The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Ref: 23967 Head of Design/ UX - Enable Digital Delivery

Incomplete applications

7
Incomplete applications
6 SME, 1 large

Completed applications

17
Completed applications
12 SME, 5 large
Important dates
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Published Friday 10 February 2017
Deadline for asking questions Friday 17 February 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Friday 24 February 2017 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Designer
Summary of the work The Head of Design and UX will be accountable for ensuring all people performing the role of designer or UX across the Defra group have the appropriate skills, as well as access to the right support, learning and development to capably lead agile teams to deliver customer focused services.
Latest start date 20/03/2017
Expected contract length 1 year
Location London
Organisation the work is for The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Maximum day rate £800 per day

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with The Head of Design/ UX will work with all design and UX professionals in the Defra group in addition to the existing Enabling Digital Transformation team, who currently support delivery teams across the Defra group in their use of agile techniques, moving away from legacy delivery models.
What the specialist will work on The Head of Design and UX will:
- build the capability and excellence of designers across the Defra IT community (in a digital, agile environment)
- lead the design/ UX profession and exemplify what good looks like, ensuring they adopt the common approaches and ways of working
- represent and champion the design/ UX roles across the Defra group, across government and in the wider industry
- share knowledge gained through experience of having been a high performing practitioner in a design/ UX role
- lead the design/ UX community of practice, including leading on recruitment and providing training

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Flexible ideally based in London, South West, North West with around 45% travel to other offices.
Teams will be required to work across Defra's offices/ program areas, including with Defra's arms-length bodies. Offices are geographically spread but work will be focused on support to London, Warrington, Bristol, Reading, Weybridge, Worcester and York.
Working arrangements Base location to be agreed with the successful candidate.
The individual will be expected to work on-site at various Defra offices - including its arms-length bodies - 5 days a week
Security clearance

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
  • be a recognised expert in the field of agile Design/ UX and have experience of a wide range of agile and lean tools and techniques (15%)
  • have experience of leading and growing Design/ UX in an agile environment (10%)
  • be a skilled team leader(10%)
  • be confidently able to communicate the value of the role to digital and nondigital stakeholders (10%)
  • be able to build credibility and influence across a range or stakeholders or a range of seniority (10%)
  • have demonstrable experience of performance and people management (5%)
Nice-to-have skills and experience

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 10
Cultural fit criteria
  • Transparent and collaborative when making decisions (5%)
  • Supports a no-blame culture and encourages people to learn from their mistakes (5%)
  • Takes responsibility for work and is confident working independently as well as within a team environment (5%)
  • Shares knowledge and experience with other team members and actively challenges the status quo (5%)
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
  • Presentation
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

60%

Cultural fit

20%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Can you clarify whether this role is considered to fall under IR35? The Digital Marketplace are using guidance from the below link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/off-payroll-working-in-the-public-sector-reform-of-the-intermediaries-legislation-technical-note/off-payroll-working-in-the-public-sector-reform-of-the-intermediaries-legislation-technical-note You may wish to seek similar clarification guidance that would relate to your situation should you be selected.
We currently see this role as sitting outside of IR35 which will ultimately be determined by the working practices in place at the time of appointment. Post 6 April 2017 there is the requirement for all public sector bodies to provide information to agencies and workers about whether engagements are within the off-payroll rules. The contractor will need to provide an IR35 compliance review at their own cost upon appointment
2. Security Clearance is not mandatory for this role? BPSS/ Disclosure Scotland
3. Does this rate cover expenses? Any T&S incurred outside of the contractors normal place of work (location will be agreed on appointment) will be paid in accordance with the current Defra policy of expenses.