Job details

Salary - Grade
GBP £55,158 to £56,151 55158 - PO6
Market supplement
£10,494
Contract Type
Permanent
Contracted Hours
Full Time - 36 hours per week
DBS Required
No
Department
Finance & Corporate Resources
Service
ICT
Closing date
04/08/2024

£53,109 to £54,135, plus market supplement £10,494 pa

About the team

Product teams at Hackney are part of the council’s integrated Customer Services, Digital & Data service. These multidisciplinary teams are made up of business analysts, content designers, delivery managers, digital analysts, interaction designers, product managers, project/ programme managers, user researchers, service designers, and software engineers.

What we do

Our vision is to provide user-centred digital products that enable residents to quickly and efficiently access the services they need and inspire confidence in the council. 

We design, test, implement and iterate products relied upon by thousands of internal users, as well as for nearly 280,000 residents. We also manage over 50 contracts for digital and technology services with third party suppliers

About the role

We are recruiting for two roles, one in the Housing product team, which supports work to improve:

  • Building maintenance and estate environment  
  • Resident safety 
  • Housing transformation
  • Property and asset management
  • Tenancy and leasehold services.

 

And another in the Liveable Hackney team, which supports a range of digital products and systems which help improve the day to day lives of residents, and are used by staff in the council’s Sustainability & Public Realm teams.

As a Senior Delivery Manager at Hackney, will be responsible for creating an environment in which a multi disciplinary team can deliver value effectively, in addition to line managing and mentoring less experienced colleagues.

To do this you will:

  • Ensure teams have a solid understanding of agile ways of working 
  • Manage the rhythms and rituals of a multidisciplinary team, helping colleagues collaborate, communicate and learn throughout delivery
  • Suggest new and innovative ways of delivering services that provide high quality and good value for money.

 

About you

We don’t expect you to tick every box on our job description. This role will suit you if you:

  • Enjoy coming up with new and innovative approaches to solving problems
  • Have proven track record as a Delivery Manager, or Senior Delivery Manager
  • Are passionate about coaching and helping others
  • Can work in a fast-paced environment, as part of a diverse team.

 

Our priorities

Over the next year our priority areas of focus are:

  • Improving and stabilising our existing in-house developed products
  • Improving the quality of our data in order to provide an improved experience for our users
  • Supporting the Housing service to transition to a new Housing management system and implementing any required integrations with our existing systems

 

What we love about working for Hackney

  • Doing work that has a positive impact on residents’ lives
  • A diverse workforce that reflects our community
  • Flexibility of hybrid working and being able to have a good work-life balance
  • No one day is ever the same and you’ll get to work across a wide range of services.

In return you will benefit from:

  • A generous holiday allowance of 28 paid days, rising to 33 days (after 5 years) plus bank holidays
  • Membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Standard 36 hour week (7.2 hours per day, Monday to Friday)
  • Wide range of learning and development opportunities 
  • Comprehensive range of staff benefits such as childcare vouchers, new technology schemes, Cyclesheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at leisure centres (Better), restaurants, shops and other local establishments. 

 

Where we work

We offer hybrid working. You will be expected to come into our offices in the Hackney Service Centre to work with your team for a minimum of two days a month, however many of us prefer to come in more frequently. Like many organisations, our hybrid arrangements are evolving and you may be expected to work from the office more frequently in future.

Talk to us or ask any questions 

If you’d like an informal chat about the role, you can speak to Darren Aitcheson, Interim Head of Product & Delivery. Email him at: darren.aitcheson@hackney.gov.uk 

There is no better place to work in London than Hackney; we have great pride in our borough, our communities, and our services. Hackney is one of London’s most vibrant and diverse boroughs. It’s one of the most sought after areas to live in London with good schools, parks and local amenities, as well as great transport links and vibrant and diverse communities.

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.

We will not accept applications where Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been used to assist with completing the competency questions or any part of the application form.

This application process replaces a supporting statement.

Closing date for applications: 04 August 2024 (22:59 )

Interview dateW/C 12 August 2024

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.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. 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 also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available: hackneyworks@hackney.gov.uk