Communications and Programme Delivery Manager

Department For Transport
02 Mar 2018
14 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Would you relish the opportunity being at the heart of our biggest internal transformational programme for a generation?

Are you innovative, creative and willing to experiment with new ways of working, with a genuine interest in enabling others to do so?

If so, we want to hear from you.

Through our Modernising our Working Environment programme we are redesigning our workspace, implementing user-focused improvements to technology and facilitating cultural change so that we all can do our jobs to the best of our abilities, in ways and locations that suit us.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity and will provide you with an incredible level of job satisfaction. You will help shape the way Department for Transport (DfT) works for the next 15 years and beyond, making a difference to everyone who works for or with DfT both now and for the future. You will be committed to making DfT a great place to work.

This intense and high profile role provides a great opportunity for developing your skills in a number of different professional areas for your future career progression.

Your key responsibilities will include;

• Ensuring delivery of effective communications and engagement
• Providing programme support to the Modernising our Working Environment programme

Please see the attached Role profile for full role responsibilities

You will have the option of being based at either our London, Hastings or Swansea office. We encourage remote working, with a minimum of 40% of your week being office based.

Successful candidates based in Hastings or Swansea will attract a HEO national salary of GBP29,832 as will those who are not based in London for at least 3 days a week.

About you

You have excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to engage confidently with a wide range of stakeholders. An innovative and creative thinker, you have the ability to deliver informative communications and deliver presentations to a range of audiences.
You have previous project and programme management skills or have a willingness to develop these skills. You are proactive and a self-starter, who has the ability to see the bigger picture and influence and persuade others and lead by example. With strong planning and organisational skills you have the ability to deliver rapidly in a high pressure environment. You will be committed to getting to grips with DfT organisational culture.

About us

The world of work is changing. At DfT we need to stay ahead of the curve so that we can keep Britain's people and industry moving. We're undergoing a significant transformation programme aimed at enabling everyone who works here to work in new, flexible and innovative ways that benefit staff and help us deliver brilliant transport services that positively affect the lives of millions of people every day. We are a smart working team and we lead by example.

We can proudly announce that the Department for Transport has been recognised for its leadership on workplace gender equality by being included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2017.

DfT's inclusion is recognition of our commitment to make the Department a great place to work through our culture of equality and inclusivity and the great strides we've made to raise the number of women in senior positions.


We'll assess you against these competencies during the selection process:
  • Leading and communicating
  • Seeing the big picture
  • Delivering at pace
  • Managing a quality service
  • Changing and improving

You must provide evidence against the following on your application form:
  • Leading and communicating
  • Seeing the big picture
  • Delivering at pace
  • Managing a quality service

Civil Service Competency Framework


Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.

Besides the rewarding nature of the job itself, the benefits that come with it are excellent. The package includes generous leave entitlement, attractive pension options, flexible working and other policies to enable a good work/life balance, including beneficial childcare arrangements. You'll also benefit from our commitment to nurturing and developing talent.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass basic security checks .

Nationality statement
Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules .

If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.

Selection process details
You should use the Civil Service Competency Framework, referring to the relevant competency definitions for the grade advertised. The Indicators listed on the attached document have been identified as most appropriate; please ensure that the evidence in your application meets the requirements of the role.

If invited to interview, this may consist of a range of question types. These could include questions about your strengths or how you would respond in any particular situation as well as specific examples of things you have done.

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

Nationality requirements
Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here .


Candidates in their probationary period are eligible to apply for vacancies within this department.

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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 equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.