Tipo de empleo: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

Salario: £39,428 a year

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Job grade

Senior Executive Officer

Contract type


Business area

ATE - Operations

Type of role

Project Delivery

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time

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About the job

Job summary

We recognise the challenges that people with protected characteristics may experience on the job market and in their career progression. We are fully committed to being an inclusive employer and ensuring equal opportunities. We are keen to make our workforce as diverse as possible, and we hope to attract applications from underrepresented groups, including ethnic minorities, people with a disability, and people with gender diverse identities.

Do you have experience of delivering a programme or project from start to finish?

Have you got strong communication and stakeholder engagement skills?

Are you organised and can effectively prioritise?

If so, this is a fantastic opportunity to help make active travel a realistic choice for people and we would love to hear from you!

Job description

The post is part of Active Travel England (ATE), a new Executive Agency of the Department for Transport. The post provides an opportunity to work in a high-profile programme area with regular Ministerial and No.10 engagement. It offers a mixture of programme management, analytical and technical work coupled with significant outward facing exposure working with senior managers in other Government departments, Local Authorities, industry, and walking and cycling interest groups. Also, regular engagement with parliamentary business.

The Walking and Cycling Projects Officer will work as project delivery professional, as part of a multi-disciplinary team to design, set up and manage a large multi-year revenue investment programme to enable higher levels of walking, wheeling and cycling. This includes the local authority Capability Fund and an outreach programme delivered through non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

The role will be responsible for leading on delivery and monitoring of existing Capability Fund revenue programmes (£30m per year), alongside developing and delivering new funding rounds. This will include setting up the commissioning pack for bids, assessment of bids against value for money and quality requirements, agreement of grant documentation, monitoring and reporting on progress in delivery, and payments in line with the delivery timetable. The role will also support development of new ATE delivery processes, such as integrated capital and revenue monitoring and evaluation systems. It will manage informal consultation activities with local authorities, NGOs and supply chain stakeholders to co-develop and test the scope and evidence requirements for the multi-year funding approach and monitoring of the subsequent delivery programme.

The role will develop and maintain key briefing material, external lines and Q&A and manage related public and parliamentary correspondence. It will enable robust and timely decision making and challenge by senior management and Ministers on design and delivery of the revenue funding programme, through relevant proposals via the ATE Investment Programme Board, Executive Committee and ATE Board, via development and presentation of relevant evidence, papers and highlight reports.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Delivery: Create and lead the project to deliver the agreed outcomes within time, cost and quality constraints.
  • Project management: Day to day management and leadership of the project and the project team. Set project controls. Design the project structure appropriate to stage. Select and apply appropriate delivery methodologies.
  • Budget: Track delivery within budget.
  • Resources: Schedule / manage resources to deliver the project. May work independently or with a small team.
  • Benefits realisation: Ensure outputs and benefits are identified, understood, measured, tracked and owned. Ensure appropriate Benefits Realisation Strategy is in place and monitor longer term delivery of benefits against the programme Business Case.
  • Stakeholder management: Identify key stakeholders and develop effective relationships.
  • Risks and issues: Identify and monitor project risks and issues. Develop mitigating actions and escalate as appropriate.
  • Governance: Provide key reports and support effective governance and decision making.
  • Assurance: Support or set appropriate project assurance.
  • Change management: Ensure effective Change Management processes are in place to agree and document changes to deliverables as agreed with stakeholders.
  • Guidance and support: Seek appropriate support, guidance and coaching from the project community. Show commitment to personal development. Promote effective individual and team performance.
  • Project performance and controls: Build Project Plan and apply appropriate project principles to deliver stated objectives. Identify and set appropriate Project Controls. Track and report delivery against milestones.

For more information about the role and responsibilities please see the attached Role Profile.

Person specification

About You

To thrive in this role, you will have previous experience delivering a programme or project, from development through to implementation.

You will have strong communication skills and have experience working with a wide range of stakeholders to deliver projects or develop new processes.

Additional Information

A minimum of 40% of your working time should be spent at your principal workplace, although requirements to attend other locations for official business, or carry out detached duty in another DfT workplace, will also count towards this level of attendance.

