Public Service Internet jobs: 24/02/2019

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[01] Service Owner: User-Centred Policy Design
Ministry of Justice
London
£70,000

[02] Senior Product Manager
NHS Digital
Exeter
£52,306 — £60,983
Closing date: 06/03/2019

[03] Data Visualisation Specialist
Office for National Statistics
Newport or London
£35,200
Closing date: 03/03/2019

[04] Data scientist
Jisc
Bristol or Manchester
£45,000

[05] Category Manager — Digital Future
Crown Commercial Service
London or Norwich
£34,116
Closing date: 11/03/2019

[06] Wikimedian in Residence
Coventry University
Coventry
£32,243 to £40,802 pro rata
Closing date: 21/03/2019

[07] Head of Platform and Standards
Barnardo’s
Belfast, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham, Cardiff, London or Crawley
£74,000
Closing date: 13/03/2019

[08] Digital User Researcher
Disclosure & Barring Service
Liverpool
£34,168 — £39,885
Closing date: 12/03/2019

[09] Deputy Director — Customer Experience
Education and Skills Funding Agency
Coventry or Sheffield
£80,000
Closing date: 08/03/2019

[10] Delivery Manager
Futuregov
Sheffield
Salary not stated
Closing date: 20/03/2019


Notbinary (my company) are hiring a ‘Squad Manager’ — we are in the process of bench-marking the salary but I thought I would leak the job description a bit early! Drop me a line if you are interested (or have feedback on the profile).

What the Forking Here* is a Squad Manager?

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I’ve learned a lot in my first year working for Notbinary — the nuts and bolts of it is pretty well covered in this post from Sean Tubbs about making the switch to consultancy life. A big lesson however is that some of the key positions in the ‘squads’ we provide are a little different from when you are on the other side of the table. In particular the ‘Delivery Manager’ role has a different shape to it from this perspective. To such an extent that as we are now fully in to hiring mode at Notbinary I have been looking for a new job title that is recognisable but clearly its own thing.

Enter the ‘Squad Manager’

Created just to upset data vis snobs 😉

The Squad Manager does undertake the role of ‘Delivery Manager’ on the ground with our squads. That is the role that would map best to the DDaT framework and would likely be how we would describe the role to clients. They need to have a deep understanding of agile ways of working as well as things like ‘Lean Start-up’ approaches and given our main market they totally need to understand the Service Standard. They take care of the squad and make sure it has what it needs to succeed — they are also responsible for keeping everybody up to speed with progress (clients and colleagues).

They might have gained all that understanding as a Delivery Manager, Agile Coach, Product Owner or a myriad of other opportunities. We are open to people from different ‘professions’ — a holistic attitude towards modern agile rather than a dogmatic single framework approach, a passion for building great teams and an understanding of what it takes to make these ways of working actually work in big bureaucracies is the most important thing.

They will need to do other things though — they will be the representative of the company to the client and as such there is inevitably an element of Account Management in the role and while we would never expect our delivery people to do ‘sales’ on the ground there is a requirement for a certain amount of commercial acumen.

There is often a client coaching element in the role. Product Owners might be relatively new to working in this way or simply new to their roles. Our ‘Squad Managers’ should be experienced and a little battle-hardened(!) and willing to add value to the projects by providing whatever support they can — even if it is just access to a wider network and relevant introductions.

They will also inevitably be the local admin manager as well — ensuring timesheets are filled in, fielding questions about processes, making sure absences are recorded and a myriad other small tasks that contribute to day to day work life.

Finally (well apart from everything I have forgotten) they are guardians of the space — successful squads have a home to call their own and our Squad Managers need to do all they can to ensure that and to then protect it. Not always easy when you on a client site!

These roles are vital to the model we are implementing (a future post will explain the important of the Squad Manager/Principal Engineer double act we see as the core of all our teams.)


We are on the brink of actively recruiting a number of ‘Squad Managers’ — we are just completing the salary bench marking before we make that public and are currently just sorting out our benefits package going forward but if you want a sneak peak of the job description it is here on our Github and you can AMA at matt@notbinary.co.uk.


