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  • London
    • Contract
  • 06 Nov 2019

Region:Flexible Location

Country / Territory:Flexible Location

Location:Flexible Location

Department:English & Exams

Job Category:Exams

Pay Band:Pay Band 7

Vacancy Description:Pay Band: 7 Contract type: 1 Year Fixed Term Contract Flexible Location: The post is open to candidates based in EU, UK, MENA or SA but the final offer will be subject to necessary in country/ regional internal and external approvals and requirements. Applications from MENA or South Asia accepted if applicants can provide a minimum of 3 hours / day overlap with Americas working hours. Local contract, no mobility package Closing date: 23:59 (UK time) on the 10th November 2019. Applicants must

ABOUT US:

Please note that in December 2020, the British Council will relocate to its new global headquarters: International Quarter, Stratford, London E20.

 

 

Who We Are

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

The British Council is seeking an Implementation Co-ordinator to support the global change and implementation team in implementing Business Improvement and Exams Transformation initiatives in the global Examinations Services business to enable realisation of agreed benefits.

Reporting to the Implementation Change Manager this role will work as part of a flexible implementation resource pool and will work closely with the REST of the Business Improvement team to enable engagement and readiness for change across a varied network of 100+ countries.

Responsibilities will include:

Actively supporting the implementation team and work with business to achieve:

readiness for change,

implementing key operational changes

monitoring progress against plans and

working in collaboration with the wider Business Improvement team, GIS and the regions

deliver change and implementation activities including briefings, demos, workshops, support and stabilisation activities and ensure Change packs, readiness checklists and briefing documents are up-to-date and in line with Implementation plans.

Ensure early life support through to stabilisation, coordinating input from colleagues in Business Improvement,GIS and more.

Capture and communicate lessons learned to ensure continuous improvement in the implementation of future initiatives

 

 

The successful candidate must have: 

Demonstrable experience in rolling out business change initiatives and/or technology led implementations

Experience of achieving business readiness for change across multiple countries or geographies

Experience of organising training events and / or business readiness workshops

Excellent organisational skills with the ability to multi-task and to work to strict deadlines

Ability to adapt to changing circumstances through creative problem-solving

Strong interpersonal and communications skills

Please see role profile for full details of each role and accountabilities.

 

What you will receive:

Attractive salary and benefits.

How to apply:  Only applications submitted via the jobs portal will be considered. Ensure you address the role-specific essential criteria when submitting your application. 

For more information and a complete list of responsibilities, please select links below:

Implementation Co-ordinator 

British Council skills 

British Council Behaviours

If you feel that you are suitable and would like to be considered for this role, please apply before 23:59 UK time on the 10th November 2019.

 

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks. In the UK, and in other countries where appropriate systems exist, these include criminal records checks.

The British Council believes that all children have potential and that every child matters – everywhere in the world. The British Council affirms the position that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19, UNCRC, 1989.

  • Bolton, Greater Manchester
  • £35,000 - £45,000/annum
    • Permanent
  • 06 Nov 2019

This leading financial services company is seeking an intermediate-level Software Developer with excellent core Java skills to join their collaborative Java systems development team in Bolton.

The Software Developer will be joining the systems team during an exciting period, as they embark on a major digital transformation of several Java-based, business-critical solutions. The business is growing rapidly and has a need to move over to a web-service architecture. This is a varied role, where you will be involved in all phases of the software development lifecycle and will continually contribute to the refinement of standards and best-practices in the Java software development team.

This is an excellent opportunity for a Software Developer with junior to intermediate-level Java skills, who is seeking an opportunity to further their career within a challenging and complex role. The business promote a relaxed and friendly culture, where you will have a real voice to influence and will be encouraged to share your ideas.

Requirements:

  • Solid core Java skills and an understanding of OOD and Java design patterns
  • Knowledge of SQL and relational databases
  • Some understanding of web architecture and services would be desirable (REST, JSON, HTTP etc)

Benefits:

  • Annual bonus
  • Share scheme
  • 35 hour working week
  • Good holiday allowance
  • Excellent employer matched pension scheme

This position located near to Bolton town centre with free on-site parking and is easily commutable from surrounding areas such as Wigan, Chorley, Leigh, Bury and Blackburn.

Please click APPLY to find out more and send your CV. Alternatively, you may send an email to Tom Greaves at (url removed) and call (phone number removed) for more information.

