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  • Product & Delivery
    Digital Delivery Manager

    As a Digital Delivery Manager you will be accountable for the effective delivery of complex, high-risk products and services. You will have experience across a range of products and services, throughout the entire product life cycle, and have some responsibility and accountability as a point of escalation. You will also be accountable for the performance of the product team within your portfolio and line management/development of the Associate Delivery Manager.In this role, you will:Build and maintain the team, ensuring they are motivated, collaborating and working wellIdentify obstacles and help the team to overcome themFocus the team on what is most important to the delivery of products and services within your product portfolio and pipeline; ensuring the roadmap and plans are updated frequently and communicated as required.Encourage and facilitate continuous improvement of the delivery teamCoach and mentor both team members and others such as stakeholders, senior civil servants and key users to apply the most appropriate agile and lean tools and techniquesWork with suppliers to ensure development is prioritised and meets criteria defined by the product managerworking on the procurement of digital services and tools in advance, working with the Digital Services Team, the business owners, product owners and Commercial Teams at the earliest stages to ensure business continuity and the right people are available. This will include putting together business cases, bids, negotiating and agreeing contracts.Work with managing 3rd party supplier contracts for managed services and software subscriptions.Work with colleagues to maximise operational and financial performance whilst reducing financial risks and costs.Supporting our understanding of other organisations business objectives and asks and how these may affect our future plans, and making recommendations on these.  

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  • IT Operations
    Programme Director

    As Programme Director you'll be responsible for the coordination, direction and implementation of the department Programme through Portfolio, Programme and Project Management, policies and process as well as having a coherence and assurance role, including chairing the Service Delivery Board. This will include management to ensure that programme outcomes are delivered, and objectives are met. You'll be leading and fostering a ‘one team’ approach across organisational boundaries and managing and collaborating on stakeholder issues. Your role: Manage and direct all teams involved in the design and development of a programme or programmes of initiatives.  Develop clear requirements for products and services to enable the delivery of the programme/s.  Lead the implementation and planning ensuring the benefits are realised.  Ensure the programme/s are delivered on time and to budget.  Provide clear direction and support in the development of the programmes.  Ensure progress is monitored, risks identified and appropriate mitigation against non-delivery is invoked. Assisting in the resolution of escalations, risks and issues. Lead and manage appropriate Working Groups, strategy, governance and reporting. Lead the development of stakeholder profiles, facilitating the formulation of stakeholder and communication strategies, responding to both internal and external requests for information and that benefits are realised. Essential: Excellent stakeholder management skills, a proven commitment to collaboration, and the ability to communicate often complex information easily and simply to all levels, including directors and senior management. Strong Programme Director experience Ability to work flexibly and be able to adapt/react effectively to changing project environments. Problem solving, analyse and determine solutions to emergent issues and future risks. Form effective working relationships with diverse groups of Stakeholders. Excellent communication and people skills. Extensive programme leadership skills Team player Experience of managing significant programmes, leading multi-discipline teams including co-ordination, management, and control of programme activities.

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  • Technical
    Lead Python Developer

    We are looking for a Python Developer to join a development team to help develop and maintain various Python Django and Flask projects. You will have good communicational skills, able to write clean and testable code and interpret non-technical requirements into technical specification. As a Python developer, you’ll be working on building and shaping new projects, migrating old projects from different techstacks such as WP into Django and working closely with product owners.Responsibilities: Write efficient and scalable code Develop Restful API’s using Django or FlaskTest driven development concepts Coordinate with product owners and translate non-technical requirements into design and implementation. Test and Debug errors. Techstack Languages:Python (2, 3), JavaScript  Frameworks: Django or FlaskDjango Rest FrameworkDjango ORMPytest HTML, CSSDocker, Kubernetes NGINXPostgreSQL, NoSQLAWS experience, Azure Familiarity with frontend technologies such as React or Vue is bonus

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  • User-Centred Design
    User Researcher

