About the team we are recruiting to
Coventry City Council’s ICT & Digital service is a busy, vibrant and innovative service responsible for delivering key enabling and transformational services for the wider organisation, city and external partners.
In a nutshell we provide the organisation with the digital technology, be that laptops or systems, to enable people to do their jobs in a modern and efficient way.
We support over 5500 corporate users and their PC’s, roughly 400 servers (the machines that run our corporate systems), roughly 300 systems and all the relevant infrastructure components that make all the above work and remain secure.
In addition to this we offer ICT support services to a significant number of school staff.
Our work spreads beyond the Council and to the wider City and region through our Digital Coventry strategy. This is a strategy which looks outside of the organisation and to how Digital technology and innovation promotes Coventry as a place to live, learn, work, innovate and do business.
This strategy is directly linked with the Council Plan and supports many of the vision statements aligned with Globally connected , Locally committed and Delivering our priorities .
If you think Digital and local government might be a bit old school , think again. Innovation is at the heart of everything we do and, as a service, we are currently working on programmes of activity which include 5G, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, ChatBots, Process Automation, Connected Autonomous Vehicles ..the list goes on.
We are part of the national LocalGov Digital movement that has the aim to aid the delivery of better, cheaper local services by councils across the country, through the re-design of services around the capabilities the internet and digital technology provide.
What is the job role?
An exiting opportunity has arisen for 2 new Web Development Officers for a 24-month period.
The ICT & Digital Systems team is responsible of the development and support of the organisation’s line of business systems.
As part of the development function of the team, we design and develop a range of digital services used by the Council, its residents, and its partners.
We are currently focusing on improvements to the customer journey. This includes developing cloud-first services available on our website and intranet, the Go CV scheme and the upcoming City of Culture year.
The successful applicants will be a vital part of this journey and help ensure that these projects are a success.
Who are we looking for?
As a Web Development Officer, you will be working in an agile environment, designing and developing online services used by both staff and citizens of Coventry.
We utilise a mixture of low-code platforms and fully developed systems to provide the best solution for our users. This includes use of the Granicus (Firmstep) and Microsoft 365 low-code platforms, whilst making the most of Microsoft’s .
NET, SQL and Azure development platforms in order to build solutions and integrate our many back-office systems.
You will be highly motivated and able to work and prioritise development projects independently whilst working in multi-disciplined project teams with colleagues in the Systems Team and wider organisation to create high quality solutions that make a real difference to our users.
As part of this, you will be required to take a lead on development projects, attend meetings with stakeholders, investigate continual improvement opportunities and learn new development technologies to best fit the solution.