Skills & Capability Manager Department for Work & Pensions

Reference 61502
Location Blackpool or Manchester
Salary £35,310 — up to £40,666
Work hours 37
Employment type Permanent
Job benefits

• Learning and development tailored to your role
• An environment with flexible working options
• A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
• A Civil Service pension
• An employer pension contribution of up to 27%
• A generous annual leave allowance
• Flexible working arrangements

Closing date 17 August 2020

Job description

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

We’re launching an exciting opportunity to join DWP Digital in our new Skills and Capability Manager role.

DWP is the largest government department, and we’re delivering a once-in-a-generation digital transformation of government products and services which touch millions of lives. This is a role with potential for huge impact, in an organisation with unique scale, challenge and purpose.

We’re looking for applications from people who are passionate about hiring and developing people, and building skills within an organisation. You might have knowledge and skills from a background in roles in L&D, training, career coaching, talent management, skills/knowledge management or similar.

You’ll implement the right tools, insight and infrastructure to understand our workforce, identify skills gaps, and to create role profiles and processes that enable us to put the right people in the right jobs.

Delivering with People.

You’ll join our friendly and supportive Digital Capability team. We build and retain talent so that DWP Digital has the people and skills we need to deliver valuable products and services to our users.

We make sure DWP Digital attracts, retains and develops brilliant people from all backgrounds, generalist and technical, from the most junior roles to the most senior. We’re creating a diverse, inclusive and healthy environment across the whole of Digital, where people can be at their best and be themselves as part of high-performing digital teams.

Duties. Work. Projects.

A big part of your role will be taking control of content for our Job Role Catalogue (JRC). This bank of job descriptions is a critical product that sits at the heart of our recruitment and career development processes.

You’ll review, update and transform the catalogue so that the content is fit for purpose and we are using it in the best possible way. There are real opportunities to improve and simplify this product and how we use it, and you’ll collaborate with technical experts and senior stakeholders to get us there.

You will manage our new Skills Capture and career pathways tools. These help our people access the learning and support they need to grow in their career and profession, and enable DWP Digital to better understand our workforce. You’ll develop products and processes that will tell us where we need to invest and what blended learning and development to focus on.

You will also support projects that allow us to understand more about the Digital skills in wider Government and the industry, to shape our Capability Strategy. You’ll closely with stakeholders including technical specialists and senior leaders, HR; suppliers and partners, other departments; and your team mates.

You’ll draw energy and inspiration from working closely with these stakeholders. There will be some hearts to win, and minds to change.

It won’t always be easy, but it will be rewarding and we’ll offer you projects where you have real variety, autonomy and responsibility.

What skills and experience are we looking for?

Where you’ll work

You’ll join us in your choice of our two North West hubs, in either Blackpool or Manchester. Find out more here:

We also have all the tools and tech we need to enable our people to work flexibly, and many of us are working remotely at the moment due to COVID-19.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, disability, gender, race or sexuality.

Details. Wages. Perks.

In return for your skills we offer competitive salary from £35,310 to £40,666, a brilliant civil service pension, and a generous leave package. We also have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includes:


For further information and to start your application click apply. You’ll be redirected to civil service jobs. Make sure you use your application to really demonstrate you’ve got the skills and experience we’re looking for.

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