*https://thegoodplace.fandom.com/wiki/Censored_Curse_Words

Public Service Internet jobs: 17/02/2019

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[01] Chief Digital Officer
City of Edinburgh Council
Edinburgh
£68,930 — £77,625
Closing date: 03/03/2019

[02] Director of Digital Products
Raspberry Pi Foundation
Cambridge
£65,000 — £75,000
Closing date: 04/03/2019

[03] Head of Technical Architecture
Ministry of Justice
London
£95,000
Closing date: ongoing process

[04] Product Owner
Full Fact
London
£35,000–£40,000
Closing date: 27/02/2019

[05] Head of Product
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
London
£65,705
Closing date: 11/03/2019

[06] Strategic Data Manager
Department for Transport
London
£52,054 — £57,506
Closing date: 22/02/2019

[07] Product Managers*
Office for National Statistics (Census 2021)
Fareham or Newport
£47,400-£57,999
Closing date: 27/02/2019

[08] Service Designer
British Red Cross
London
£40,000 — £45,000
Closing date: 01/03/2019

[09] Innovation & Improvement Team Leader
Dacorum Borough Council
Hemel Hempstead
£43,842 to £45,895
Closing date: 28/02/2019

[10] Head of Service Design
Barnado’s
Belfast, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham, Cardiff, London (Barkingside) or Crawley
£74,000
Closing date: 21/02/2019


[Bonus] Senior Product Manager
City of San Francisco
$105,794 — $143,364


Notbinary (my company) are hiring a ‘Squad Manager’ — we are in the process of bench-marking the salary but I thought I would leak the job description a bit early! Drop me a line if you are interested (or have feedback on the profile).

Public Service Internet jobs: 10/02/2019

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[01] Chief Digital & Technology Officer
Homes England
Gateshead or London
£107,000 — £128,000
Closing date: 15/02/2019

[02] Head of Product and Service Delivery
Barnardo’s
London
£74,000
Closing date: 21/02/2019

[03] Head of Digital Place
Croydon Council
London
£62,583 — £68,751
Closing date: 17/02/2019

[04] Head of Digital 
Regulator of Social Housing
Leeds, Manchester or London
£61,262
Closing date: 18/02/2019

[05] Head of the Local Digital Collaboration Unit
Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government
London
£61,083 — £71,961
Closing date: 19/02/2019

[06] Senior Researcher
Open Data Institute
London
£50,000
Closing date: 20/02/2019

[07] Chief Operating Officer
Good Things Foundation
Sheffield
£56,000 — £80,000
Closing date: 24/02/2019

[08] Deputy Director — Strategic Delivery
Crown Commercial Service
Liverpool, London or Norwich
£68,000 — £117,800
Closing date: 25/02/2019

[09] Web and Digital Engagement Manager
Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford
Oxford
£40,792 — £48,677
Closing date: 21/02/2109

[10] Digital Product Manager
National Trust 
Swindon
£39,732
Closing date: 17/02/2019

[Bonus] Heads of Exploration/Experimentation 
UN DP Accelerator Labs
All over the globe!


Barnardo’s are undertaking a huge and really well thought out digital hiring campaign — they are going to be recruiting up to 100 people to fill a number of specialist roles and while I’ll continue to spotlight specific roles on this list I recommend it as one to watch more generally!

Public Service Internet jobs: 03/02/2019

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[01] Head of People
Open Data Institute
London
£60,000 (pro-rata depending on days worked)
Closing date: 15/02/2019

[02] Lead User Researcher
NHS Digital
London
£59,090-£71,243 plus London weighting
Closing date: 10/02/2019

[03] Head of Digital
Changing Faces
London
No salary stated
Closing date: 13/02/2019

[04] Chief Information Officer
UWE: Bristol
Bristol
£103,197 — £133,504
Closing date: 24/02/2019

[05] Senior Delivery Manager
Government Digital Service
Bristol or York
£56,524
Closing date: 28/02/2019

[06] Science, Technology and Innovation Regional Lead
Department for International Development
Lagos, Nigeria and Pretoria, South Africa
£63,000
Closing date: 20/02/2019

[07] Digital Content Editor
Office for Students
Bristol
£29,344 — £30,813
Closing date: 14/02/2019

[08] Senior User Experience Designer
Macmillan
London
£56,000 — £62,000
Closing date: 10/02/2019

[09] Digital Archivist and Data Manager
Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government
London
£35,000 — £42,000
Closing date: 11/02/2019

[10] UX Designer
Parliament Digital Service
London
£36,865 — £43,361
Closing date: 17/02/2019

[Bonus] Head of Design
Canadian Digital Service
Ottawa