Company: Department for International Development
Posted on 15th Mar 2023
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Do you have experience of working within a Health and Safety environment, being able to advise, organise, manage and coordinate Health and Safety activities to ensure compliance?
Are you someone who has superb stakeholder management skills?
Would you like the opportunity to develop your current skillset within Health and Safety to further your career?
If so, then this is the perfect role for you!
This is a unique opportunity to apply your knowledge of Health and Safety management to a wide range of activities across a vast portfolio of sites, developing your understanding of contract management, delivering inspection programmes and collaborating with multiple internal and external stakeholders.
The post sits within the Department for Transport (DfT) Group Management Team (GMT) under the Corporate Finance & Property Directorate. The team is responsible for achieving contract management excellence on DfT’s Total Facilities Management (TFM) contract.
DfT’s TFM contract has an annual spend of £43m and provides facilities management services for around 1,000 properties across nine DfT business units and the Environment Agency (DEFRA). These services are key to enable DFT’s workplaces to operate at their best, meeting the needs of the Department, its employees and visitors, and the public.
The role of the Group Management Team (GMT) is to ensure effective delivery of all the services under the TFM contract, in accordance with the required standards and statutory requirements. The post holder will work to the TFM Health and Safety Compliance Manager within the GMT, monitoring the contractor’s performance and compliance with Health and Safety requirements and statutory obligations. This includes providing Health and Safety support and advice and proactively addressing issues and risks arising.
Responsibilities may include but are not limited to Leadership and Management - Promote strong, collaborative and effective partnership working relationships both within the team and with all other stakeholders across the contract. Service Delivery - Address high level issues and provide expert advice, working collaboratively with business unit delegated Service Managers and the contractor to gather information, develop solutions and escalate where necessary. Risk Management - Identify contractual health and safety compliance risks and issues, supporting Head of TFM, Head of TFM Group management and the Contractor to remedy them. Stakeholder Management - Assist in the facilitation of workshops and workstreams to drive Health and Safety improvements across the TFM contract Contract and Business Support - Develop performance reports and dashboards for the TFM Forum and the TFM Board using Excel to analyse data, developing databases graphs and charts as appropriate and use PowerPoint to create reports as appropriate.
For a more detailed description of the role and its responsibilities, please see the attached role profile.
To be successful, you will need to be someone who has experience of working within a Health and Safety role and advising, organising, managing, and coordinating Health and Safety activities to ensure compliance with the HSAWA 1974.
You are experienced in conducting risk assessments, Health and Safety reviews, and developing safe systems of work. You can use Excel to analyse data, developing databases, graphs, charts and use PowerPoint to create reports.
You will bring with you your exceptional stakeholder management skills, being able to collaborate effectively with others to achieve a common goal.
Please note, there are Contract Management requirements/responsibilities with this role. There is a mandatory requirement for candidates to be accredited in Contract Management or be willing to work towards this. The Contract Management Capability programme is a Civil Service Board requirement, and ALL contract managers must be fully accredited to their appropriate level. We will support you in obtaining accreditation once in post if not already held.
As part of this role, we will help to develop you to undertake a Foundation e-learning module from the Cabinet Office if not already held.
There will be some travel involved with this role, this will include attending meetings across the UK and is likely to occur up to once a quarter. There may be instances where this does change due to business needs, but we will be flexible with your current work and personal commitments.
A minimum of 40% of your working time should be spent at your principal workplace, although requirements to attend other locations for official business, or carry out detached duty in another DfT workplace, will also count towards this level of attendance.
This post is offered on a Fixed Term Appointment (FTA) basis to complete a finite piece of work.
Permanent Civil Servants will not be expected to change their employment status from permanent to fixed term appointment.
Internal applicants will be appointed on inward loan and subject to the terms of the agreed inward loan agreement. The expectation is that you will return to your previous post at the end of the loan period, which will need to be agreed with your line manager in advance.
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You will be required to hold a IOSH Managing Safely qualification or equivalent.
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process: Managing a Quality Service Making Effective Decisions Changing and Improving 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.
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Selection process details
This vacancy is using , and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths and Experience.
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. Please tailor your CV to match the role and its responsibilities and within your Personal Statement (no more than 1000 words) please provide detailed evidence of your experience of the following: Your experience of working within a Health and Safety role and advising, organising, managing, and coordinating Health and Safety activities to ensure compliance with the HSAWA 1974 Your experience of conducting risk assessments, Health and Safety reviews, and developing safe systems of work Your experience of using Excel to analyse data, developing databases, graphs, charts and use PowerPoint to create reports Your experience of stakeholder management, being able to collaborate effectively with others to achieve a common goal
The sift is due to take place from the 28th of March
Interviews are likely to be held from week commencing 17th of April
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 will include: an interview
This interview could be conducted online via Teams or face to face at one of our offices. Further details will be provided to you should you be selected for interview.
You’re encouraged to become familiar with the role profile, as you may be assessed against any of the criteria recorded within.
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