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What does Delivering at Pace mean (EO role in Civil Service)

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Asvan Sat 24-Oct-20 23:14:55


I am applying for an EO role in the civil service. It is a role which I have been waiting to come up for a long time and I don't want to mess my application up.

The competencies that I have to provide examples for are:
1) Making effective decisions
2) Communicating and influencing
3) Delivering at pace.

I have thought of example for the first two, but I'm really stuck on what to write for the third one. I mean what does delivering at pace even mean?

Also is there anyone here who could kindly check my answers before I submit my application?


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KnobJockey Sat 24-Oct-20 23:17:33

I don't know for definite, but I would imagine it would be working at speed/ stressful situations and still delivering. Making it up as you go in an emergency situation!

IncludeWomenInTheSequel Sat 24-Oct-20 23:20:20

Getting projects over the line quickly but without dropping the quality of your work.

That would mean collaborating well with others, attention to detail, excellent teamwork and leadership skills, a focus on deadlines and tasks, and keeping the other vital people motivated to deliver too.

baller20 Sat 24-Oct-20 23:20:21

My interpretation would be the same as @KnobJockey.

Why the use of such unnecessary jargon?

Smallinthesmoke Sat 24-Oct-20 23:22:18

It is not working at speed actually, bit more to it than that.
Here's the document you need- see p4
Good luck!

CatRamsey Sat 24-Oct-20 23:22:38

Delivering at pace is about how you manage your work, and how you balance multiple priorities at the same time. Think about how you set goals and regularly review your work to ensure you're on target.

Have you looked at the civil service behaviours page? It should be linked to the job application and is really helpful.

Canyousewcushions Sat 24-Oct-20 23:23:48

Google 'civil service competency framework'. Also worth cross checking your other responses against this as it sounds like you haven't already seen it. Good luck!!

tinkerbellvspredator Sat 24-Oct-20 23:25:08

Yep KnobJockey has it. Examples are usually delivering something that's taken a few weeks or a few days. Pressure to sort something quickly because shit hit the fan / you were asked to do something difficult by a (very) senior.
Lots of communicating, working with others to get it done helps with a good example .You can also talk about juggling with other priorities but also ok to be a "drop everything" situation (you prioritised).

Figmentofimagination Sat 24-Oct-20 23:31:34

Think it's called behaviours now instead of competencies.
Its delivering targets, teamwork, keeping stakeholders up to date, balancing priorities, and dealing with something quickly and efficiently to ensure as little disruption as possible.
So for example finding an error and escalating to the relevant people to get it fixed as soon as possible, so less errors to correct which means less money spent correcting errors.

Asvan Sat 24-Oct-20 23:47:19

Yes it is now called behaviours and this is what the competencies framework is asking for. I feel even more confused when I'm looking at this. I've been scratching my head all day hmm.

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Asvan Sun 25-Oct-20 08:30:30

Is there anyone here who could check my answers for me please?

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Asvan Sun 25-Oct-20 14:19:54

Anyone? The deadline for the application is tomorrow so any help would be appreciated please. Thanks.

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Dinosauraddict Sun 25-Oct-20 18:07:08

I'll look over your delivering at pace if you send it to me.

Asvan Sun 25-Oct-20 19:24:13


I'll look over your delivering at pace if you send it to me.

Thanks so much. I'm just working on it now but will send over later on. Deadline is tomorrow midnight. Thanks

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Asvan Mon 26-Oct-20 02:21:54

Sent to you now. Thanks.

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Dinosauraddict Mon 26-Oct-20 06:07:42


Asvan Mon 26-Oct-20 22:27:50


I have examples of the other two behaviours if anyone could check those for me too?


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