Secondment opportunities

The secondments opportunities are open to civil servants.

A secondment is a temporary transfer to work in a different team within your department or in a different organisation. It can help you develop their skills, broaden their horizons and improve their CV.

GCS secondment and temporary opportunities

You must ensure that you have followed your departmental HR process and Civil Service Resourcing procedures before submitting a vacancy to us.

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Information Threats Analyst, Government Information Cell

The postholder will work in the Government Information Cell (GIC)’s Analysis Hub, supporting
Senior Information Threats Analysts to provide threat-side analysis.

Vacancy description

Russian state-orchestrated information activities present a threat to the UK and our strategic
interests overseas. The role of the postholder will be to support the newly-formed (February
2022) Government Information Cell (GIC) to identify and mitigate these threats.

Key responsibilities

  • The postholder will conduct all-source analysis and assessment, drawing on open-source material, HMG and third-party research, and secret intelligence, to inform UK Government responses to information threats.
  • The postholder will be an independent self-starter, taking a creative as well as rigorous approach to tracking and providing informed perspectives on Russian information activity.
  • They will be responsible for writing clear, timely, and accessible insight products to support the development of strategic communications responses by the GIC and its partners across HMG.
  • In executing their responsibilities, they will be supported by a range of disinformation and other subject-matter expert peers, including Russian language speakers and senior analysts.
  • Tools available to support the postholder in conducting open-source research will include BBC Monitoring, a range of social media analysis tools, and access to a network of expert peers across FCDO, DCMS, Cabinet Office, MOD and the Home Office.
  • The postholder will operate across high and low sides, providing a link into UKIC and deploying intelligence where appropriate to quality assure open-source assessments.
  • Other responsibilities will include actively contributing to the development of corporate knowledge around Russian information activities within the GIC, and representing the unit’s assessments in relevant cross-Whitehall meetings. The role may also require providing some auxiliary support to other GIC functions as required, including monitoring and evaluation.
  • The postholder must hold SC or above security clearance.

How to apply

Email: catherine.hunt@cabinetoffice.gov.uk with your cv


Estates Capital Project Manager

Estates and Facilities Management
Length of Secondment: 2 Years Secondment
Location: Royal Museums Greenwich
Salary range: £45,000
Closing date: 27th June 2022
Available on promotion

Vacancy description

Royal Museums Greenwich is an epic place of exploration. In the heart of Maritime
Greenwich, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, RMG is home to the National Maritime
Museum, Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark, and the Queen’s House. The Estate includes
Scheduled Ancient Monuments and listed buildings, and their associated services are
maintained to a high standard and in sympathy with their heritage status.
 
The Estates and Facilities Management Department is responsible for the Museum’s
Estates and the provision of essential services such as cleaning, security, and grounds
maintenance. The team is led by the Head of Estates and Facilities Management who
reports to the Executive Business & Operations Director. The Hard Services team is
responsible for the fabric, grounds, and mechanical and electrical aspects of the Estate,
which include a number of capital projects each year. This newly created role will support
the current team through a mixture of individual projects and collaborative objectives to
deliver the ambitious Capital Works Programme.
 
Reporting to the Deputy Head of Estates and Facilities Management the Estates Project
Manager (Capital) will be responsible for delivering multiple capital works through the
project lifecycle across the Museum’s sites.

Key responsibilities

  • Own the delivery of multiple capital projects, in close collaboration with professional teams and relevant stakeholders
  • Coordinate the project budgets, ensure accurate and timely reporting of progress
  • Manage the external professional teams, including meetings, mediations, reporting, and procuring any services that may be required
  • Be the main point of contact between RMG, relevant stakeholders, and professional teams
  • Ensure effective handover to end-users, including defect management, and complete O&M manuals are accepted.
  • Management of the public procurement process
  • Stakeholder Management (internal and external)
  • Ensure health and safety is a key focus on all projects
  • Support the delivery of other Capital Projects managed by the wider Estates Team

