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Joining i3Works as an associate

We welcome associates as an extension of our family, and value the abundance of experience and skills they bring.  

We are rapidly expanding across a variety of sectors and are always on the lookout for highly motivated, skilled and professional individuals to join our pool of associates. If you have what it takes to hit the ground running, to lead, embed and add value for our clients, see below for a list of current opportunities.  

To apply, please send your CV to associates@i3works.co.uk including your contact details, with the opportunity reference number and role title in the email subject.

“Everyone at i3 Works makes you feel like part of the family. The level of professionalism and high standards that they measure themselves by makes the work a pleasure to be part of.” 

- Paul Drew, Planning and Scheduling SME, i3Works associate  

Current opportunities

Digital Agile Coach Senior – Basingstoke (£448 per day) Ref: i300191

  • Sector: Defence
  • Screening level: DV
  • IR35: In

Defence Digital is delivering a large, complex and classified ICT programme in accordance with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and requires a Release Train Engineer (RTE). The RTE will be the principal lead for the Agile Release Train (ART) process.

The RTE will be required to coach the Organisation and new suppliers during its transition from waterfall based delivery to one utilising SAFe. The nominated individual will require Develop Vetting in place and single UK National status. The Organisation will be placing two new contracts for ICT services in Sept 20 and Mar 21. Delivery will be based on Essential SAFe (taking the simplest case) with elements from Large Solution SAFe needed to provide the control and governance the business requires (for example solution level backlog, solution intent, and solution context). This will be achieved through a single ART (with the possibility of creating further ARTs if required). Each iteration will last two weeks, including Planning and Innovation iterations at the end of each PI. This post will require the individual to upskill and assist the organisation and new suppliers in adopting the SAFe methodology.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and optimise the flow of value through the ART. Lead the loading and prioritisation of the ART generating user value optimising delivery output.
  • Foster collaboration between teams and system-level stakeholders. With direct reporting to the Programme Manager this post will champion stakeholder communication and collaboration between a variety of teams and System integrators supporting delivery of the ART.
  • Facilitating ART Level Events. Lead event and Process planning to aid in delivering value within the ART including PI Planning (preparation and the event itself), Scrum of Scrums, problem workshops and system/solution demonstrations.
  • Tracking and communicating key ART execution metrics. In order to demonstrate value delivery and support review of processes to drive continual improvement.
  • Escalating and tracking ART impediments. Manage risks and issues escalating points as required to drive delivery of the ART.
  • Facilitate relentless improvement for the ART. Coach and support (both Organisation and Suppliers) wider development enabling continuous improvement and driving delivery optimisation.
  • Tooling Advice and Guidance. Provide advice and guidance on the appropriate configuration and use of tooling to support development using SAFe and reporting needs for the wider organisation.
  • Business Change. Support and drive the transformation of the Organisations team into a Lean-Agile team employing the SAFe framework.

The post will be based in SE Basingstoke, with travel expected to London, Bristol and other sites as needed. Due to security and information access restriction, the role is only open to a sole BRITISH national.

 

Stakeholder Manager – London (£257 per day) Ref: i300190

  • Sector: Government
  • Screening level: BPSS
  • IR35: In

An exciting opportunity has arisen for policy professionals with expertise in volunteering and / or the charitable sector to join the Office for Civil Society.

The current priority of the volunteering team is to support the voluntary sector to respond to COVID-19, alongside some ‘business as usual’ activity.

The best candidates will be comfortable developing strong, credible relationships across Whitehall and the charitable sector. They will demonstrate curiosity and independence of thought, and the ability to deploy these skills in new subject areas. They will have a passion for bringing new ways of thinking into public policy development and they will know how to get things done in government, as well as how to work with the wider world.

Responsibilities

  • Volunteering Delivery: Supporting the voluntary sector to coordinate activity and link with local and national government effectively so that policy can be informed by the best data available and resources can be targeted to priority needs or gaps
  • Volunteering Policy: Ensuring individuals have the guidance and support they need to volunteer safely during the pandemic; Ensuring the volunteering policy framework is responsive to the new patterns of volunteering that have emerged during the pandemic and into recovery. As a policy area with close ministerial interest, the policy and priorities of the team may change in the coming weeks and months.

