Pete Hills
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Pete Hills

Principal ConsultantSpecialising in User-Centred Design

​Pete is highly experienced at scaling agile tech teams to deliver digital and technology transformation across the public sector. Pete specialises in User-Centred Design: Service Design, User Research, Content Design, Interactive Design and UX / UI Design.

Hanover are proud to support a range of UK Government Departments in their mission to deliver digitised, optimised, public services for the benefit of UK Citizens through consulting and team building.

Our services are available through the following frameworks:

  • G-Cloud

  • DOS

  • Bloom/NEPRO 3

  • PSR

  • "I worked as a Hanover associate on a complex central government technology project. The working relationship with them was over a sustained period of time and I always found them to be supportive and knowledgeable, both on the associate and project side. They understood the complexity of the technical project I was landing into and it was a great fit for my skills, resulting in the right outcome for the client."


    Software Engineer

  • ​"Unlike other recruiters, Hanover treats contractors like human beings, rather than revenue-generating commodities! I would not hesitate to recommend their consultants"


    Project Manager

  • ​"Hanover were clear, friendly and straightforward. Their intuition about roles suited to me was excellent and now I love my job!"


    SEO Analyst

  • ​"My biggest appreciation of Hanover is that they helped me believe in my own work. It completely paid off and I got the job!"


    Digital Designer

  • "What especially impressed me was that Hanover truly listened to what I was looking for and what my expectations for career progression were."


    UX Designer

  • ​"Not only were Hanover great to deal with but they also followed up with me when I started in my new job to see how I was settling in." 


    System Admin

  • Software Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • SEO Analyst
  • Digital Designer
  • UX Designer
  • System Admin
  • Quality Assurance Testing (QAT)
    Data Tester Engineer Lead

    We are looking for an experienced Data Tester Engineer Lead with Active SC Clearance to join our client, a central government/public sector organization, on a mainly remote working contract basis for a duration of 3-6 months initially.  The contract will start in January 2024. Environment will be Talend DI, ETL, COBOL, DB2, AWS, Terraform, Ansible

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  • Software Developer

    We're looking for a Software Developer to join a UK Government agency in an exciting hybrid role. Responsibilities: Manage the service components to ensure they meet business needs. Support specific activities to improve development processes. Design solutions and services with security controls embedded, specifically engineered as mitigation against security threat. Competently use a modern standards approach. Review specifications and use these agreed specifications to design, code, test and document programs or scripts of medium to high complexity. Know a variety of methods of prototyping and can choose the most appropriate ones. Fix faults following agreed procedures. Design systems characterised by managed levels of risk, manageable business and technical complexity. Build and test simple interfaces between systems. Prioritise and define approaches to understand the user story. Essential:Python software development Strong background in working with Data. Web application development with Flask Desirable:REST API development Front end development including HTML, JavaScript, CSS Experience with the Gov.UK Toolkit

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  • Data
    Mainframe DBA

    We are looking for an experienced Mainframe DBA with Active SC Clearance to join our client, a central government/public sector organization, on a mainly remote working contract basis for a duration of 3-6 months initially.  The contract will start in January 2024. As a Senior Mainframe DBA, you'll play a vital role in ensuring the smooth operation of production databases. Your responsibilities include query handling, system setup, security enforcement, monitoring, and recovery planning. You'll provide elevated support for IBM DB2, collaborating with diverse teams and fellow DBAs.Responsibilities:Collaborate with Development, Operations, and tech teams on projects. Maintain peak performance and availability of systems and SQL. Develop and adhere to standards and plans. Guide the team in implementing optimal database practices. Manage databases for internal and user applications. Ensure security across diverse database environments. Advise other DBAs to enhance database capabilities. Stay updated on the latest database admin practices. Mentor junior DBAs. Support application deployment and round-the-clock database provisioning. Develop database processes for efficient operations. Requirements:10+ years supporting DB2 in an IBM z/OS Mainframe setup. Associates degree in Computer Science or a related field. Proficiency in BMC or CA database tools.

