Commercial Lead – VARIOUS 45 views

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The Department’s vision is an economy that works for everyone – with great places in every part of the UK for people to work and for businesses to invest, innovate and grow. It delivers most of its services across business, science & innovation, energy and climate change.
Our objectives – what we do
– Fighting coronavirus
– Backing business
– Unleashing innovation
– Tackling climate change

The successful applicants (s) will be expected to help with any commercial requirements in BEIS but based on the current view of the commercial pipeline we expect the work to fall into the following categories:

Examples of BEIS Projects
– Improve energy efficiency and heating in buildings:
– Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP)
– Green Heat Networks Fund
– Social Housing Energy Upgrade Fund
– Home Upgrade Grant (HUG)
– Public Sector Energy Decarbonisation Programme
– Low carbon transformation of our industries:
– Carbon Capture Usage and Storage
– Industrial Energy Transformation Fund
– Clean Steel Fund
– Low Carbon Hydrogen Production Fund
– International climate finance
– Business and Industrial Strategy, including R&D

Job description

We are looking for a number of commercial leads to join various programmes and be part of the growing BEIS Commercial function. All commercial leads will be expected to deliver full commercial lifecycle requirements for various programmes some of which are summarised below and reflective of the core departmental objectives for BEIS – ranging from smaller portfolio projects to £billion grant, loan and infrastructure projects. The majority of vacancies will be embedded within BEIS directorates, whilst maintaining a strong relationship and engagement with the Central BEIS Commercial Team and will be will be line managed by a Commercial ACS and directorate task managers as appropriate and supported by the central BEIS Commercial team.
As such, we have started, and we are currently undertaking a journey of transformation which will include both short/medium term improvement projects and a long are:
– Attract and develop great people
– Embed a commercial culture
– Deliver value
– Protect BEIS


The successful candidate will:

– Leading the delivery of commercial advice and commercial activity across the full commercial cycle from commercial strategy to contract exit, informed by commercial risks and delivering BEIS Programme objectives
– Contributing to the development and maintenance of the pipeline for the customer group
– Working collaboratively with colleagues in finance, project delivery, legal and a team of corporate finance and investor relations to provide a seamless service offering to the BEIS Programme team(s)
– Promoting collaboration and sharing of best practices across BEIS Programmes and, other BEIS directorates, BEIS Partner Organisations and GCO
– Contributing to the development and implementation of a consistent service offering across BEIS core department
– Potential for line management responsibility, supporting and developing professional capabilities
– Contributing to enhancing BEIS commercial capabilities through the Commercial Capability Programme and via direct interaction with customers
– Be amongst the most senior members of the Government Commercial Function and play a role in the broader commercial reform programme led by the Government Chief Commercial Officer;
– Play a key leadership and change management role in developing a strong commercial function for the BEIS and across government.

Technical skills

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

  • Evidence of experience in the design and delivery of end-to-end category plans
  • Evidence of taking a lead on securing value for money in a complex commercial environment
  • Experience of analysing complex information to make informed commercial decisions
  • Evidence of influencing senior stakeholders and / or suppliers towards commercial solutions in a complex commercial environment
  • A track record of successfully building capability within a commercial function


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.

Please note that any move across the Civil Service on or after 4 October 2018 may have implications on an employee’s ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.

Closing Date: Sunday 06th September 2020 

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