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Strategic Workforce Planning and Delivery Manager

Cabinet Office Government Digital Service -

Full-time (Permanent)
£49,700 to £55,000
Published on
28 June 2022
12 July 2022

What you'll do

As DDaT Strategic Workforce Planning and Delivery Manager you will focus on designing and maintaining a DDaT Strategic Workforce Plan and underpinning sourcing strategy. You will support the DDaT Strategy team to develop the workforce components of the DDaT Strategy and underpinning documents including the functional standard, functional mandate and maturity assessment matrix.

 This is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of designing and delivering an enhanced DDaT Workforce Strategy and operation that underpins the employee value proposition for DDaT professionals across government. You will give advice to departments, understand their workforce plans and recruitment and retention needs and help them find the right solution to meet these needs, coordinating with the wider DDaT Workforce and Capability Team.

As DDaT Strategic Workforce Planning and Delivery Manager you will:

  • lead and inspire subject matter experts, supporting their growth and development and acting as a core part of the wider DDaT Workforce and Capability Team leadership 
  • develop and deliver a robust DDaT strategic workforce plan centred on ‘build, borrow, buy, bot’ working closely with the CSHR strategic workforce planning centre of excellence
  • actively contribute as a member of the cross government strategic workforce planning network 
  • develop and maintain a DDaT specific sourcing blueprint which draws on industry best practice to advise departments on the most appropriate resourcing strategies to bring in external resource, be it perm or temporary 
  • work with CSHR and external partners to identify alternative sourcing mechanisms to bring talent into government, working closely alongside the DDaT Resourcing and Leads
  • partner with the wider DDaT Workforce and Capability team leads to develop an integrated strategic workforce plan which connects across all parts of the employee life cycle through from attraction, to exit, to re-entry
  • partner with the Senior Business Analyst to shape the Government Business Service’s Interoperability Agenda 
  • build strong relationships with key stakeholders across CDDO, within departments, HR centres of expertise and wider industry

Who you'll be

We’re looking for someone who has strong communication skills, is able to build relationships with stakeholders at multiple levels of an organisation and operate in a complex environment. You will have experience of facilitating face to face and remote engagement events to evaluate problems and identify solutions. You will combine excellent interpersonal skills with an outcome focused approach to deliver your objectives. You will enjoy working in a delivery focused, agile environment and will have a good understanding of the Digital Data and Technology sector. 

 You will have:

  • broad experience of managing delivery in large or complex organisations; especially in Digital workforce transformation and strategic workforce planning 
  • strong evidence of using data within a workforce environment 
  • a proven track record of implementing change in complex environments
  • know how to successfully lead projects through the full product lifecycle, proactively managing financial and commercial delivery. Confident to deliver in an Agile way and within an Agile environment
  • experience of designing and managing corporate governance and assurance
  • experience leading and delivering projects in a fast-paced environment, amid ambiguity and changing priorities, ideally within a digital, data and/or technology focused environment
  • demonstrable evidence of thinking critically, using analysis and challenging assumptions
  • strong communication skills and someone who can build relationships with stakeholders, including with those at very senior levels
  • a brilliant track record of leading, inspiring and managing teams and developing skills and capabilities
  • CIPD membership

Additional Information 

The selection process as a standard for all of our roles consists of:

  • an application screening process
  • an interview
  • a presentation during the interview

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