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  • Data
    Data Ethics Lead

    Join an exciting Central Government agency that put the right conditions in place to achieve digital, data and technology transformation at scale by working with departments, and other government functions like commercial, project delivery and security professionals.As Data Ethics Lead you will: Use your subject matter expertise to inform practical, implementable guidelines and documentation. Scope strategic opportunities to embed Data Ethics in various cross-government processes Work to identify areas of opportunity and good practice to inform the ongoing development of data ethics policy Engage with external stakeholders in data ethics to ensure knowledge and ideas are brought into policy making Commission research and the development of cross-government models for algorithmic transparency Work to identify areas of opportunity and good practice to inform the development of algorithmic transparency Play an active role in organisation community You will be expected to work flexibly and collaboratively on a range of projects where your expertise and skills are needed and will support a culture of agile working across your team. This role requires: Experience of working independently and leading significant, high-profile pieces of work, with limited oversight/input Experience of working on data strategy or policy development, with the ability to think creatively and see the bigger picture Experience of working on data ethics initiatives, having a good understanding of GDPR and data protection and their application and the interplay between the law and ethical considerations Working knowledge of data ethics principles, industry standards, legal/regulatory requirements and supporting tools Understanding of ethical boundaries when data is collected, stored and shared. Relevant experience in AI ethics, AI research, Security, Trust & Safety, or similar roles. Understanding of trustworthy generative AI. Experience working with large-scale language/AI models Comfortable engaging with and challenging internal and external stakeholders, able to work independently to understand and balance competing demands from internal and external stakeholders Able to deliver at pace and work in a complex environment with limited oversight.

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  • Arcus CRM Developer

    We are seeking a skilled Software Developer to work with a Local Authority to assist in the implementation of their new Arcus CRM. The primary responsibility will be to contribute to the development of forms that will streamline and enhance the delivery of services.Responsibilities:Collaborate with the project team to understand business requirements related to service offerings Customize and configure the Arcus CRM platform to align with specific service needs Ensure smooth integration of forms and functionalities within the existing systems Conduct testing and debugging to guarantee the reliability and accuracy of the developed forms Provide technical support and documentation as required Requirements:Solid commercial experience configuring Arcus CRM solutions   Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail

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  • Data
    Infrastructure Data Scientist

    We are looking for an Infrastructure Data Scientist or Data Analyst, skilled in R/python/coding to manage large and/or disparate data sets, PowerBI skills to visualise outputs. Statistical and data analysis skills are essential with Business Objects knowledge useful for the some of the querying required.Duties and responsibilities:Working within a larger team of c.15 business/finance/performance analysts Working with asset experts to understand their data sets for capture, display and manipulation Supporting the enhancement of existing reporting systems Working with/mentoring existing junior analysis to improve data and data processing Developing in house tools in support of front line operations MS teams 

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  • Technical
    SC Cleared DevOps Engineer

    As a DevOps Engineer, you will be part of a dynamic team responsible for building and maintaining DevOps solutions that are essential for the success of a Central Government project. They are buliding a large DevOps capability and have a variety of roles available. The rate we offer you will be dependent on experience and suitability for the role.  To qualify you must have current and active SC Clearance sponsorship either used in your most recent position or within 12 months of leaving the SC Cleared role.Roles Available: Role 1: AWS/JenkinsCD/Terraform IaC/Docker Role 2: Azure/SailPoint/Entity/IaC/YAML Role 3: AWS/Lambda/Terraform/ETL/PostGres/Python Role 4: AWS/Azure/GCP/Kubernetes/Scripting Role 5: AWS/Powershell/Jenkins/Vault/Nexus/SonarQubeKey Responsibilities:Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design, develop, and implement DevOps solutions. Contribute to the ongoing improvement and automation of deployment processes. Ensure system stability, reliability, and scalability. Identify and address security and compliance requirements. Troubleshoot issues and provide timely support as necessary.

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  • Quality Assurance Testing (QAT)
    QA Test Engineer

    We're looking for QA Test Engineers to work remotely alongside an existing QA team to provide additional support for manual testing activities across digital products within a DDaT portfolio, including regression testing of applications migrating from GOV.UK PaaS to AWS. You will need active NPPV2 and CTC Clearance is required. Essential Skills & Experience:ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level or similar demonstrable experience Extensive manual testing experience (functional and non-functional) within complex digital software development and delivery environments Experience in developing and executing comprehensive test plans and cases Experience working in an Agile software development methodology, or iterative development environment Experience of working with Azure DevOps Server or similar for tracking of test cases and bugs Ability to determine own priorities, estimation, and management of time within a given sprint cycle Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks simultaneously Excellent verbal, written and presentation communication skills

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