Business Manager - Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Charity, Voluntary
Salary Description:
33107.0000 - 38618.0000
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City of Westminster, London, SW1A 2BQ
About the job
We are looking for a Business Manager to join CDEI’s Strategy and Governance Team and keep CDEI running smoothly as we enter a significant period of expansion and change. The Strategy and Governance Team is set to grow to around 10 people and plays an important role in enabling the CDEI to function efficiently.

In this role you’ll be involved in business management from financial planning and HR to making sure we have the office space we need. Working across issues that affect every team member, you’ll have a significant influence how things are done both in terms of systems and processes as well as the developing culture of the organisation.

Over time, you’ll help us face the exciting challenge of identifying what needs to be in place for CDEI to operate effectively as it becomes increasingly independent of DCMS.

You’ll join a fast-growing and motivated team in an organisation of national interest and relevance. The role offers an exciting opportunity to help build an organisation that will play a crucial role in some of the most important policy questions facing the UK today.
Job description
Some of your responsibilities will include:

Office and Business Management
• Managing CDEI’s office, including security arrangements, contract management and our interface with DCMS IT services
• Helping identify additional appropriate space as we grow

Finance and Reporting
• Supporting budgeting and financial planning for the Centre
• Managing our relationship with DCMS finance including regular reporting and forecasting
• Ensuring smooth payment processing (with support from a team administrative assistant)

Team Management
• Helping plan and run a programme of team-wide events such as away days and strategy sessions
• Supporting effective recruitment into the Centre
• Helping develop strategies for team-wide learning and development and corporate contributions

Operating Model
• Supporting the Head of Operations in the design and continuous iteration of the CDEI’s operating model, including with a • view to our eventual independence from DCMS.

Responsibilities In your application, will need to demonstrate your skills and experience against the following criteria:

• Experience developing, implementing and improving operational processes
• The ability to build good working relationships and effectively communicate the content, value and rationale of processes to colleagues
• Good organisational skills

• Experience of financial planning, reporting and management (formal accountancy qualifications are not required)
• Experience of DCMS or other public sector commercial functions
• Payments processing experience
• Experience working with contracted service providers
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
Changing and Improving
Developing Self and Others
Delivering at Pace
Working Together
We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form:
Changing and Improving
Developing Self and Others
• Learning and development tailored to your role
• An environment with flexible working options
• A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
• A Civil Service pension
Things you need to know
Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is counter-terrorist check.
Selection process details This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths and Experience.
This is a Fixed Term Appointment for 2 years with the possibility of extension or permanency but no guarantee.

To apply for this post, you will need to submit the following documentation to us. This should be completed no later than 23:55 on 20 January 2020

A CV setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements. Please ensure you have provided reasons for any gaps within the last two years. Candidates will not be disadvantaged due to career gaps taken for health, caring responsibilities or other similar reasons.

A Personal Statement (max 1000 words) explaining how you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience provide evidence of your suitability for the role, with particular reference to the job description and the criteria in the person specification.

For further details on shortlisting and interviews, see the candidate information pack.

If successful and transferring from another Government Department a criminal record check maybe carried out.

Existing Civil Servants and applicants from accredited NDPBs are eligible to apply, but will only be considered on loan basis (Civil Servants) or secondment (accredited NDPBs). Prior agreement to be released on a loan basis must be obtained before commencing the application process. In the case of Civil Servants, the terms of the loan will be agreed between the home and host department and the Civil Servant. This includes grade on return.

New entrants are expected to join on the minimum of the pay band.

In order to process applications without delay, we will be sending a Criminal Record Check to Disclosure and Barring Service /Disclosure Scotland/Access NI (delete as appropriate: If location is in England will be DBS, Scotland will be Disclosure Scotland & Northern Ireland will be Access NI) on your behalf. However, we recognise in exceptional circumstance some candidates will want to send their completed forms direct. If you will be doing this, please advise Government Recruitment Service of your intention by emailing stating the job reference number in the subject heading.

Any move to the DCMS will mean you will no longer be able to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.

The expectation within DCMS is that staff will normally remain in post for a minimum of 12 months for band C, 18 months for band B and 24 months for band A/AU and will not apply for DCMS roles on level transfer during that time.

Reasonable adjustment

If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes.

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