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Senior Content Designer

We're recruiting!  We're advertising for a number of roles across a variety of levels and specialisms at the Home Office within the Software Engineering profession. Check out this jobs campaign page to learn more and apply. Register for job updatesRegister your interest with us to receive information about our roles, stories about our people and projects relevant to your preferences (you can opt out at anytime).  Hear from our engineers Watch this short video and hear from our engineers about their projects, why delivering public services for UK citizens at the Home Office can positively impact millions of lives every day doing engineering work that really matters . -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The Home OfficeThe Home Office is the lead government department for immigration and passports, drugs policy, crime, fire, counter-terrorism and police. Every day, our work delivers outcomes for UK citizens, providing them with the means to travel the world, tackling illegal migration and removing foreign national offenders, disrupting terrorist attacks and organised criminal groups, stopping people from becoming victims of crime and supporting those who require asylum and safeguarding.To achieve all this, we rely on talented people with a wide range of skills. This includes digital, data and technology skills, where we are seeking to increase our civil service recruitment and have plans to recruit significant numbers in Manchester, Sheffield, Croydon and Glasgow. Learn more about our work and organisation Why join Home Office Digital, Data and Technology?Home Office Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) designs, builds and develops services for the rest of the department and for government. Our role is to enable transformation through improved business efficiency. The DDaT function is made up of around 1,700 staff, augmented by a number of supplier partners. Every year our systems support up to 3 million visa applications, checks on 100 million border crossings, up to 7 million passport applications and deliver 140 million police checks on people, vehicles and property. The scale of our projects is matched only by the opportunities for our people.We are a friendly team who will support and challenge you to contribute. Our culture is inclusive, progressive and values the unique contributions everyone makes. Our tech strategy is also clear: we work in agile product- and user-centred teams, with cloud native and interdisciplinary working as the focus. Digital inclusion, accessibility and forming a technical community across departments are also key. Our main delivery centres are in Croydon, Sheffield and Manchester with satellite offices in Southport, Westminster, Liverpool, west London and north London. The team in Manchester is based in The Soapworks, which is within the Media City boundary, 1½ miles from Manchester city centre, 2½ miles away from Manchester Piccadilly station and a 2-minute walk from the Exchange Quay tram stop. We offer a range of benefits for staff, including outstanding pensions schemes and a serious focus on continuous professional development.  Learning and DevelopmentWe offer Learning and Development opportunities relevant to your role, which could include: AWS training and certification, Azure training and certification, O’Reilly Books as well as high quality management training, for example.In addition, we offer allocated study leave and support when studying for a relevant qualification or other accredited development. This may include BCS Membership, for example, or study towards a degree or masters qualification. Diversity & Inclusion We are committed to representing modern Britain in all its diversity, creating a welcoming, inclusive workforce where people can bring their whole selves to work. We’re proud to be one of the most ethnically diverse departments in the Civil Service, a Stonewall Top 100 Workplace Equality Employer and a Social Mobility Foundation Top 75 employer. We work to recruit and retain disabled staff and are a Disability Confident Leader. Our benefits A competitive starting salaries for your gradeAn additional allowance of up to £13,700 for candidates with exceptional skills and experienceA Civil Service pension with employer contribution rates of between 26.6% and 30.3%, depending on salary A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity Learning and development tailored to your roleAn environment with flexible working options25 days annual leave on appointment, rising to 30 days after 10 years' service, plus 8 days public holidays and 1 day additional privilege dayWe also offer:Season ticket loans and rental deposit loans Cycle to work and payroll givingEmployee discounts - including a huge number of retailers (via the Edenred platform), Microsoft Home Use programme and gym membership A variety of staff recognition schemes Health and wellbeing initiativesStaff support networksMaternity, adoption or shared parental leave of up to 26 weeks full pay, followed by 13 weeks of statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaidUp to 5 days paid leave for volunteeringStudy leave and support for studying for a qualification or other accredited development relevant to your roleJoin us and make a difference If you’re looking for a digital career where your work really matters and you get the opportunity to build your CV on projects that will help you stand out from the crowd, see our current available roles on Civil Service Jobs. You can also read our blog to learn more about our people and the brilliant work they do.

