Business Continuity Management Lead

Birmingham, Hastings, Leeds, London
tarting National: £38,654 & Starting London: £42,466
10 Sep 2021
27 Sep 2021
Contract Type

About the job Summary

We recognise the challenges that people with (multiple) protected characteristics may experience on the job market and in their career progression. We are fully committed to being an inclusive employer and ensuring equal opportunities. We are keen to make our workforce as diverse as possible, and we hope to attract applications from underrepresented groups, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, people with a disability, and people with gender diverse identities.

Do you have experience in business continuity?

Are you confident in communicating effectively to a varied audience?

Would you like the opportunity to work in a role which encourages security awareness?

If so, we would love to hear from you.

Job description

Government security is undergoing a step-change, and it’s an exciting time to be a part of it. As part of HMG’s security community, you will be delivering and improving how we manage internal security and risk in a complex and changing environment. You will be part of the wider Government Security Profession; a community with a mandate to establish transformation, and responsibility for an entirely new security model.

This is a role within Corporate Security within the Group Assurance and Digital Directorate, reporting to the Deputy Security Advisor and working closely with the Senior Security Advisor and the wider DfTc family as appropriate.

The successful candidate will work with a wide range of internal stakeholders to ensure the development, implementation and validation of Business Continuity measures at business unit and organisational level. The candidate will also work across the wider DfTc family as appropriate, to develop, deliver and validate a resilient yet flexible Business Continuity Management capability. Robust communication skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritise is key; strong literacy skills are a must, as is a keen eye for detail.

From cyber to terrorism threats, you will help assess risks for DfTc, the wider family, and across Government to protect Civil Servants and the public we serve. You will help maintain critical security services to preserve exceptional standards of deliver. With the drive and passion to make a real difference to the security of the UK as well as access to high-quality training, as part of Corporate Security, you can build a rewarding, challenging and varied career.


Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

• Providing coaching, development and performance management of direct report, supporting a high-performing team.
• Leading and enabling the delivery of Business Continuity on behalf of DfTc and the wider family (DfT’s Agencies, Public Bodies and Industry organisations).
• Leading the adoption and implementation of appropriate/proportionate Business Continuity plans – policies, processes and guidance – with input from internal and external stakeholders as required. Ensure all communication channels are updated and maintained.
• Supporting the Senior Security Advisor (SSA) and Deputy Security Advisor (DSA) with requirements capturing, commissioning and monitoring of Business Continuity plans provided by the Departmental directorates.
• Enabling the adoption and implementation of effective security risk management and appropriate risk mitigation.
• Participate in the rota for the Incident Control Officer (in hours).
• Maintaining role-specific qualifications as required.

About You

We are looking for someone who has demonstrable experience in developing and delivering Business Continuity Management.

You thrive when working interactively with internal and external stakeholders in matters relating to Business Continuity.

You have excellent communication skills and can tailor your approach to suit a varied audience.

You show resilience and are confident to have difficult conversations and taking control of challenging situations.

You can work at pace in a highly reactive environment to meet sometimes, conflicting deadlines.

We are different people, one team

Find out more about what it's like working at the Department for Transport.


Certificate in Business Continuity Management.


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

  • Changing and Improving
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Developing Self and Others
  • Leadership
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • 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.

Find out more about what it's like working at the Department for Transport.

Things you need to know Security

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

See our vetting charter.

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 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.

How to Apply

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 applying please look at how your experience relates to the role, and within your CV and Personal Statement please provide detailed evidence of your experience of the following:

• Proven Business Continuity Management experience, including preferred experience in leading or contributing to the development and implementation of Business Continuity exercises and training.
• Ability to work at pace in a highly reactive environment, sometimes with conflicting deadlines.
• Preferred exposure to policy development and implementation as well as process and guidance adoption across business unit and/or organisation-wide.
• Mandatory requirement to perform the role of the Incident Control Officer.

Sift & Interview Dates

The sift is due to take place week commencing 27th September 2021.

Interviews are due to take place week commencing 4th October 2021.

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
• an interview and a technical exercise (eg presentation, written, or coding exercise etc)
• a full day of activities including interactive, written and timed exercises

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

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 visit our Careers website

If you are experiencing accessibility problems with any attachments on this advert, please contact the email address in the 'Contact point for applicants' section

Further Information

To learn more about applying for a role within the Department for Transport, visit the Application Process page of our Careers website.

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 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 settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of 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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