Westminster City Council
Want to take complete ownership of a brand new team, that is just a couple of months old and is rapidly growing? Are you someone with coaching experience who is keen to put their own stamp on things and make important technical choices that will impact the future of Westminster?
A bit about them?
Westminster City Council believes in creating a fairer Westminster, putting residents first. They put residents at the heart of all their decisions, and campaign for a government that is on their side. They work together to adapt to the changing needs of their communities – resulting in a dynamic atmosphere where ambition, diversity, and creativity are celebrated.
What’s in it for you?
You’ll get a salary of up to £100K, flexibility to work on a hybrid basis (1 day a week in London), as well as around 30 days holiday a year, furthermore, they have some really good pension options where they will match contributions up to 26%!
In terms of career progression, the sky is the limit – as a newly established team, there is plenty of room for you to move up the ladder and take on as much responsibility as you want.
What you’d be doing?
You’d be leading their software development team, which currently numbers 3 overall, however, they expect this would grow to around 25 within the next year and be split into smaller agile teams of between 6-10 people.
You’ll be building Westminster’s community by hiring a diverse team; setting behavioral standards and good practices, as well as taking responsibility for the professional development of the Development team, and managing performance robustly.
You’ll work across the whole of the Digital and Innovation portfolio, supporting activity across core IT and technology, customer and digital, and supporting their Smart City ambitions to make Westminster a world-class city. This will require a proactive and relentless focus on delivery.
Open-source, cloud-based, loosely-coupled technologies are their preference, this is to make sure their technology remains nimble and easily iterated upon, and ensures services are built upon APIs wherever possible.
Don’t worry if your CV isn’t up to date – just send me an email over to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can go from there.
Note: To apply for this position you must already have the right to work in the UK.