This role will require occasional travel to other DfTc offices for team events.


We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Leadership
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Communicating and Influencing

Technical skills

We’ll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Project Delivery Capability Framework Project manager 2 - Planning
  • Project Delivery Capability Framework Project manager 2 - Stakeholder engagement


Being part of our brilliant Civil Service means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits. We offer generous annual leave, attractive pension options, flexible working, inclusive working environments and much more to support a healthy work/life balance.

Find out more about what it’s like working at the Department for Transport .

Things you need to know

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles (opens in a new window), and will assess your Behaviours, Experience and Technical skills.

How to Apply

As part of the application process, you will be asked to provide a CV and Personal Statement. Please tailor your CV to suit the role. For your Personal Statement, please provide detailed evidence of the following:

  • Delivering a programme or project including development, planning, and implementation.
  • Working with a wide range of stakeholders to communicate organisational priorities and deliver projects or develop new processes.

Please fully utilise the 1000-word limit when completing your personal statement.

The sift is due to take place 1st-4th August 2023.

Interviews/assessments are likely to be held 16th-18th August 2023.

We will try to meet the dates set out in the advert. There may be occasions when these dates will change. You will be provided with sufficient notice of the confirmed dates.

The selection process will be designed specifically for the role. As a result, your assessment will include:

  • an interview and presentation

This interview could be conducted online via Teams or face to face at one of our offices. Further details will be provided to you should you be selected for interview.

You’re encouraged to become familiar with the role profile, as you may be assessed against any of the criteria recorded within. Please also familiarise yourself with the Project Delivery Capability Framework.

The Department for Transport alongside other Government Departments recruit using Success Profiles. This means for each role we consider what you will need to demonstrate in order to be successful. This gives us the best possible chance of finding the right person for the job, drives up performance and improves diversity and inclusivity.

For further information on Success Profiles visit our Careers website.

Reasonable Adjustments

As a Disability Confident Leader employer, we are committed to ensuring that the recruitment process is fair, accessible and allows all candidates to perform at their best. If a person with a visible or non-visible disability is substantially disadvantaged, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes.

Complete the “Assistance required” section in the “Additional requirements” page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need during the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at an interview, or if you’re deaf, a Language Service Professional.

If you need a reasonable adjustment so that you can complete your application, you should contact Government Recruitment Service via dftrecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs.

Document Accessibility

If you are experiencing accessibility problems with any attachments on this advert, please contact the email address in the ’Contact point for applicants’ section.

This job advert contains links to the DfT Careers website. Our website provides useful guidance and information that can support you during the application process. If you cannot access the information on our website for any reason, please email DRGComms@dft.gov.uk for assistance.

Further Information

For more information about how we hire, and for useful tips on submitting your application for this role, visit the How We Hire page of our DfT Careers website. You can find detailed information about the recruitment process and what to expect when applying for a role.

Pre-employment Checking

Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening, subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicant’s details held on the IFD will be refused employment.

A candidate is not eligible to apply for a role within the Civil Service if the application is made within a 5-year period following a dismissal for carrying out internal fraud against government.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.


Successful candidates must undergo a criminal record check.
People working with government assets must complete baseline personnel security standard (opens in new window) checks.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) (opens in a new window)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Further information on nationality requirements (opens in a new window)

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code (opens in a new window) sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles (opens in a new window).
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
The Civil Service also offers a Redeployment Interview Scheme to civil servants who are at risk of redundancy, and who meet the minimum requirements for the advertised vacancy.

Apply and further information

This vacancy is part of the Great Place to Work for Veterans (opens in a new window) initiative.
The Civil Service welcomes applications from people who have recently left prison or have an unspent conviction. Read more about prison leaver recruitment (opens in new window).
Once this job has closed, the job advert will no longer be available. You may want to save a copy for your records.

Contact point for applicants

Job contact :

    Name :
    Jennifer Wiles
    Email :

Recruitment team

    Email :

Further information

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, in the first instance, you should contact Government Recruitment Services via email: dftrecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk
If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission: Visit the Civil Service Commission website Here
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Plazo: 03-04-2024

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