Department for Work and Pensions

Data Strategy and Product Advisor

Incomplete applications

11
Incomplete applications
9 SME, 2 large

Completed applications

10
Completed applications
9 SME, 1 large
Important dates
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Published Monday 16 December 2019
Deadline for asking questions Wednesday 18 December 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Monday 23 December 2019 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Delivery manager
Summary of the work The Business Delivery Team is the technology partner for multiple Product Delivery Units across DWP, responsible for managing, delivering and governing data products and services to meet user needs. There is a strong focus on eliciting user needs and ensuring the technology is driven by validated user need.
Latest start date Monday 6 April 2020
Expected contract length 12 months
Location No specific location, eg they can work remotely
Organisation the work is for Department for Work and Pensions
Maximum day rate

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement A discovery exercise has been carried out to understand how to maximise integration and re-use potential, in order to gain a better understanding of opportunities for integration across the existing programme. This process has produced an interim target architecture and proposed team arrangement.
Who the specialist will work with The specialist will work directly on a supplier-led team with other data and product specialists. The specialist will advise data stewards and product owners across DWP as required.
What the specialist will work on Working within the Business Data Team, advising on data products and services and overarching data strategy, activities will include:
1. Advise D&A product owners, SMEs and Senior Leadership Teams on the latest data patterns and data strategy, to allow D&A to deliver a new operating model and provide the best possible service to its customers.
2. Advise on data product and service design best practices.
3. Advice D&A on the best strategy to move to a decentralised operating model.
4. Advice on the delivery of a new decentralised data operating model.
5. The specialist will advise on best practices.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Location is flexible but there will be a requirement to travel to Tothill Street, London, SW1 when necessary.
Working arrangements Flexible - All
expenses shall be capped in accordance with the buyer's travel and expense policy.
Security clearance Pre-arranged SC clearance is required

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions

Skills and experience

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

Skills and experience
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Essential skills and experience
  • 2+ years experience of driving large scale data transformation and migration strategy within large UK public sector organisation
  • Demonstrable experience within the last 2 years of successfully negotiating digital governance frameworks within large UK public sector organisation
  • 2+ years experience with pensions operational performance workflow software and data structures
  • Demonstrable experience within the last 2 years of leading a project involved with integrating on-premise services with cloud environments
  • Demonstrable experience of finance reporting within large UK public sector organisation
  • 5+ years senior stakeholder engagement and management including the ability to build trust and relationships with disaffected stakeholders
  • 2+ years experience working in organisations new to agile ways of working
  • Demonstrable experience within the last 2 years of data product and service design and implementation.
  • 2+ years experience working with the latest data mesh cloud patterns and enterprise data strategies.
  • Self starter, able to work without direct guidance and under their own control
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • 2+ years experience of working with digital delivery teams within the Department for Work and Pensions
  • 5+ years working with teams delivering solutions in Amazon Web Services

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Be a self starter and able to demonstrate independently delivering value without direct guidance or control
  • Demonstrate ability to be transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Demonstarte ability to take responsibility for their own work
  • Demonstrate ability to be tenacious in the face of adversity
  • Demonstrable experience in actively sharing knowledge and experiences with other team members
  • Demonstrate ability to work collaboratievely with existing teams and other supplier teams
Additional assessment methods Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

70%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Can the authority please confirm the IR35 status of this requirement? This is out of scope for IR35 AS the requirement is for a service
2. Is there a current incumbent? No
3. Is the latest start date 6th April? Our expected start date is mid February dependant on all recruitment processes running smoothly.
4. Will you look at candidates that have not previously been cleared to SC level? Yes providing they get security cleared and have been UK resident for 5 years
5. Is Monday 6 April 2020 the actual start date, or can they start sooner if SC Cleared and immediately available? Our expected start date is mid February dependant on all recruitment processes running smoothly.
6. **PUBLISHED ERROR** The required role is for a Product Owner - not a Delivery Manager. **PUBLISHED ERROR** The required role is for a Product Owner - not a Delivery Manager.
7. Is there a current incumbent? And can you please advise on maximum day rate? No, there is not an incumbent and DWP have not set a maximum day rate for this activity, but we expect it would be no more than £800.