  • Old Street, Greater London
  • £35,000 - £50,000/annum + great benefits
    • Permanent
  • 06 Nov 2019

My client fundamentally believes that travel shouldn’t damage the Earth so they have made it their mission to install a Electric Vehicle charging point everywhere you park. To make that vision a reality they need the brightest, most tenacious and most inspiring talent in the world – they are growing faster than the market and they need to maintain that velocity - that’s where you come in!

Role activities and responsibilities

They have built a pan-European IoT network of smart charging devices and need a pioneering tech stack to support it with real-time messaging. They also have an industry leading mobile app (built using React Native) offering a green energy ecosystem for their customers and EV drivers.

Next hire, Full Stack Developers to help us achieve their mission - you will be working with the latest technology to support their roadmap. Current stack is PHP 7+, Laravel 5.4+, ES6, ReactJS, React Native, most of the AWS resources (Kinesis, Lambda, API Gateway, Elasticsearch etc) and HTML5/CSS3/SASS.

You should be hungry for innovation and keen to explore and utilise all of the tools available to make your work effective, efficient and industry leading. You will work closely with the REST of the software team to build elegant, high performance solutions. You will report into the Head of Software Engineering and will be based near to Old Street Station in London.

Your mentality

You’re always learning new technologies and looking to advance your skills

You’re organised and detail-oriented enough to manage projects with many moving parts

You play well with others

You get stuff done, but you also care about the quality of your work

What you'll have

Excellent understanding of PHP 7, working with frameworks such as Laravel, Symfony, etc

Excellent understanding of Javascript (ES6), working with frameworks such as ReactJs, Vue, Angular, Node, etc

Excellent understanding of SQL and relational databases structures

Excellent understanding of HTML & CSS/SASS

Knowledge of systems architecture and web technologies, and exposure to scalable, distributed and real-time platforms

Experience deploying to AWS cloud infrastructure (ideally using AWS Opsworks & Chef)

Ability to review proposals, designs and specifications to ensure they are implementable, proposing suitable alternatives if necessary

Experience working within development pipelines and continuous integration

Experience working with TDD/BDD

Experience working within an Agile software team (SCRUM)

Guru of all things Git/Github

What's “Nice to have” but not essential

  • Experience working with Craft CMS or Twig templates
  • Experience with Selenium/Web driver/Nightwatch.js in-browser testing
  • Experience with React Native
  • A dog that you can bring into the office
  • Passionate and knowledgeable about the EV industry

Benefits:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Casual dress code
  • Free snacks and drinks
  • 25 days holiday
  • Very generous maternity and paternity leave scheme
  • A fully stocked beer fridge and regular social events (probably too regular)
  • Pension scheme
  • Eyecare scheme
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Discounted gym membership
  • An extensive library to provide you with inspiration

Interested? In the first instance please apply below. If you can include your CV and examples of your great code that would be awesome.

Edison Hill Limited are operating and advertising as an Employment Agency for permanent positions and as an Employment Business for interim / contract / temporary positions. Edison Hill Limited are an Equal Opportunities employer and we encourage applicants from all backgrounds.PLEASE ENSURE THAT THE JOB REFERENCE NUMBER APPEARS IN THE SUBJECT BOX.

  • Solihull, West Midlands (County)
  • £26,000 - £31,000/annum
    • Permanent
  • 06 Nov 2019

Job Description - Infrastructure Support Analyst

With experience of delivering IT services to a wide range of customers across varied markets and locations, as well as being expert in complex infrastructure solutions, our client also has a business software division specialising in the Microsoft Dynamics suite of applications and a Business Advisory Consultancy.

Our client is now looking for an Infrastructure Analyst to join their team in Solihull.

As an Infrastructure Analyst, you will play a key role in the delivery of high-quality technical support for the business and the customer, whilst delivering exceptional customer satisfaction and a personalised service.

This position requires strong troubleshooting, problem -solving and technical skills using various diagnostic tools. In addition, strong inter-personal skills are required to guide customers through situations, providing the highest levels of resolution, support and customer satisfaction.

