Project Implementation and Test Officer
Coventry City Council’s ICT & Digital service is a busy, vibrant and innovative service responsible for delivering key enabling and transformational services for the wider organisation, city and external partners.
In a nutshell we provide the organisation with the digital technology, be that laptops or systems, to enable people to do their jobs in a modern and efficient way. We support over 5500 corporate users and their PC’s, roughly 400 servers (the machines that run our corporate systems), roughly 300 systems and all the relevant infrastructure components that make all the above work and remain secure. In addition to this we offer ICT support services to a significant number of school staff.
Our work spreads beyond the Council and to the wider City and region through our Digital Coventry strategy. This is a strategy which looks outside of the organisation and to how Digital technology and innovation promotes Coventry as a place to live, learn, work, innovate and do business. This strategy is directly linked with the Council Plan and supports many of the vision statements aligned with “Globally connected”, “Locally committed” and “Delivering our priorities”.
If you think Digital and local government might be a bit “old school”, think again. Innovation is at the heart of everything we do and, as a service, we are currently working on programmes of activity which include 5G, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, ChatBots, Process Automation, Connected Autonomous Vehicles…..the list goes on.
We are part of the national LocalGov Digital movement that has the aim to aid the delivery of better, cheaper local services by councils across the country, through the re-design of services around the capabilities the internet and digital technology provide.What is the job role?
The ICT & Digital Service are looking to recruit to our Project Delivery Team.
As a Project Implementation and Test Officer coordinate, you will manage the planning of hardware, software, and application systems and acceptance tests within an ICT project or programme, taking responsibility for integrity of testing and acceptance activities and coordinating their completion.
You will also support major ICT projects to ensure that project planning, development and activity across allocated projects are co-ordinated so that outcomes are timely and effective. You will also lead on smaller projects to develop your project management experience. Working with team members you will ensure the efficient and effective delivery of the project, undertaking the wide and varied tasks required to achieve service improvement and cost reduction.Who are we looking for?
To be successful in this role we are looking for individuals who have:
- Thorough knowledge and understanding of how hardware, software, and application systems testing is carried out in a large, diverse organisation to support the efficient and effective delivery of ICT services
- Thorough understanding of planning, design, management, execution and reporting of tests, conforming to agreed standards
- Good working knowledge of ICT project implementation methods and techniques
- Very good communication skills by written, oral and electronic means appropriate to the relevant audiences
- Able to demonstrate very good customer awareness and customer care in the delivery of services
- Able to effectively prioritise own workload
- Able to assess and advise on the scope of options for testing process improvements
For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'
All attachments for the job can be found here
Interview date: 10th, 11th or 12th February 2021Introduction to Coventry City Council
Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!
There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021 ! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.
We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.
As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.
Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;
- Flexible working arrangements
- Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
- Pay progression through multiple increments
- Outstanding local government pension scheme
- Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
- Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
- Vibrant employee networks