Cabinet Office

Supporting the growth of the Digital and Technology Team

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Cabinet Office

Vision
Our vision is to be A Brilliant Civil Service, one that delivers Improved Outcomes for the public, through Effective Leaders and Skilled People, in a Great Place to Work.

Purpose 
The Cabinet Office is the centre of government. Its Purpose is: to maintain the integrity of the Union, co-ordinate the security of the realm and sustain a flourishing democracy; to support the design and implementation of HM Government’s policies and the Prime Minister’s priorities; and to ensure the delivery of the finest public services by attracting and developing the best public servants and improving the efficiency of government. 

What we do 
We support the Prime Minister and ensure the effective running of government. We are also the corporate headquarters for government, in partnership with HM Treasury, and we take the lead in certain critical policy areas. Cabinet Office is a ministerial department, supported by 19 agencies and public bodies. Information about the Cabinet Office can be found by visiting www.cabinet-office.gov.uk.

Digital & Technology Team

Purpose
The Digital and Technology Team (DaTT) serve the users of the Cabinet Office by providing the best possible reliable, appropriate and cost effective digital and technology tools, training and support for use in pursuit of their wider work objectives. 

What we do
The Digital & Technology Team (DaTT) uses agile thinking and techniques to deliver modern and flexible services that are cost efficient whilst maintaining a high quality service. We support all users across the Cabinet Office and a number of other government departments including the Department for Exiting the European Union, Crown Commercial Services and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport.

DaTT advises, supports and delivers digital transformation for teams and provides assurance against Government Digital Service (GDS) Digital Service Standards. DaTT also works closely with business units to understand their needs and their users’ needs in supporting the development of their digital strategy. 

You will play a key role in the Digital and Technology training for large numbers of users within Cabinet Office, Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) Crown Commercial Services (CCS) and the Department for Exiting the European Union. You will be required to provide technological expertise and regularly manage end users capabilities and up-skilling.

Meet The Team

Paul Collman

Paul Collman

Deputy Director Technology & Infrastructure

Alastair Watt

Alastair Watt

Head of Business Operations

Luke Sands

Luke Sands

Head of Digital

Eliza Beattie

Eliza Beattie

Head of Delivery

Paul Treacy

Paul Treacy

Head of Operations

Jo Hall

Jo Hall

Head of Live Services

Additional Reading

Cabinet Office T&C’s

Before applying for a role with the Cabinet Office please read the terms and conditions carefully. You can view the full terms and conditions below.

Terms, Conditions and Benefits

These roles are based within the Cabinet Office at Windsor House, 50 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0TL between the bandings of B2-A+. Annual salary increases will depend upon individual performance and contribution to the organisation’s success. In addition, there will be the opportunity to earn performance related bonuses. There is an expectation that successful applicants new to the Civil Service will join on the pay band minimum.

Existing civil servants can take up the post on loan from their parent department for the duration advertised. Those joining on level transfer will retain their current salary. Staff joining on promotion terms will receive up to a 10% increase of their current basic salary or the pay band minimum whichever is the greater. Staff joining on promotion will adopt the modernised terms and conditions of employment which came into force in 2013.

There is a choice of excellent pension schemes. More information about pension provisions can be found at www.civilservice.gov.uk/pensions

Flexible Working
Flexible working including job-share arrangements may be considered for this role.

Leave allowances
25 days’ paid leave per annum rising to 30 days after five years service. In addition, full-time staff receive eight public holidays and the Queen’s Birthday privilege day as well as competitive maternity, paternity, parental and adoption leave.

Probation
Staff new to the Civil Service will be required to serve a six month probationary period.

Location
The posts will be based in London, Newcastle or Liverpool (details provided in the vacancy listing).

Relocation Costs
No relocation costs will be available.

Equality and Diversity
The Cabinet Office is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all staff. We will not discriminate on grounds of gender, gender identity, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, those with caring responsibilities, part time workers or any other factor irrelevant to a person’s work.

We encourage a diverse workforce and aim to provide a working environment where all staff at all levels are valued and respected, and where discrimination, bullying, promotion of negative stereotyping and harassment are not tolerated.

Assessment for recruitment, selection, appraisal, training and career progression purposes is based both on the individual’s ability and suitability for the work. We are committed to providing all staff with opportunities to maximise their skills and achieve their potential, offering flexible working arrangements wherever possible.

