Euston Tower, 286 Euston Road, London NW1 3JJ
About the job
The post is based within the Digital team which reports in to the Director Digital, Data and Technology. The Digital team is committed to continuously improving the experience of everyone using Acas digital services.
Increasingly DDaTs remit involves working with multiple interdependent suppliers and adopting new digital capabilities while retiring older ones. Our work is fast paced, with a focus on delivery and we adhere to Government Digital Service standards.
Purpose of the role
This role sits within Acas DDaT Digital team.
The developer will be responsible for developing Acas digital services. You will also be responsible for creating and leading a devops function and will role model an open and transparent approach to development work.
You will have responsibility for maintaining http://beta.acas.org.uk and http://tell.acas.org.uk. You will work within an agile delivery team to iterate and improve those services as well as delivering new features and providing technical expertise across the organisation.
You will be expected to develop and manage our Drupal content management system and github repository and component library, ensuring our code is open and available for others to use.
Previous experience of working within successful agile delivery teams in this role is essential.
Please read here for more information on the role of a developer:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/developer-skills-they-need
Take responsibility for the full life cycle of development and to lead on best practice in alignment with our architecture patterns and governments standards
Work with our 3rd party Drupal/AWS support partners to develop and maintain robust test and release processes
Maintain and iterate frontend component library for Acas design patterns and elements
Develop new templates, ensuring that all Acas code meets WCAG 2.1 accessibility principles
Ensure all code is deployed to Acas Github repository, and that we have an efficient model for handling updates and bug fixes to code
Manage the Acas performance platform through Heroku
Ensure best practice for frontend standards across Acas project teams
Build strong links with the developer community across government, and with colleagues in BEIS Digital team and the Government Digital Service
Advocate for the user by presenting compelling evidence from user research within Acas to senior management and relevant external audiences
Make sure the insight the Digital team produces is widely shared and used in decision making
ResponsibilitiesThe successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:
Demonstrable experience and skills:
Previous experience of working within successful agile delivery teams
Content Management Systems, PHP, YAML, HTML5, JS, CSS, NODE.JS
Experience and skills:
Drupal 8, Symfony framework, Sass, RESTful API design and development, JSON, AWS, Mulesoft
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
- Changing and Improving
- Making Effective Decisions
- Communicating and Influencing
- Delivering at Pace
Terms and Conditions
For further information on Acas Terms and Conditions, please visit: http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1564
Things you need to know
Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
Selection process details
The criteria being assessed at level 4 of the success profile framework includes:
Behaviours - the actions and activities that people do which result in effective performance in a job.
Experience - the knowledge or mastery of an activity or subject gained through involvement in or exposure to it.
Technical - the demonstration of specific professional skills, knowledge or qualifications.
The selection process is in two stages: initial sift, and then an interview and an additional exercise.
Your application will be reviewed against the experience element of the success profile framework to assess your suitability for the post. If you pass this stage, and you have met the essential and eligibility criteria for this appointment, you will be shortlisted to interview and will undertake a technical skills test and an interview based on the behaviours stated.
How to apply:
Please submit your CV and Diversity Monitoring Form by email to: HRRecruitment@acas.org.uk
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.
Working for the Civil Service
The Civil Service Code
sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.
We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
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Contact point for applicants
Name : HR Recruitment Team
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Code and you wish to make a complaint, you should contact us on HRRecruitment@acas.org.uk in the first instance. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from us, you can contact the Civil Service Commission.