IS Test Analyst

Home Group

We are Home Group. We are proud of being one of the most IT savvy Housing Organisation in the UK

Make a career choice that counts

We are on a journey as an organisation. A journey to become more digitally focussed, hyper efficient and disruptors across the sectors in which we operate. Our strategy is set, our direction is clear, what comes next is what we love the most, applying our skills and experience to innovate, design, implement and support information systems that deliver real business value, improve the way we operate and give us the competitive edge to do great things for all the right reasons!

The organisation needs an incredible IS team in order to deliver on our strategy and we’re aiming high ourselves. We’ve got a great team foundation to build upon but we still need more awesomeness, which is where you come in…

We need an awesome IS Test Analyst like you to execute application specific validation and testing activities. You will have responsibility for helping to ensure that any new or changed IS application service matches its Design Specification and meets the Requirements of the Business.

You’ll be working in our energised, dynamic and focused IS Service Transition Team for Andy, our IS Service Transition Manager. Andy is our larger-than-life resident Scouser; a lifelong Everton season ticket holder who loves to look for golf balls in the trees at Blyth Golf Club, after hacking his way around the course. He is responsible for ensuring that we deliver the robust Services that the Business needs to deliver its new Strategy, driving Continual Service Improvement throughout, while ensuring Transition adds real value, in terms of quality…

If you think you’ve got the right drive, enough focus, the willingness to learn and a good sense of humour, why not see if you can improve the quality of software for Home Group by coming aboard.

Where you work

We have invested heavily in our IT infrastructure to allow us to work in an agile way. You could choose to be based from your home, anywhere around the country or if you prefer company you could work from one of our regional hubs. Our Head Office is in Newcastle upon Tyne, so you will need to come and visit us Geordies [and Scouser] once in a while!

Working flexibly

It’s the team’s unwritten rule that you attend the important appointments in life, be it your child’s school play, your partner’s graduation, or to get your new fridge delivered. You can elect to fit these around your working day or use your flexi to take the time off. Our focus is on getting the job done, not your working hours!

A bit about you

You have a strong customer focus, seeking out ways to provide a high quality outcomes for your internal customers. You are an excellent communicator adapting your message to the group or audience and ensuring that your understanding is clear at all times. You combine these skills with excellent negotiation and relationship building skills, allowing you achieve the best outcomes. Additionally, you are highly committed to continuous improvement, for yourself, to processes and for the business.

Technically, it would be great if you had the right certificates, however we appreciate that you might have the some great transferrable skills and the desire to work towards getting certified. Amongst some of the skills we are looking for are;- Significant experience of delivering and supporting IT services using ITIL best practice and insights as to its links with other best practice methodologies and frameworks (PRINCE2, MSP). Holding an ISTQB / ISEB Foundation, ITIL v3 Foundation certificate and ideally hold an ITIL v3 Service Transition certificate.

What’s on offer?

You’ll be equipped to work in our high tech organisation in an agile fashion with the latest IT kit which includes you being issued with a Surface Pro3 tablet and Nokia smartphone.

We’re know that you will thrive here, challenging your own ambitions with our fantastic career opportunities. There’s lots on offer, and we know you’ll be impressed with our award winning rewards and benefits package which includes: competitive salaries, performance related pay, a contributory occupational money-purchase pension scheme with life assurance and long term disability insurance, 25 days paid holiday a year rising by 1 day per year up to 30 days, with the ability to purchase an extra 5 days, salary sacrifice schemes including cycle, car, technology and childcare vouchers, heavily discounted AA membership, gyms and savings on high street stores, holidays and restaurants amongst many others.

Aren’t we the lucky ones? To top this of, we also have a full recognition scheme including an annual Home Stars Award Ceremony – will you be our next Star?

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