Home Office Digital, Data and Technology
Lead Performance Tester

Hi there!We’re glad you’ve found us. Hopefully, you’ve arrived here because you’re curious about a career with us here at Sopra Steria – and that’s great, because we love people who are curious, inquisitive, like to challenge the status quo, and above all, want to help shape the world for the better.A little bit about us...Our business is, first and foremost, about people. And it always has been. The solutions we develop are driven by the connections they make and the problems they solve. Our services only matter if they work for people and if they serve a greater purpose. Known for our collaborative approach, we provide consulting and digital services, creating innovative solutions, at scale, to deliver sustainable growth and services that make life better.Our work touches many lives in the UK. From helping the Government provide essential public and health services that offer more convenience and choice, to improving financial services to deliver fairer, customer-centric solutions. We’re a big company, with an even bigger heart. We might be big, but thanks to our culture - recognised in the Great Place to Work’s® UK's Best Workplaces™ rankings, and in the first- ever UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Wellbeing list - we’ve retained a small, friendly team approach. We’re one community, all determined to do the right thing by our clients, customers and colleagues.It’s a fact that happy employees make successful businesses, and at Sopra Steria, you can expect a welcoming, inclusive culture that embraces individuality, encourages great thinkers and celebrates success.Hear from our employees in this video about what makes Sopra Steria a great place to work:Our VisionThe world is how we shape it and we’re shaping it for the better – as an innovative partner, driving positive change in business and society. Our business is, first and foremost, about people. Our services only matter if they work for people and, for us, if they serve a greater purpose too.Our people feel proud to be part of a business whose services and solutions are crucial to the running and wellbeing of the UK. And, in turn, we’re proud to support our people to reach their full potential.From the very beginning, we’ve been conscious how our business should play a wider role in society and make a positive impact. As we grow, we’re looking for talented and caring people to join us.Watch this to hear Our Story and discover more about who we are, what we do, and, most importantly, why we do it…to make a difference and drive positive change in business and society.The shape of our UK businessOur Sopra Steria family in the UK comprises seven brands.Among those are our Joint Venture businesses. Essential organisations including the NHS, Home Office, Financial Conduct Authority and Metropolitan Police trust us to deliver services that are crucial to the running and wellbeing of the UK.A truly collaborative way of working where strategy and decisions are made jointly, we harness our skills, experience, and passion to help the government find solutions, re-imagine public services, and make lives better in the digital age. Our people are motivated knowing their roles have a genuine sense of purpose.The Sopra Steria UK familySopra Steria is recognised for our activities in consulting, digital services and software development. We provide end-to-end solutions to make our clients more competitive, combining in-depth sector knowledge and innovative technologies with a fully collaborative approach.To read more about us and our Joint Venture Businesses, please click here.Diversity & InclusionDiversity and Inclusion at Sopra Steria means celebrating real people, doing good for people and doing right by people. It means valuing difference, working with empathy, engaging with our communities and respecting each other. It means believing, together, we can shape our world for the better.We’re inspired by the possibilities that come from working together and embracing difference.From seeking diversity in recruitment, to nurturing our existing talent – we want to make sure that Sopra Steria is an organisation where everyone feels like they belong. Where their uniqueness is valued. Where they can be themselves. And where everyone has a fair chance to progress and reach their highest potential.This commitment is reflected in our Great Place to Work® UK survey results, where we scored over 80% favourable in all the fair treatment questions, and by our Great Place to Work® UK's Best Workplaces™ ranking. It is also underlined by our partnership with VERCIDA – a platform which connects jobseekers with employers that prioritise diversity, inclusion and wellbeing.Our growing family of employee inclusion networks are working together to influence and support our efforts to become a more diverse and inclusive organisation.The networks are only one part of our Diversity & Inclusion story. We also invest in other ways.  Here’s how:We welcome - We’ve created a suite of tools to help our recruitment teams and managers reinforce a more inclusive hiring culture and to redress the balance in our organisation.We pledge -Zero tolerance. All employees are called upon to work together to stamp out bullying, offensive and insensitive behaviour in our workplace, of all shapes and forms.We communicate - Our regular D&I updates provide a round-up of news about recent events and initiatives.We develop - As well as training all managers on unconscious bias, we partner with leading specialists to make sure our recruitment and career development processes and practices are inclusive and diverse.We learn - Our ‘In My Shoes’ initiative involved gathering stories from people in under-represented groups in the business. The programme aimed to share workplace experiences and help everyone feel comfortable to be themselves.We mentor - We guarantee that anyone who applies to have a mentor on our female mentoring programme will have one. We have also introduced a new programme to offer support specifically to Black and Ethnic Minority employees.We celebrate - Our employee inclusion networks hold frequent events to raise awareness, have fun and to support each other. From International Women’s Day events to Disability Awareness and LGBT+ Pride Lunch and Learns, and from Race at Work discussions to World Religion Day and more, we embrace the rich diversity that makes up our unique organisation.What's it like to work within Data at Sopra Steria?We caught up with Kathryn, our Director of Analytics & Automation, to learn more about her role and why she likes working for Sopra Steria along with others in the team. Click here to read more 

