Head of DevOps

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: Grade: PO12, £69,768 - £75,738
Location: Waltham Forest
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 36 hours per week.
DBS Check: No
Closing Date: 03/07/2022 at 23:59
Reference: C&D/22/197784

At Waltham Forest we are ambitious for our people, our communities and our services

Driven by our sense of Waltham Forest, the place and its people, we constantly develop and evolve. Waltham Forest is London’s first Borough of Culture and 2019 MJ Council of the Year. Our opportunities are real: a new university campus, £300million new shopping centre, 10,000 new homes over the next ten years, re-invigorating a much-loved 950-seat theatre back and a new hospital at Whipps Cross. 

However, we face challenges: 45 per cent of our children live in poverty, tackling the housing crisis and our ethnicity and gender pay gaps, creating an authority as diverse as the people we serve.

We need people that thrive in creating solutions and unlocking potential in all areas. Our Technology Team has transformed the IT experience of customers and staff. We have migrated to cloud services and infrastructure, redefined public web and transactional services, retained control over our core technology and network, and enabled new ways of working for our staff.

About the role

As the Head of DevOps your teams deliver the business applications used by the Council to manage services, transactional processes and CRM used by the public, and the Council’s websites. We see increasing value from developing and operating sustainable functional processes, integrations and automations. Reporting to the CIO you work with Enterprise Architecture, ICT Operations and stakeholders. The scope of the role includes:

  • Develop and operate CRM and transactional processes
  • Develop and operate public web sites
  • Implement and support business applications - Azure, on-prem, hosted and SaaS
  • Delivery of Sql and data PaaS platforms; support ETL activities
  • Develop and operate workflows and automations using commercial platforms and tools
  • Develop, facilitate and manage integrations between systems
  • Operational security, resilience and performance
  • Operational budget £1.5m

About you

Can you deliver development, innovation and operational excellence? Do you combine technical and business acumen? Are you a leader who inspires trust? Then we may have a role for you!

This is an opportunity to join a successful team, make a real impact, and deliver technology and services that enable this ambitious Council to continue to serve the community.

To apply for this role please visit https://www.allenlane.co.uk/vacancies/10495

Any questions about this role should be directed to Emily Farrow at Allen Lane Recruitment by email to emilyfarrow@allenlane.co.uk or by telephone to 07921 335 530.

Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy

How to apply

To apply for this role please visit https://www.allenlane.co.uk/vacancies/10495

This is a rolling process so applications will be reviewed as they come in so early application is encouraged.  Waltham Forest reserve the right to close the adverts ahead of the deadline.

Any questions about this role should be directed to Emily Farrow at Allen Lane Recruitment by email to emilyfarrow@allenlane.co.uk or by telephone to 07921 335 530.

This vacancy is now closed