06 Sep

Head Software Development Jobs Vacancy at Ministry Justice London

Head Software Development
Ministry Justice
London ENG
06 Sep, 2017 30+ days ago

Ministry Justice London urgently required following position for Head Software Development. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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Head Software Development Jobs Vacancy at Ministry Justice London Jobs Details:

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As the head of software development at MOJ Digital & Technology you’ll be responsible for web systems that make a genuine difference to people’s lives. You’ll define how we build things, and make sure they’re built the right way across the ministry.
At MOJ you’ll be leading development of our acclaimed open-source public services, with user needs at the heart of everything, helping us transform Government for the future. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, you’ll be helping define how we do what we do, and making sure that our systems are built to be changed rapidly. Working with the team
You will be responsible for our team of about 100 in-house developers. They're spread across various teams, each building services to meet the needs of our users. To be effective, developers need the right technical skills and practices, but also have to understand the domain and the way we work. You will identify, set, and communicate the standards, principles, and blueprints to help them deliver extraordinary services.
Alongside the heads of other disciplines (like user experience and user research), you will ensure that the approaches for each discipline inspire effective team working. You will:
Be responsible for a large team of developers, setting up line management frameworks where appropriate
Work with the development community to ensure we build maintainable and sustainable digital products
Stay up to date with, and lead the creation of standards around, development practices and techniques to best enable our teams to consistently deliver at pace
Handle allocation of developers to teams, ensuring a good balance of personalities, skills and seniority, enabling the teams to deliver great services quickly
Mentor development teams, helping ensure they’re building things to our standards, and identifying opportunities for collaboration
Advocate user-centric, agile approaches which focus on rapid, effective delivery of high quality digital services
Transform government into a modern, agile development center by embedding practices like Test Driven Development, continuous deployment, and DevOps
Support sharing of methods and technologies across teams, government, and the industry by helping to organise events
Help publicise our achievements and learning through blog posts and social media
Build and maintain a diverse, inclusive culture across the development community, growing awareness, inclusivity, and balance
Occasionally participate in 2nd line support during office hours, and sometimes out of hours (for which you’ll be paid an allowance and further hourly payment when on call)
Coordinate developer hiring, shaping our in-house team, making it more diverse and inclusive

You’ll have:
Experience leading and managing technical teams and delivering user-focused services in an agile environment
A systematic approach to solving problems
Broad knowledge of current and new technologies, and some knowledge of open source principles and technologies
Experience introducing practices such as Test Driven Development, continuous integration, continuous delivery, and DevOps to teams
An understanding of modern development workflows, ideally using GitHub
Enthusiasm for sharing knowledge and working in a multi-disciplinary team
Experience of mentoring and supporting your colleagues, whether one-to-one or in groups
Passion for building a diverse, inclusive development team

Additional Information

Please be advised that shortlisting and interviews will be skilled based and not competency based

Working Arrangements & Further Information
Some of MoJ’s terms and conditions of service are changing as part of Civil Service reform. The changes will apply to staff joining MoJ who are new to the Civil Service. Staff joining MoJ from other civil service employers will transfer onto the new MoJ terms if they are already on 'modernised' terms in their current post or onto 'unmodernised' MoJ terms if they are on 'unmodernised' terms at their current post. Details will be available if an offer is made.
Flexible working hours
The Ministry of Justice offers a flexible working system in many offices.

The MoJ offers a range of benefits:
Annual Leave
Generous allowances for paid holiday starting at 25 days per year, and rising as your service increases. There is also a scheme to allow qualifying staff to buy or sell up to three days leave each year. Additional paid time off for public holidays and 1 privilege day. Leave for part-time and job share posts will be calculated on a pro-rata basis.
The Civil Service offers a choice of pension schemes, giving you the flexibility to choose the pension that suits you best.
The Ministry of Justice is committed to staff development and offers an extensive range of training and development opportunities.
A range of ‘Family Friendly’ policies such as opportunities to work reduced hours or job share.
Access to flexible benefits such as salary sacrifice arrangements for childcare vouchers, and voluntary benefits such as retail vouchers and discounts on a range of goods and services.
Paid paternity, adoption and maternity leave.
Free annual sight tests for employees who use computer screens.
The opportunity to join employee-run networks that have been established to provide advice and support and to enable the views of employees from minority groups to be expressed direct to senior management. There are currently networks for employees of minority ethnic origin, employees with disabilities, employees with caring responsibilities, women employees, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.
Working for the Civil Service
The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.
We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles .
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity.
There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Interview dates

To be confirmed

Contact information

Closing Date : 29th September 2017 at 23:55 hours
If you require any assistance please call 0845 241 5359 (Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm) or e mail Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@sscl.gse.gov.uk Please quote the job reference.

Level of security checks required

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)

To apply for roles in MOJ you will need to confirm your employment history for at least 3 years prior to the date of application so that pre-employment checks (BPSS) can be undertaken. If you have spent significant time abroad (a total of 6 months in the past 3 years) you would be required to give a reasonable account of the reasons why.

For some roles you will be required to successfully complete National Security Vetting at Counter Terrorism (CTC), Security Clearance (SC) or Developed Vetting (DV) level as a condition of appointment. To meet CTC/SC/DV requirements you will normally need to have been resident in the UK for at least 3/5/10 years prior to the date of application (The level of checks that are required are stated in the advert).

If you do not meet the above requirements, you may still be considered if, for example:

You've been serving overseas with HM Forces or in some other official capacity as a representative of HM Government
You were studying abroad
You were living overseas with parents

In such cases you will need to be able to provide referee cover for the period(s) of residence overseas. The duration of overseas residence and the country of abode will also be taken into account.

In the event of a large number of applications, a sift on the lead competency may take place. If this happens, the lead competency will be the first one listed in the advert.
During the application or interview process, you may be asked to undertake an additional assessment. If this is applicable this will be listed in the advert or when you are invited to interview.
if you feel that your application has not been treated in line with the Civil Service Recruitment Principles, please contact SSCL ( Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@sscl.gse.gov.uk ) in the first instance

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