Vacancies

We’re undergoing an exciting period of change and growth at OPSS, and there’s never been a better time to join us. Below you can find our current vacancies, which are updated regularly.

This is a hybrid role of Programme Manager with PMO Manager responsibilities. The Programme Manager is responsible for successful delivery of the required project outcomes, including the establishment of appropriate governance and assurance, monitoring progress, managing risks and issues and ensuring the business readiness for change.

A key role in PMO, the Programme Manager is also responsible for defining and maintaining the standards of project management within OPSS. This includes the implementation and sharing of best practice as well as the development and application of project procedures, tools and techniques in order to standardise methodologies and realise economies. A key aspect of this role is to provide expert guidance, support and insight on the project, and the Programme Manager acts as a source of all project information and metrics.

About the Team

National Capacity is a small team within the wider Construction Products command, responsible for ensuring the development and implementation of the programme through a Transition Plan for Construction Products. The team is developing the NRCP operating model and will be responsible for ensuring its delivery. Working within the Joint Unit it is responsible for the relationship with MHCLG as well as leading on overall Engagement for the NRCP Programme.

About the Role

In this role you will work closely with the National Capacity team leader, as the responsible lead for the development, management, and review of the Construction Products Transition Plan: developing and implementing effective reporting and strategic co-ordination mechanisms. The successful candidate will proactively lead the identification of and action on emerging issues whilst ensuring workstream leads and policy sponsors are periodically and accurately briefed on programme delivery against key objectives. You will need to be adaptable as we establish our position as the NRCP and define the operational model for OPSS with a detailed multi-year implementation plan.

You will play a key role in the development of the NRCP programme, decision-making, governance, and accountability.

About the Role

In this role you will work closely with other functional teams across OPSS to support our strategic objectives, the teams are instrumental in building our reputation as an exemplar regulator and improving regulatory outcomes for the businesses we regulate and the citizens we serve.

The scope for each role is broad. You will contribute to and handle delivery of annual work plans, leading on specific projects; build positive relationships with a range of partners; make the most of our assets – people, services, and data – now and in the future; and develop new solutions which improve our impact allowing us to deliver sustained value.

The roles are based in 4 separate teams:

Online Regulation Team

The role of the Online Regulation Team is to ensure that OPSS better regulate online platforms and marketplaces by:

•Improving skills and capabilities through good practice, technological developments, and targeted enforcement to drive business compliance.
•Identifying cross-sector trends and assess regulatory developments to ensure operational resilience.
•Increasing sector compliance through establishing partner relationships and joined up approaches.

Ports, Incidents, and Investigations Team

The role of the Ports, Incidents, and Investigations Team is to lead on and/or support cross functional Enforcement activity with a readiness to respond to matters of significant national importance by:

•Building OPSS response capability at ports and deploying enforcement staff to undertake enforcement at ports either as the lead or in conjunction with Partner Agencies, Regulators, Market Surveillance Authorities, and Other Government Departments.
•Leading our Enforcement response on declared incidents, collaborating across OPSS and in line with the department’s incident management plan.
•Undertaking, coordinating, and supporting investigations across all OPSS Enforcement areas, providing guidance, advice, and support to other enforcement teams and leading on highly sophisticated investigations whilst using the full range of regulatory options and tools available.

Products Team

The role of the Products team is to deliver trusted product safety regulation in our role as National Regulator by:

•Delivering risk-based, intelligence-lead responses to Product Safety issues tasked to the team.
•Undertaking project or programme-based work in areas tackling risk that are considered nationally significant, novel or contentious.
•Coordinating and working in partnership with Local Authorities and other regulatory agencies to provide a consistent approach across the product safety framework.
•Delivering work in other legislative areas were OPSS has Policy responsibility, including outdoor noise.

Supply Chain Assurance Team

The role of the Supply Chain Assurance team is to deliver trusted timber regulation in our role as National Regulator by:

•Delivering risk-based, intelligence-lead responses to substantiated concerns tasked to the team.
•Undertaking project or programme-based work in areas tackling risk that are considered nationally significant, novel or contentious.
•Increasing sector compliance through establishing partner relationships and joined up approaches.
•Find opportunities for the team to develop its reputation as leader in environmental enforcement at an international level.