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Head of Governance Economic Crime - Supervision

Posted: 11 Apr 2021 Closes: 23 Apr 2021
Belfast RC- Custom House, Belfast, BT1 3ET; Birmingham- City Centre House, Birmingham, B2 4AD migrating to Birmingham RC ; Bristol RC- 3 Glass Wharf, Bristol, BS2 0EL; Croydon RC- 1 Ruskin Square, Croydon, CR0 2WF; Edinburgh RC- Queen Elizabeth 51,561 - 58,126
Permanent & Full-time HMR_109933

This is a key role on the ECS Senior Management Team. The role will involve leading the Governance Team, which is mainly based in London, through its continued evolution to deliver excellent essential corporate functions that are the backbone of our supervisory approach.

You will lead, develop and support team members, through three Senior Officers, driving continuous improvements to ensure governance and change processes are as efficient and effective as possible as ECS continues to evolve.

The role carries a large degree of responsibility and accountability for delivery of business results across the range of ECS activities.

Responsibilities
Ensuring effective governance of ECS to support the delivery of strategic objectives, facilitate operational delivery and manage corporate requirements

Ensuring ECS has credible and timely management and financial information and data to enable robust performance management and decision making, including effective forecasting and management of 20m annual budget

Implementation and management of a change control process that ensures ECS policies, external communications and processes meet necessary statutory, policy and operational requirements and are as efficient and effective as possible

Leading on risk management for ECS, including through maintenance of effective processes and stakeholder engagement

Facilitating continuous improvement across ECS, tracking progress of and embedding the outstanding actions of the Change Programme and Supervisory Self-Assessment into business as usual

Developing and driving an internal communications strategy that increases staff engagement

Overseeing effective corporate knowledge and information management

Oversight of recruitment coordination and supervising implementation of the ECS locations strategy

Chairing the ECS Governance Panel as appropriate to ensure that supervisory sanctions are applied in a fair and robust manner across operational cases

Working collaboratively with other SMT members and FIS colleagues to shape the current work and future direction of ECS

Essential Criteria:

Proven Leadership experience

Qualifications in finance or statistics

Experience driving continuous improvement or development of performance information & data

Qualifications in finance, statistics or driving continuous improvement (e.g. Pacesetter) would be an advantage but are not essential if the candidate has relevant experience.

Overview:

At HMRC, we are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable adjustments to participate in the job application or interview process.

Due to the sensitive nature of the work, SC level of security clearance is required. Applicants without this level of clearance must be willing to undergo the necessary level of vetting and secure relevant clearances. If the relevant security clearance is not obtained, you may be asked to return to your previous role/business area.

This is a demanding role. It is available on a full or part-time basis. An element of the role involves providing cover for the Chair of the Governance Panel.

This role can be based in any of the nine specified locations where ECS already has a presence. If the role is filled outside of London, frequent travel to London may be necessary. Wherever the post holder is located, the role may require some travel to other ECS locations, possibly including overnight stays.

Behaviours

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
  • Changing and Improving
  • Working Together
  • Making Effective Decisions

Benefits

Learning and development tailored to your role
An environment with flexible working options
A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
A Civil Service pension

If you are applying for a role in an office within a regional centre location or a transitional or specialist site, then the following may apply: Daily Travel Assistance will be available for this role, provided the successful applicant is a current HMRC employee and meets the eligibility requirements outlined in the departments Daily Travel Assistance guidance.
Please also find attached 'Your little extras booklet' for further information.

Things you need to know

Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

See our vetting charter.

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours and Experience.

A CV is required when applying for this role, however is for information purposes only and does not form part of the assessment.

A 750-word Personal Statement is also required when applying for this role. We will ask you to demonstrate your suitability for the role including how you meet the essential criteria.

During the Sift and interview process we will assess you on the 3 Behaviours
- Changing and improving
- Working together
- Making effective decisions

An initial sift will be based on the 750-word Personal Statement and Lead Behaviour (Changing and improving)

Those successful from the initial sift will then progress to a full sift where the remaining Behaviours will then be assessed.

Candidates successful from the Sift will be invited to interview.

Interviews will be based on Behaviours and will touch on your experience.

Sift and interview dates to be confirmed.

Security Update
If you are successful and transferring from another Government Department, we will carry out a check of your identity, nationality, and immigration status (including the right to work in the UK) and a criminal record check before confirming your appointment.

Successful candidates must pass a Disclosure and Barring Security Check/Disclosure Scotland/Access NI.

