Web Development 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?
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a new Web Development Officer for a 24-month period.
The ICT & Digital Systems team is responsible of the development and support of the organisation’s line of business systems. As part of the development function of the team, we design and develop a range of digital services used by the Council, its residents, and its partners.
We are currently focusing on improvements to the customer journey. This includes developing cloud-first services available on our website and intranet, the Go CV scheme and the upcoming City of Culture year. The successful applicants will be a vital part of this journey and help ensure that these projects are a success.Who are we looking for?
As a Web Development Officer, you will be working in an agile environment, designing and developing online services used by both staff and citizens of Coventry.
We utilise a mixture of low-code platforms and fully developed systems to provide the best solution for our users. This includes use of the Granicus (Firmstep) and Microsoft 365 low-code platforms, whilst making the most of Microsoft’s .NET, SQL and Azure development platforms in order to build solutions and integrate our many back-office systems.
You will be highly motivated and able to work and prioritise development projects independently whilst working in multi-disciplined project teams with colleagues in the Systems Team and wider organisation to create high quality solutions that make a real difference to our users.
As part of this, you will be required to take a lead on development projects, attend meetings with stakeholders, investigate continual improvement opportunities and learn new development technologies to best fit the solution.
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 hereIntroduction 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