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Head of DevOps Enablement

Head of DevOps Enablement

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    Public Sector & Not-for-Profit

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  • Salary:

    £56000.00 - £67000.00 per annum + 27.9% pension contribution

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    Alice Briggs

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  • Published:

    2 months ago

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Head of DevOps - Remote Working - Newport - £67,000

The Opportunity

Yolk Recruitment Public Sector & Not-for-Profit team has partnered with a large public sector organisation to recruit a Head of DevOps to join an organisation which depends on its IT services to operate and innovate effectively.

The role of the Head of DevOps is to support the IT Senior Leadership team, the IT Extended Leadership Team, and the wider IT team to provide reliable quality services to our internal and external customers.

They are offering a salary of around £60,00 with an employer pension contribution of 27.9% and a strong focus on learning and development opportunities. They offer hybrid working with no set rule of an office working pattern. Their offices are based in Newport.

Candidates must be a resident of the UK and have consistently lived in the UK for the past 5 years to pass security clearance

What the Head of DevOps will be doing

In this role your duties will include producing plans to integrate automation and monitoring at all steps of the software development life cycle (SDLC), embed a DevOps culture to provide better software agility, improve deployment time and advocating the use of automation and Cloud technologies across IT, as well as looking at best practice and continual improvement.

  • Leads and manage (a team of) Senior / Lead DevOps Engineers with responsibility for enabling their professional development and performance along with taking responsibility for the technical output and direction of the team
  • Act as a mentor and coach other Senior / Lead DevOps engineers
  • Work closely with the Head of Cloud and Head of DBA

What the successful Head of DevOps will bring to the team

Whilst hands-on technical experience is not required you should be used to working in a fast moving, agile IT environment with technical professionals. The role also necessitates a drive to stay abreast of latest developments, techniques, and technologies, and to identify and promote technical advances that would bring improved value to the organisation.

  • Experience of line management and recruitment
  • Experience with DevOps practices or working within a DevOps culture
  • Experience with modern delivery models such as Scrum and Agile

Here's What You'll Get in Return

The successful Head of DevOps will be rewarded with:

  • Salary of up to £67,000
  • Employer pension contribution of 27.9%
  • Learning and Development opportunities
  • Work-life balance
  • Flexible working
  • Opportunities for secondments, both internal and external

Think this one's for you

If you think this Head of DevOps opportunity is for you then apply online.

Yolk Public Sector & Not-for-Profit team works with organisations across the UK to fulfil their recruitment needs and to achieve their D&I objectives. We recruit temporary, contract and permanent hires for 1 off specialist needs or for volume campaigns. We support our applicants to navigate the public sector recruitment processes and secure their dream jobs.

Yolk Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer and embraces diversity in our workforce. We employ the best people for the job at hand and actively encourage applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, educational background, parental status, gender identity or any other protected characteristic. We champion and celebrate diversity at Yolk allowing our team to bring their whole selves to work.