Change & Release Analyst
HM Revenue and Customs
Apply before 11:55 pm on Tuesday 6th June 2023
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About the job
Do you thrive in a collaborative environment?
Are you great at building and maintaining positive working relationships?
If so, continue reading to find out more about this fantastic opportunity to join HMRC - one of the largest and most dynamic IT infrastructures in Europe, and we are now one of the most digitally advanced tax authorities in the world.
For those who are up to the challenge, we offer unique and unparalleled opportunities to work with some of the newest technologies and make a real, lasting difference.
At HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) we are committed to creating a great place to work for all our colleagues; an inclusive and respectful environment that reflects the diversity of the society we serve.
See what it’s like to work at HMRC: find out more about us or ask our colleagues a question. Questions relating to an individual application must be emailed as detailed later in this advert.
Our role sits within Service Management & Operations (SM&O) which forms part of the Chief Digital & Information Group (CDIO).
SM&O are accountable for the end-to-end service of HMRC’s IT Systems & Services, and our focus is ensuring a consistent, excellent Customer Experience.
Within SM&O is our Change Management Team where our role sits. The team is responsible for ensuring that standardised methods and procedures are used for efficient handling of all changes – this minimises the impact of change-related incidents by managing risks.
As a Change and Release Analyst, you will support the Change Management Team in the effective management of the Operational Change Process across the HMRC estate.
Joining a small team of Analysts operating in an ITIL aligned function, you will support the Change Management process, capturing and managing risks and issues, escalating where appropriate.
You will contribute to the minimising of risk to the service by taking responsibility for ensuring that changes to HMRC services are authorised, controlled and traceable.
Building and maintaining effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders, you will provide advice and guidance on the processes and standard methodology.
As a key player within the team, you will contribute to the development of a positive team culture, always delivering an excellent standard of service.
- Monitor and ensure the quality of Operational Change Requests as they navigate their way through the Change process
- Day to day responsibility of moderate and Low risk changes, being responsible for 90% of the Operational Change Requests created on the HMRC estate
- Contribution to, and support of, a continuous improvement of the Change Management Process
- Provision of daily and weekly reporting on Operational Change Requests and the Change process
- Liaising with HMRC suppliers who do not have access to the Change Management Tool, helping and supporting Change Requesters to navigate their way through the process and the toolset
- Creation of Supplier Operational Change Requests and provision of assistance and technical advice to ensure the production of a robust, quality aligned, document
- An understanding of Change Management processes in alignment with ITIL framework.
- Demonstrable ability to process information, generate detailed analysis and reports using MS Office, Process documents and IT Service Management toolsets.
- Excellent communication skills demonstrable at all levels.
- Experience of working in a multi skilled team, yet demonstrating the ability to self-start, managing, and prioritising own work.
- Awareness of Release Management, Configuration Management, Incident Management and Service Design and Transition.
- Work experience in or a knowledge of an Agile or DEV OP’s environment.
- Knowledge of delivering IT changes to technology services (e.g., Desktops, Cloud, Physical environments).
- Learning and development tailored to your role
- An environment with flexible working options
- A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
- A Civil Service pension with an average employer contribution of 27%
Team members that are moving offices as a result of the Locations Programme will be entitled to a Moves Adjustment Payment for three years where they incur additional costs. This is calculated based on the difference between the costs of travelling to and from the new and old office, over a weekly period. You will get more detail on this as part of targeted locations move communications.
Find more about HMRC benefits in 'Your little extras and big benefits handbook' for further information or visit Thinking of joining the Civil Service.
Things you need to know
Selection process details
For the first stage of the application, you will be asked to submit your CV and complete a 500-word Personal Statement.
The CV will consist of 2 elements: Job History & Qualifications.
In the Job History section, provide details of your current and previous roles including a description of your duties. Tailor this to match the job description and essential criteria in the advert.
In the Qualification section include any relevant qualifications you have.
In your Personal Statement please explain why you are suitable for the role and how you meet the essential criteria. Please include examples of what and how you have achieved things.