Job Requirements - Infrastructure Support Analyst

  • Maximise the use of all in-house systems to be a key member of a highly customer focused and professional Service Desk function.
  • Work with your colleagues on the Infrastructure Team to effectively monitor customer systems and network performance, to process alerts and manage Incidents and Service Requests. Receive escalations from other members of the Service Desk, escalate effectively to achieve the highest level of customer service.
  • Communicate effectively with customers throughout the ticket lifecycle, ensuring that at all times the customer is fully aware of the status of their incident or service request.
  • Provide the highest level of service by meeting or exceeding contractual SLAs and KPIs and by proactively identifying process improvement opportunities within the department.
  • Work from or travel to customer sites to provide extended Service Desk services to the customer beyond that provided from our office locations as required.
  • Provide on call cover on a rotation basis with the REST of the team to ensure customers have escalation cover out of hours.
  • On occasion you may be tasked with completing pre-defined Project activities to deliver new or updated solutions to customers. These activities may either be performed remotely or where required on -site at a customer location.
  • Provide Problem Management by using all the information to hand to identify, prevent or resolve either ongoing or potential issues that would adversely affect a customer.
  • Work with the Change Management team to write and implement change requests to ensure minimum impact to the customer when undertaking essential work and maintenance.
  • Work with your Line Manager to maintain a level of technological competence that remains current and fit -for-purpose in your role, agreeing any training needs where appropriate.
  • Ensure where possible, or highlight where not, that the Company fulfils its contractual obligations to its contracted services customers.
  • Develop, over time, a knowledge of the customers’ businesses and organisation, including key users of technology and their needs
  • To endorse and co-operate fully with the Business Improvement process, participating in or contributing to, designated change projects as required.
  • Any additional tasks or projects as may be required by the Board or management team, in support of the Company’s commercial objective.

Technical Experience - Infrastructure Support Analyst

Demonstrable experience in troubleshooting relevant, common technologies such as:

  • Microsoft Windows Server Management (e.g. Powershell)
  • Virtualisation (e.g. VMware, MS Hyper -V)
  • Enterprise Storage (e.g. iSCSI, CIFS, NFS)
  • Microsoft Exchange (e.g. Exchange 2013, 2016)
  • Cloud Technologies (Office 365, Azure)
  • Networking (basic troubleshooting of firewalls, routers, s witches and VPNs)
  • Citrix (e.g. XenDesktop / XenApp)
  • Security Tools (e.g. Sophos, Anti -Virus, Bitlocker)
  • Backup Solutions (e.g. Backup Exec, Veeam)
  • Hatfield Peverel
  • £38,000 - £48,000/annum
    • Permanent
  • 06 Nov 2019

About the company:

Our client is a well-established software company headquartered in the UK with additional offices in the US and Poland. This position will be based from the office in Chelmsford, Essex. This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced Developer to play an active role in the development and implementation of bespoke solutions largely used by the automotive industry.

The job will offer you an opportunity to get involved with all parts of a full software development lifecycle to craft a product that you will be proud to develop and support. The division that you will join deals with products and applications used by several large clients based in the UK, the US, and Europe.

The role will give you the rare opportunity to architect and implement software projects in an environment where the software stack choices will be a product of the requirements rather than a limitation of the solution.

What you will be doing:

As a Java Developer, you will play an active role in our expansion within the automotive sector. We are looking for an individual with interest in developing software in Java within an Agile framework. This position will allow you to develop new skills and experience in engaging with external customers.

Aside from the development aspects of the position, the role will be enjoyed by an individual with an inquiring mind. We would welcome your creativity to help design and develop new features to enhance the functionality of our applications. Additionally, you will be expected to perform ‘deep dive’ investigations and analysis, suggest where improvements to code and infrastructure can be made and to continue the evolution of our software.

You will enjoy opportunities to work on both new and existing projects and be challenged to make a difference through your enthusiasm and self-motivation; bringing ideas to the table, facilitating change and helping direct our client’s future.

What we expect from you:

Requirements:

  • Java SE 8 experience,
  • Good understanding of the HTTP protocol.
  • Experience with HTTP/REST web services.
  • Good understanding of standard web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Good understanding of source version control (ideally with Git)

Desirable:

Experience with the following technology and practices:

  • Java Application Frameworks such as Spring or Java EE.
  • MVC concepts
  • Agile development processes
  • Practical experience with web-based user interface technology such as CSS Pre-processing (e.g. LESS or SCSS), Thymeleaf, or JSPs.
  • Spring (including Spring Boot, Spring MVC, Spring Data and Spring Security)
  • JPA/Hibernate
  • Elasticsearch
  • Struts 2
  • Sheffield
  • £35,000 - £45,000/annum
    • Permanent
  • 06 Nov 2019

Software Developer (Sheffield)

£35,000 - £45,000

ASP.NET / MVC / SQL 


Interaction Recruitment are currently recruiting for a Software Engineer for a leading software business in Sheffield. You will be working for the well-established company providing software as a service into multiple sectors. 

