Delivery Manager - Flexible Working Available

Southampton, Hampshire
£30,131 - £32,691
18 Sep 2020
28 Sep 2020
Contract Type

About the job Summary

We welcome applications from all communities and we don’t discriminate against any identity. We’re interested to hear from you, regardless of your background.

Are you passionate about using your outstanding delivery skills to improve services for customers?

Are you pro-active, thriving in having autonomy to complete projects and tasks?

Do you want a job that matters?

This is an exciting time to join the MCA and our evolving growing team!

Job description

You will provide support to the Aviation Programme Manager in coordinating the delivery of the Governments £1.6 billion Search and Rescue Helicopter contract and other high value programmes within the MCA.

As the Delivery Manager your role is critical in monitoring the delivery of key products, ensuring potential risks are managed effectively, maximising the identification of positive opportunities, supporting the identification and management of task dependencies, maintaining an audit trail of PPM decisions, maintaining the project information/data repository, and championing the use of project management tools and techniques. You are responsible for tracking project and programme performance, ensuring programme governance documentation is kept up to date and supporting the senior management team with the delivery of the UKSARH successor programme, and any other activity required by the Commercial directorate.

We strongly recommend a discussion with the Vacancy Holder in advance of applying for the role, you can do this by emailing [email protected]


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Support the Deputy Aviation Programme Manager in:

· Maintaining project and programme documentation
· Development and maintenance of project plans
· Providing regular updates regarding progress or potential delays
· Assisting in planning, coordinating, drafting and securing project assurance, governance, decisions and approval documents and activities
· Assisting in the identification, analysis and management of risks and issues
· Monitoring progress or slippage in the delivery of projects and programmes
· Co-ordinating internal and external project delivery audit activities and acting as custodian of project documentation
· Collating and distributing project and highlight reports to relevant personnel within the MCA, and to external stakeholders, as or when required
· Act as a focal point for project queries and best practice by:
· Increasing awareness of portfolio management activities within the Commercial Directorate;
· Answering questions raised or escalating to relevant colleagues;
· Identifying and recording any issues and questions which could affect the progress of the SARH successor programme and reporting them to relevant colleagues within the Commercial Directorate;
· Promoting best practice project management and identifying opportunities to enhance project delivery approaches and techniques.

About you:
To thrive in this role, you will have exceptional communication and stakeholder engagement skills with the ability to communicate, influence and challenge across all levels. You are a highly resilient person who handles change well and naturally adapts to changing workloads and environments.

You have experience balancing priorities and dealing with ambiguity, and enjoy having autonomy in your role, organising and prioritising tasks, being a confident, efficient and an independent thinker.

You enjoy managing a varied and challenging workload; having the capability and confidence to not only provide project support for large scale projects but to also take the lead

Being part of our brilliant Civil Service means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits. We offer generous annual leave, attractive pension options, flexible working, inclusive working environments and much more to support a healthy work/life balance.

About us

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) implements the government's maritime safety policy in the United Kingdom and works to prevent the loss of life and occurrence of pollution on the coast and at sea.

Safer lives, Safer ships, Cleaner seas.

Our vision is to be the best maritime safety organisation in the world.

Find out what it's like to work at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency

We are part of the Department for Transport (DfT). DfT is a great place to work, and our ‘one team’ approach really makes a difference. We value our staff and that’s why we’re committed to nurturing an inclusive environment across the Department.

You’ll be part of an innovative organisation that invests in all our people, ensuring we have the diverse skills to deliver transport that moves Britain ahead now and into the future.


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

  • Delivering at Pace
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Working Together


Being part of our brilliant Civil Service means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits. We offer generous annual leave, attractive pension options, flexible working, inclusive working environments and much more to support a healthy work/life balance.

Things you need to know Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

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

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths and Experience.

We are closely monitoring the situation regarding the coronavirus, and will be following central Government advice as it is issued. There is therefore a risk that recruitment to this post may be subject to change at short notice. In addition, where appropriate, you may be invited to attend a video interview.

Please continue to follow the application process as normal and ensure that you check your emails regularly as all updates from us will be sent to you this way.

Personal Statement Guidance

As part of the application process you will be asked to complete a CV and personal statement. Further details around what this will entail are listed on the application form.

When considering your experience, please tailor your CV/Personal Statement to provide information on when you have:

• Worked on the planning and procurement of a high value project
• Worked with a multi-disciplined team in delivery of a programme / project
• Coordinated development of programme / project documentation
• Had to deliver against fast pace, challenging deadlines.

Selection Process Details

The sift is due to take place on 1st October 2020.

Interviews/assessments are likely to be held w/c 12th October 2020.

This interview could be conducted via a video interview, details of which will be provided to you should you be selected for interview.

We will try to meet the dates set out in the advert. There may be occasions when these dates will change. You will be provided with sufficient notice of the confirmed dates.

The selection process will be designed specifically for the role. As a result, your assessment could include:

• an interview
• one ore more exercises (like a written assessment or a presentation)

The Department for Transport alongside other Government Departments recruit using Success Profiles. This means for each role we consider what you will need to demonstrate in order to be successful. This gives us the best possible chance of finding the right person for the job, drives up performance and improves diversity and inclusivity. For further information on Success Profiles please click here

Your interview may consist of a range of question types. These may include questions about:

• what energises and motivates you
• how you would manage situations relevant to the role
• your previous experience
• your professional skills and knowledge

You’re encouraged to become familiar with the role profile, as you may be assessed against any of the criteria recorded within.

Further Information

Existing Civil Servants and applicants from accredited NDPBs are eligible to apply, but will only be considered on loan basis (Civil Servants) or secondment (accredited NDPBs). Prior agreement to be released on a loan basis must be obtained before commencing the application process. In the case of Civil Servants, the terms of the loan will be agreed between the home and host department and the Civil Servant. This includes grade on return.

We have adopted anonymised recruitment. This means that your name, date of birth and other personal details will not be seen by the sift panel.

We may hold a merit list for up to twelve months. During this time, if a similar role is identified and you have been placed on the merit list you may be considered for the post. Within the merit list period, your application form and selection information may be shared across the department and its agencies.

Operational Delivery Profession (ODP) is the largest and most diverse professional community across the Civil Service. Many of us will have an association with several professional communities or specialisms, ODP applies to all public facing roles / or a role that is primarily aligned to supporting the work of those with public facing roles. All critical to the delivery of UK public services’.

If successful and transferring from another Government Department a criminal record check may be carried out.

In order to process applications without delay, we will be sending a Criminal Record Check to Disclosure and Barring Service on your behalf. However, we recognise in exceptional circumstance some candidates will want to send their completed forms direct. If you will be doing this, please advise Government Recruitment Service of your intention by emailing [email protected] stating the job reference number in the subject heading.

New entrants are expected to join on the minimum of the pay band.

Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicant’s details held on the IFD will be refused employment.

A candidate is not eligible to apply for a role within the Civil Service if the application is made within a 5 year period following a dismissal for carrying out internal fraud against government.

Please see attached candidate notes for further information about our recruitment process.

Reasonable adjustment

If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes.

If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should:

Contact Government Recruitment Service via [email protected] as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs.

Complete the “Assistance required” section in the “Additional requirements” page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at interview, or if you’re deaf, a Language Service Professional.

Any move to the Department For Transport will mean you will no longer be able to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.

You will however have access to the governments Tax Free Childcare scheme.

We welcome applications from every part of the community and we don’t discriminate against any gender identity. We’re especially interested to hear from underrepresented groups in the DfT such as gender diverse, BAME, LGBT+ and disabled candidates.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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