resourcers who help us identify and pre-screen from the large amount of applications that we process. Our Resourcers and Account Managers are also dedicated to one particular industry meaning that they can build specific networks of candidates in their particular sector. Our ratios of CV submittal to interview are impressive and this is down to our balance of speed coupled with attention to detail.
The success of our Corporate Solutions division is testament to the relationships that we have built with in-house recruiters, HR professionals, 1st tier suppliers, managed and neutral vendors. Regular feedback and transparency are the key to the success of any of these kinds of agreements.
Our partnering success comes from our consistent delivery and understanding of customer requirements, our attention to detail and excellent customer service.
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
Undertaking contracting procedures for new contracts. Overseeing departmental budget control. Developing and maintaining strategic contracts log. Arranging the production of appropriate tender documentation. Analysing the procurement MI to identify ways of improving compliance with government contracts and setting up reporting mechanisms to support this. Updating intranet guidance and preparing reports for senior management. The successful candidate will demonstrate, Sound judgement, Analytical/problem solving abilities, Commercial awareness.
Following on from the award of the F35 Infrastructure Programme, further projects are necessary to develop the infrastructure to accommodate this aircraft at RAF Lakenheath.
The individuals will support the C1, C2s and wider Line Management to ensure that the procurement processes necessary to implement these contracts will be undertaken
Main Duties and Responsibilities: Achieving and reporting on savings and efficiencies achieved with costs including spend, scrappage, usage and inventory levels; Executing end to end procurement processes, including data collection, document preparation, negotiation, contract award, contract management and supplier relationship management; Managing communication with suppliers and internal stakeholders; Communicating priorities and business plans to internal and external stakeholders whilst ensuring that all programmes and projects deliver to time, cost and quality requirements; Developing and motivating staff; Setting standards and values for the team, ensuring effective communications with staff are in place; Defining, analysing and interpreting financial data confidently.
Principal Procurement officer
The individual will support the C1 and wider Line Management to ensure that UKMOD meets its commitment to deliver the works packages agreed via the CIDP and ensure that Performance is managed satisfactorily. The individual will also contribute fully to the requirement to explore and introduce additional supply sources.
Assessing the existing commercial landscape and looking at the impact on programme delivery. Designing and implementing approaches which ensure effective delivery of the right outcome for the department. Leading on supplier integration with regards to relationship and cost impact upon the department. Clarifying the ability to terminate current contracts, working with programme finance leads to understand impact and realisation of any potential benefits. The ability to renegotiate existing contracts. Managing the impact of existing commercial financial models. Acting as primary point of contact between the incumbent supplier(s) and the department.
Commercial Manager role
The employee will undertake a tasking role ensuring that key defined projects are delivered in accordance with the programme agreed between DIO and the USVF Customer
With a key focus on helping to win more strategic long-term work in our core sectors, we seek an experienced Bid Manager to be based in Stockport or Manchester. The successful candidate will support our Utilities and Rail sectors in managing bids or proposal opportunities from qualification to contract award. They will be responsible for proposal planning, proposal development, organising reviews and approvals of the proposed offer and content, ensuring timely delivery of the proposal, and engaging with the customer and internal stakeholders during the proposal development (bidding) stage. They will lead multi-disciplinary teams in preparing proposals, including technical, management, contract, pricing, and other customer required deliverables. They will ensure our offer is compliant and responsive.
A key part of the role will be effective liaison with Sector Directors, Opportunity/Capture Managers, Account Managers, subject matter experts, and our bid team members.
Detailed knowledge and significant experience of independently managing medium and/or high complexity bids, advising and supervising others, and adapting your approach to meet the complexity of the bid.
Requirements management, i.e. capturing the clients needs to develop a schedule of requirements
Planning, i.e. the ability to define the fundamental requirements of a bid, e.g. its scope, deliverables, timescales, resource requirements and budget.
Scheduling, i.e. the ability to develop, produce and maintain schedules of activities that consider dependencies, resource requirements and constraints to realise the efficient delivery of a bid.
Resource management, i.e. the ability to identify, profile and secure the resources required to deliver a bid.
Resource allocation, i.e. the ability to allocate bid management resources between bids in order to optimise our return on investment.
Risk and issue management, i.e. the ability to methodically identify, monitor and plan how to mitigate/respond to risks and issues, and implement the responses.
Quality management, i.e. the ability to plan, develop, maintain and apply quality management processes to ensure the target quality of a bid is achieved.
Knowledge management, i.e. the ability to identify, share and promote best practices and lessons learned towards creating an environment of continuous improvement.
Practical experience of complying with governance requirements at various bid stage gates.
Detailed knowledge and significant experience of using MS Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Ability to compile, summarise and clearly present large amounts of information.
BACKGROUND 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.
ROLE OVERVIEW 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.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES • 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. EXPERIENCE / SKILLS / CAPABILITIES Civil Service expected behaviours for role: • Making effective decisions • Delivering at pace • Managing s quality service • Changing and Improving Essential • 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 Desirable • Working within a L&D department
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
Main Duties _ Responsibilities Accountable to the relevant Project Manager Developing; maintaining and documenting appropriate plans and controls for the project in line with the change lifecycle 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 Produce project documentation Manage issues; risks; dependencies; assumption and other controls Arrange; prepare materials; facilitate; chair and document meetings Monitor and report on progress Manage project resources including staff; contractors and spend Assure suppliers plans; project controls and progress reports Manage QA processes Demonstrate learning?s achieved on the project Track record of successful delivery in an equivalent role with equivalent level of responsibility in complex IT application projects Knowledge of industry standard methods and tools Experience of working successfully with IT supplier staff and representatives from business teams to delivery new systems Experience of working successfully in large; complex organisations.
POST SPECIFICS: The GC Point to Point Migration Manager will be part of a small team working on a project to migrate existing systems on legacy serial based network onto a new IP platform. The role will involve technical engagement with system owners and system suppliers to better understand current systems design as well as working with provider of the new IP network. The role will involve travel and acting as the lead in technical meetings to determine the best approach to move the system towards the new network platform.