Parliamentary Digital Service
We do our vital work at the heart of the British democracy, and use all our digital skills as we help the UK Parliament to run smoothly and efficiently. When you join the Power Platform team in this important role, you’ll be key to the team’s success as you use the latest software and apps to build a range of digitised solutions. Working with various business stakeholders you will use your problem solving and analysis skills as you understand our clients’ requirements to develop user-centred applications, delivering both business value and objectives.
A motivating and inspirational communicator with the confidence to promote a positive culture of delivery within the team, you’ll be committed to maintaining highly confidential data security concerns. But your work won’t stop there. Among your other tasks we’ll also expect you to:
apply findings from the analysis of requirements and business processes to the design of solutions investigate and resolve live issues, document the solutions and provide guidance, explanation and assurance to the relevant stakeholders work with prototypes, design iteration, show & tell and feedback to facilitate the identification and development of design patterns ensure all work is carried out and recorded in accordance with required standards,
best practices and procedures, and ensure that the necessary documentation is current and available contribute to collective problem solving with a proactive approach bring real value to the team as you share your knowledge of technology and the latest ideas from the industry
What You Need
If you have a systematic and analytical approach to problem-solving and the capturing of ideas, and are committed to ensuring technical documentation is produced, maintained and shared in accordance with set standards, then we want to hear from you. You should also have:
proven expertise in successfully analysing, understanding and reflecting business processes and problems with automation to overcome pinch points the skills to design the best technical solutions using PowerApps, Power Automate, SharePoint or similar technologies the ability to develop, implement and test solutions while following best practices a solid understanding of security concepts including access control and data integrity the ability to form effective working relationships with key customers, stakeholders and colleagues within a complex management structure the ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, complex information to technical and non-technical audiences the willingness to self-learn, share knowledge and resources within the team, and research emerging industry knowledge and the evergreening of the Microsoft Power Platform good planning and organisational skills to prioritise and meet deadlines the ability to work successfully both within a team and independently strong interpersonal skills and the skills to establish positive relationships within a complex, diverse and inclusive work environment the ability to pass security clearance, backed by the right to work in the UK
About The Team
You’ll be joining Information Systems, which is a large and diverse team and supports applications in HR/ Finance, procedural, facilities/ core and Dynamic365/ Power Platform for both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. We support Members, their staff and house staff together with other people who work in Parliament, both during office hours and overnight via the Information Systems 24/ 7 team. We’re collaborative and highly motivated, and handle requests and issues from business areas together with project work to deliver new applications and technologies destined to be used in both Houses.
UK Parliament is steeped in history and tradition. It is an important part of UK life and we need to ensure as many people as possible can engage with its work. This is why we are at the start of a huge transformation programme powered by technology. The Parliamentary Digital Service (PDS) works with the House of Commons and the House of Lords with all their IT and digital needs. We are here to realise the digital ambitions of a modern Parliament and welcome you to join us in building a digital democracy.
Please refer to our Candidate Information Pack for a full list of our benefits which include:
up to 35 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays generous maternity pay policy up to 6 months full pay great pension scheme options (contributory and non-contributory) on-site subsidised gym, nursery, catering, post office, travel office and GP flexible options including hybrid working and family friendly policies
How To Apply
Please make sure you’re clear on the requirements of the role. These can be found in the Job Description and Candidate Information Pack. You will need to upload a CV and complete a supporting statement demonstrating how you meet criterions 1, 2 and 3. Our application process is anonymous, so please remove any personal information from your CV.
Apply By: 30th January 2023 at 23:55
Interviews: Friday 3rd February 2023
Format: Assessment + Panel Interview (Remote)
For our people, we provide an amazing opportunity to bring their talents to an institution that sits right at the heart of society in the UK. We are helping to change UK Parliament and strengthen democracy. What matters here is your potential for growth and your commitment to playing your part in our ongoing success.
We are passionate about providing an environment which promotes inclusion, diversity and equality. Regardless of your age, gender, ethnicity, beliefs or any of the other things that make you, you. We welcome applications from people who feel under-represented in the workforce. This includes those who may feel disadvantaged because of their socioeconomic circumstances.