In the Skills and Experience section, you will have the opportunity to share any further information you wish, to explain why you are suitable for the role.
Your CV and Personal statement will be scored individually, and you must gain a pass score for each to move forward to the interview stage.
Sift and Interviews
Applications will be sifted based on the CV and the Personal Statement submitted against the job description and essential criteria.
We reserve the right to raise the score required at any stage of the process in order to manage numbers.
Interviews will focus on the candidates’ application, their skills, knowledge, experience, and the essential criteria required.
Should you be invited for an interview, during the panel interview, we will ask questions that let you demonstrate your experience and skills relevant to the role. We will also discuss what you can bring to the role and ask you to talk through examples of your accomplishments.
We aim to sift applications within two weeks of the closing date.
Interview dates to be confirmed.
Interviews will be held by video on Microsoft Teams.
A reserve list may be held for a period of up to 12 months from which further appointments may be made for the same or similar roles – if this applies to you, we’ll let you know via your Civil Service Jobs account.
To check that you are eligible to apply, review this eligibility information
Important information for existing HMRC contractual homeworkers:
This role may be suitable for existing HMRC employees who are contractual homeworkers. Occasional attendance to the office will be required where there is a business need, so please review the advertised office locations for this role when applying and only select locations from the ‘location preferences’ section that you are able to travel to.
We want to make sure no one is put at a disadvantage during our recruitment process because of a disability, condition, or impairment. To assist you with this, we will reduce or remove any barriers where possible and provide additional support where appropriate.
If you need a reasonable adjustment or a change to be made so that you can make your application, review this information on reasonable adjustments, and contact email@example.com as soon as possible.
Equality and Diversity
We’re committed to creating a great place to work for all our colleagues here at HMRC. We want everyone to feel valued, supported and comfortable being their true self at work.
We’re proud to be a diverse and inclusive employer, supporting social mobility by giving opportunities to people from all walks of life. We want to maximise the potential of everyone who chooses to work for us and offer a range of flexible working patterns and support. Our aim is to make a fulfilling career at HMRC accessible to you.
For more information on how we make this happen, review this information on our culture and values.
Applications received from candidates with a criminal record are considered fairly in accordance with the DBS Code of Practice and the Recruitment of ex-offenders Policy.
We welcome applications from those who need to work a more flexible arrangement and will agree to requests where possible after considering operational and customer service needs. We can’t guarantee that we can meet all requests to work flexibly, as agreement will be subject to business ability to accommodate, and any request to work a more flexible arrangement should be made prior to your acceptance of the provisional offer.
Customer facing roles in HMRC require the ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English and/or Welsh where required. Where this is an essential requirement, this will be tested as part of the selection process.
The Civil Service runs a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
The Civil Service also offers a Redeployment Interview Scheme to civil servants who are at risk of redundancy, and who meet the minimum requirements for the advertised vacancy.
HMRC has a presence in every region of the UK. For more information on where you might be working, review this information on our locations.
For more information on the level of security checks we will carry out, review this information on security checks
Please note: in addition to the standard pre-employment checks for appointment into the Civil Service, all candidates must also obtain National Security Vetting at Security Check (SC) clearance level for this vacancy. You will normally need to meet the minimum UK residency period as determined by the level of vetting being undertaken, which for SC is 5 years UK residency prior to your vetting application. If you have any questions about this residency requirement, please speak to the vacancy holder for this post.
The Civil Service values honesty and integrity and expects all candidates to abide by these principles. The evidence you provide in your application must relate to your own experiences.
Any instances of plagiarism or other forms of cheating will be investigated and, if proven, the relevant application/s will be withdrawn from the process.
Duplicate applications for the same vacancy will also be withdrawn.
Transferring into HMRC from Civil Service If you are currently working for an ‘Other Government Department’ (OGD) and would like to consider the impact on your pay when joining HMRC, please see the attached document "Combined T&C and OGD Pay English”, found at the bottom of this advert. Further information on staff transfers can be found on gov.uk
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