Communications Specialist 29410

  • £ 167.83 - £ 167.83 per day
29410 - Communications Specialist , West Midlands   
   
Client  DEFRA  
   
Role & Responsibilities
  • Key responsibilities • Lead on developing, implementing and evaluating communications plans to help support the delivery of area priorities and outcomes. • Work with colleagues in other areas and nationally to deliver national-once communications campaigns and projects, via portfolio group. • Along with planning and delivering proactive communications work, ensure an effective response to reactive work, such as media enquiries and responding to incidents. • Maintain and enhance existing internal communications channels to meet business needs. • As a technical specialist, they will provide advice and guidance to fellow team members and the wider business in all aspects of communications and reputation management.
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    The team Communications teams provide the following services to their local area customers: • Incident preparedness and response, including external liaison with partners Local communications planning and delivery to meet area priorities. • Local proactive and reactive media management (including social media) • Internal communications support • Advice around high public interest sites, flood risk and environmental improvement projects • Communications skills capacity building (plain English, social media skills, etc.) • Advice and support in relation to publishing, maintaining our brand and enhancing our visibility
     
    Experience/skills required We're looking for an experienced communications professional who: • is a good team player with excellent interpersonal skills; • Can evidence good written and verbal skills; • Can evidence a good track record of delivering effective communications activity.
     
    Closing Date  Thursday 12th July 2018 @ 1130 
       
    How to Apply  
    Click the apply button on the right to apply now.    
    If you would like more information please call me on 01489 232 080  
       
    Must have SC / DV Clearance

    Communications Officer 29411

    • £ 131.57 - £ 131.57 per day
    29411 - Communications Officer, West midlands  
       
    Client  DEFRA  
       
    Role & Responsibilities
    • Key responsibilities • Support on developing, implementing and evaluating communications plans to help support the delivery of area priorities and outcomes. • Work with colleagues in other areas and nationally to support the delivery of national-once communications campaigns and projects, via portfolio group. • Along with planning and delivering proactive communications work, ensure an effective response to reactive work, such as media enquiries and responding to incidents. • Maintain and enhance existing internal communications channels to meet business needs – lead on editing and publishing internal staff e-newsletter • As a technical specialist, provide advice and guidance to internal customers/ clients on all aspects of communications and reputation management. The team Communications teams provide the following services to their local area customers: • Incident preparedness and response, including external liaison with partners Local communications planning and delivery to meet area priorities. • Local proactive and reactive media management (including social media) • Internal communications support • Advice around high public interest sites, flood risk and environmental improvement projects • Communications skills capacity building (plain English, social media skills, etc.) • Advice and support in relation to publishing, maintaining our brand and enhancing our visibility
     
    • Experience/skills required We're looking for a communications     professional who: • is a good team player with excellent interpersonal skills; • Can evidence good written and verbal skills; • Can evidence a good track record of delivering effective communications activity.
     
     
    Closing Date  12th July 2018 at 11:25
       
    How to Apply  
    Click the apply button on the right to apply now.    
    If you would like more information please call me on 01489 232 080  
       
    Must have SC / DV Clearance

    Senior Business Analyst 29356

    • £ 550.00 - £ 600.00 per day
    29356 - Senior Business Analyst , west midlands   
       
    Client  home office  
       
    Role & Responsibilities
    • Undertake investigative work to determine business opportunities, and specify effective business processes; Specify their implementation through improvements in information systems, data management, practices, organisation and equipment; Conduct investigations for strategy studies, requirements specifications and feasibility studies; Maintain technical awareness at a level where alternatives can be analysed, modelled and classified according to technical feasibility and non-functional characteristics; Assess and advise on the practicability of alternatives, marrying up technical limitations with operational realities; Take responsibility as needed for the detailed specification and modelling of recommended solutions; Apply available standards, methods and tools in an intelligent and effective way and produce a consistently high standard of documentation; Define, plan and justify (in business terms) projects to develop/implement automated and non-automated components of new or changed processes; Assist clients/users in defining acceptance criteria for testing of automated systems; Produce business models in support of business strategy; Cross-check various model elements for inconsistencies and incompleteness eg finite state models against use case models, class diagrams against business rules, case post conditions against class diagrams; Elicit and record business rules and confirm them with business experts; Contribute to evaluating the factors which must be addressed in change programmes including cultural, organisational and business constraints affecting options for change; Assess the risks, costs and potential benefits of alternative business process designs.
     
