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Team Leader

Leicestershire, United Kingdom

 

Organisation: Leicestershire County Council

Work Location: County Hall, Glenfield, LE3 8RA

Worker Category: Hybrid Worker

Salary: £46,406 - £50,865

Working Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract Type:  Permanent

Closing Date: 30th June 2024

Interview Date(s): 10-12th July 2024

 

We’re looking for a passionate technical leader who can help us deliver the council’s IT and digital strategy.

You’ll lead a small team of hands-on, technical wizards. If they don’t know the answer, they will work hard to find out. 

Under your leadership, the team will continue to be a vital agile source of support for the council’s essential services. 

You’ll be responsible for our critical systems – looking after vulnerable children, schools data, roads and transport, among other things.

You’ll help to define the requirements of our front-line teams and make their systems as effective as possible.

You’ll run an agile team, able to identify and deliver in an iterative way, working in sprints. You’ll be used to engaging stakeholders meaningfully to deliver improvements. 

You’ll join a council with a proven track record of delivering value for money. As a back office function we provide thought leadership, innovation and challenge to our front line services.  

You’ll work within a wider IT and digital service helping to influence the council’s IT and digital initiatives so that we can deliver great user experience and reduce the cost of serving our citizens.

Drive your career 

  • Investment in your learning and career development 
  • Flexible working – the way we work brings out the best in you and your team. Talk to us for details 
  • Flexible location – with a blend of working remotely, from home or in the office with dedicated time to connect with your team
  • Technology – the right kit to suit your role 

A commitment to wellbeing 

  • At least 24 holiday days plus bank holidays 
  • Compassionate leave of up to five days 
  • Paid sick leave for when you’re unwell 
  • Mental healthcare – an in-house wellbeing service and 24/7 telephone counselling 

Life long benefits 
A generous pension based on your career average earnings.

A team where everyone can be themselves 

We believe that people perform better when they can be themselves at work. And teams thrive when they’re made up of diverse people with different backgrounds and life experiences. We have dedicated networks for Black and Asian staff, LGBTQ+ staff, disabled staff and carers.

About the service  

We’re a large, multi-disciplined IT and digital function. You’ll find technical experts working alongside agile specialists, project managers and change leads. We juggle the day-to-day running of a large organisation, along with innovation, improvement and change. 

We all share one thing – a commitment to delivering for the people of Leicestershire.

About the team 

You will be joining the Applications Management Group. It’s a busy team of around 40 people all working hard to deliver easy-to-use systems. The council operates around 400 applications. The most critical are centrally supported by our team. 

About the role 

You will be Team Leader. This role needs someone who is determined and able to face challenges head-on and influence people to get results. Your team is made up of around xx people. 

There’s no average day – you’ll be leading the team, prioritising work, trouble shooting, engaging with stakeholders, delivering change, and managing a budget. 

  • Leading a flexible, high performing team of technical specialists to support and improve the council’s critical systems
  • Managing relationships with stakeholders across the council to define business requirements and delivery agreed priorities 
  • Manage a range of work programmes on time and to budget, prioritising as needed
  • Managing risks, issues and crises to mitigate the impact on the council’s day-to-day running 
  • Building technical knowledge in the team and remaining on top of any new developments, such as automation and AI, to improve the council’s running and reduce costs 
  • Leading commissioning and procurement work to ensure the council gets best value
  • Working closely with suppliers to support and improve systems 

About you  
You’ll have: 

  • A level 4 qualification or equivalent experience working at a senior level in IT and digital with technical and professional staff 
  • Experience of IT service management, delivering strong performance, and budget control 
  • Experience of managing the day-to-day as well as major incidents and change 
  • Experience of a complex application estate and integration needs 
  • Good communications skills and the ability to translate complex technical issues into simple, concise messages 
  • An ability to build strong relationships with people in your team, your wider stakeholders, partners and suppliers 
  • A customer focus, with a commitment to simple user experience and ease of use 

Interested in Flexible Working?

We are keen to support employees to balance their working life with other commitments. Therefore, wherever possible, we will consider working arrangements that suit an individual's personal circumstances whilst still meeting the needs of the Council. If you would like to discuss the possible flexible working options that might be applicable to this role, please contact the person named below. This may include requests for term-time working, part-time hours, compressed hours, flexible start and finish times, home/remote working, etc.

Every role within the Council has a defined working style which determines where they can work. The worker category applicable to this post is detailed in the above advert. You can find out more about our worker categories in the Our Working Styles page on our career site.

For more information or an informal discussion, please contact:

Colin Dean, Applications and Digital Delivery Manager

Telephone: 0116 305 7762

Email: Colin.dean@leics.gov.uk

 

How to Apply

Leicestershire County Council is an inclusive organisation which is on a journey to embed and celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion at every level. We warmly welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, as having a diverse workforce with different perspectives and ideas is fundamental to our values and enriches the services we offer our communities. We particularly welcome applicants from Ethnically Diverse and LGBTQ+ communities and people with disabilities to create a balanced workforce and one that reflects the communities we serve. Applicants with a disability who meet the criteria listed in the 'About You' section above will be offered an interview under the Disability Confident Employer Scheme.

To apply for this job, please click on 'Apply Now'. You will need to upload a supporting statement as part of your application which explains how you meet the criteria listed in the 'About You' section above. For more information, see the How to Apply section on our career site.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible. 

If you have any technical issues when trying to apply for this post or you want to request an application pack in an alternative format, please contact our Employee Service Centre by telephoning 0300 3030222 (select option 2) or raising a ticket via our online portal: https://emss.freshdesk.com/support/home

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About Leicestershire County Council

Leicestershire County Council is a Stonewall Top 100, Disability Confident, Menopause Friendly, Mindful Employer, Fostering Friendly, Forces Friendly, and Cycle Friendly organisation. In August 2021, we also signed up to the Race at Work Charter. We are strongly committed to promoting equality and opportunity, championing employee wellbeing and investing in staff training and development.

Our aim is to work with communities and partners to deliver public services that make Leicestershire the best possible place to live and work for everyone. Our employees play a key role in supporting this goal and helping us deliver the vital services we provide to the people of Leicestershire.

For further information on what it’s like to work for us and the benefits we offer, please refer to the following:

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Job Profile

Regions

Europe

Countries

United Kingdom

Benefits/Perks

Career development opportunities Compassionate Leave Flexible working Paid Sick Leave Wellbeing support

Skills

Agile methodologies IT Strategy Stakeholder engagement

Tasks
  • Define system requirements
  • Lead Technical Team
  • Manage work programs
Timezones

Europe/London UTC+0