    Join a large Government department to work on public facing services to help UK Citizens.  Must have previous experience working in large central Government departments. As a User Researcher you will work independently to plan and carry out research projects from preparation through to sharing of research outcomes. You will make use of the most appropriate research methods and tools to turn research insights into recommendations that align with the department's goals and/or delivery outcomes. You will also be responsible for communicating with the users and championing core research principles to team members.  Finally, you will test high level and specific aspects of a service, presenting the research findings to help gain consensus and take action based on research finding. You will have the support of experienced User Researchers within the practice, but will be expected to lead within the scope of your work.Responsibilities: Conduct User Research - Plan and conduct user centric and evidence based research activities.Generate Insights - Convert research data into clear findings.Develop Research Strategy - Develop appropriate research strategies and its approach.Inclusive Research - Include a spectrum of users in appropriate research activities, and advocate for product values internally.User centred and Agile practices - Conduct user centred design practice and work with commitment to agile and continuous iterative approach.Skills:Previous experience of working for a government department.A degree or professional qualification in Market Research/Social Science/Research Human Computer Interaction/Usability/Cognitive Psychology/ or related field or equivalent professional experience.Knowledge of Government Digital Standards

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  • Technical
    WordPress Developer & Engineer

    WordPress Developer & Engineer to work within an Agile team and backlog management. You can work fully remotely, with the occasional need to attend meetings in Swindon.Your role: Working within an Agile team and backlog managementSetting up instances of WordPress to department standardsFront-end development, including creation of WordPress themesManaging WordPress instances (including installation of and updates to related plugins)Ensuring accessibility, security and disaster recovery (eg regular back-ups) best practice is followedCollaborate with members of a multidisciplinary team, including content and design professionalsIdentify (or create) WordPress plugins that meet specific business and/or user needsaintain well-documented, reusable and transferrable code that meets best practice standardsWork with content and design professionals to create content and form templates within WordPressTroubleshoot and resolve website problems for clients and co-workersStay abreast of new developments in software, trends and practicesYou have experience of working to the principles of GDS (Government Digital Service) standardsCreate (or update existing) WordPress themes

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  • Technical
    VBA/ JavaScript Developer

    A VBA/JavaScript Developer is needed for a team that works on forms and services that act as a direct interface between this Central Government department and the public.  You will use your knowledge of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), JavaScript, XML and Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) to develop, deliver and maintain online forms. These products allow users to access essential services. As a result, you can expect to be involved in a range of projects and programs that not only have an impact on our customers, but also how the United Kingdom carries out trade, tackles Climate Change and supports citizens.   Responsibilities:Using your technical skills and knowledge to support colleagues in the day-to-day maintenance of existing products. Work with a wide range of partners, supporting the delivery of new products. Support technical upskilling of colleagues, helping them to develop their own expertise. Participate in Agile ceremonies and Sprints. Handle and prioritise your workload to ensure the team's deadlines are met. Help colleagues to identify, diagnose and resolve faults and failures within individual products.Actively contribute to delivering a quality service by maintaining custom software created to work in conjunction with our main design packages and used by your team. Seek opportunities to deliver continuous improvement and innovation within your role. Essential Skills: Experience in the development, use and application of VBA, JavaScript and XML, combined with an understanding of OOP standard methodology and principles. Delivering at pace against a range of contending priorities. Communicating clearly and effectively, with a proven track record of influencing partners to drive outcomes. Making decisions that support delivery of a quality service. An analytical approach to problem solving.

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  • IT Operations
    Programme Manager

    We're hiring a Programme Manager for an important Central Government department. Your focus will be on delivery milestones and genuine progress towards IR25 options. Skills: Experienced programme manager – proactive personMSP qualificationAbility to understand what the team is trying to doWorking on major programmesDefence experience 

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  • Product & Delivery
    Digital Product Manager

