22.147 SEO Change Engine Lead – Disclosure and Barring Service – Darlington

Disclosure and Barring Service

The role of the Change Engine Lead is to drive and manage the assessment of new change items and production of associated business cases, through an agreed pipeline process, so they are of sufficient quality for delivery teams and projects are setup for success . This requires co-ordination of input from project managers, business analysts, technical support officers and other DBS stakeholders.

The Change Engine Lead is responsible for driving and overseeing the delivery of viable business cases from initial idea through assessment and feasibility to ensure that the objectives of new change items are clearly defined and assessed against strategic intent. The Change Engine Lead has a key role in change governance and, working with stakeholders, in ensuring all inputs required (people, funding, suppliers) are planned into a future schedule of change.

Not all potential change items will pass through the process successfully, so excellent stakeholder management skills and the ability to manage and demonstrate a transparent and objective decision-making process is essential.

This is a dynamic role, which requires the post holder to be a self-starter and driven to succeed in challenging circumstances using specialist skills and deep business knowledge. You will be pro-active, flexible, responsive to change, and possess the ability to proactively develop and maintain collaborative relationships.

The role also includes responsibility for contributing to wider communit ies of practice .

The post holder will work closely with other disciplines to ensure that DBS systems and processes are continuously improved.

In the event of a high number of applications, a sift will take place on the lead behaviour: Making Effective Decisions
Occasional travel may be required to the office.

*Location/flexible working – Work can be done remotely, but the post holder will have a contracted base of Liverpool or Darlington. The post holder may be occasionally required to attend their contracted office, in accordance with the needs of the organisation.*

Person specification

Representing DBS / Strategy, Performance and Change Directorate at appropriate forums, as directed.
Supporting the delivery of the directorates objectives.
Work as part of a wider directorate, bringing together skills and expertise into a single, coherent, and enabling directorate.

Management and leadership of a range of change professionals to deliver the agreed outcomes within time, cost, and quality constraints.
Development and maintenance of an overall schedule of change, based on priorities and capacity, using a structured approach to planning and working with stakeholders across the organisation.
Developing options analysis, change proposals and business cases through careful negotiation and co-ordination of a range of project professionals and stakeholders.
Identifying and documenting potential risks to change items that are identified through the assessment and feasibility stages, ensuring they are available to delivery teams.
Applying appropriate change control techniques to ensure changes to any aspect of new change items are visible and their impacts understood and documented.
Providing quality products (business cases, outline plans, risk logs, stakeholder assessments, high-level requirements) that support effective decision-making and future delivery activity.
Provision of reporting to support effective governance, assurance and decision making.
Identifying, developing and maintaining of key stakeholder relationships across the DBS and with appropriate external parties.
Maintenance and oversight of capacity within your team.
Coaching others working across the organisation to develop capability by developing a community of practice to act as a centre of excellence.

Ability to work to challenging timescales.
Have the ability to deal with complexity, managing issues to resolution and making effective decisions.
Ability to proactively problem solve, identify associated impacts and work collaboratively with partners to resolve and mitigate.
Able to translate and simplify detailed information into a clear, concise format that is understandable for a wider audience.
Ability to work both in a team, or independently to deliver tasks and project outputs.
Experience of communicating and delivering workshops effectively, including online .
Have a working understanding of Business Analysis / Project Management methodologies.
Good standard of written and verbal communication.
Experience of working in a Project environment.
Experience of assessing the impact of business change.
Have experience working with and managing key stakeholders at different levels, including external suppliers.
A recognised qualification in Project Management or Business Analysis.
Proficient in Microsoft Package such as Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

Experience of successfully managing projects.
Experience in business case development, benefits management and change management.
Experience of business and systems analysis, deconstructing user needs, process modelling, requirements capture and prioritisation.
Experience of working in a culture of continuous delivery and improvement.
Proficient in the use of SharePoint.

A recognised qualification in Project Management or Business Analysis.


We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
Making Effective Decisions
Changing and Improving
Communicating and Influencing
Seeing the Big Picture
Working Together


The DBS offers a number of excellent benefits for its employees. These can include:
Generous annual leave entitlement
Excellent maternity, paternity and adoption schemes (after a qualifying period)
Commitment to the health and wellbeing of our employees
Employee Assistance Programme
Flexible working opportunities
Eyecare voucher scheme
Occupational Health Service including referrals for counselling and physiotherapy
24/7 Counselling and Wellbeing Service
A Civil Service Pension with an average employer contribution of 27%

The DBS vision and purpose is to make people safer by being a visible, trusted and influential organisation, providing an outstanding quality of service to all our customers and partners, where our people understand the important safeguarding contributions they make and feel proud to work here. To do this, the DBS is committed to being an employer that is able to attract, develop, retain and engage diverse talent that is representative of the communities we serve, and to be an organisation providing outstanding service to all our existing and new customers, who are diverse and have a range of different needs. We want all our staff to be able to bring their whole self to work.

Things you need to know

Selection process details

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

TO APPLY for this post, please provide:

– a CV setting out your career history (showing key responsibilities and achievements), along with

– a suitability statement (max. 1000 words) explaining how you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience provide evidence of your suitability for the role, with particular reference to essential requirements and the key responsibilities listed.

INTERVIEW: The interview will consist of a 10-minute presentation (title will be provided to successful applicants with their interview invitation), and five behaviour-based questions.


The Civil Service has defined a set of behaviours that, when demonstrated, are associated with job success. For this role you should demonstrate the following Civil Service Behaviours:

MAKING EFFECTIVE DECISIONS: Use evidence and knowledge to support accurate, expert decisions and advice. Carefully consider alternative options, implications and risks of decisions.

CHANGING AND IMPROVING: Seek out opportunities to create effective change and suggest innovative ideas for improvement. Review ways of working, including seeking and providing feedback.

COMMUNICATING AND INFLUENCING: Communicate purpose and direction with clarity, integrity and enthusiasm. Respect the needs, responses and opinions of others.

SEEING THE BIG PICTURE: Understand the strategic drivers for your area of work. Align activities to contribute to wider organisational priorities. Remain alert to emerging issues and trends which might impact your work area .

WORKING TOGETHER: Form effective partnerships and relationships with people both internally and externally, from a range of diverse backgrounds, sharing information, resources and support.


Advert Close Date: 11th December 2022

Shortlisting: from 12th December 2022 onwards

Interviews : from 9th January 2023 onwards


During the application for this role, we will be using the Civil Service Success Profiles. You may find it helpful to read through Success Profiles online:


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


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

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

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 settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of 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

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