Commercial Service Team Members

  • Location:
    Porton Down
  • Salary:
    £17,000 - £23,000
  • Closing date:
  • reference:


About the job

The Dstl commercial team support the innovative work and deliverables across the organisation by providing support in the form of contracts, frameworks and guidance as well as commercial specialists on cutting-edge defence science and technology requirements.

Job description

We are looking for someone who :
Has an interest in Commercial and Contract Management and Procurement Processes.
Is able to work in collaborative environments, has a range of transferable skills sets and a wiliness to learn.
Has the desire to develop their skills and experience through training and challenging requirements in an environment that is supporting and encouraging the future senior leaders.


In this role you will:
• With support of Commercial Officer (L4) and Commercial Manager (L5), provide procurement and commercial service (within delegated authority limits) ensuring contracts and suppliers meet Dstl requirements for operational and contractual delivery in line with MoD policy.
• Provide quality customer services to all areas of Dstl in line with Dstl Policy and processes.
• (As Commercial Process Assistant) assist in the delivery of relevant and efficient skills, processes, tools and management information to enable effective Commercial Group delivery of Dstl commercial activities. Support Compliance auditing across Commercial processes and policies.
• Liaise with both customers internal and external stakeholders, on a day-to-day basis to ensure that all customers requirements are fully serviced.
• Undertake professional training gaining accreditation through CIPS (if not already held) as well as in-house training.

Important Information .

Our work in defence, security and intelligence requires our employees to be British Citizens who are able to gain a high level of security clearance to understand the work you will undertake to protect us from any security threats. For this reason, we regret that only UK Nationals will be able to apply for this role. If you are an international or dual-national candidate, and you think you have the skills we need, please consider applying to any of our government, security or defence partners across the enterprise. We work closely with the Defence and Security Industry on many projects, so it would be great to work with you via one of our partners.

This role will require full UK security clearance and you should have resided in the UK for the past 5 years.
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

Working Together
Changing and Improving
Managing a Quality Service
Delivering at Pace
We'll provide a great range of benefits including;

? Fully flexible working, including alternative working patterns, annualised hours, compressed hours and job share, to name a few.
? Flexible Working hours, a 12 month reference period and the ability to bank hours. Up to 20 hours can be taken in any calendar month
? Excellent learning and development to ensure everyone fulfils their potential.
? Maternity, adoption or shared parental leave of up to 26 weeks full pay followed by 13 weeks statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid, and paternity leave of 2 weeks full pay.
? Chartership and accreditation support.
? Pension.
? Generous annual leave, with the ability to buy and sell up to 5 days holiday per year.
? A competitive salary.
? Onsite gyms and restaurants.
? Staff discounts for high street and online shopping, restaurants and days out.
Our Diversity Networks

Dstl recognises the importance of diversity and inclusion as people from diverse backgrounds bring fresh ideas. We are committed to building an inclusive working environment in which each employee fulfils their potential and maximises their contribution. We have a number of support networks to ensure all employees feel supported at work.

These include the following;
- Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Network
- Faith and Culture Network
- Parents and Carer Support Network
- Alternative Working Network
- Gender Equality Network
- New Starters Network
- Enabled Network, for people with visible and non-visible disabilities

For further information about Dstl please check out our LinkedIn page 
Things you need to know
Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.
Selection process details
This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours and Experience.
We want you to have your best chance of success in our recruitment process, so If at any stage of the application process you would like help or assistance please contact the Dstl Recruitment Team and we will do all we can to support you.

We offer a guaranteed interview for all disabled applicants who provide evidence in their application of meeting the minimum essential requirements of the post, set out in the job description. You will be asked to indicate if you are applying under this scheme when you submit your application.

As part of your application you will need to successfully complete 2 Civil Service Sift Tests, a Numerical Reasoning Test and a Verbal Reasoning Test. The deadline to complete these tests is 1200 noon on 31st January 2021. You MUST complete these tests before you can complete a full application form.

The Sift will be completed by 5th Feb 2021 and will assess how your Personal Statement matches the requirements for the role as detailed in the attached job description.

Interviews will be held in late February 2021 and will consist of a combined technical and behavioural interview assessing your skills and experience in relation to the job description.

Due to the current situation interviews are likely to be held via video link and full details will be sent to you should you be invited to an interview.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.
Nationality requirements
Open to UK nationals only.

This job is not open to candidates who hold a dual nationality.

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