Delivery Manager - Flexible Working Available

Southampton, Hampshire
05 Mar 2021
16 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full Time



About the job 

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?

If so, this is an exciting time to join the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and our growing team. We would love to hear from you!

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 (UKSARH) 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 Programme and Project Management (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.

Additional information

We are following current government guidelines and working remotely, if successful you will be provided with IT equipment to carry out your duties remotely. Once we are able to return to the office, we will provide you with full notice of this.

Once usual service resumes, there may be occasional requirements for you to travel within the UK, but you will be notified in advance.


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


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.

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Things you need to know 

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.

The Civil Service Nationality Rules has been updated following the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union. The new rules will come into effect on 1st January 2021. We urge people from the EU, European Economic Area and Switzerland to be familiar with the updated Nationality rules prior to applying for this role.

This vacancy is using?Success Profiles. This gives us the best possible chance of finding the right person for the job, drives up performance and improves diversity and inclusivity.

The sift is due to take place from Wednesday 17th March 2021.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 6th & Wednesday 7th April 2021.

This interview will 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.

For your CV and personal statement, please provide detailed evidence of your experience of the following:

•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.

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

•an interview and presentation

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

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

Further Information

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Before submitting your application, we encourage you to visit our Things You Need to Know page for further information about applying for a role within the Department for Transport and the Civil Service.

Throughout this job advert there are links to the DfT Careers website, which provides you further information to support your application. Should you be unable to access the information on our website, please email [email protected] for assistance.

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

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with (or eligible for) status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals

Further information on nationality requirements

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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Contact point for applicants Job contact : Name :   Steve Pickering Email :   [email protected]   Recruitment team : Email :   [email protected] Further information

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, in the first instance, you should contact Government Recruitment Services via email: [email protected] If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission: Click here ( to visit Civil Service Commission

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