Please note: in addition to the standard pre-employment checks for appointment into the Civil Service, all candidates must also obtain National Security Vetting at Security Check (SC) clearance level for this vacancy. You will normally need to meet the minimum UK residency period as determined by the level of vetting being undertaken, which for SC is 5 years UK residency prior to your vetting application. If you have any questions about this residency requirement, please speak to the vacancy holder for this post.

Please note that HMRC have an exemption under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, which enables us to make enquiries about both unspent and spent convictions.

In order to process applications without delay, we will be sending a Criminal Record Check to Disclosure and Barring Service /Disclosure Scotland/Access NI on your behalf. However, we recognise in exceptional circumstances some candidates will want to send their completed forms direct. If you will be doing this, please advise Government Recruitment Service of your intention by emailing Pre-EmploymentChecks.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk stating the job reference number in the subject heading.

For further information on the Disclosure Scotland confidential checking service telephone: the Disclosure Scotland Helpline on 0870 609 6006 and ask to speak to the operations manager in confidence, or email Info@disclosurescotland.co.uk

For further information on the Access NI confidential checking service telephone: the Access NI Helpline on 0300 200 7888 and ask to speak to the operations manager in confidence, or email accessni@ani.x.gsi.gov.uk

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 applicants 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.

HMRC transformation
HM Revenue and Customs is currently going through an exciting ten-year transformation programme to create a tax authority fit for the future. As part of this, we are committed to providing high-quality jobs and giving employees a great place to work, whichever location you work from.

HM Revenue and Customs has made significant progress with its plans to locate in 13 large, modern, flexible offices, equipped with high-speed digital infrastructure supporting improved customer service and compliance activity. These collaborative workspaces will enable smarter working and great training and development facilities, allowing for the sharing of expertise, local training, promotion, and provide great ongoing career development opportunities.

These offices will be located in central locations in the following towns and cities close to accessible transport links: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast, Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Croydon and Stratford. Our Regional Centres in Croydon, Bristol and Belfast are already operational.

In addition, there will also be a small number of specialist sites where the work cannot be done anywhere else, in Gartcosh (near Glasgow), Telford, Ipswich, Worthing and Dover, as well as our headquarters in central London. Whats more, our Welsh language service has people located in Porthmadog, as well as Cardiff.

We are letting you know about our future plans because if you are recruited into an office that is not one of these locations, you will be expected, subject to HM Revenue and Customs applicable policies, to move to one of these locations in the future. In some cases, this will be via one of our nine transitional sites.

If you are not a current civil servant, you will not be eligible for financial assistance for your move to the regional centre or a transitional or specialist site.

If you are a current HM Revenue and Customs employee and you joined us through an advert that was advertised on or after 11/01/2017, you will not be eligible for financial assistance for your move to a regional centre, a transitional site or a specialist one. This is in line with the terms of your original appointment to HM Revenue and Customs.

For more information please contact the vacancy holder.

Terms and Conditions
We really hope you decide to apply for this role. If youre successful you need to know that in February 2021 members of recognised trade unions (ARC and PCS) voted to approve a pay and contract reform offer. This means that HMRC will adopt new terms and conditions for all colleagues as part of a multi-year pay deal and contract offer, the pay deal period is 01 June 2020 31st May 2023 and terms and conditions changes take place from the 01 June 2021 onwards. These terms will apply to colleagues who already work in HMRC and if you join us, it will apply to you too. Weve put together a summary of the key changes that will be made and you can find this attached to the Job Advert.

Pay
If you are currently working for an OGD and would like to consider the impact on your pay when joining HMRC, please see the attached document "Pay on Transfer from OGD" for further information.

New entrants are expected to join on the minimum of the pay band.

Further Information

Customer facing roles in HMRC require the ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English and/or Welsh where required. Where this is an essential requirement this will be tested as part of the selection process.

Any move to HMRC from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility at https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

At HMRC we are committed to creating a great place to work for all our colleagues; an inclusive and respectful environment that reflects the diversity of the society we serve.
We want to maximise the potential of everyone who chooses to work for us and we offer a range of flexible working patterns and support to make a fulfilling career at HMRC accessible to you.
Diverse perspectives and experiences are critical to our success and we welcome applications from all people from all backgrounds with the experience and skills needed to perform this role.

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

Reasonable adjustment
If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes.

If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should:
Contact Government Recruitment Service via hmrcrecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs.

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

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

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 (or eligible for) status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • 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

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code 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.

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.

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