DWP Digital Identity Product Manager 2 (PM)

Closing date for applications: 14/11/2022
Specialist role
Product manager
Summary of the work
You will take day to day responsibility of the Identity Product and management of the Product Team, Suppliers and budgets. This encompasses BAU and complex change/transformation. You will lead a team to deliver great service and introduce major improvements in Active Directory migration, Role Based Access development, and JML infrastructure.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
Until end of March 2023
North West England
Organisation the work is for
Department for Work & Pensions
Maximum day rate
Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
You will be working as part of the Digital Workspaces team which owns many of the technical products and services delivered to DWP's 120k colleagues and partners. You will take ownership for a well defined part of that portfolio, working with and managing an established team of experts as well as helping to grow that team and integrating supplier expertise.
What the specialist will work on
Be able to demonstrable success in senior roles or engagements, capable of leading a complex business unit through BAU and Transformation challenges. Working within the Digital Workspaceyou will take responsibility for the Identity Product area, with end to end responsibility for Identity services; Active Directory, JML, and access, across DWP. The role includes all aspects of managing a multi-disciplinary team responsible for running a critical DWP service while tasked with significant change (eg, rationalising the estate, introducing user centric services, intensifying our public cloud presence). The ability to understand technical aspects of the Identity space in DWP is vital.
Address where the work will take place
Manchester HUB 2 St Peter’s Square | Manchester - M2 3AA
Working arrangements
You will adopt the working practices now established across DWP of Hybrid Working, where at least 40% of your time will be spent in the Manchester office with your team and peers. The remainder of your time will be spent working from home, in the office if you choose, or with suppliers as appropriate to the needs of the job at any point in time.
Security clearance
BPSS minimum security clearance
Additional terms and conditions
How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
-Meets the DWP values, We care, We deliver, We adapt, and We work together -Work well as the lead of a team and keep the team motivated to perform well. -Transfer knowledge gained through the team and be willing to share experiences across the wider department. -Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions. -Is accountable and takes responsibility for their work. -Can work with colleagues with little or no technical knowledge. -Strong collaborative approach to leadership and team working
Assessment methods
Evaluation weighting
Technical competence 60% Cultural fit 20% Price 20%
Essential skills and experience
  • You will be responsible for leading a multi-disciplinary Product Team to deliver a technical critical service, and bring about targeted change across the Department
  • A visible leader comfortable with managing live service and delivering transformation by inspiring a team, managing suppliers, and recruiting where necessary
  • Happy to follow the Departments Hybrid Working policy and spend at least 2 days a week (on average) in the Department's Hub in St Peters Square
  • You will directly manage the budget across the financial year and input to plans for subsequent years
  • Excellent presentation and communications skills
  • A strong technical appreciation, you will have worked at a senior level within a large technology or Digital area
  • Able to take part in meaningful discussions with architects, engineers, and service teams
  • Proven management and leadership experience in an Agile and fluid environment
  • Product Management/Ownership experience with the ability to set out and communicate short/medium/long term plans, roadmaps, and strategic intent
  • A mature approach to risk management
  • Exhibits the rigour and care necessary to keep a vital 24x7 service running alongside the flair and determination to instill necessary change
  • Understands the variety and complexity of users’ digital needs or user journeys, and how the product will meet those needs
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Technical understanding of Identity space

Closing date for applications: 14/11/2022

DWP Digital Identity Product Manager 2 (PM)

Closing date for applications: 14/11/2022

Specialist role:

Product manager


North West England


Department for Work & Pensions

Maximum day rate:


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