SalaryGBP £56,385 to £57,426 56385
DepartmentFinance & Resources
Contract TypeFixed Term / Secondment - Full Time
£56,385 – £57,426 per annum (PO8) inc Market Supplement
Fixed Term / Secondment – 24 Months Contract – Full Time
We’re looking for great people who want to develop their careers with us and help us to become the most user-centred IT and digital team in the country
Hackney is London’s most diverse and dynamic borough. Reaching from the Square Mile to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, this is an area of rapid economic growth, particularly in technology, media, fashion and other creative industries. Hackney has more green spaces than any other inner London borough; some of the capital’s finest schools; first class transport connections; excellent public services; and thriving arts, cultural and retail sectors. We seek people with ambition, creativity and commitment to ensure our economic growth provides benefits for everyone and creates opportunities to transform the lives of residents.
Hackney ICT is a great place to work! Our team support vital public services across the borough and are working every day to make things better for our residents and businesses.
Hackney Council is also a great place to develop your career. We offer a wide range of opportunities to learn new skills through training, mentoring and by working alongside some of the best digital agencies in the country. We are developing a new Digital Leadership Academy and will be launching an exciting apprenticeship programme in spring 2018, with 18 apprentice roles across our service.
As well as this, Hackney also offers great benefits for our people, including a range of flexible working options, discounts and other schemes to help you save money and the opportunity to plan for your future by joining the local government pension scheme (more details are available online here: https://hackney.gov.uk/staff-benefits).
We are determined to help the ICT and digital profession become more diverse, and we encourage women and other people who are under-represented in technology professions to apply to join our team. You can find out more about how Hackney promotes equalities and diversity here: https://www.hackney.gov.uk/equality-diversity/ and read about our commitment to being a Timewise employer here: http://news.hackney.gov.uk/how-flexible-working-can-help-tackle-inequality/.
You can find out more about our team, how we work and the work we do on our HackIT website: http://hackit.org.uk/
At Hackney, we are passionate about using technology to help residents by providing services so good, people prefer to use them.
We are platform and technology agnostic so are looking for somebody who is curious, motivated, open and self-aware. You will be expected to learn new skills and code in other languages we may use. You will get to build REST APIs, use of .net(C#,.net core,.net framework),Ruby on Rails and Angular as we develop apps. We expect you to undertake Test Driven Development, to pair programme and review peer review commits on GitHub.
We also use containerisation mechanism for building our apps using Docker, logging mechanism using Sentry,Papertrail and NewRelic.We have also embraced infrastructure as code via Terraform to spin up our services on cloud. Our standards are well defined and you can go through them via the links below
API Playbook : https://github.com/LBHackney-IT/API-Playbook
Hackney Development Standards : https://github.com/LBHackney-IT/Hackney-Development-Standards
You’ll be working across multiple exciting application projects, and have the opportunity to partner with best-in-class digital agencies to enhance your skills.
This role is brilliantly suited to candidates who are looking for an opportunity where they can really utilise their knowledge, whilst getting exposure to new technologies that will inevitably broaden and diversify your skill set.
How to apply
To apply all you need to do is:
- • Read the Job Description for role, paying particular attention to the Person Specification section
- • Provide your details in our application form and upload your CV
- • Attach a supporting statement (maximum two pages) that shows how your skills, knowledge and experience will enable you to meet the criteria for the post, as described in the Person Specification
We actively promote equal opportunities and welcome applicants with a broad diversity of talent, including applicants who are interested in flexible working arrangements.
Closing Date: Sunday 23 June 2019 (22:59)
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class.
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.