Commercial Lead 23 views

Cabinet OfficeReference number
101462

Salary
£61,710 – £74,000

GCO Pension, GCO Terms- up to 15% performance-related-pay available on accreditation.

Grade
Grade 7

Commercial Lead (GCF)

Contract type
Permanent

Business area
GCF – Home Office

Type of role
Commercial

Working pattern
Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time, Compressed Hours

Number of posts
1


Apply before 11:55 pm on Sunday 14th March 2021


Location

Nearest available Home Office location, flexible working – potential locations include Leeds, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, Newcastle, Croydon, Peterborough, Liverpool.

About the job

Summary

Building a strong Commercial Function in Government, and with it the right commercial capability, is at the heart of a far-reaching programme of Civil Service reform.

We are building a cadre of commercial talent in all Government departments; people who can manage our commercial portfolios, who can lead our most complex and novel programmes and projects, people who have the gravitas and depth of experience to work alongside our policy and operational leaders to develop innovative commercial arrangements, whether through joint ventures, outsourcing or best-in-class contracts.

The Government Commercial Organisation is an employer which is truly committed to creating a welcoming, inclusive workplace where all our people are able to bring their whole selves to work and are able to perform to their potential. We understand the importance of diversity and inclusion and strive for a workplace that reflects the communities which we serve. We especially welcome applications from underrepresented groups including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, candidates with a disability and candidates with gender-diverse identities. Appointments will be made on merit on the basis of fair and open competition.

We have already made significant progress through the establishment of the Government Commercial Organisation (GCO), our single employer of senior commercial talent across government. This role will sit within the GCO, but based in our HO commercial team delivering departmental objectives.

Job description

The successful applicant will be in the Police & Fire Commercial Team within the Home Office, this team provides commercial resource to departments within The Home Office.

The role requires the person to engage with a broad range of external and internal stakeholders, ensuring commercial compliance, providing commercial advice and guidance advice to stakeholders on a broad range of requirements. The job is varied and interesting with the post holder being part of projects that attract national interest.

Responsibilities

    • Providing commercial advice and guidance to internal and external stakeholders including other government departments;
    • Development and implementation of commercial strategies;
    • Leading and carrying out compliant commercial process supporting the business;
    • Provision of commercial advice to support Ministerial briefings, business cases and funding bids;
    • Liaison with Law Enforcement Partners including Policing across a broad range of subjects;
    • Development of commercial assurance and governance ensuring value for money and delivery;
    • Working collaboratively with colleagues from across Capabilities and Resources, external organisations;
    • Regular briefings and meetings with identified stakeholders.

Technical skills

We’ll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Market Insight- Knowledge of public sector procurement regulations, and the ability to promote these alongside practical market insights.
  • Commercial Focus- The ability to oversee a wide range of procurements that consistently deliver great value for money and outstanding commercial solutions.
  • Builds Relationships- The ability to build relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders; the ability to work effectively with senior non-commercial stakeholders.
  • Coaching Manager- Strong leadership skills developed through working with high performing remote teams and management of projects
  • Procurement Process- A deep understanding of a range of compliant commercial process, including development of strategy and delivery.

Benefits

As a valued employee of the Government Commercial Organisation (GCO), you will have access to all the benefits the centre has to offer; including flexible working, generous benefits, Career Coaches, Mentors, L&D, a Commercial College, active talent management and, most importantly, access to commercial projects that will far exceed the scale and complexity on offer elsewhere in the UK.

For existing Civil Servants: For full details of the impact on any move across the civil service on your existing terms and conditions, please read the candidate pack. Please note that any move across the Civil Service may have implications on your ability to continue to claim childcare vouchers.

Things you need to know

Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is 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 Experience and Technical skills.
For full details of our process, and a likely timeline, please read the explanation provided in the attached candidate pack.

Throughout our selection process, we will make decisions about your capability to do the job, based on evidence you provide against the essential criteria for the role which are detailed in the attached Candidate Pack.

Your application will be reviewed by a panel and should you be successful at sift we will invite you to attend a Virtual commercial Assessment and Development Centre (VADC). The panel will review results of the VADC and determine which candidates will go through to a subsequent final panel interview

IMPORTANT: If you do not receive an acknowledgement of your application within 2 working days please contact: commercialresourcinghub@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

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 UKs
  • 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.

Apply and further information

Once this job has closed, the job advert will no longer be available. You may want to save a copy for your records.

Contact point for applicants

Job contact :
Name : Stephen Sharpe
Email : commercialresourcinghub@cabinetoffice.gov.uk
Recruitment team :
Email : commercialresourcinghub@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Further information

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles, and you wish to make a complaint, you should contact Helen Mallison (helen.mallison@cabinetoffice.gov.uk) in the first instance. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive, you can contact the Civil Service Commission via the following web page: http://civilservicecommission.independent.gov.uk/civil-service-recruitment/complaints/

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