Experience

  • Experience providing policy advice, drafting policy briefings, media lines and speeches, strategies etc.
  • Strong senior stakeholder engagement background. Experienced at working and briefing senior stakeholders and ministers within government.
  • Providing advice, including policy briefings to ministerial level

The team is a very friendly, happy and supportive place to work, so we are looking for candidates with excellent behaviours, who can help us keep this positive culture. Roles will be home based.

 

Stakeholder Manager – London (£257 per day) Ref: i300189

  • Sector: Government
  • Screening level: BPSS
  • IR35: In

An exciting opportunity has arisen for policy professionals with expertise in volunteering and / or the charitable sector to join the Office for Civil Society.

The current priority of the volunteering team is to support the voluntary sector to respond to COVID-19, alongside some ‘business as usual’ activity.

The best candidates will be comfortable developing strong, credible relationships across Whitehall and the charitable sector. They will demonstrate curiosity and independence of thought, and the ability to deploy these skills in new subject areas. They will have a passion for bringing new ways of thinking into public policy development and they will know how to get things done in government, as well as how to work with the wider world.

Responsibilities

  • Volunteering Delivery: Supporting the voluntary sector to coordinate activity and link with local and national government effectively so that policy can be informed by the best data available and resources can be targeted to priority needs or gaps
  • Volunteering Policy: Ensuring individuals have the guidance and support they need to volunteer safely during the pandemic; Ensuring the volunteering policy framework is responsive to the new patterns of volunteering that have emerged during the pandemic and into recovery. As a policy area with close ministerial interest, the policy and priorities of the team may change in the coming weeks and months.

Experience

  • Experience providing policy advice, drafting policy briefings, media lines and speeches, strategies etc.
  • Strong senior stakeholder engagement background. Experienced at working and briefing senior stakeholders and ministers within government.
  • Providing advice, including policy briefings to ministerial level

The team is a very friendly, happy and supportive place to work, so we are looking for candidates with excellent behaviours, who can help us keep this positive culture. Roles will be home based.

 

Assistant Project Manager – London/Remote (£320 per day) Ref: i300188

  • Sector: Government
  • Screening level: BPSS
  • IR35: In

Responsible for the application of new technologies in the DAs, including point of care testing and lab related tech, working closely with commercial and strategy.

  • Stakeholder management
  • Project management
  • Policy
  • Experience managing complex stakeholders

 

IT Planner – Blandford (£180 per day) Ref: i300187

  • Sector: Defence
  • Screening level: SC
  • IR35: In

Responsibilities

  • Carrying out training needs analyses, defining the skill sets needed to perform different roles
  • Carrying out performance assessments to determine the skills gaps between current and desirable learner skill levels
  • Designing training programmes appropriate to the skills needed, to include formal and informal development activities as appropriate
  • Designing course materials and other documents such as hand-outs, manuals and exercises
  • Liaising where appropriate with external course providers, employers and examining bodies to fulfil the skills needs of the department
  • Maintaining records of learner development and resource allocation.
  • IT Trainer Information Communications Technology General

 

Programme Director – High Wycombe (£577 per day) Ref: i300186

  • Sector: Defence
  • Screening level: DV
  • IR35: In

The Head Portfolio, Air Command will lead the design, development and operation of a fully integrated Air Portfolio Office (PfO). You will be directly accountable to the newly established Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Plans), a director-level equivalent. The Head of Portfolio is a new position and the candidate will be expected to cover the role for up to three months, until such time as a permanent appointment can be made.  

Responsibilities

  • Establish and deliver an ambitious Air Portfolio organisation and P3M framework cohering all Programme and Project activity across HQ Air Command. 
  • As the senior Project Delivery (PD) professional across the RAF, you will be responsible for the creation and sustainment of a world class capability establishing an effective enterprise PfO function responsible for the assurance of PD activity across a large and complex portfolio. 
  • Engage with all elements of the HQ Air Command Senior Leadership Team (SLT), other Top Level Budget PfOs across defence and senior Head Office leaders; specifically, in relation to the emerging Defence Transformation programme. 
  • Deliver a PfO strategy, structure and processes to support the Chief of the Air Staff’s vison and objectives set out in the RAF Strategy and RAF Command Plan.  

The successful candidate will produce a report on the above, with recommendations to be presented to the RAF Executive Committee on conclusion of the assignment.

 

Assistant Project Manager – London/remote (£320 per day) Ref: i300185

  • Sector: Government
  • Screening level: BPSS
  • IR35: In

Responsibilities

Responsible for the application of new technologies in the DAs, including point of care testing and lab related tech, working closely with commercial and strategy. 