Key Responsibilities:

- Develop all software to the deadline requirements specified, working as part of a team and independently

- Identify tools/techniques that could help improve the software products and delivery

Key Technology:

- Full stack development, including web development in ASP.NET, MVC, Javascript, CSS, VueJS (desirable)

- Web service development, REST/OData or similar

- Database development - SQL server or similar

- Visual Studio, Source Control


In return, our client offer a great working environment, very competitive salary, excellent company benefits and personal development opportunities. 

We are expecting high number of applications for ths role. If you are looking for a fantastic opportunity with a market leading company, then please submit interested CVs to (url removed) and for full client disclosure and company information.

  • Worcester, Worcestershire
    • Permanent
  • 06 Nov 2019

Peripatetic ICT Technician for schools

Location: Worcester, with a requirement to travel in the local area.

Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week.

Do you love technology? Do you enjoy working with a wide range of people and rising to new challenges? Can you inspire confidence in your technical skills and knowledge? We are looking for an enthusiastic, proactive individual who is keen to learn and develop, becoming part of our energetic Peritech team and supporting our growing portfolio of school customers.



Who are we?

We are IBS Schools (a division of Capita ESS). We have been the trusted ICT support provider for over 200 schools in and around Worcestershire for over 20 years, delivering a wide variety of technical services with a strongly educational focus. The Peritech team delivers onsite technical support, maintenance and guidance to school customers through a series of scheduled visits. Alongside technical support, we provide a service desk, consultancy for curriculum and school management systems, network and audio-visual installations, school website design, procurement, school broadband services and much more.



What would you be doing?

  • Providing onsite technical support and proactive maintenance to your own allocated set of school customers.
  • Providing reactive 1st line technical support to schools as required including telephone, remote and site visits.
  • Planning, assisting and leading on larger installation projects in schools during holiday periods including network rebuilds, server installations, staff and pupil hardware deployment and infrastructure upgrades.
  • Working closely with other departments of the IBS Schools Team including Broadband, Procurement, Websites, Infrastructure etc.
  • A good understanding of PCs and networks using a variety of platforms, including Windows, MacOS, iOS etc.
  • Familiarity with broadband Internet connections, email services and a range of cloud services.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with school staff, headteachers and fellow team members.
  • Strong initiative and proactivity skills.
  • Understanding of the specific needs of schools and working in a school environment.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Desire to extend your knowledge across a wide range of technology in use in schools.


What skills are we looking for?

It is essential that you hold a Full UK driving licence and have access to your own car.

It also would be beneficial if you have previous experience with servers, particularly Windows Server, Active Directory and Group Policy, and have worked in a school environment in any capacity.



What can we offer you?

Above all, we are a small, tight-knit team, passionate about providing the best possible technical services to schools. As a team member, you would benefit from the knowledge and experience of the REST of the team. You would have every chance to develop your skills and knowledge in all things related to the job. In addition, we encourage you to share your knowledge, skills and expertise with the REST of the team so that everyone can benefit. To give everyone a chance to get to know the team, we hold social events on a regular basis. We are always keen to promote those who take on responsibilities, delight our customers, and spearhead new directions in technology for the benefit of the team and our customers.

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Capita Resourcing operates as an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of gender identity or gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, disability, age, political opinions or trade union membership.

  • Basingstoke, Hampshire
  • £35,000 - £55,000/annum
    • Permanent
  • 06 Nov 2019

Full Stack Developer

Our client based in Basingstoke has been on the leading edge of internet telephony for more than a decade. Due to outstanding business growth and exciting development plans they are seeking an additional experienced Full Stack software developer (with a bias towards front end) to join our busy team, with the opportunity for progression into team leadership. You will possess a real passion for technology and strong understanding of software development principles and methodologies. Whilst the development team is geographically diverse and used to remote collaborative working, this role is based in the Basingstoke head office.

