Awarded to Switchstance

Start date: Monday 7 February 2022
Value: £24,000
Company size: SME
The National Archives

Delivery Manager for Website Consolidation project

5 Incomplete applications

5 SME, 0 large

9 Completed applications

8 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Tuesday 4 January 2022
Deadline for asking questions
Tuesday 11 January 2022 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Tuesday 18 January 2022 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Delivery manager
Off-payroll (IR35) determination
Supply of resource: the off-payroll rules will apply to any workers engaged through a qualifying intermediary, such as their own limited company
Summary of the work
Delivery Manager for a project to consolidate our website services and applications. It will involve coaching the team to ensure successful delivery of the project and roadmap, managing the backlog, meeting facilitation, stakeholder management.
Latest start date
Tuesday 1 February 2022
Expected contract length
To 31 March 2022, with the possibility of extension, up to nine months in total
No specific location, for example they can work remotely
Organisation the work is for
The National Archives
Maximum day rate
£600 per day

About the work

Early market engagement
With The National Archives Private Beta website launched and preparations for migrating our website to the new platform underway, we need a Delivery Manager to work with us to review all our existing digital services including legacy content and applications and facilitate discussions with stakeholders to understand their current/future requirements and create a roadmap for the project. Experience of working in government and working with legacy systems would be beneficial.
Who the specialist will work with
The Delivery Manager will work with the Lead Service Design Manager and Operations Manager, as joint Product Managers on the project. They will also be expected to work alongside colleagues from the Digital Services department and engage with stakeholders across The National Archives, including other digital teams, marketing, education, events & exhibitions, collection care, information management, archives sector, research and collection expertise and engagement.
What the specialist will work on
Delivery Manager for a project to consolidate our vast digital estate, made up of online services and applications hosted across a variety of platforms. It will involve planning, recommendation of 'best practice’ approaches, coaching the team to ensure successful delivery of the project and roadmap, managing the backlog, meeting facilitation, stakeholder management.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU. Working remotely. Once COVID restrictions allow, occasional visits to Kew may be required.
Working arrangements
Given the situation with COVID-19, remote working will be the main arrangement for this project. Some work may be conducted at The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU, but only when it is appropriate and safe to do so.

We have checked the role requirements (to the best of our knowledge) using the assessment tool found at and the determination for the role(s) as advertised is that the intermediaries legislation does apply to this engagement (in scope for IR35).
Security clearance
Baseline check (blue) security clearance will be 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
  • Proactive/passionate/positive/delivery-focused expert, strong advocate of Agile practices. Experience in delivering a range of agile methods, frameworks, methodologies and tools, and understand which best to apply in a given situation
  • Experience of matrix-managing multi-disciplinary teams and skilled at building trust, reflecting, motivating and challenging the team, and innovating to create or tailor new ways of working.
  • Strong diplomacy/negotiation skills, to engage with team members, colleagues and senior stakeholders, build effective relationships and achieve buy-in collaboratively. Uses information to challenge status quo and inspires confidence of stakeholders.
  • User-focused, with proven experience of understanding robust, secure and inclusive digital products that meet user needs, technical requirements, legal or policy constraints and the quality expectations of the business.
  • Understanding of the digital landscape, with experience of relevant sector(s) (government, archives, information services, culture and heritage) and working with legacy systems.
  • Experience of developing product roadmaps and backlogs, structuring and tracking work, managing spend and communicating and forecasting progress and velocity.
  • Detailed knowledge of using JIRA to plan and manage products and services.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Understanding of CMS’s, data and cloud platforms.
  • Experience delivering website consolidation type projects in the past

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as part of a team.
  • Share knowledge and experience with other team members.
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions.
  • Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes.
  • Take ownership and responsibility for their work.
  • Excellent communication, willingness to adopt and contribute to TNA’s digital ways of working.
Additional assessment methods
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there any incumbent?
2. Can you advise if this will be Inside or Outside IR35?
As stated in the advertisement, this role is in scope for IR35 (the Intermediaries Regulations apply).