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Job summary

Are you someone who is passionate about resolving issues?

Do you like building relationships?

Are you a natural influencer who loves to have challenging conversations?

If so, we’d love to hear from you!

This opportunity is within the Assurance team at the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), a fast paced and dynamic team where the purpose is to safeguard the agency, by providing guidance and confidence in risk and compliance.

The core values are Independence, Collaboration and Integrity which are reflected in the work carried out and behaviours demonstrated.

Job description

The role holder will engage confidently with senior leaders in DVSA, championing the assurance principles and values, encouraging an objective, positive, transparent assurance culture across the organisation.

The role holder will build and maintain effective working relationships to provide independent assurance support to the DVSA Change Portfolio of Projects and Programmes. They will advise Senior Responsible Owners (SROs), Programme and Project Teams on quality assurance and quality control activities within project life cycles, using insight from governance, risk and project controls.

The role holder will support internal project assurance reviews to help get projects back on track, and they will work collaboratively to make recommendations for business improvements.

The role holder will manage, develop, improve and communicate the Programme and Project Management Framework (PPMF) products and provide best practice advice to stakeholders in line with Agency, Departmental, HM Treasury and Infrastructure and Project Authority (IPA) standards.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Act as the single point of contact and provide for best practice advice for programmes, associated projects and related business areas.
  • Provide a continuous assurance approach to support Senior Responsible Owners (SROs), programme and project teams with quality assurance and quality control activities within project lifecycles using insight from governance risk, and controls; representing Portfolio Assurance Team at Programme/Project Boards as required.
  • Provide a quality assurance service on key project management products such as Business Cases to ensure compliance with portfolio management framework requirements and support successful change delivery.
  • Check compliance with risk management processes and risk escalation in line with the required standards; use insight from risks to enable informed decision making in business management.

For more information about the role and responsibilities please see the attached Candidate Pack.

Person specification

To thrive in this role, you will be a natural communicator and able to hold your own during challenging conversations. You can confidently provide sound and authoritative advice and support to people at all levels of the business.

You have experience of setting standards and processes to enable and monitor quality. You have a proven track record of the implementation and management of processes including standards, templates and documentation. You can do so in a timely manner, even when there may be conflicting priorities. You have an analytical mind and are solutions focused.

You have an awareness of a project or programme delivery environment and the methodologies used within these environments. You have general management and business change experience.

You can demonstrate excellent presentation and facilitation skills in various settings. You can focus on achieving your own objectives but also love supporting others to do the same.

If not already held there will be development opportunities to work towards one of the following whilst in post.

  • PRINCE2 Foundation/Practitioner level or willingness to work towards.
  • Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Foundation or Practitioner.
  • Better Business Cases.
  • Agile awareness or equivalent, or willingness to work towards.
  • Project Assurance Training.

Additional Information

This post is offered on a Fixed Term Appointment (FTA) basis.

For permanent Civil Servants, this role is only available on loan, so you must have your home departments approval to return to them at the end of the loan before you apply. There is no opportunity for a permanent Civil Servant to take on this role as a fixed term appointment. OGD applicants will be appointed on an inward loan and subject to the terms of the agreed inward loan. Internal candidates will return to their previous post at the end of the loan period, which will need to be agreed with your line manager in advance.

If you’re employed by a non-departmental public body (NDPB) by moving jobs this will involve a change of employer and you may break the statutory rules on continuity of employment.

This role can be based in BristolNewcastleNottingham or Swansea, your presence at one of these locations will form part of the working arrangements agreed with you. We operate a hybrid working model giving you greater flexibility about where and when you work. Our expectation is that you will spend a minimum 60% of your time at your base location. Visits to other DVSA sites or work locations count towards this.

There will be occasional travel required with this role to other DVSA locations, including overnight stays.

Whilst we welcome applications from those looking to work with us on a part time basis, there is a business requirement, for the successful candidate to be able to work at least 30 hours per week.

Please take note that DVSA does not hold a UK Visa & Immigration (UKVI) Skilled Worker License sponsor and are unable to sponsor any individuals for Skilled Worker Sponsorship.

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