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IT Trainer/Tech School Programme Lead

Ref: BROADBEAN_812901693486850

on 31 August 2023
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Good afternoon,

I am resourcing for a client of ours in the Dundee area on a hybrid basis

Duration: 6 months with potential for extension

Location: Dundee

You will be joining my client in Insurance, Pensions & Investments working in Embark for our technology teams which drive the technology solutions and enables the business to maintain the highest levels of service to our clients whilst fully adhering to all regulatory standards and requirements. As a team we are empowered to challenge thinking and behaviours in an open, safe, and innovative environment.

You will be the Dundee Technology School Lead with overall responsibility for the school's initial set up, the project management of external & internal stakeholders, development of the school to support broader Group needs and ultimately the success of the school as a centre of excellence for developing technology capabilities. You will need strong leadership and people skills as you lead the junior developers as they complete training and start to deliver new greenfield developments as well as supporting existing applications and interfaces with third parties.

JOB TITLE: Tech School Programme Lead & Coach


WORKING PATTERN: Our work style is hybrid, which involves spending at least two days per week, or 40% of our time, at one of our office sites

About this opportunity

Do you have a passion for people, technology and problem solving? We are seeking to recruit a talented leader & project manager with experience in technology to take a combined team coach, project management & lead developer role for our new technology training program, The Dundee Technology School. This is a 12-month secondment role where you will help shape the programme with internal & external stakeholders, owning the key strategic relationships with have with our training partners and funding providers as well as working across the Group to grow and develop the programme into a leading capability provider across the Group.

You will also lead the annual intake of 10-15 entry-level developers as they complete their 32-week training, providing coaching, guidance & technical support. The junior developers will be learning coding languages such as HTML, CSS and learning about UI & UX, skills that you should already have experience of.

What you'll need:

You should be familiar with working in agile based environments and delivering in a sprint-based delivery approach. You will have a passion for understanding our customers' needs and creating repeatable innovative technology-based solutions. You will be working cross functionally to work with SMEs, Business Analysts and Solution Architects to understand requirements and technical design.

Key skills:

A strong leader who can develop people to meet both their career goals and the organisation's objectives. Emphasises the importance of learning, encourages people to build new skills and provides opportunities for them to develop. Provides in-the-moment coaching, development activities and stretch goals.

Strong project management skills with the ability to manoeuvre comfortably through complex policy, process, and people-related organisational dynamics to enlist widespread support for critical goals.

Experience of problem solving using technology-based solutions and coding languages including Web UI & Middleware applications, SQL procedures/functions, Azure Data Factory, SSIS packages, Power BI reports, web and background services

Experience working within Financial Services

Dundee located as your team will need support from you on a daily basis.

Modis International Ltd acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers in the UK. Modis Europe Ltd provide a variety of international solutions that connect clients to the best talent in the world. For all positions based in Switzerland, Modis Europe Ltd works with its licensed Swiss partner Accurity GmbH to ensure that candidate applications are handled in accordance with Swiss law.

Both Modis International Ltd and Modis Europe Ltd are Equal Opportunities Employers.

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