13 Sep

Band Smart Working Posts Various Jobs Vacancy at Cabinet Office London

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Band Smart Working Posts Various
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Cabinet Office
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London ENG
Opening
13 Sep, 2017 30+ days ago

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Band Smart Working Posts Various Jobs Vacancy at Cabinet Office London Jobs Details:

Background to Cabinet Office

The Cabinet Office is part of the centre of Government, co-ordinating policy and strategy. Comprising a number of different business units, the department has three core functions supporting its overarching purpose of making Government more effective:

•Supporting the Prime Minister - to define and deliver the Government's objectives;
•Supporting the Cabinet - to drive the coherence, quality and delivery of policy and operations across departments;
•Strengthening the Civil Service - to ensure the civil service is organised effectively and has the capability in terms of skills, values and leadership to deliver the Government's objectives.

Cabinet Office is a vibrant and diverse place to work. Operating at the heart of government we offer careers that provide a far-reaching, interesting and varied workload. Cabinet Office staff have a wide and exciting range of employment opportunities and, like all civil servants, enjoy a range of benefits and a flexible working environment.
Information about the Cabinet Office can be found by visiting www.gov.uk/cabinetoffice

The Shadow Government Property Agency (GPA)

The 2015 Budget saw the announcement of a new way of delivering land and property asset management across the central government estate. The responsibility for implementing this new, commercially driven approach will lie with the Government Property Agency (GPA). The GPA is currently being set up and is running in shadow form as part of the Government Property Unit (GPU), before a formal launch as an Executive Agency of the Cabinet Office.

This is an opportunity to be a part of creating a new organisation with a fresh approach to ways of working and achieving objectives. We are already working closely with central government departments through the government Hubs Programme, an exemplar of the Civil Service in collaboration, where we are translating departmental workforce plans and business needs into multi-departmental buildings to provide greater efficiencies and greater opportunities to grow careers locally.

To successfully deliver these challenges requires collaboration at all levels. Not just with the individual departments who currently look after their own individual property portfolios, but with key stakeholders in HM Treasury and Cabinet Office who collectively drive the Government Estate Strategy.

The creation of the GPA marks a significant change in pace for property management in government, and will be fundamental to the delivery of the wider Civil Service transformation programme.

As you might expect from such a young organisation we are ambitious and we are excited by the challenges that lie ahead. We are leading by example in creating an organisation that embraces smarter working, where staff are trusted, are managed by outputs not attendance and are free to work flexibly.

We listen to the people we work with and we involve everyone in how we develop as a business, making sure everyone has access to the resources and support they need to achieve their goals.

We work hard but we work smart, and we deliver results.

Programmes Directorate:

The new Programmes Directorate brings together the delivery of important property programmes that will change the way that the government estate is occupied and run. Our work encompasses the Government Hubs Programme that sits within the Government Major Projects Portfolio, the London Whitehall & South East Programme that includes a high-profile programme in itself looking at the government’s occupations in Whitehall, the Smart Working Programme, and developing Programmes around Public Bodies Relocation, Warehouses Storage & Depots and the Science Estate. We expect to continue to grow and to add more programmes to our portfolio over time.

This role offers the opportunity to use your experience and skills in the delivery of programmes that will directly affect the way that Civil Servants will work for years to come. You will work in one of our agile, dynamic teams, offering a flexible skillset that we may utilise across a range of projects.

We will support you where you need it, helping you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to be an effective team player. You will work with a range of individuals and stakeholders from across departments to deliver against challenging requirements. You will build an understanding of the wider environment that we operate in and use this knowledge to horizon scan, make evidence based decisions and adapt to changing priorities. Every day is different and varied, so you will never get bored. All this in an organisation that embraces people’s diverse backgrounds and the different perspectives they can bring, and offers a flexible approach to working arrangements and styles.

Role Description

We are currently looking to fill 2 posts in our Smart Working Programme workstream.

We take a portfolio approach to our delivery, and that means that where there are peaks or troughs of activity across our programmes we will move suitably skilled resource around to smooth the impact on the teams. For this reason we are looking for flexible individuals who are comfortable with the prospect of potentially working from time to time on a range of programmes, albeit with a common framework and approach.