Key responsibilities

  • Produce detailed technical requirement specifications, costings and timescales
  • Prioritise, design, develop, test and deploy new and existing software aligned to the product roadmap meeting the changing needs of our key markets
  • Establish and stimulate software development standards and processes along with best practices for delivery of scalable and high-quality software
  • Collaborate effectively with all team members in the regular team meetings
  • Hands on coding 

For this role you will require the following technical skills & experience

Programming skills and in-depth knowledge of multiple front-end languages, frameworks and libraries (e.g. HTML5/ CSS, Foundation, Bootstrap, JavaScript, XML, jQuery) and website development using .NET Framework

Knowledge of multiple back-end languages (e.g. C#, VB.NET, Python)

Able to demonstrate a good understanding of Windows Server, IIS and Application Pools and have had exposure to deployment technologies such as Docker

A high level of SQL skills in a MySQL environment to support in-depth data analysis, problem solving and report generation

Exposure to client-side frameworks (WinForms, WPF) is essential, and strong knowledge of WebRTC and mobile frameworks (PhoneGap, Xamarin) would be viewed favourably.

Demonstrable design, implementation and maintenance of web service-based API (ASMX, REST, Web API) 

Any experience of Linux, C/C++ and Python together with exposure to communications protocols such as SIP / RTP would be highly advantageous.

If this role is of interest please submit your CV.

This role is exclusively placed with Escalate Recruitment, the recruitment arm of myHRdept, outsourced HR suppliers to our client.

  • SE11 4TH
  • £75,000 - £80,000/annum Plus excellent benefits
    • Permanent
  • 06 Nov 2019

Looking for a new challenge in your career?

Say no more, you as a Front End Developer have the chance to work with an with online discretionary investment management company in London and you?re going to be part of their journey of building a global billion-pound business.

They are proud to have helped so many people get one step closer to their financial goals. They want people who will match their ambition, honesty and integrity. Does this sound like your sort of place?

Experience Required:

  • HTML and CSS/CSS Pre-processors (SASS, LESS, etc.)
  • ReactJS / Redux will be highly beneficial or any other JavaScript frameworks
  • Solid experience with REST APIs and keen to dig deeper into the stack
  • Experience with building well-performing web platforms
  • Experience with Git or other similar distributed SCM systems
  • Must know how to work on a *nix client environment (OS X, GNU/Linux) and be familiar with the terminal

I must also mention their offices are very modern and quirky, and they still have plenty of seats to fill so get in touch! No CV is required at this stage just drop me an email or call :)

  • Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
  • £40,000 - £70,000/annum Bens + Stock
    • Permanent
  • 06 Nov 2019

Java Developer required in Cambridge with strong skills in Java development and experience of developing performant and scalable microservices is required by fast growing scale up in Cambridge with strong ethical credentials and who are pushing the latest tech including Java, Microservices, AWS, Event Driven Systems, Kafka, NoSQL, Kubernetes to build a complex market leading product making distributed renewable energy generation more viable and contributing to the real world problem of climate change.

As a Java Developer the core skills would include

  • Sound proficiency with Java with software patterns that assure performant, secure and maintainable code
  • You are experienced in Microservices and developing performant, resilient, scalable microservices as part of a wider platform
  • You are experienced working with continuous delivery / CD pipelines
  • You are experienced in containerisation such Docker or Kubernetes
  • You are experienced working in an agile, collaborative, delivery team

Desirable skills as a Java Developer as you will be working with all the technologies listed below

  • Implemented or worked with continuous deployment pipelines
  • Worked with event driven / event sourcing architectures (Kafka) or RabbitMQ
  • Multi-threading / concurrency
  • Designed and implemented REST/RPC interfaces
  • Have worked across the stack with a mix of languages including scripting
  • Managed or worked with cloud architectures (AWS)
  • Managed or worked with container management platforms (Kubernetes)
  • Experience with SQL or NoSQL data stores
  • Worked with time series data
  • Worked with OAuth 2.0, OpenID Connect, JWTs
  • Development of scalable web applications
  • Development of operational support tools
  • Worked with Git based VCS services (Github, Gitlab)
  • Implemented or understanding of application networking (load balancing, dns, ssl termination, subnets)

Key elements of the role of Java Software Developer would include

  • Java development of fault-resilient, scalable, secure and highly-available microservices
  • Work in a DevOps / CI / CD culture within a component based team pushing for increased team autonomy
  • Maintain a good awareness of systems issues and trends - particularly with regards to performance, availability, security and related emerging technologies

This is an outstanding chance to join a fast growing and high calibre technology scale up in Cambridge and will offer the chance to stretch you technical knowledge on a complex product and use your soft skills working in a collaborative Agile product development environment.

Please do talk to us if you're willing to relocate and your eligible to work in the UK.

Why not work for an exciting company with a real purpose and a great culture who are working to assist solve one of the world's biggest problems.

The role is accessible by car, public transport or bike on the North side of Cambridge.

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