Technology and change opportunities

We have a number of vacancies available in our Technology and Change service, ranging from entry level to senior positions. Apply today and be part of the team taking us into the future.

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Here at North Yorkshire County Council our Technology and Change department is going through a period of growth. As a result, we have a number of roles on offer, ranging from entry level to senior positions. By joining us, you'll be working in a dynamic and exciting environment while learning new skills and showcasing your existing knowledge and experience.

We provide IT support to all the services within North Yorkshire County Council and also external stakeholders. This means you'll be involved in interesting and innovate projects across North Yorkshire.

We're currently working on projects in children's health, adult services and digital solutions, so there really is something for everyone to be a part of. No matter what stage of your career you're at, we have something to challenge and develop a wide range of candidates. Join us and you'll be making a real impact on our services and to the people of North Yorkshire.

These roles are critical to providing the necessary developments for the Council to meet its plans for the next few years. Each role is different but all will play a big part in shaping the Council into the future.

Please take a look at what we have to offer and apply below:

Salary: £42,683 to £46,503 per annum
Location: Northallerton
Hours: Full time
Contract: Established

We have some exciting opportunities to be part of our forward thinking Projects and Change team. As Senior Project Manager, you'll manage large scale projects from end to end. You will work closely with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, as well as being responsible for all aspects of the definition, planning and implementation of the project. You will require strong and clear leadership skills and an ability to resolve challenging issues. You will have experience working in a large organisation with multiple departments and stakeholders.
 
The team delivers a wide variety of technical and non-technical projects across the entire council and with external partners. We are looking for senior project managers who have experience in delivering projects in areas such as digital and telecoms, children or adult services or corporate services. You will be adaptable and resilient, while being an influential manager of your team and project.

You will be part of a team of projects and change professionals that provides support to one another and have the flexibility to grow and develop within the role. We need someone to showcase their existing skills as well as a passion for learning new talents.

Key documents

Key dates

Closing date: 17 February 2020
Interview date: 25, 26 or 27 February 2020

Contact us

For further information or a discussion about this opportunity, please contact Gemma Dickinson on 01609 534154.

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Salary (level 1): £29,636 to £32,029 per annum
Salary (level 2): £38,813 to £42,683 per annum
Location: Northallerton
Hours: Full time
Contract: Established

At North Yorkshire County Council, our Technology and Change department plays a vital part in improving and developing services across the whole Council for the benefit of our customers and staff. This means that our department is at the heart of exciting transformational change projects, such as service re-design, digital and innovation and working with core public services across North Yorkshire including, transport, health and social care and children’s services.

We currently have a number of exciting opportunities for Project Managers at levels 1 and 2 to join our team as we prepare to deliver the next phase of transformation in North Yorkshire.

As Project Manager you will lead on the planning and implementation of designated projects and ensure they are delivered on time and within budget. You will work closely with the project sponsor, the project board and senior service area managers to ensure that there is a robust business case for change, and then to plan and deliver strategically important Council projects.

You will lead multi-disciplinary project teams through the delivery stages of agreed projects, planning and monitoring activity across a number of inter-related work streams to ensure successful go-live within cost, time and quality requirements. It will be your responsibility to secure and manage project resources from across the organisation, and to manage project activity on a daily basis, using the Council’s established project management methodology.

To be successful in this role you will need to have knowledge and experience of project management techniques and tools, strong managerial skills and leadership qualities. You will have a relevant degree and / or equivalent experience, and where possible, professional training in recognised project management methodologies. You will have experience of successfully managing stakeholders and resources to deliver organisational change.

Key documents

Key dates

Closing date: 17 February 2020
Interview date: 25, 26 or 27 February 2020

Contact us

For further information or a discussion about this opportunity, please contact Gemma Dickinson on 01609 534154.

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Salary (level 1): £29,636 to £32,029 per annum
Salary (level 2): £38,813 to £42,683 per annum
Location: Northallerton
Hours: Full time
Contract: Established

The Business Change team plays a significant role within the Council; helping it shape and deliver measurable enhancements to meet our various customers’ needs and in support of our digital agenda. The team provides impartial expertise and business analysis skills, working closely with key stakeholders to shape requirements, and with our Architecture team to enable the identification, design and development of appropriate solutions to meet business needs. 

