IT Testing Lead

Your Housing Group
From £40,000 to £50,250 per annum plus excellent benefits
07 Oct 2017
08 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Duration: Fixed Term Contract until 30/09/2018

Hours: 35 per week, working Monday to Friday

Tier: 3

Are you looking for unique opportunity to be involved in building and shaping the future of Your Housing Group with regard to systems, processes and new ways of workings?

Your Housing Group are undertaking a major digital transformation programme and is implementing a range of new technologies including an ERP to replace the existing standalone HR, Payroll, Finance and P2P legacy systems. The new integrated ERP system, Unit4 Business World, is a cloud-based Software-as-a-Service platform.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with extensive experience and expertise in systems and UAT testing to ensure the implementation of the new solution is to the highest possible standard and test functions to confirm they meet the specification of requirements and satisfy user needs. Key accountabilities will include liaison with internal stakeholders to ensure outputs are fit for purpose. As the new system is Software-as-a-Service(SaaS), some of the traditional system testing elements are reduced, so the focus for this role will concentrate more on defining and leading the User Acceptance Testing (UAT), although there will be ongoing liaison with the supplier to review their testing of the cloud environment prior to go live.

This is very much a hands-on role to define and manage the testing lifecycle. You will have a proven track record of delivering testing requirements on time and to specification together with strong testing skills and experience in multi-systems implementations in complex environments. Experience of functional and User Acceptance testing via the creation and execution of test scripts is essential. You will have the ability to create clear, concise and readable manual test scenarios and scripts. Experience of managing non-compliances and defects is required together with the ability to work closely alongside others as part of a dynamic delivery team and being able to demonstrate attention to detail and commitment to delivering excellence.

In addition to the above you will embrace the culture of continuous improvement to support Value for Money throughout the organisation and have a passion for doing things right first time.

Your Housing Group is a new generation of housing provider, working efficiently and effectively to build as many quality houses as possible, thereby playing its part in solving the national housing crisis. With over 28,300 homes across the North West, Yorkshire and the Midlands, the business has a large portfolio of retirement living developments and an innovative private rental offer in Hive.

Prior to application, please review the attached Role Profile to better understand the role and key responsibilities. If you believe you have the skills, experience and knowledge to perform effectively in this role, please visit us at: apply for this role. Please ensure you complete and submit your application prior to the closing date below.

Applicants are advised that, in the event of receiving a high number of applications, we reserve the right to close this vacancy early. As a consequence you are urged to submit your application as soon as possible.

Closing date: Friday 20 October 2017

Your Housing Group values diversity and encourages applications from all communities. Your Housing Group operates a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for tenants or anyone who resides in a Your Housing Group property. It also operates the scheme for any applicants who declare they have a disability. Those applicants who meet the minimum requirements for the role as set out in the role profile will be guaranteed an interview. Some roles may be subject to probity checks which will override the scheme where a potential conflict of interest or a probity matter has been identified.

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