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Senior Software Developer (ITS Band 3/SEO) -Health and Safety Executive

Government Digital & Data -

Full-time (Permanent)
£43,765 - £50,728
Published on
30 May 2024
24 June 2024

Senior Software Developer (ITS Band 3/SEO)

Health and Safety Executive

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£43,765 - £50,728

A Civil Service Pension with an average employer contribution of 27%

Job grade

Senior Executive Officer


Contract type


Business area

HSE - Information, Technology and Services (ITS)

Type of role

Information Technology

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time

Number of jobs available



Aberdeen, Ashford (Kent), Basingstoke, Bedford, Birmingham, Bootle, Bristol, Buxton, Cardiff, Carlisle, Carmarthen, Chelmsford, Crewe, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Leeds, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxted, Plymouth, Sheffield, Wrexham, York

About the job

Job summary

Keeping people safe and healthy matters and that’s what we do at the Health and Safety Executive. Every day, everyone on the team contributes to protecting lives and we apply our expertise to help influence change in mindsets about health and safety throughout industry. We undertake world-class science to build our knowledge about safe working practices, and then apply that understanding to the workplace, guiding every part of the economy to function safely. And when accidents happen, we investigate and hold those at fault to account whilst ensuring that lessons are learnt across industries. We are a modern, independent, data driven Regulator and we are proud to have made Great Britain one of the safest places to work in the world.

Technology, data, and digital services underpins everything that HSE does. We are a knowledge organisation, with a wealth of experience in keeping people safe. It is the responsibility of the Information and Technology Services (ITS) Division to ensure that everyone in the organisation can access our data and information, to share it and to use it to make effective decisions. We support over 3000 colleagues working in a hybrid style at home and in 26 offices across Great Britain. Our services keep inspectors functioning effectively and efficiently on industrial sites nationwide, from oil platforms in the North Sea to our deepest mines and quarries.

We strive to constantly improve the technologies and services supporting the organisation. Our end user computing devices are leading edge, and we are making significant progress in delivering new cloud-based services. Our service management and information management services are very highly regarded within the organisation and pride themselves on excellent customer service. Our commercial team has built strong relationships with suppliers and our project management team is embedded in our corporate change programme, transforming the older legacy systems that have underpinned the organisation for a long time.

Job description

This is a very exciting time to join ITS as we continue to support HSE in the transformation of our IT services with a focus on modernising our IT Operations. As part of an internal software development function within HSE’s Information Technology Services, you will also lead, line manage and coach individual software developers responsible for the development, testing and support of HSE applications. You will also write clean, secure and testable code, building and enhancing Azure, SQL Server and Ingress applications.

HSE’s IT Services are currently undergoing a modernisation and we are about to get started on significant IT enabled Business Transformation. We are reinforcing in-house capability to give us the skills and experience we need to take our ambitious business plans forward.

Main duties:  

  • Lead, manage and develop software solutions as part of a development team
  • Line manage, support and develop members of the development team
  • Document the design and build of systems being developed
  • Plan and account for project work to deliver systems development
  • Operate the tools and environments for system development
  • Support the Change lifecycle, developing changes for operational systems

Whilst the post can be based in any HSE location (except for our London office), it should be assumed that the successful candidate will be required to attend our Bootle HQ on a regular basis.  For further information about HSE locations please click here.

At HSE, we are proud to be able to offer our people the opportunity to work in a hybrid way which combines working from home and the office. This is a voluntary, non-contractual arrangement and your allocated office will be your contractual place of work. There will be a requirement to travel to the office for various activities e.g., collaborative working, supporting and training colleagues.
If hybrid working is suitable for you and your role, the arrangements will be determined primarily by business need, but personal circumstances and other relevant circumstances will also be taken into account. Therefore, we would encourage candidates to consider if the commute from home to the office is a feasible distance to travel before making an application. Please note that if you are successful, hybrid working will be discussed prior to taking up the post.

Person specification

Essential Skills and Criteria:

  • Significant experience of full Agile Software Development life cycle including demonstrable technical leadership experience
  • Significant experience of full stack software development experience including C#/ASP.Net, Javascript/Typescript frameworks (such as Angular or React), SQL database development and automated unit/integration testing
  • Experience of developing applications for cloud computing infrastructures such as Azure, AWS or GCP, including modern cloud CI/CD practices
  • Strong communication skills; with the ability to convey complex technical concepts clearly and concisely


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Changing and Improving
  • Leadership
  • Developing Self and Others


Alongside your salary of £43,765, Health and Safety Executive contributes £11,816 towards you being a member of the Civil Service Defined Benefit Pension scheme. Find out what benefits a Civil Service Pension provides.

  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity

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