If you are excited at the prospect of working as part of a committed team aiming to deliver the highest quality of project delivery, and have the skills and behaviours that we are looking for, then read on for more detailed information on each of these posts.

The posts on offer:

Smart Working Policy Manager: (1 post)

We are looking for someone with experience of dealing with complex organisational issues, change management programmes and brokering collaboration to lead on the implementation of Smart Working property projects. You will have a sound understanding of workplace transformation and/or Smart Working coupled with a project management background/experience.

Key roles and responsibilities:
• Programme management of Smart Working implementation plans
•Building strong stakeholder relationships both at practitioner level and at senior level, influencing people with different agendas in government to adopt new concepts and different ways of working, particularly at SCS level.
•Programme management of all policy and strategy projects
•Delivery/ change planning with depts
•Developing smart documentation
•Risk management
•Benefits mapping
•Reporting
•Business readiness and change plans

Essential Criteria:
•Evidence of building strong trust-based relationships with senior stakeholders
•Excellent communication, influencing, persuasion and engagement skills
•Strong relationship building and interpersonal skills

Desirable Criteria:
•Capability for problem solving, decision making, sound judgment
• Diplomacy, tact and understanding of others’ priorities to achieve common goals
•A self starter, able to work on their own initiative on complex issues
•Awareness and understanding of how government operates
•Experience of working in a policy environment

Workspace Lead: (1 post)

The successful candidate will support the implementation of change strategies associated with advanced workplace environments and smart working initiatives in government hubs. You should have experience in delivering relevant workplace advice or implementation assignments for a range of clients in the public or private sectors together with good understanding of change management processes and related skills. The post will cover the whole range of advice around the provision of effective working environments needed to support people working in them. Candidates should demonstrate an understanding and a passion for the workplace as a catalyst for change; in particular how business needs are changing and how people, places and technology are driving the workplace agenda. You will be a self-motivated team player with a positive, communicative and collaborative approach. Once in post, you will work in partnership with colleagues in GPU and in government organisations; building strong and effective relationships and demonstrate their credibility by acting as a trusted adviser in supporting and influencing decision making at the most senior levels.

Key roles and responsibilities:
•Guiding the development of government organisations’ Smart Working strategies as part of the Government Hubs programme
•Acting as an intelligent client for Smart Working in the delivery of government’s property agenda
• Effective management of assigned projects as required
•Proactive development of key stakeholder relationships: guiding, supporting and sometimes leading engagement processes with customer organisations
•Developing and challenging corporate workplace concepts and standards including working with the British Standards Institute on future revision and expansion of PAS3000:2015 Smart Working Code of Practice
•Acting as the Subject Matter Expert / centre of excellence; putting government at the forefront of thinking in what constitutes a modern workplace environment
•Preparing and delivering presentations to senior management teams across government
•Developing transition roadmaps and other implementation approaches and tools including blueprints, templates, standard documents and guidance
•Actively develop personal skill set to enhance business value, using strong relationship management skills to influence and strengthen department relationships

Essential Criteria:
•A strong understanding and experience of workplace transformation programmes
•Workplace transformation strategy adviser or consultant experience with a strong understanding of workplace strategy principles, the enablers for improving efficiency and effectiveness, and future trends in new ways of working
•Evidence of supporting the delivery of policies/projects/programmes across multiple-teams or across departments
•Track record of delivering quality products to tight deadlines

Desirable Criteria:
• Experience of dealing with complex organisational issues, change management programmes and brokering collaboration
•Speaker and / or contributor to industry publications and forums
•Good analysis, problem solving and project management skills
• A self starter, able to work on their own initiative on complex issues

Before appointment of the successful candidate can be confirmed, the Department will undertake background security checks. As part of this, we will need to confirm your identity, employment history over the past three years, nationality and immigration status and criminal record.

The successful candidate must hold or be willing to obtain security clearance to CTC level before taking up post.

Competencies We'll assess you against these competencies during the selection process:

  • Leading and communicating
  • Managing a quality service
  • Collaborating and partnering

  • Professional competency
    Please provide a statement that demonstrates why you are ideally suited to this post using no more than 250 words.
Civil Service Competency Framework

Benefits
Pensions Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.


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