Associate Technical Architect
We are recruiting for the role of Associate Technical Architect to help us develop, enhance and improve our technology in support of the organisation’s strategic objectives.
Whilst this role is part of a team that works flexibly and remotely your location doesn’t always have to be a critical consideration. However, there may be travel to our offices for training and development meetings occasionally.
We trust and empower colleagues to work in a hybrid way, providing the resources, equipment and support, so that individually and collectively, we can be the voice of children and young people when the family court makes critical decisions about their futures. We provide extensive wellbeing support for colleagues, as well as excellent benefits, all of which we hope encourages you to join us.
We are a diverse, inclusive organisation that is a safe space for colleagues with shared aspects of identity and lived experience, which helps ensure we provide a service which promotes the diversity and uniqueness of children and families from all backgrounds. We especially welcome applications from people from diverse backgrounds as we strive to ensure our workforce reflects the diversity of the children and families we work with.
Let us tell you a bit more about the role…
Our ambitious plans focus on technological innovations to support our social work practice. These innovations will include looking at:
- ChatGPT technology.
- AI and RPA to improve processing and organisational efficiency.
- Improvements in integration between Cafcass and partner systems (using and developing APIs).
- Analysing and developing existing applications.
The work we do benefits society as a whole and ensuring our technology is efficient, secure and easy to use is mission critical.
You’ll be working with key partners (internal and external) to assess and develop roadmaps and prioritise product backlogs.
You will be involved in both project and BAU work, focusing on our core mission to provide an exceptional service, making a difference to the lives of children across England.
… and what we’re looking for.
As an Associate Architect you will have:
- Experience of working with external service providers.
- Knowledge and experience of Microsoft solutions, including Azure and Power Automate.
- Understanding and experience of database design and development, reporting tools and languages, including SQL.
- Demonstrable experience in one or more IT disciplines (such as technical architecture, application development or information/business analysis).
- Understanding of how your work supports the organisation.
- Ability to identify wider influences and how they apply.
- An open mind and understanding of the broader context.
- A good blend of business, personal and professional skills.
You can find out more about the above – and much more – before you apply and we also recommend you read the job description and job profile.
Next steps / timelines
If and when you are ready to apply, our application process is straightforward and quick to complete. You don’t need to complete your application in a single visit, you can start it and come back and amend your responses / update your CV, just make sure you come back before the closing date to submit.
Below we have given you an indication of a timetable we are hoping to work towards, although dates are subject to change.
As and when you apply or 13 June 2023
w/c 19 June 2023
We understand you may benefit from finding out more to help you decide to apply. There is a lot of information available at Cafcass Careers but if there is something else you need to find out more about, you can either contact Shalise Ford from our HR Resourcing team if your query is to do with the recruitment process or is HR-related, or Michael Convey if your questions relate more to the role, providing your contact information and best times / methods to get hold of you.
Whilst we will always try and respond a.s.a.p. we wouldn’t want you to miss the closing date before we are able to. If this is the case, we recommend you apply and as part of your application you can ask questions and this may allow us to contact you and provide you with the required information that will help you decide if you still wish to be considered.
Finally, in anticipation of your application being successful, you might want to read about the offer and pre-employment checks process. As part of your application you can highlight any concerns or questions about the pre-employment checks and we encourage all applicants to do so, safe in the knowledge such information will not be shared with individuals involved in the selection process.
We look forward to hearing from you.