Ministry of Defence ISS

ISS NSoIT(D) Design - Jade Configuration Manager

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Important dates
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Published Wednesday 2 August 2017
Deadline for asking questions Friday 4 August 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Wednesday 9 August 2017 at 11:59pm GMT


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Specialist role Technical Architect
Summary of the work NSoIT(D) Design - Jackdaw Agile Development Environment Configuration Manager, responsible for the day to day configuration management of the standalone networks and software release of the NSoIT (D) Builds.
Latest start date Tuesday 29 August 2017
Expected contract length 9 Months with options to extend to the two year point (Pending financial approval)
Location South West England
Organisation the work is for Ministry of Defence ISS
Maximum day rate We will pay up to £518.80 per day EX VAT to include agency fees. Please note that Intermediaries legislation applies to this assignment (Inside IR35), take this into account when choosing your candidate and ensure they are aware at the outset.

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement N/A
Who the specialist will work with Civilian, Military and contractors within the New Style of Information Technology (Deployed) team.
What the specialist will work on Implement the configuration management policy and standards Agrees scope of the configuration management processes and the items that are to be controlled.
Develop, implement and manage the configuration management standards, configuration management plans and procedures.
Ensures that changes to the configuration management methods and processes are properly approved and communicated.
Agree CIs to be uniquely identified with naming conventions
Ensure that staff comply with identification standards
Propose and agree interfaces with change management, problem management, network management and release management.
Manage and populate the CMS and ensures regular housekeeping of content.
Provides reports to including management

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place ISS, Building 405, Spur D2, Westwells Road, MOD Corsham, SN13 9NR
Working arrangements Individuals are to manage their delivery of tasks. As Design Management are only available to receive or review products during the core working week (37 hours per week) within a bandwidth of 08:00 - 17:00, individuals are to be available during that period. All tasking deliverables are to be delivered to MoD Corsham (On-Site). If 'OFF-SITE' working is required expenses will require Line management approval and up to a limit of £5k for the term of the contract. All resources will be provided On-Site, inc access to MoD’s IT systems. No utilisation of personal or company laptops will be permitted.
Security clearance Individuals will be required to hold a minimum of 'DV' clearance.

DV Clearance must be in place prior to the contract starting. DV status must be valid for the duration of the contract.
BPSS or Disclosure Scotland is not acceptable and the Authority will NOT sponsor DV Clearance.

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions Intermediaries legislation applies to this assignment (Inside IR35), take this into account when choosing your candidate and ensure they are aware at the outset.
This is for ONE post only.
We aim to get feedback to you within ONE week of the advert closing.
The Authority WILL NOT sponsor SC Clearance, it must be in place and valid for the duration.
Candidates who make the shortlist will be asked to provide a Work History, a template will be issued for this.
Only T&S will be paid no other expenses.
No remote working.
Flexible start date for right candidate!

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate suppliers’ technical competence.

Skills and experience
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Essential skills and experience
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or Information Systems- 10%
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) qualified- 10%
  • A recognised Project Management Qualification- 7%
  • Proven track record of working and delivering multiple IT front-end and back-end solutions, development and release management policies and procedures. Specifically focused on configuration management- 7%
  • Experience of developing and implementing organisation-wide IT related strategies- 6%
  • Experience of working with highly sensitive information. This is why Developed Vetting required- 6%
  • Demonstrable skills commensurate with fulfilling the role of lead specialist on Configuration, Change & Release Management- 6%
  • Ability to think logically and clearly. Be able to make rational decisions in Operational situations, with the ability to respond quickly and accurately to important and contentious organisational issues- 6%
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Demonstrable experience of management responsibilities- 6%
  • Defence or Public Sector experience- 6%
  • Must have excellent communication skills (written, verbal and presentational), showing tact, effective listening skills and present and defend points of view to a variety of audiences- 6%
  • The ability to work independently with little or no supervision to meet customer needs while providing an unbiased opinion- 6%
  • Self-disciplined, self-starter, professional who can successfully bring projects to closure from a technical point of view with minimum direction, guidance and oversight- 6%
  • Experience in providing engineering leadership of multi-disciplinary teams in large public or private sector organisations- 6%
  • Ability to handle a complex delivery landscape - multiple suppliers, multiple stakeholders- 6%

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills.
  • Transparent and collaborative when making decisions.
  • Have a flexible approach.
  • Ability to integrate and work as part of a team.
  • Proactive rather than reactive.
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




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