Digital Development Manager

Home Group Ltd
Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
07 Oct 2019
21 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
IS Digital Development Manager

Permanent, Full Time (37.5 hpw) in Newcastle upon Tyne

Salary circa £55,000 negotiable based on skills and experience

Helping to deliver 90% of our services digitally. That's when it hits home.

You may think life in IS in a Housing Association wouldn't be fast moving but that's not the case here at Home Group. We've got an exciting agenda and some brilliant ideas to put our customers at the heart of everything we do. Our strategy is set, our direction is clear. What comes next is to apply our skills and experience through brilliant team work to innovate, design, and implement systems that deliver real business value.

We've got an excellent team foundation to build upon in the Digital team which forms part of the overall IS team. As our technical portfolio develops and expands; that's where you come in.

Joining Home Group as our Digital Development Manager, you'll own all things Digital ensuring our web and mobile portfolios can support and deliver customer and business benefits. Leading our IS Digital Development team you will oversee the entire development lifecycle to Agile methodologies, ensuring our systems are well designed, highly resilient and cost effective.

You'll manage a team of about a dozen including Simon our Scrum Master who is a demon field hockey player, our Dev Ops Mark & Callum who have come up through the ranks in Home Group and a team of application and web Developers led by our Lead Developer Gareth who has worked for home group a year now and loves having made the transition from agency to in house.

You'll report to Simon, our Director of IS who has just completed his first year at Home Group. Simon appreciates regular informal catch-ups and has claimed a particular area in our downstairs reception area as his office! Outside of work Simon is a lover of all things Spanish (and is already planning his next trip to Andalucia) and is a passionate Sunderland supporter (but don't hold that against him!) Simon is responsible for ensuring that we deliver the IS Services the business needs to succeed which isn't always easy but with you by his side... you'll do great things!

Working hours

Here at Home Group we believe flexibility works both ways. Our focus is on getting the job done, not your working hours! It's important to us that you're in the office so we can work collaboratively and share best practices amongst the team. However there will be times, when you might work from home to concentrate on a particular piece of work. Throughout it's the team's unwritten rule that you attend the important appointments in life, be it your child's school play, your partner's graduation, or to get your new fridge delivered. You can elect to fit these around your working day or use your flexi to take the time off.

A bit about you

You'll have some great experience leading and managing a team of application developers on various types of development including implementing and running agile/scrum developments and introducing best practice into teams. You'll also impress us with your experience of opensource development stack and automated application deployments and have experience of deploying and managing customer facing web services and linking them into back-office systems. On top of all you'll be a good communicator and people manager. Our people matter to us and they'll matter to you too.

Want to know more?

If you're not reading this advert on our careers pages, press the APPLY NOW button to access lots of useful stuff! You'll be able to download the Digital Development Manager Job Description, and find out more about Home Group. We've also got some short films that show you what it's like to work here, and we know you'll want to find out more about our award winning benefits and rewards package!

To apply

Don't delay applying for this brilliant job, as we may close it early if we get lots of applications! Just upload your CV and your covering letter (don't forget to attach this, as we really want to know more about you!) If you need help, we've also got some great templates available.

You're unique!

Home Group play a big part in tackling prejudice and discrimination, not just for our customers, but colleagues too! You can be yourself here, because we value everything that makes you unique. So whatever your age, race, sexuality, disability, religion, or gender identity, we recognise and celebrate our differences. Together we make Home Group a great place to work!
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