Requirements

  • Stakeholder management
  • Project management
  • Policy
  • Experience managing complex stakeholders

 

Assistant Project Manager – London/remote (£320 per day) Ref: i300184

  • Sector: Government
  • Screening level: BPSS
  • IR35: In

Responsibilities

Lead on the labs and clinical elements of DAs engagement, working closely with both the DAs and the relevant policy and ops teams in DHSC. Also supporting with various elements of operational delivery including satellite testing, home testing and developing testing solutions for vulnerable groups. 

Requirements

  • Stakeholder management
  • Project management
  • Policy
  • Operations
  • Experience managing complex stakeholders, operations

 

Digital Delivery ManagerLondon (£330 per day) Ref: i300183

  • Sector: Government
  • Screening level: BPSS
  • IR35: In

Responsibilities

You would be joining a small and friendly team delivering The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) on behalf of the Royal Household. The award scheme requires the efficient management of a rigorous, time bound and transparent process that involves close working with high-level internal and external stakeholders (Royal Household, Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenants and the QAVS Independent Assessment Committee chaired by Sir Martyn Lewis CBE).

We are looking for a highly capable individual with proven IT/digital, project management, and communication skills to lead the procurement for, and development of, a new QAVS digital service which includes:

  • a web based service for volunteers and promotion of QAVS; and
  • a linked landing page and back end that meets GOV.UK digital service standards, used primarily for administering the award.

The current QAVS digital service is vital to the successful administration of the award. It receives, processes and records all nominations; it helps communication with nominators, the groups, Lord Lieutenants and the Independent Assessment Committee. The website is also used by the team to analyse and pull together reports on nominations and awards. We are looking to update its administrative functions and promote QAVS digitally by replacing it with the two solutions above.

Responsibilities

  • Scoping, designing and delivering a new QAVS digital service (including liaising with GDS on spending controls and design requirements)
  • Putting in place the correct procurement process to identify the best supplier/s
  • Leading the tender/bidding process to secure and contract with supplier/s with proven ability to deliver the product and provide ongoing support in a post-EU Exit environment
  • Working with the successful supplier/s using agile, iterative and user-centred methods to develop and build a new QAVS digital service to a tight deadline.
  • Active monitoring of the design and implementation phase, and testing with user groups.
  • Ensuring that the service is delivered to the required timeline and taking corrective action where required.
  • Transferring the QAVS administration to the new digital service without loss of data or any significant suspension of activity.
  • Identifying and agreeing future enhancements to the service following live implementation.
  • First point of contact and liaison with internal and external stakeholders including Sir Martyn Lewis, The Palace, Lord Lieutenancies, National Assessors, Internal Communications.
  • Providing advice and support to the wider team on digital projects e.g development of an Honours Database.

Requirements

  • Knowledge of Government digital frameworks (e.g DOS or G-Cloud) and how to build user centred government digital services.
  • Good organisational skills and ability to deliver at pace.
  • Experience of working with agile processes/ceremonies to deliver outcomes.
  • This includes understanding of development phases e.g. discovery, alpha, beta, live and their differing expectations.
  • Experience of managing suppliers to deliver successful outcomes on budget and on time.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to develop positive and productive working relationships including high profile external stakeholders, GDS, developers and colleagues in the Department’s IT and Commercial divisions.

Desirable

  • Good understanding of government digital procurement processes.
  • Practical experience of working with GDS and the government digital service standards
  • Knowledge of Government digital service standards and their role in developing GOV.UK digital services.

 

i300172 Programme Manager – Lincoln (£445/day)

  • Sector: Defence
  • Screening Level: SC
  • IR35: In

Working closely with colleagues who are planning and tracking progress of the Programme to ensure an up to date picture is maintained.  Ensuring that actions are progressed and highlighting areas where insufficient information is likely to cause a problem.  Pro-actively identifying likely problems which may hinder delivery and suggesting solutions to the Programme management.  Ensure that the Programme risk register is updated on a regular basis and that the information captured is up to date and can be reported on in an efficient manner.  Design and creation of highlight _ checkpoint reports for Programme and Steering Boards (e.g. Programme dashboards; minutes and presentation slides).  Management of the product management and risk management processes.  Ensure that there is robust adherence to PPM processes including planning; risk management; dependency management and change control.  Management of the change control procedure.