Awarded to Volaris Exec Recruitment Ltd

Start date: Monday 6 January 2020
Value: £42,000
Company size: SME
Home Office Police & Public Protection Technology (PPPT)

Home Office Law Enforcement Community Network (LECN) - Communications Manager

4 Incomplete applications

4 SME, 0 large

15 Completed applications

13 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Wednesday 16 October 2019
Deadline for asking questions
Friday 18 October 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Wednesday 23 October 2019 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Communications manager
Summary of the work
The post holder will assist the LECN Business Change Manager to develop the communications plan, establish and exploit the best channels to communicate with the full range of stakeholders and create and review excellent communications to our stakeholders.
Latest start date
Monday 4 November 2019
Expected contract length
Up to 6 months. Initial Statement of Work will be for 3 months.
Organisation the work is for
Home Office Police & Public Protection Technology (PPPT)
Maximum day rate
£425 per day maximum. Higher day rates will not be considered due to budget constraints.

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The specialist will work as part of the Law Enforcement Community Network (LECN) Programme team, managing communications to a wide range of stakeholders.
This is a key role in the Business Change team which reports to the LECN Business Change Manager. They will work with a range of stakeholders across the Law Enforcement Community.
What the specialist will work on
• Adapt the LECN Communication Plan and create programme communication templates.
• Produce content aligned with the Communications Plan. This will include updates to communities of interest, formal communications to stakeholders, preparation for events, updating existing materials and managing webinars/teleconferences.
• Manage the responses to queries, ensuring key lines to take are developed and maintained.
• Establish and exploit the best channels to maximise the reach of the programme’s communications
• Put in place feedback processes including the reviewing and implementation of relevant changes to the communications approach.
• Support ad-hoc communications work within the team as necessary.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon, CR0 1EA

There will also be a requirement to work at Home Office, 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF.
Working arrangements
A typical working day is 9am-5pm, however working outside of these hours may be required due to business/project need. The role requires flexibility as individuals may be required to work at any of the Customer premises and/or at supplier sites.
The role is currently deemed out of scope of the IR35 regulations. However, at the point of contract award to a successful supplier, the IR35 assessment will be re-visited based on the individual circumstances of the DOS Specialist.
Security clearance
Must have SC level security clearance, required for access to Home Office facilities/deliverables. Must also be prepared to undergo NPPV-3 (Non-Policing Personnel Vetting Level 3).

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
T&S will not be payable for travel to sites within the M25. Travel outside of the M25 will be subject to Home Office T&S policy.

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate suppliers’ technical competence.

Essential skills and experience
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in identifying and articulating key messages to stakeholder audiences, ideally against a background of UK government programmes.
  • A track-record of successfully writing effectively for external audiences, including formal letters, conference materials, FAQs and programme newsletters.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with senior level stakeholders internally and externally.
  • Experience of utilising key evaluation techniques and approaches, both qualitative and quantitative, to capture outputs and outcomes.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience of developing and managing webinars and teleconferences would be preferred.
  • Any experience of developing video storyboard design would be desirable.

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Seek constructive outcomes in discussions.
  • Actively involve colleagues and partners to deliver an outcome.
  • Challenge assumptions but remain willing to compromise when it's beneficial to progress.
  • Make recommendations for decisions and options.
Additional assessment methods
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there an incumbent?
There is no incumbent.
2. What is the IR35 status?
The role is outside of IR35.
3. Is the day rate quoted including the agency charge?
The Day Rate is inclusive of all fees including the Agency Fee.