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Job Reference: G18/51
Number of Positions: 2
Job Category: IT/Software Development
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: £35,000 to £38,000 per annum.
Location: Nettleham, Lincoln
G4S Region: UK & Ireland
Country:United Kingdom

G4S Business Unit:
Closing Date: 06/07/2018

Job Introduction:

This is an exciting opportunity to join a small but growing team who provide mission critical services to Lincolnshire Police Force. The services are provided by the G4S team who are based at Lincolnshire Police HQ in Nettleham. This is a full time position for 40 hours per week.

The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the delivery of business strategy and the IT programme by taking responsibility for the development and delivery of IT projects to defined and agreed time, cost, and quality parameters.

The individual will have and will maintain a thorough technical understanding of information technology systems with a specialisation in infrastructure systems such as networks, desktop systems, servers, and storage.

He/she will also define service strategy and working practices in line with Company Policy and processes to maximise systems availability and performance to support the business operations of G4S Policing Support Services and its clients. The individual will ensure that service solutions in place have sufficient capacity to meet varying business demand, and are maintainable, expandable, fit for purpose, and capable of delivering ongoing business value and benefit.

The successful candidate will create and maintain positive communications to ensure effective working relationships with individuals, teams and colleagues. This is a ‘hands-on’ position requiring solid technical skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Role Responsibility:

  • Help to define and implement IT projects, ensuring that all necessary control mechanisms are in place to monitor activity and ensure delivery within agreed time / cost / quality parameters.
  • Ensure that projects are delivered to the agreed methodology, in line with the IT Senior Project Managers requirements.
  • Plan projects, ensuring that all aspects for successful delivery are covered (e.g. finances, resources, environments etc.).
  • Manage and control the programme/project ensuring that defined and agreed deliverables are produced according to the agreed schedule.
  • Ensure that all risks and issues are managed and accepted or resolved as appropriate.
  • Ensure that all proposed changes to agreed baselines are effectively controlled and time, cost, quality parameters are adjusted appropriately.
  • Report progress and variance to agreed plans and ensure that state of the programme /project is appropriately communicated to the project team and key stakeholders.
  • Ensure that programmes and projects are reviewed on a regular basis.
  • Coach and support project teams to ensure best practice and business excellence are applied consistently and resources are utilised efficiently and effectively.
  • Lead project teams to design and implement IT systems.
  • Lead IT workstreams as required.
  • Plan, schedule and manage IT projects, liaising with key stakeholders, ensuring effective IT solutions are delivered to the business in line with management requirements, company policies and contractual requirements.
  • Identify risks and issues within IT projects and ensuring contingency/remediation plans are developed and executed.
  • Oversee the financial control of IT projects ensuring costs are managed within financial parameters.
  • Select, contract with and manage IT suppliers as required in line with company guidelines to ensure the delivery of best value to the business.
  • Assist the IT senior management team with strategy, service development and planning as required.
  • Design and own the implementation of new IT systems.
  • Develop a positive perception amongst G4S and its clients through strong, credible communication and relationship management, high business and technology appreciation and service leadership.
  • Determine skill requirements and staff assignment for current area of responsibility.
  • Maintain a detailed knowledge of current practice in own area of expertise.

The Ideal Candidate:

Skills and Qualification

  • Significant project delivery experience over full lifecycle
  • Ability to plan and manage projects and project workstreams
  • A detailed understanding of IT systems
  • Ability to problem-solve
  • Ability to produce good quality project documentation
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally
  • Supplier and stakeholder management
  • Commercial & financial management
  • Managing teams
  • Understand Prince2 and Agile project management methodologies
  • Understand ITIL processes and procedures
  • Prince2 qualifications is desirable but not essential
  • Knowledge of application development is desirable but not essential
  • Business analysis knowledge is desirable but not essential
  • ITIL qualification is desirable but not essential
  • Experience of working within the Policing market sector is desirable but not essential

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Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.


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