What you'll do
Location: Coventry CV1 2WT, Manchester M1 2WD, Sheffield S1 2FJ. Whilst we aim to be flexible with working hours and location, please ensure you live within a commutable distance of your selected office locations.
Coventry is the apprenticeship service base and you will be required to travel there occasionally.
The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Education. The ESFA provides funding for education and skills for children, young people, and adults.
As part of this work, the ESFA is responsible for the delivery and operation of the online apprenticeship service, which provides employers with access to funding and training providers to deliver apprenticeships to their staff.
The apprenticeship service went live in April 2017 in line with the government’s ambition to transition the apprenticeship program to an employer-led model. The apprenticeship service currently delivers to:
During 2020-21 the numbers of employers using the apprenticeship service have scaled up significantly as the 150,000+ employers that don’t pay the levy, have begun to transition to an employer-led model.
Classed as an exemplar digital project the service is developed in line with government and industry best practices.
As well as doing great work, we’re creating a place that’s great to work in. We offer brilliant training opportunities, industry-standard equipment, and support from expert colleagues. On top of that, you’ll find flexible working, inclusive culture, and a place where your opinion is valued.
Who you are
You will contribute to creating high-quality, maintainable software solutions and public-facing APIs that conform to industry best practices, Government Digital Service (GDS) standards, internal development guidelines, and which meet all given acceptance criteria, non-functional requirements, and definitions of done.
As a Software Developer in the Apprenticeship Service, you will work with colleagues of other professions such as Architects, Business Analysts, Testers, User Researches, and Designers to create the best solutions and take responsibility for the support of the applications you build, including occasional 3rd line support outside of office hours.
You will continuously seek to improve your own knowledge and take an active role in presenting and organising the Developer Clan community. You will do this by practice to share that knowledge with others, help to identify good practices for adoption and share our experience and knowledge with the wider team of both technical and non-technical colleagues.
You will be responsible for:
Its essential you have:
How to apply
Simply, hit apply. We only ask for a CV and Cover Letter/Statement of Suitability. Important tip - please ensure that your Statement of Suitability includes how you meet the Skills and Experience listed above.
*Salary - The base salary is £36,498. Offers made above the base salary will be made up with a non-pensionable specialist DDaT allowance, which is based on capability.
New entrants are expected to join on the pay band minimum however salaries up to £40,297 may be applied, dependent on skills and experience. For exceptional candidates, an additional non-pensionable allowance of up to £7,000 may be available. The Digital, Data, and Technology (DDaT) Profession Capability Framework categorisation is under the Technical job family and is defined as a Software Developer
At the interview stage you will be asked:
Please note this role is for the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Education. Government Digital Service supports departments across government with DDaT (Digital, Data and Technology) recruitment.
How you'll be assessed
In the Civil Service, we use our Success Profiles. For each role we advertise we consider what you will need to demonstrate to be successful. This gives us the best possible chance of finding the right person for the job, drives up performance and improves diversity and inclusivity. We will be looking at your experience, career history and achievements that are relevant to the specific job role. We may assess your ability, strength, experience, technical/specialist skills and behaviours.
For this role the following behaviours are the most relevant:
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