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Remote
£72,000 - £78,000 per year
Full-time
Permanent
Job description

Head of DevOps

Full Time - Permanent (Hybrid Working)

 Our offer to you

We pride ourselves in being a great place to work, providing a supportive culture with opportunities to grow and develop your career, achieve a healthy work life balance and to be recognised for the great work you do. You will receive:

  • Competitive salary and pension scheme
  • 33 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays) - increasing to 38 days over 5 years
  • Hybrid, Flexible working
  • Cycle to work scheme Electric Vehicle Scheme
  • Health and Wellbeing portal – access to financial, health and wellbeing support and an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounts – you will have access to Blue Light and NHS Discounts as well as discounts on mobile phones, gym membership, cinema tickets, restaurants, holidays and shopping

About Us

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a team of over 1,700 employees and over 29500 volunteers, united by our goal of saving lives through essential first aid services, training and campaigning.  As a charity with rich heritage and a long history of serving humanity, we are proud of our past and excited about creating a healthier, safer, more resilient future. 

St John Ambulance works at the heart of communities, supporting and enabling them to access and receive physical and mental health first aid. We do this through developing and providing effective community response and outreach services (e.g. Ambulance response, Falls response, Night Time Economy and Homelessness outreach) and using our longstanding expertise to empower people with vital clinical skills and the confidence to use them (e.g. our Volunteers and Community Advocates, NHS Cadets and Young Responders programmes). There is also a buoyant social enterprise network which delivers first aid training and supplies medical consumables to businesses and consumers.

Job Summary

The postholder will lead, manage and oversee the DevOps team and all technical work associated with the charity’s product catalogue of critical business applications and platforms. They will ensure design, build and operational activities are effective, stable and efficient optimising service delivery standards and business value. They will lead a DDAT roadmap which identifies and delivers improvement to all technologies increasing business value, lowering risk, minimising technical debt and maximising quality in line with enterprise architecture standards. They will seek out and lead initiatives to realise the benefits of the automation of operational capabilities such as configuration, maintenance, security and monitoring along with the development of a continuous integration and improvement pipeline. Taking responsibility for the team’s technical outcomes they will be accountable for meeting KPIs and metrics for the operation and meeting delivery deadlines and milestones for any associated project work.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience

To be successful in this role, you will require a degree in computing or related subject as well as Agile or DevOps certification, Experience of leading a DevOps function within a similar scale organisation with significant experience of application of Enterprise Architecture frameworks, advanced understanding of SaaS, PaaS and cloud technologies, Experience of modernising legacy technologies and transformation of people and processes, Experience of working with legacy, cloud and platform as a service technologies and implementing and working with a CICD pipeline and Experience of adherence to Infosec compliance standards such as NHS Digi Toolkit, PCI and Cyber Essentials.

About the Role

  • Lead, design, and build a DDAT roadmap to modernise and stabilise the charities technologies and implement and govern architectural principals and standards 
  • Establish a recognised practice of excellence for all DevOps capabilities inclusive of solution design, engineering and quality assurance testing
  • Drive forward recommendations for innovation through use of new technologies to enable the benefits of established and emerging industry trends such as cloud, SaaS, PaaS, automation and AI to be realised
  • Ensure the security of new and maintained technologies through adherence to best practice standards 
  • Setup and maintain a CICD pipeline which delivers efficient, best value outcomes 

Please see the job description for more detail (this can be viewed on our website or once you click apply)

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive high volume of applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Please note: St John does not accept speculative CVs and will only review CVs sent in application for an advertised vacancy.

St John Ambulance are committed to increasing the diversity of our team and making sure we best reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.At St John, everyone is valued and supported to thrive, we have several networks including Multi Culture, Disability and Accessibility, Pride, Family and Carers and Women’s groups.  We do not tolerate any form of discrimination and engender a sense of belonging for all, by creating an environment of mutual respect, where we value unique differences and demonstrate authentic allyship. We believe passionately in equality, diversity and inclusion.   

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Posted on: 20 February 2024
Closing date: 04 March 2024 at 23:59
Job ref: 227897CHJ
Tags: Operations,Digital