We are looking to recruit a Business Change Analyst who will be pivotal in working closely, as part of project teams, with colleagues in our Technology and Change department. They will be able to deliver fit-for-purpose detailed analysis to shape, support and manage a wide portfolio of change projects.

One of our key values is customer focus and you will work closely with our customers, including citizens of North Yorkshire and partner organisations, to understand their needs and represent how we engage with them to give excellent customer experience; resolving identified business problems and opportunities.

We are seeking someone with demonstrable experience of using business analysis skills; bringing enthusiasm and great customer-facing skills to help deliver an ambitious and exciting programme of digital and operational transformation.  This role represents an opportunity to work on a wide portfolio of work, across a variety of council service areas; helping identify, define and plan changes to deliver service improvements. You will play a key role in the next few years of change that will shape and deliver value for the council and for the benefit of our customers.

You will work closely with internal stakeholders at all levels, delivering analysis including detailed business requirements, customer journey mapping, as-is and to-be analysis; along with facilitating workshop sessions. The outcome of this is to aid the translation of non-technical information into deliverable work packages for our technical teams and partners to deliver appropriate solutions. 

You will have knowledge and understanding of business analysis methodology, such as formal process mapping methods, BPR and requirements engineering. As well as this we will be expecting you to have a BCS business analysis foundation certificate or equivalent demonstrable experience.

We are looking for you to bring excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with proven stakeholder management skills. This role will require you to work as part of a wider team, while taking responsibility for individual workload. Understanding how you individually fit in to the wider team and working with a range of business, customer and technical stakeholders will be crucial to being successful in this role.

As a Business Change Analyst, you will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills working across a large and varied agenda.

Key documents

Key dates

Closing date: 17 February 2020
Interview date: 25, 26 or 27 February 2020

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For further information or a discussion about this opportunity, please contact Christina Rushworth on 01609 798517.

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Salary: £22,021 to £24,313 per annum
Location: Northallerton
Hours: Full time
Contract: Established

Our Technology and Change department is leading the way in driving improvements and savings to the largest county in England and we're always looking for new talent to join us.

The Portfolio Management Office is a central function to our transformational change programme and offers opportunities to develop a career into project management, business change analysis or the Portfolio Management Office itself. The goal of portfolio management is to balance change initiatives and business as usual in an organisation whilst optimising benefits or return on investment.

As a Project and Change Officer you will be part of the Portfolio Management Office team, whilst also supporting the projects and business change teams to deliver a range of projects that include:

  • changes to organisational structures;
  • business processes; and
  • technology, culture and ways of working.

Your work will have an impact on services across the Council and our partner organisations, large numbers of staff, and have significant budget implications. Programmes will also involve working with partners, including district councils to look at delivering back office and frontline services in different ways.

As a Project and Change Officer, you will play a crucial part in ensuring project tasks are completed to a high standard, workshops are facilitated to produce the best outcomes and management information is provided in a timely and accurate manner.

With a number of changes happening within the Council, the team is always busy, so no matter what your background is there will be something for you to get involved in. The opportunity to be part of operational changes within the organisation will give the right candidate the ability to learn and develop within the role, while using existing skills.

The position of Project and Change Officer will require you to have strong business administration skills, including the use of spreadsheets. Your communication skills will be of a high standard through all platforms, such as written, telephony and face-to-face. You will be able to analyse many forms of information and data. As well as these skills, you will need to be flexible in your approach and ready to support in any way possible.

Key documents

Key dates

Closing date: 17 February 2020
Interview date: 25, 26 or 27 February 2020

Contact us

For further information or a discussion about this opportunity, please contact Michael Sinnott on 01609 534544.

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Find out about working for Technology and Change

Technology and Change is an exciting, innovative and friendly service to work for, with staff committed to supporting services across the Council to deliver the best possible outcomes to our local residents.

The benefits of working for North Yorkshire County Council are:

  • The opportunity to work from home;
  • An established flexi-time system;
  • Generous annual leave;
  • A strong commitment to staff development, with many training and development opportunities available; and
  • Good transport links in the area, including road and rail.

 More benefits can be found in our Total Rewards brochure (pdf / 1 MB).

This is an exciting opportunity to join an ambitious team during a time of considerable change, and contribute to the challenges and opportunities that exist, both present and future.

Find out more about working for our Technology and Change service here.

You can find out more about the benefits of working for the Council here.