Person specification

  • Relevant Project Management qualifications and demonstratable experience within a similar environment.
  • Strong influencing and persuasion skills with experience in people management including managing external contractors.
  • Strong leadership skills with an approachable and successful communication style which results in issues being raised and risks managed in a timely and effective manner.
  • Ability to effectively communicate highly complex issues and technical information to non-technical staff.
  • Impartial and objective approach, with the ability to represent all stakeholder
  • interests and to coordinate the input of RMG colleagues at the senior level
  • Demonstrable experience and effective ability to manage external contractors/consultants on projects.
  • An agile approach with the flexibility to adapt as funding/projects demand.
  • Core project management skillset of understanding of project programming, knowledge of construction contracts, change control processes, risk management, change management, and project progress reporting
  • Good working knowledge of relevant legislation including CDM 2015, Equality Act 2010, and procurement processes, particularly in relation to the public sector.
  • Appreciation of environmental and planning issues relating to a development program located on a sensitive, historic site.
  • Attention to detail and meticulous record-keeping to ensure accurate project files are maintained and made available to relevant stakeholders.

How to apply

Email the recruitment team – hrhelpdesk@rmg.co.uk with the application/cv
Email: hrhelpdesk@rmg.co.uk


Estates Manager

Estates and Facilities Management
Length of Secondment: 2 Years Secondment
Location: Royal Museums Greenwich
Salary range: £45,000
Closing date: 27 th June 2022
Available on promotion:

Vacancy description

The Estates and Facilities Management Department administer the Museum’s Estate
and facilitate the provision of essential Museum services. The Team is led by the
Head of Estates and Facilities Management who reports to the Divisional Director.
Estates’ responsibilities include keeping the buildings and grounds in good repair,
the procurement of essential utilities (gas, electricity and water), energy efficiency
measures, cleaning, transport, porter messenger services, office moves,
postal/courier services, vending, stationery, legal matters relating to the Estate
(leases, rates, planning etc.) and supervision of three on site Term Maintenance
Contractors (Mechanical & Electrical, General Building Maintenance and Grounds
Maintenance).

Main Purpose of Job

To work with the Estates and Facilities Management Team and the key stakeholders
in maintaining, improving and ensuring the efficient running of all the Museum
Buildings and grounds on the main site, The Royal Observatory, The Cutty Sark and
outstations.


Key responsibilities

  • To oversee the Term Maintenance (Building Services) and Grounds Contractors to ensure best value for money is achieved.
  • To manage the planned prioritised maintenance (PPM) programme delivering major refurbishment, re-decoration and repair projects on budget and on time.
  • To assist in the day-to-day maintenance of the buildings including the organisation of emergency repairs and small works requests.
  • To proactively engage with a wide range of stakeholders to ensure the effective coordination and communication of works activities.
  • To liaise with staff throughout the Museum in a range of projects requiring Estates
  • Management input.
  • To provide advice on property events relating planning, consents, leases and rates reviews.
  • To assist in the maintenance and improvement of the hard landscaped areas.
  • To organise internal office moves including furniture purchases where necessary and liaise with telephone and IT services.
  • To liaise as necessary on Health and Safety issues.
  • To organise the purchase and maintenance of Museum equipment relevant to the above tasks.
  • To comply with Permit to Work procedures which involve the verification of Risk Assessments and Method Statements
  • To manage relevant budgets on a day-to-day basis.

Person specification

  • Significant experience in Estates Management at a similar level.
  • Experience of undertaking maintenance, repairs and cleaning to Grade I /II listed buildings
  • Proven project management experience
  • Basic supervisory and computer skills are required with the ability to carry out reviews and produce written reports.
  • This position requires an enthusiastic and energetic person able to work under pressure, meet deadlines, communicate with internal and external stakeholders and actively contribute to the Estates Management team’s work.

Desirable

  • Relevant qualification in Facilities Management
  • Experience of undertaking maintenance, repairs on Scheduled Ancient Monuments.
  • Experience of coordinating leases and rate reviews and of planning and consent applications.

How to apply

Email the recruitment team – hrhelpdesk@rmg.co.uk with the application/cv
Email: hrhelpdesk@rmg.co.uk