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Digital Delivery Manager - Government Legal Department

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Recruiter: GDS DDAT Expert Recruitment Team
Listed on: 25th May
Location: London
Salary/Rate: £61,000 - £65,000
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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We are a non-ministerial government department and the government's principal legal advisers. We do this by providing legal advice to the majority of central government departments on the development, design and implementation of government policies and decisions, drafting secondary legislation and working with Parliamentary Counsel on primary legislation, and representing the government in court. We have around 2,900 employees, more than 2,200 of whom are barristers, solicitors or paralegals. We are a national organisation, but with a concentration of employees in Westminster, and a presence in Bristol, Croydon, Leeds and Manchester.

We are building a Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) enabled organisation at GLD and will be at the forefront of government by showcasing best practice when dealing with data, digital and technology. Our more modern, insight-driven, innovative approach to DDaT will provide outstanding experiences at the right cost, quality and pace for the whole of GLD and ensure staff and wider government clients receive a top-quality and cost-effective digital & technology service.

What you'll do 

As Digital Delivery Manager at GLD you will join a network of digital, data and technology professionals that are responsible for co-ordinating and driving transformation across government.

With your senior colleagues from other government departments, you will set standards and maintain a shared vision to deliver transformation. You will share best practice and drive collective efficiencies wherever possible; support and guide our cross-government programmes to build digital, data and capability; and make government a destination of choice for digital, data and technology professionals.

The potential to shape our society's future is enormous and our purpose is to ensure the profession is equipped and inspired to deliver real, meaningful change for users; to do the work of transformation that makes government work better for everyone.

The role of Digital Delivery Manager will report into the Head of Digital Applications and will support GLD to grow and transform into a digital business through delivering digital value and outcomes. It will support the renovation of DDaT, accelerate change and orchestrate our Digital, data and technology management. GLD requires a consistent and strategic approach to the application of DDaT across the organisation, and DDaT needs to provide a consistent, transparent and efficient approach to the way that it delivers value to the business.

Who are you

Our delivery professionals work on a diverse range of projects, products and services within GDS and across government departments. We're looking for people with strong interpersonal skills who enjoy working in a demanding, high profile agile environment. We're looking for people who are passionate about agile working, who care about technology and who know how to make projects succeed. And we want people who believe that how you work is as important as what you deliver.

You will be bright, empathetic, persuasive and persevering. You'll have a strong interest, and ideally a background, in digital technology.

We're interested in people who have:

  • an understanding of agile practices and how they help deliver products and services
  • an ability to apply specific agile tools to help delivery of products and services
  • experience of delivering digital products or services
  • knowledge and experience of a range of agile


Essential Criteria

  • Agile principles and practices 
  • Excellent documentation, presentation and communication skillset
  • Data understand including market leading products, no-SQL solutions, Integration and reporting
  • Implementation of Cloud based services, systems, and platforms 
  • Leading successful teams and resolving challenges 
  • Practical experience in digital and related technology fields and transformation programmes 


  • Document Management System knowledge 
  • Practice or Matter/Case Management System experience
  • Microsoft 365 implementation 
  • Information Security management 
  • Structured Project Management methodologies


  • Government/DDaT experience and knowledge 
  • Legal practice experience 

How you'll be assessed 

In the Civil Service, we use our Success Profiles. This gives us the best possible chance of finding the right person for the job, drives up performance and improves diversity and inclusivity. 

When reviewing your application we will be using the experience element of the framework to assess your career history and achievements. We're looking for examples of things you have previously achieved or your knowledge in a particular field which are relevant to the role.

If you're shortlisted for an interview we'll use different elements of the success profiles framework. We'll be considering your ability, strengths, experience, technical/specialist skill and behaviours for this role. The following behaviours are the most relevant: 

  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Leadership
  • Delivery at pace
  • Communicating and influencing
  • Managing a quality service 

Application Process

Your application should include both a CV and Statement of suitability/ Cover Letter that demonstrates how you meet the Technical & Experience criteria for the post, with relevant examples. It will not be sufficient to reiterate the criteria; you are expected to illustrate how you have met the requirements.

Your application will be sifted by a GLD panel.