    Join a team leading the development and delivery of products required to meet user goals. This role will give you the opportunity to obtain a broad range of product management experience through discovery to live service and the ongoing lifecycle.  This is a fast-paced, complex delivery environment with a wide-range of stakeholders including business partners, service owners, delivery partners and industry suppliers.  Purpose of the role: You'll work with the Associate Product Manager and Associate Delivery Manager to plan, deliver and support services following the GDS Service Standard. The primary responsibility will be to assist in the planning and development of services at various stages of their lifecycle.   There will be opportunities to attend training courses, join government communities and engage with other product managers across other departments.  Responsibilities: Work with product owners, delivery managers and suppliers and the Head of Digital Services on the delivery and continuous improvement of digital products and services, ensuring their ongoing success.Assist with the creation of clear, concise user stories with acceptance criteria and definitions of success.Maintain knowledge of the changing digital and technology landscape and the opportunities they provide to improve the delivery of services.Line manage and lead an Associate Product Manager and Associate Delivery Manager.Key skills:Ability to demonstrate the successful operational delivery of a new digital service and how skills were used to re-iterate and improve the product through its lifecycle.Practitioner level knowledge of the GDS Service Standards and how to apply them to building a service.Practitioner level awareness of agile methodology and how this relates to the delivery and development of a product based on user needs.Strong verbal, written and visual communication skillsEvaluate and solve problems creatively and think laterally.Gather evidence and data, present them succinctly and use them to inform decisions appropriately.Experience or knowledge of the process of designing and digitising services in a user-centric and evidence-led way.Able to empathise with the needs of users, colleagues and stakeholders, and to balance and prioritise competing needs effectively when required.Appreciation of good design and experience of building intuitive user interfaces.Good organisational and analytical skills.

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  • User-Centred Design
    Interaction Designer

    As an Interaction Designer you will work across the team, owning the delivery of artefacts and supporting interaction design. You will work alongside researchers and developers to deliver services, products and tools which fulfil user needs.  You'll have a strong understanding of all the elements of interaction design and experience of working in multidisciplinary teams. You will have a solid technical understanding and be comfortable delivering prototypes.  Your focus will be on fulfilling user needs and understanding user journeys, using prototypes to do so. You will be interested in developing the design practice and will be comfortable managing small teams whilst also feeding into the larger team.Responsibilities:Understand user needs and designs services, products and tools to meet themCreate and iterate prototypes to test and communicate ideas and help the wider team learn about user needsLiaise with a multidisciplinary team in an agile environment to turn concepts into user-centred designsUnderstand as-is interaction design and identify improvement opportunitiesUse typography and affordance to improve user experienceEnsure that the design of services is consistent, both internally and with the rest of the wider organisationDeliver best practices around user-centred design processes, user research and experience designIdentify and understand constraints and able to work within themWork across both digital and non-digital platforms to create the best possible user experienceUnderstand the bigger picture (high-level flows and processes) as well as the fine detail of individual partsContribute to building an open and collaborative culture within the department and the design communityAnalyse and identify cost saving opportunities whilst implementing best practice interaction designPlan and facilitate workshops to drive actionable outcomesManage stakeholder needs across different areasExperience of:GDS principlesInteraction development for Apps would be advantageousSketching, prototyping and iterative designWorking in a multidisciplinary teamUsing a user-centred design approachExplaining design decisions and communicating ideas clearlyHandling constructive criticism and constructively reviewing other's workWorking at pace in an agile environmentPutting forward the case for design to senior stakeholders and product ownersTechnical Skills:Prototyping  - Knows when to use a specific prototyping technique or method (for example, sketch, code, Loc2). Able to show the value of prototyping to the team. Service Focus  - Takes inputs and establishes coherent frameworks that work. User-Centred Agile and Design Practices  - Understands and has experience of a range of user-centred practices. Can work with colleagues to plan and do continuous user research in a multidisciplinary team. Able to demonstrate a working understanding of design, technology and data principles. Understands the variety and complexity of users’ digital needs and how the product will meet those needs. Understands the importance of assisted digital. Able to design services and make decisions to meet user’s needs. User-Centred Analysis  - Able to use quantitative and qualitative data about users to turn user focus into outcomes. Delivers analysis and information that addresses stakeholder needs and provides recommendations. Collaborates with user researchers and other user-focussed professions. Guides others on approaches to understand user stories. Identifies and engages with users / stakeholders to collate user needs evidence, and understands and defines research which fits user needs. Systems Integration  - Able to build and test simple interfaces, or can work on more complex integration as part of a wider team. Communicating Analysis and Insight  - Understands the appropriate media to communicate findings. Shapes and shares communications cognisant of the audience. Able to give tactical recommendations. 

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