Awarded to Capgemini UK plc

Start date: Wednesday 1 February 2017
Value: £192,000
Company size: large
Home Office

Home Office HODDaT Head of Information Modelling

0 Incomplete applications

18 Completed applications

16 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Thursday 17 November 2016
Deadline for asking questions
Monday 21 November 2016 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Thursday 24 November 2016 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Programme manager
Summary of the work
The Home Office is looking for an experienced Information Modeller to setup and lead projects of Information Modellers to document Information Architecture across the organisation.
The information models should align to our business Capability Model and identify sources of information aligned to business process.
Latest start date
5th December 2016 subject to clearance
Expected contract length
6 months with the option to extend
Organisation the work is for
Home Office
Maximum day rate
£850 for an exceptional candidate but expectation is of a lower rate.

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Business leads, Data & Automation Leads, Business Architecture Leads, Change Portfolio Team, wider transformation programmes and business stakeholders.
What the specialist will work on
• Create team of information modellers
• Lead the documentation of Information Models across the business on an as-is view of the organisational information architecture and provide recommendations for a to-be.
Desired Outputs:
• Information Model.
• Identification of information
• Cost.
• Ownership.
• Duplication.
• Recommendations on information stewardship to-be.
• Input to work package planning/deliverable format.
• Input tothe wider data strategy/logical data model
Success Criteria:
New team in place.
Information models complete across business areas
Alignment to
• Wider data strategy.
• Business Architecture Capability Model.
• Existing IA work streams.
• Wider initiatives/next steps.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Home Office premises within the M25 – currently 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF and Metro Point, Sydenham Road, Croydon CR0 2EU
Working arrangements
Full time Office Hours with some travel for engagement meetings in the UK. T&S will not be payable for travel to sites within the M25. Travel outside of the M25 will be subject to HO T&S policy
Security clearance
SC minimum or ability to be cleared to SC level; and willing to be cleared to DV if required

Additional information

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.

Essential skills and experience
  • Experience of Leading the documentation of Information Models across the a complex business structure of similar size and complexity as the Home Office
  • Experience at setting up and running a team of information modellers
  • Experience at working with senior business leaders
  • Have 2+ years’ prior experience of information modelling within the last 4 years
  • Be experienced in developing information architecture models.
  • Be experienced of working in a range of project delivery environments, with targets set and reviewed on a weekly basis.
  • Have the people skills to work with senior stakeholders to secure access to interviewees in their working environment.
  • Effective workshop set up, facilitation and execution.
  • Be able to develop domain expertise quickly.
  • Have excellent interpersonal and influencing skills and a positive approach.
  • Have ability to think creatively and be able to articulate innovative ideas to solving complex business problems.
  • Have ability to evaluate information and present in such a way that is easily understood by the target audience, including through written and oral communication.
  • Have ability to own issues and drive them to resolution. Provide direction to inform sound business decisions based on business priority and technical feasibility.
  • Actively contribute to the project management community of practice
  • Have know-how of how to identify and raise project dependencies, whilst working in a wider team with multiple projects in-flight.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
Offer wider team support through sharing of professional expertise.

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Demonstrate commitment to excellence and improvement, for example through seeking actionable feedback and setting targets.
  • Show a commitment to ensuring a team understands the user need over simply delivering work, whilst recognising wider demands and influences on delivery.
  • Transparent and collaborative when making decisions and recommendations.
  • Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes.
  • Demonstrate courage (for example, express controversial views, confront reality, make tough decisions, question actions inconsistent with group behaviours, candid about progress/estimates) in an appropriate and professional manner.
  • Demonstrate vulnerability (for example, declare uncertainty, fear, recognise mistakes, apologise, and acknowledge weaknesses).
  • Demonstrate responsibility (for example, act like a leader, serve your team, provide solutions to problems, seek the best for the organisation) in an appropriate and professional manner.
  • Demonstrate simplicity (for example, take simple steps to goals, do less but better, mitigate failures, talk straight with respect).
  • Demonstrate excellence (for example, seek actionable feedback, set challenging targets, know users, deliver cost effective high level customer satisfaction).
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm (for example, bring whole self to work, celebrate success, share passion and energy with others, optimistic, and be positive).
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. We have an colleague who has experience of team-leading and data / information modelling, we feel we can combine the two, but we don't explicitly have experience of setting up/running teams of data modelers. Otherwise we believe this individual is well qualified for this role in every other way. Would you like to see a submission from us?
The essential skills/ experience section includes “Experience at setting up and running a team of information modellers”, not data modellers. Setting up and running a team of information modellers is an essential skill / experience for the role and the Digital Marketplace portal will prevent submission of a candidate without this skill / experience.
Apologies for this late response. If you feel you need an additional day to respond please email
2. Would you like CVs submitted at the same time as the deadline?
Thanks for the kind offer. We will email to request evidence and a CV after the deadline has passed.