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Product Manager

Posted on 22 July 2019

  • DirectorateBHCC: Finance & Resources
  • LocationBartholomew House, Brighton
  • Salary£39,782 - £42,683
  • ContractPermanent
  • Closing DateApply by 26 August 2019

Job Summary
Job reference orbis/TP/539/2704
Positions available 1
Working hours 37
Closing date 26 August 2019
Job category Information Technology
Organisation Brighton & Hove City Council

Job introduction

In this role you’ll be contributing to a multi-year programme of organisational modernisation and business change. As part of Orbis, a shared services partnership between Brighton and Hove City Council, East Sussex County Council, and Surrey County Council, you’ll have exposure and opportunities beyond the immediate Council, should you wish.

You’ll be based in our modern open plan offices in the city centre and benefit from flexible working. You’ll join our energetic and supportive team leading Agile development teams to deliver improvements to the council and Brighton and Hove citizens. The council is committed to the continued development of staff, so both formal and informal training will be provided.

Interview date: To be confirmed

For an informal discussion, please contact Phil Newberry - Digital Innovation Locality Lead on 01273 293665.

About the role

The Digital Product Manager role sits within IT Data & Digital teams and is pivotal to the digital transformation of Brighton and Hove City Council. As a Digital Product Manager you’ll be responsible for designing, producing and delivering internal and external digital products. A key aspect of the role will be to help shape and ensure that a robust, integrated and modular architecture underpins our application development and you will therefore need to rapidly gain a strong understanding of the nature and capabilities of our development platforms, corporate systems, and corporate datasets.

This role sits alongside an existing Product Manager whose focus is on the integration and strategic use of data to support improved understanding of our customers, improved processes, and improved ability to make data-driven decisions. You will work very closely together to ensure a consistent approach to delivering solutions, jointly helping services understand the need for a strategic and Enterprise mindset that benefits the organisation as well as the individual service during solution development or procurement.

This is an exciting role which will appeal to anyone who wants to be involved in product design that makes an impact. You’ll be part of a transformative environment with real scope to deliver change.  

Your influence will help to shape the way staff work and how customer’s interact with the Council and your product decisions will really make a difference to people’s lives.

You will need to have technical product management experience with an understanding of ROI and the ability to influence stakeholders. We support an Agile development environment (Scrum and Kanban) and work closely with IT Infrastructure, Digital Comms, DevOps and business support teams.

You’ll be responsible for gathering insight, developing and articulating the technical vision and ensuring adherence to Information Governance. An in depth knowledge of data-driven solutions is essential and an understanding of Dell Boomi iPaaS and the Mendix Rapid Application Development platform would be beneficial, as would experience of using and developing SharePoint to meet business needs.

Apply for the role and tell us how you can add value to the services we provide and are continually improving and growing. Ideal candidates will be able to describe their experience, knowledge or interest in some of the following areas:

  • Data-driven digital product design
  • Senior stakeholder management
  • Understanding of API integration
  • Experience of business-driven solution design, demonstrating measurable ROIs

Apply with your CV and an additional statement telling us why you want to join us and addressing as many of the points in the Person Specification as you can.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency's Points-based Immigration System.

From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

Company information

Please note that this post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Criminal Records Check.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.

As part of Brighton & Hove City Council's ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.

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