Lead Developer PO8

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: Up to £75k
Location: Waltham Forest
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 36 hours per week.
DBS Check: No
Closing Date: 14/04/2021 at 23:55 PM
Reference: C&D/21/146458

Waltham Forest has a challenging, innovative, customer focused digital agenda. We want a skilled and experienced Lead Developer to join our Digital Team to digitise public services into highly effective and accessible online processes. We champion the digitisation of services, adopting a ‘mobile first’ model to give our residents the greatest possible access to council services.                                                               

Key skill and experience for the successful candidate are:

  • Managing and mentoring a team of developers and apprentice developers, leading the team to create successful solutions utilising the Council’s platforms
  • Solutionising business requirements into tangible technical designs, using latest thinking and ensuring consistency of design across the development team
  • 50% of role will be designing, creation, development, testing and documenting of new and amended software components
  • Aligning development to the Council-wide and directorate initiatives of Waltham Forest, so that we meet the needs of our residents and businesses
  • Delivery of a high-quality intuitive user experience, fit for purpose systems, high standards of access, availability, usability, usefulness and excellent standards of service
  • Inspires creativity and flexibility in the management of digital applications, specifically those associated with Government such as govService, Capita, Northgate and WhiteSpace
  • Thrives using agile methods and enjoy working openly, collaboratively and as part of a multidisciplinary team focused on one or more projects at a time
  • Professionally challenges the status quo and have ‘the greater good’ of the council with residents at the heart of everything we do
  • Experience of working in local or central government department

As a Lead Developer you will work across a range of digital projects providing your expertise to develop solutions and make key technical decisions. You will set and implement development standards working collaboratively within the digital team and produce high quality processes; code and integrations are delivered in line with service and customer goals; fostering the delivery of projects.

Day-to-day you will solutionise, create and review technical designs, will manage a team of Developers to produce outstanding solutions and developing your own. Working closely with senior members of Digital and ICT on making key recommendations in development strategy, design and technology.

Above all, you want to make Waltham Forest better, which may sometimes involve challenging the status quo.

We offer candidates the opportunity to enjoy rewarding work with a benefits package which includes a salary of up to £70-75k, 28 - 31 days holiday allowance, flexible working arrangements and access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.

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

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