    Closing Date  6th July 2018 at 18.00  
       
    How to Apply  
    Click the apply button on the right to apply now.    
    If you would like more information please call me on 01489 232 080  
       
    Must have SC / DV Clearance

    Digital QA 29028

    • £ 280.00 - £ 300.00 per day
    29028 - Digital QA, Birmingham
             
    Client        
    MoJ
           
    Role & Responsibilities      
         
    Undertake responsibilities of a QA engineer/software developer with a focus on test automation; Involvement with all aspects of test automation: functional, performance. Have experience with more than one of the leading test automation tools and frameworks, closed-tools such as QTP and open-source tools such as Sahi, Selenium, Watir/N, Fitness, and Cucumber. Advanced knowledge and experience with testing products with the following technology stacks (or equivalent): Ruby, Java, .NET, SQL, XML, web services. Advanced knowledge and experience in testing web applications with knowledge of browsers and user-interface testing techniques. Have knowledge of software best practices like test-driven development (TDD), behavioural-driven development (BDD), and continuous integration.
     
     
    Experience Required:
     
    • Expertise with test automation tools and frameworks 
    • UI testing - experience in Protractor Automation Framework and Selenium 
    • API testing - web services / RESTful (using SoapUI, Postman etc) 
    • BDD - experience in testing tools such as Cucumber 
    • Strong understanding of QA methodology and software development life-cycle
    • Exposure to Agile Environment is key 
    • Exposure to some Test Automation and willingness to learn automation 
    • Web service and SOAP Testing 
    • SQL Testing Experience 
    • Both Manual and Automation Testing 
    • CI Server with Jenkins or similar tools 
    • Agile tools exposure (JIRA, JENKINS etc) 
    • At least 8 year of experience as a QA Tester (manual / automated testing) 
    • Able to document defects in a clear and concise manner 
    • Aware of how bugs are reported and their work flow within a bug database (preferred but not essential - training will be given) 
    • A high degree of skill in troubleshooting, characterizing, and describing defects 
    • Test Driven and Behaviour Driven Development 
    • Strong analytical skills with the ability to learn new information quickly 
    • Strong capabilities performing independently and as part of a cross-functional, team in a fast paced environment 
    • The ability to manage and prioritize own workload effectively 
    • Excellent communication and client-facing skills 
    • Passionate and motivated with a can do positive attitude 
    • Ability to work with new and creative idea’s 
    • ISEB/ISTQB certified   
     
    Full job description available by request.  
         
    How to Apply        
    Click the apply button on the right to apply now.        
    If you would like more information please call me on 01489 232 080    
         
    Closing Date    
    08/06/2018       
             
    Must have SC / DV Clearance

    Internal Communication Manager 28550

    • £ 130.00 - £ 150.00 per day
    28550 - Internal Communication Manager, West Midlands
             
    Client        
    NHSE
           
    Role & Responsibilities      
         
    Developing and delivering an internal communication strategy in line with legislation and departmental policies. Working closely with key stakeholders, ensuring that colleagues are aware and engaged with corporate initiatives. Managing a range of internal communications channels. Managing key internal staff events. Developing new and innovative ways of communicating departmental changes and developments to staff members. Organising internal departmental events and functions. General up keep of intranet site. Ensuring staff distribution lists are kept up to date.
     
