IT Service Owner - Exeter - Technojobs

IT Service Owner

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Met Office

Listed on

13th June




£52,799 - £56,738



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We're looking for an exceptional IT Service Owner to help us make a difference to our planet.

As our IT Service Owner, the job may be suitable for hybrid working, which is where an employee works part of the week in the office and part of the week from home. This is a voluntary, non-contractual arrangement and the location advertised will be your contractual place of work.

Our opportunity is full time, 37 hours per week. Our people are at the heart of what we do and we'll do our best to agree a working pattern that works for everyone.

World changing work

From science to technology, from meteorology to management, and from planning to communication, our expertise helps us stand out as the authority on weather accuracy and climate prediction. We help individuals, industries and government to make better decisions to stay safe and thrive. This is the Met Office. This is who we are.

  • We're a force for good - focusing on our environmental and social impact

  • We're experts by nature - always learning and developing to do things better

  • We live and breathe it - putting our purpose at the heart of decision-making

  • We're better together - understanding partnerships and inclusivity make us greater

  • We keep evolving - pushing boundaries to make tomorrow better for our customers

Your world of expertise

You will join a area of Technology that provides centralised solutions to help our delivery teams focus on their business problems without having to worry about common problems like cloud environments, logging, monitoring and alerting, data transfer or identity and access management.

As IT Service owner you will be responsible for the successful operation and continuous improvement of our central Logging, Monitoring and Alerting solution as well as our customer facing Identity and Access Management. You may also be required to help develop and deliver new services that fit our mission.

Your key duties include

  • All aspects of IT Service management

  • Managing finances including budgeting and forecasting

  • Delivering business cases for new services or improvement of existing ones

  • Managing the relationship with suppliers and vendors to ensure performance and value for money

Why join us

Our work is life-changing, often life-saving and always life-enhancing. The Met Office is accredited as a 'Great Place to Work UK 2023' and in addition has achieved a place on both the UK's 'Best Workplaces in Tech' and 'Best Workplaces for Women' lists.

As our IT Service Owner, your total reward package will be up to £76,330 annually, which includes:

  • £52,799 base pay

  • An outstanding Civil Service pension, with an average employer contribution of 27%

  • Recruitment Retention Allowance (RRA) you will be paid £3,800 per annum as a market supplement to reflect the demand for your skills. Whilst in post, you will be paid this market driven allowance from April 2024 until September 2025 in your monthly pay

  • Annual Leave starting at 27.5 days (plus Bank Holidays) rising to 32.5 days (plus Bank Holidays) after 5 years and option to buy or sell up to 5 days per year of annual leave

Essential Criteria, skills and experience:

  1. IT Service Management: You have experience in managing IT services. With a good understanding of the IT service lifecycle and experience in applying best practices and frameworks to deliver high-quality and reliable IT services. (We're experts by nature)

  2. Financial and commercial: You have strong financial and commercial skills, and you are able to manage the budget and costs of your IT services. You have experience in preparing and reviewing business cases, financial plans, and forecasts.

  3. Customer and stakeholder focus: You have excellent customer and stakeholder management and communication skills, and you are able to build and maintain positive and productive relationships with internal and external and stakeholders. (Better Together)

  4. Leadership and management: You have leadership and teamwork skills, and you are able to lead and motivate a team of IT professionals, especially thought change. You also have line management and IT recruitment experience.

How to apply

If you share our values, we'd love to hear from you! Click apply to begin your application. Please complete your career history and provide evidence against each of the essential criteria in the supporting statement questionnaire. We recommend candidates use the CARL method (Context, Action, Result and Learning) for presenting evidence of experience and skills

Closing date 30/06/2024 at 23:59 with first stage interviews commencing from 15/07/2024. You will hear from us once the closing date has passed.

How we can help

If you are considering applying and need support to do so, please contact us via . You can request adjustments either within your application or by contacting us. Should you be offered an interview, please be aware there may be a selection exercise which could include a presentation, written test or a scenario-based activity. You can select in your application to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. To be invited to interview/assessment under this scheme, your application must meet the essential criteria for the role.

We understand that great minds don't always think alike and as an equal opportunities employer we welcome applications from those with all protected characteristics. We recruit on merit, fairness, and open competition in line with the Civil Service Code.

We can only accept applications from those eligible to live and work in the UK - please refer to GOV.UK for information. We require Security clearance, for which you need to have resided in the UK for at least 3 of the last 5 years to be eligible. You will need to achieve full security clearance within your first 6 months with us.

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