As public authorities, departments have statutory duties placed on them that require them to promote equality of opportunity and eliminate unlawful discrimination. We expect all staff to assist the department in meeting these obligations. All staff should have due regard for the need to promote good relations between individuals from different groups and work towards achieving equality of opportunity for all.

Civil Service Code
All civil servants are subject to the provisions of the Civil Service Code (see Annex A) which details Civil Service values, standards of behaviour, rights and responsibilities. Go to http://civilservicecommission.independent.gov.uk for more information.

Childcare
We offer support with childcare and holiday play schemes costs by providing childcare vouchers for staff who meet the eligibility criteria. Current civil servants applying for Cabinet Office vacancies on or after 06 April 2018, may experience implications in continuing to claim childcare vouchers.

HMRC now offer a tax free childcare scheme for new entrants into the Cabinet Office. We also offer a holiday play scheme and the Cabinet Office contribute to the costs for staff who meet the eligibility criteria. Current civil servants applying for Cabinet Office vacancies on or September 2018 who are currently in receipt of childcare vouchers and not transferring on a TUPE or COSOP move will be unable to continue to claim childcare vouchers but may be eligible for the HMRC tax free childcare scheme.

Recruitment and Selection Process

Nationality
You must be a British Citizen, citizen of the British Commonwealth* an EC national or a national of specified Member States of the European Free Trade Area, together with certain members of their families. Certain Turkish nationals are also eligible to apply. In the first instance it is advisable to refer to the Civil Service Nationality Rules which can be found here:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nationality-rules If you have any further questions about nationality requirements, please contact the Recruitment Team at: corecruitment@cabinetoffice.gov.uk. (*Commonwealth citizens not yet in the UK, who have no right of abode in the UK and who do not have leave to enter the UK are ineligible to apply.)

Guaranteed Interview Scheme
The Cabinet Office is committed to the employment and career development of disabled people and will guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

Pre-appointment Checks
The successful candidate’s appointment will be subject to a series of checks including security, nationality, health and references before a formal offer of appointment is made. Subject to satisfactory completion of the pre-appointment checks, you will be invited to take up the post as soon as possible. The National Insurance numbers of successful applicants will be shared with the Ministry of Defence to aid the tracking of Armed Forces Reservist levels across government.

The Selection Process
Assessment at sift and interviews will be based on meeting any defined skill/qualification requirements along with a Success Profile element assessment, as detailed in the job advert. The Success Profile elements to be assessed will be outlined within the job advert. The Civil Service Success Profile Framework is publically available here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/success-profiles

We would generally expect answers to follow the STAR or CAR structure and encourage candidates to use this throughout their application.

Application/Interview Scoring System
The Cabinet Office adopts a scoring system of 1-7 for Behaviours, Ability, Technical and Experience.

7- The evidence provided wholly exceeds expectation at this level

6 – Substantial positive evidence; includes some evidence of exceeding expectations at this level

5 – Substantial positive evidence of the competency or behaviour

4 – Adequate positive evidence and any negative evidence would not cause concern

3 – Moderate positive evidence but some negative evidence demonstrated

2 – Limited positive evidence and/or mainly negative evidence demonstrated

1 – No positive evidence and/or substantial negative evidence demonstrated

Strengths will be assessed at interview on a 1-4 scale.

Civil Service Commission
Recruitment into the Civil Service is governed by the Civil Service Commission which has two key functions.

  • To maintain the principle of selection for appointment to the Civil Service on merit on the basis of fair and open competition.
  • To promote an understanding of the Civil Service Code which sets out the constitutional framework in which all civil servants work and the values they are expected to uphold, and to hear and determine appeals made under it. More detailed information can be found at on the Civil Service Commission website: http://civilservicecommission.independent.gov.uk

Complaints
The Department’s recruitment processes are underpinned by the requirement of selection for appointment based on merit, open and fair competition as outlined in the Civil Service Commissioners’ Recruitment Principles, details of which can be found at http://civilservicecommission.independent.gov.uk

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 the Cabinet Office Recruitment Team, Human Resources, 4th Floor, 1 Horse Guards Road, London SW1A 2HQ or email corecruitment@cabinetoffice.gov.uk, in the first instance. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive you can further contact the Civil Service Commission at:

Email: civilservicecommission.independent.gov.uk or in writing to:
Civil Service Commission
Room G/8
1 Horse Guards Road
London SW1A 2HQ

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