Job Title:          Digital Architect/Delivery Lead

Hours:              37.5 hours per week

Location:          Bolton Office

Salary:              up to £60,000 dependent on experience

Contract:          Permanent


If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children, young people and vulnerable adults, we have the role for you!


About the Group

Outcomes First Group is the largest independent provider of high quality foster care and special needs education and care. We are a vital part of local communities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with a renowned reputation for quality and positive outcomes for the people we educate and care for.

Our divisional brands include Acorn Care and Education, Hillcrest, National Fostering Group, Options, Pathway Care Residential and Sunflower Fostering.


About the Role

This is a really exciting time to join a growing IT team as we transform into a market leading IT function. This team has played a central role to assist with the growth of Outcomes First Group, solving IT challenges at our central offices, schools, residential homes and fostering agencies. As the Group aims to consolidate itself across these challenging sectors, our team will continuously improve to ensure we provide an excellent IT service.

This is a brand new role for our IT department and will be responsible for driving best practice, digital innovation, and constant improvement across all business applications used by colleagues in the Group. With a unique blend of technical expertise and product management, you will be responsible for the delivery of a market-leading digital experience underpinned by quality and value business applications.

This role will directly manage 4 Product Owners that are aligned to each division of the business. You will coach and mentor your team by providing technical advice and delivery support whilst overseeing the management of the full delivery life cycle. Together, you will design and build digital solutions (including CRM) to meet the prioritised needs of the business.


Who we are looking for

The ideal candidate will have experience of leading a team through a full delivery life cycle and be able to develop the capabilities of others. You will create an environment for success and understand agile working at an organisational level.

You will have the ability to develop a long term strategy with objectives while anticipating any problems you may run into along the way.

Communication is key to this role and you will have experience communicating with stakeholders at all levels. You will have the ability to manage stakeholders’ expectations and facilitate discussions across high risk or complexity or under constrained timescales.


Essential Criteria

  • Experience of agile working
  • Experience of working with constraints
  • Experience of financial ownership and building business cases
  • Experience managing a team and ability to develop others
  • Excellent communication skills


Desired Criteria

Desired - BSc in Computer Science, Engineering or similar field


Why work for us

  • Holidays starting at 25 days per annum
  • Extensive training suite
  • Career development across the Group
  • Professional support network
  • Pension


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all employees to share this commitment and undertake appropriate checks.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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