Assistant Director – Change (business and cultural change)
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is the UK’s National Competition Authority. As we embark on a significant programme of change over the next three years, we now have a critical focus on increasing organisational capacity and capability, taking on our new expanded post-EU exit role, and further improving the culture of the organisation.
Key initiatives underpinning our change agenda include our London office relocation to Canary Wharf this summer, the continued IT strategy roll-out to enable smart working and use of agile technology, achieving the PAS3000 Smart Working standard, and embedding a trust based flexible working model for the organisation – all which will reform the way we work. This is balanced alongside ensuring the CMA’s operational readiness for and post EU exit, preparing for enhanced enforcement powers following a reform of the competition regime, and growing a connected and cohesive presence across the devolved nations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
About the role
With this expanding remit, we are seeking to appoint an Assistant Director of Change who will be responsible for embedding and delivering the CMA’s critical programme of business, workplace and cultural change. Acting as project management adviser and expert to project and work stream leads, you will ensure the key components of each project are in place and delivered, monitoring risk, reporting on progress and capturing lessons learned throughout – to ensure the CMA continually improves its programme management capability.
This role will also work in close collaboration with the Senior Director, People Capability & Culture to strengthen the capability of key senior stakeholders across the organisation, who also have responsibility for driving and influencing cultural change, improved behaviours and more effective ways of working at the CMA. The role must also ensure timely, tailored and effective communications are delivered to colleagues throughout the change programme, with a critical focus on building staff engagement and involvement, and overall ensuring that change impacts are understood.
To be successful for the role you will have strong evidence of delivering business and cultural change programmes, coupled with expertise in designing and implementing best practice governance and reporting for programmes, projects and workstreams. A clear communicator who is highly organised, resilient and results-focussed, you will also have experience of developing and embedding change narratives in organisations, along with experience of effectively delivering change capability training and/or learning events. Exceptional stakeholder management skills, with proven capability to develop, foster and influence relationships at all levels, and in complex environments, will round off your profile.
Closing date for online applications: 11:59pm on Monday 29 April 2019.
Your application must include a CV upload, and a statement of suitability setting out why you are applying for the position, and how your technical knowledge, skills, experience and personal qualities meet the essential criteria as set out in the person specification.
Interviews will take place on Thursday 23 May 2019 at our London headquarters.
The CMA is an accredited Disability Confident Employer and are Stonewall Diversity Champions. As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds and recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.