Sopra Steria
Senior Technology Delivery Manager

We're recruiting!  We're advertising for a number of roles across a variety of levels and specialisms at the Home Office within the Software Engineering profession. Check out this jobs campaign page to learn more and apply. Register for job updatesRegister your interest with us to receive information about our roles, stories about our people and projects relevant to your preferences (you can opt out at anytime).  Hear from our engineers Watch this short video and hear from our engineers about their projects, why delivering public services for UK citizens at the Home Office can positively impact millions of lives every day doing engineering work that really matters . -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The Home OfficeThe Home Office is the lead government department for immigration and passports, drugs policy, crime, fire, counter-terrorism and police. Every day, our work delivers outcomes for UK citizens, providing them with the means to travel the world, tackling illegal migration and removing foreign national offenders, disrupting terrorist attacks and organised criminal groups, stopping people from becoming victims of crime and supporting those who require asylum and safeguarding.To achieve all this, we rely on talented people with a wide range of skills. This includes digital, data and technology skills, where we are seeking to increase our civil service recruitment and have plans to recruit significant numbers in Manchester, Sheffield, Croydon and Glasgow. Learn more about our work and organisation Why join Home Office Digital, Data and Technology?Home Office Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) designs, builds and develops services for the rest of the department and for government. Our role is to enable transformation through improved business efficiency. The DDaT function is made up of around 1,700 staff, augmented by a number of supplier partners. Every year our systems support up to 3 million visa applications, checks on 100 million border crossings, up to 7 million passport applications and deliver 140 million police checks on people, vehicles and property. The scale of our projects is matched only by the opportunities for our people.We are a friendly team who will support and challenge you to contribute. Our culture is inclusive, progressive and values the unique contributions everyone makes. Our tech strategy is also clear: we work in agile product- and user-centred teams, with cloud native and interdisciplinary working as the focus. Digital inclusion, accessibility and forming a technical community across departments are also key. Our main delivery centres are in Croydon, Sheffield and Manchester with satellite offices in Southport, Westminster, Liverpool, west London and north London. The team in Manchester is based in The Soapworks, which is within the Media City boundary, 1½ miles from Manchester city centre, 2½ miles away from Manchester Piccadilly station and a 2-minute walk from the Exchange Quay tram stop. We offer a range of benefits for staff, including outstanding pensions schemes and a serious focus on continuous professional development.  Learning and DevelopmentWe offer Learning and Development opportunities relevant to your role, which could include: AWS training and certification, Azure training and certification, O’Reilly Books as well as high quality management training, for example.In addition, we offer allocated study leave and support when studying for a relevant qualification or other accredited development. This may include BCS Membership, for example, or study towards a degree or masters qualification. Diversity & Inclusion We are committed to representing modern Britain in all its diversity, creating a welcoming, inclusive workforce where people can bring their whole selves to work. We’re proud to be one of the most ethnically diverse departments in the Civil Service, a Stonewall Top 100 Workplace Equality Employer and a Social Mobility Foundation Top 75 employer. We work to recruit and retain disabled staff and are a Disability Confident Leader. Our benefits A competitive starting salaries for your gradeAn additional allowance of up to £13,700 for candidates with exceptional skills and experienceA Civil Service pension with employer contribution rates of between 26.6% and 30.3%, depending on salary A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity Learning and development tailored to your roleAn environment with flexible working options25 days annual leave on appointment, rising to 30 days after 10 years' service, plus 8 days public holidays and 1 day additional privilege dayWe also offer:Season ticket loans and rental deposit loans Cycle to work and payroll givingEmployee discounts - including a huge number of retailers (via the Edenred platform), Microsoft Home Use programme and gym membership A variety of staff recognition schemes Health and wellbeing initiativesStaff support networksMaternity, adoption or shared parental leave of up to 26 weeks full pay, followed by 13 weeks of statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaidUp to 5 days paid leave for volunteeringStudy leave and support for studying for a qualification or other accredited development relevant to your roleJoin us and make a difference If you’re looking for a digital career where your work really matters and you get the opportunity to build your CV on projects that will help you stand out from the crowd, see our current available roles on Civil Service Jobs. You can also read our blog to learn more about our people and the brilliant work they do.

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