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Digital Developer

Staffordshire County Council
£31,364 - £35,745
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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It’s an exciting time to join our Digital Team here at Staffordshire County Council. 

Our vision is to help drive digital excellence across Staffordshire County Council to enhance our services, foster inclusivity and build a smarter, more connected future for our communities.

A vital component of the organisation, The Digital Team is at the forefront of driving digital innovation and online excellence. Crafting and optimising digital experiences the team collaborates with partners and stakeholders from across the whole organisation to design and implement cutting edge solutions.

The team are responsible for working in collaboration with service areas to deliver innovative and user-focused digital solutions that support the organisation's strategic objectives. The team operate in an agile and collaborative way, using modern tools and methods to design, develop and test digital products and services. The team embrace a culture of experimentation and learning, gathering feedback, measuring impact, and fully understanding benefits, embracing all opportunities to learn and improve.

From web development, user interface design, automation and artificial intelligence the team is committed to elevating Staffordshire County Council’s digital footprint. In five years, our goal is to be an agile adopter of digital innovation. We aim to rapidly learn and adapt, embracing failures as opportunities for growth, while ensuring that digital advancements enable our organisation and workforce to operate more efficiently.

The Digital team sits as part of the Strategy & Transformation portfolio and is led by Alex Thorogood, Head of Change and Digital and Daniel Arnold, Senior Digital Manager.

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Main Responsibilities

It's a really exciting time to join the team as there's a renewed, ambitious focus on digital innovation across the organisation, supported by a new five-year strategy. The Digital Developer role will play a key part in the delivery of a high-performing digital service by...

  • Organising the development and maintenance of new and existing digital solutions (such as Low Code Development, Robotic Process Automation and Artificial Intelligence), ensuring they meet high quality standards, user requirements and contribute to the delivery of the organisation’s goals.
  • Collaborate with Business leads, Business Analysts, ICT Account Managers and other stakeholders to capture business requirements and translate them into technical approaches and designs for functional and appealing digital solutions.
  • Take technical responsibility for the development lifecycle of solutions contributing to user interface/experience design 
  •  Conduct regular and thorough testing of digital solutions ensuring that all work is documented using appropriate standards, methods and tools to assist the delivery of reliable and maintainable digital products.  
  • Continuously assess and optimise the performance of digital solutions, addressing issues promptly to enhance speed, responsiveness and overall user satisfaction.
  • Participate and organise one or more small to medium sized projects, monitoring activities against planned timescales and providing regular and accurate reports to management and stakeholders
  • Effectively identify and resolve bugs and issues within digital solutions, minimising downtime and ensuring a smooth user experience.
  • As a technical expert actively engage in collaborative problem-solving, addressing challenges in real time and contributing to a culture of continuous improvement within the Digital Team.
  • Align solutions and technologies to agreed organisational ICT standards and industry best practices and ensure that the introduction of new technologies and solutions are authorised by the ICT Change Advisory Board.   
  • Adhere to cyber security best practices to safeguard digital solutions, ensuring compliance with industry standards and data protection regulations.


The Ideal Candidate

As a Digital Developer within our dynamic Digital Team your role is pivotal in rapidly creating and deploying digital solutions with efficiency and innovation. Leveraging tools including low code development and robotic process automation platforms, you will help to streamline and automate business processes with digital solutions. Your responsibilities will include collaborating closely with cross-functional teams, understanding user needs, and using software tools to deliver scalable and user-friendly solutions. You’ll play a key part in the development cycle of digital innovations, ensuring the seamless integration of design and functionality. Your passion for staying up to date with the latest technologies and eagerness to solve complex problems will be pivotal in driving the success of our digital initiatives.

About Staffordshire County Council

We are no ordinary county council:

Our Values:

The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.

Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People Strategy:

We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too. 

Our benefits:

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. 

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to Our rewards and benefits - Careers at Staffordshire

Our recruitment process:

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Gold Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post. 

We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.


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