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The deadline was Friday 3 June 2022
DWP - Digital Workplace Transformation Programme

DWP - DWP Workplace Transformation Senior Digital Delivery Manager

3 Incomplete applications

3 SME, 0 large

9 Completed applications

8 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Friday 27 May 2022
Deadline for asking questions
Tuesday 31 May 2022 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Friday 3 June 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
The Delivery Manager will lead the digital transformation of all DWP offices within a specific geographical region. This will involve leading the transformation of all devices to cloud first, refreshing all end of life devices and ensuring the office is transformed to meet our new ways of working.
Latest start date
Monday 4 July 2022
Expected contract length
9 months with an optional extension period of up to 3 months
North West England
Organisation the work is for
DWP - Digital Workplace Transformation Programme
Maximum day rate
Up to £550 ex VAT per day. Standard 8 hour working day, excludes expenses to base location which will be agreed with DWP. Travel expenses will be payable within DWP Policy to non-base locations This role is Inside IR35

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The specialist will work with the existing DWP Augmented Teams, this will consist of DWP Digital staff, DWP estates and their suppliers, DWP business representatives and 3rd party IT suppliers.
What the specialist will work on
The candidate will need to have Delivery Management experience and will cover the full remit of a Delivery Manager role. They will plan site/office migrations as offices close and existing sites are transformed. They will transform IT in offices moving to a full laptop organisation with a cloud first solution. They will lead a blended team of suppliers and internal resources, manage plans, internal and external dependencies, risks and provide key MI and reports on progress. This role requires excellent stakeholder and supplier management skills working in a one team approach. Knowledge of Cloud First desirable but not essential.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Primarily at the North West DWP Digital Corporate Hubs - St Peters Square, Manchester and Peel Park, Blackpool - although there may be a requirement to travel to other DWP locations.
Working arrangements
Specialist will work 5 working days per week. At least 40% of their time is expected to be in a DWP North West hub office. There may be some travel required to other locations. The specialist will be required to be online during the professional working day though may be expected to be on call outside of these hours during site implementations.
Security clearance
All suppliers must BPSS cleared and On-Shore

Additional information

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
  • Demonstrate experience of working at pace in a large scale organisation and/or Government
  • Experience of managing Digital Delivery as part of a complex business change programme in an multi supplier environment
  • DDeveloping site migration and implementation plans forming part of a national programme plan. Escalate where appropriate to ensure the delivery is completed to expected standards and are delivered within timescales.
  • Lead Project checkpoints, report progress and MI.
  • Experience in managing Risks, issues and dependencies.
  • Providing support and guidance to members of the delivery teams and acting as a point of escalation for issues impacting delivery
  • Stakeholder engagement, managing expectation, ensuring stakeholders are kept up to date with progress, risks and issues. Ability to work as part of a blended team using a one team approach.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience of delivery in large scale complex Estates led programmes
  • Cloud First Windows 10 deployments

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work well as the lead of a team and keep the team motivated to perform well
  • Transfer knowledge gained through the team and be willing to share experiences across the wider department.
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Is accountable and takes responsibility for their work
  • Can work with colleagues with little or no technical knowledge
Additional assessment methods
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there a current incumbent or preferred supplier?
No and No