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Application Development Manager - Government Legal Department

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Recruiter: GDS DDAT Expert Recruitment Team
Listed on: 12th May
Location: London
Salary/Rate: £61000 - £65000
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Location: London
Position type: Permanent
Working pattern: Full time (37 hours per week), Job share, Flexible working, Part time, Condensed hours
Salary: £61,000 -£65,000 + DDaT pay allowance of up to £15000 depending on capability
Security clearance: Basic Check (BPSS)
Closing date for applications: 24 May 2022


What you'll do 



The Government Legal Department
We are a non-ministerial government department and the government's principal legal advisers. We do this by providing legal advice to the majority of central government departments on the development, design and implementation of government policies and decisions, drafting secondary legislation and working with Parliamentary Counsel on primary legislation, and representing the government in court.
We have around 2,900 employees, more than 2,200 of whom are barristers, solicitors or paralegals. We are a national organisation, but with a concentration of employees in Westminster, and a presence in Bristol, Croydon, Leeds and Manchester.
The Digital, Data and Technology Profession
This is an unprecedented time for digital, data and technology specialists as government harnesses digital technologies, skills and tools to transform public services. There have never been more opportunities to work collectively and creatively as a profession to respond to the changing needs and expectations of millions of people and deliver services that are simple and easy to use.
The digital, data and technology profession comprises 15,000 colleagues across government, and is rapidly scaling up nationwide in line with our strategy.
The Applications Development Manager at GLD you will join a network of digital, data and technology professionals that has developed into an essential forum for co-ordinating and driving transformation across government.
With your senior colleagues from other government departments, you will set standards and maintain a shared vision to deliver transformation. You will share best practice and drive collective efficiencies wherever possible; support and guide our cross-government programmes to build digital, data and capability; and make government a destination of choice for digital, data and technology professionals.
The potential to shape our society's future is enormous and our purpose is to ensure the profession is equipped and inspired to deliver real, meaningful change for users; to do the work of transformation that makes government work better for everyone.
Find out more about the Digital, Data and Technology Profession on GOV.UK
Who you are 


The Post
We are building a Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) enabled organisation at GLD and will be at the forefront of government by showcasing best practice when dealing with data, digital and technology. Our more modern, insight-driven, innovative approach to DDaT will provide outstanding experiences at the right cost, quality and pace for the whole of GLD and ensure staff and wider government clients receive a top-quality and cost-effective digital & technology service.
The role of Applications and Development Manager will report into the Head of Digital Applications and will support GLD to grow and transform into a digital business through delivering digital value and outcomes. It will support the renovation of DDaT, accelerate change and orchestrate our Digital, data and technology management. GLD requires a consistent and strategic approach to the application of DDaT across the organisation, and DDaT needs to provide a consistent, transparent and efficient approach to the way that it delivers value to the business.
Key Responsibilities

Availability and capacity management. 
Development process optimisation. 
Information security. 
Modern standards approach.
Programming and build. 
Prototyping. 
Service support. 
Systems design. 
Systems integration. 
User focus

Essential Skills

Software development and delivery skills should evidence your extensive training and/or experience with modern software development languages and frameworks, including agile software delivery practices and norms, both on transforming legacy systems as well as new initiatives, to successfully lead the team. Demonstrable knowledge of at least 2 contemporary programming languages is vital to show capability.
Knowledge of or experience working in the UK governments DDaT profession
practical experience in digital and related technology fields, digital transformation programmes including agile & change management.

Application Stage
Please submit a CV and a personal statement to demonstrate how you meet all of the essential criteria. Please note, the personal statement should be limited to 1250 words.
Please provide evidence of your experience of the essential criteria using the following competencies to structure your response 

Seeing the Big Picture
Communicating and Influencing
Managing a Quality Service
Delivering at Pace

Technical Skills & Experience
Your application should demonstrate how you meet the Technical & Experience criteria for the post, with relevant examples. It will not be sufficient to reiterate the criteria; you are expected to illustrate how you have met the requirements.
Your application will be sifted by a GLD panel.