    Essential Experience:

    Educated to degree level in relevant subject or equivalent level of experience of working at a similar level in specialist area.
    Post-graduate degree or equivalent.
    Significant experience of successfully operating in a politically sensitive environment.
    Experience of the designing, management and reporting from large databases and data from a variety of channels across stakeholder insights and engagement (e.g. Datix and Elesurvey). 
    Lead on and managing the interpreting, reporting and presenting data from information management and reporting software (e.g. Datix) and working with clients to produce bespoke reporting packages.
       
    Full job description available by request.  
         
    How to Apply        
    Click the apply button on the right to apply now.        
    If you would like more information please call me on 01489 232 080    
         
    Closing Date    
    11/05/2018       
             
    Must have SC / DV Clearance

    27417 - Category Tower Manager - NHS

    • £ 400.00 - £ 450.00 per day
    27417 - Category Tower Manager - Mansfield  - £400 - £450  
     
    Location: Mansfield, Nottinghamshire with frequent national travel and overnight stays as necessary for the effective performance of this role.
         
    Client    
    NHS England   
       
     
    Category Tower Manager - Consumables / Clinical GRADE: CL1 (B8a/ 8b)  
     
    Eight (8) roles are required to support all Category Tower Management/ Procurement related Phase 1+ Procurement Transformation Programme / Future Operating Model activities. These are additional posts, which are required in order to support the building of a new disaggregated Supplier Management Future Operating Model called the Intelligent Client Co-ordinator (ICC).  
     
    Phase 1+ will see the on-boarding of 6 Medical Category Towers consisting of consumable and clinical product spend from contract award in Autumn 2017 to go-live in Spring 2018. Phase 1+ is the largest group of Category Towers by financial value (c£1.1billion spend). The ICC will be the organisation responsible for the contract management of the model that will be in place from 1st October 2018 to cover all aspects of the service provided by NHS Supply Chain (currently supplied by DHL).  
     
    Job Summary
    The post holder will be required to oversee the day to day contract and performance management of a Category Tower Service Provider (CTSP) which includes the development and delivery of the category management strategy activities to increase market share growth to 80% and contribute to the delivery of the £600m savings targets. A key element in achieving the savings required will be to ensure the CTSP is working with Customer groups to develop and agree the category management strategies and the subsequent procurement strategies. Working in conjunction with the key stakeholders such as the DH, NHS Improvement and NHS England, the post will have responsibility for identifying and optimising synergies wherever possible across the NHS procurement landscape, ensuring the CTSP maximises opportunities to leverage economies of scale. The post holder will be responsible for the overall spend across a defined set of product categories.  
     
    Headline Duties and Responsibilities
    To contract and performance manage the CTSP in scope, including oversight and visibility of the development, delivery and implementation of category management strategies by the CTSP in order to drive significant value to the NHS leading to increased market share and the delivery of savings targets. - Ensure the category management strategies are developed with the requirements of the customer at their core, taking into account customer requirements and other factors identified through customer/supplier engagement and also through a Category Council process including inputs from Finance and Product Assurance. - Supporting the Procurement Transformation Programme on the transition from the incumbent to the CTSP. This will include the set up and facilitation of sessions between the parties and ensuring the necessary and efficient transfer of data and information. - To ensure that all procurement activity by the in scope CTSP is delivered effectively. This includes compliance with public sector requirements in relation to this type of activity. - Ensure the CTSPs budget is managed effectively, challenging operating costs and driving cost down efficiency gains.  
     
    Working Relationships
    Accountable to: Head of Procurement and Customer Value Accountable for: Contract and performance management of CTSPs activities Directorate: Supplier Management POST: Category Tower Manager - Consumables / Clinical Manager  
     
    Essential / Desirable Criteria Demonstrated by Qualifications  
    Degree or extensive experience; Relevant degree and/or CIPS qualification. Membership of CIPS Certificates/ Application Process  
     
    Experience
    Significant category management experience and expertise in a related industry or large organisation.  
      
    Closing Date    
       19/3/2018  
     
    How to Apply    
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    If you would like more information please call me on 01489 232 080    
       

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