IS Test Manager

Home Group
Newcastle upon Tyne (Gosforth Park Way)
£50,000 - £59,999
07 Jul 2021
06 Aug 2021
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

IS Test Manager
Permanent, Full Time (37.5 hpw)
Flexible base: (currently working from home)
Salary circa £50,000 per annum, negotiable based on experience, plus brilliant benefits!

Supporting the business through technology and innovation. That’s when it hits home
We’re on a journey to become more digitally focussed, super-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. We’ve got a great team foundation to build upon, but we still need more awesomeness, which is where you come in…
As our IS Test Manager, you’ll manage all testing activities for projects across Home Group, driving continuous improvements and best practice in automated and functional testing including delivering to both agile and waterfall methodologies. You’ll ensure that any new or changed IS service matches its design specification and successfully delivers business needs.
This is a brilliant opportunity to really make your mark, defining and delivering testing approaches for each individual piece if work which is high quality and progressive. You’ll ensure your team works collaboratively to meet the needs of our internal customers and adds real value to projects and change initiatives. 
You’ll report to Simon, our Head of IS Service Management who is passionate about delivering IS Services which add real value and drives our business needs to succeed… We’re pretty sure he’s got this, and with you by his side… we think you’ll do great things!

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 (we’re all working this way at the moment), 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 once in a while! It will be great when we are all able to meet up again! 

 About you
You’ll bring brilliant experience in designing, managing and driving continuous improvements in testing automation within a large organisation. You’ll be able to manage multiple projects, providing recommendations and innovative approaches based on risks and available resources. You’ll be a brilliant people manager, skilled at unleashing the potential of our teams as well as making it a great place to work for colleagues.
With a professional qualification such as ISTQB or equivalent, you’ll bring fantastic experience using testing automation, defect management and test management tools. If you have knowledge of security and load testing within cloud environments this would be fantastic too – but not a deal breaker!

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!

Want to know more?
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To Apply
Just upload your CV and really importantly, your covering letter (don’t forget to attach this, as we really want to know more about you!) We’ve also got some great templates to help you (if you need them).

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