Product Owner

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Police Staff
Full Time
Information Technology
Portishead, Police Headquarters, Valley Road, Portishead- BS20 8QJ
PO 9-12

£46,674 - £50,109

Please note, if this is a paid role and the role is part time then the salary quoted will be pro rata based on the hours worked per annum.  

14/03/2024, 23:55

Our Product Owners play a lead role in ensuring there is continuous improvement of policing products, expanding our capability to deliver an outstanding police service.  They work in collaboration with IT and business stakeholders to manage a diverse portfolio of software applications.

The role:

This role will be highly collaborative, looking at latest trends and technologies, engaging with the relevant Technical Specialists, Solution Architect and external suppliers to resolve any problematic areas within the business process.  You will manage key internal and external stakeholder relationships throughout, engaging and equipping to ensure business needs and expectations are met.

Lead and provide expertise, as the subject matter expert (SME) for the prioritisation and planning of product reviews, being responsible for empowering digital employee experience teams, development teams and suppliers to deliver value to the end user. Working closely with delivery managers, stakeholders, the User Experience Team, the Content Management Team as well as end users, to ensure value is delivered to our colleagues and our communities.

Flexible hybrid working is available, you can work from home for a proportion of your week and also spend time with colleagues working in the office (some travel across the force area as required).

Main Responsibilities:

  • Identifying products on the market that will enhance users to deliver better services, more efficiently. 
  • Use data and insights to understand citizen and colleague benefits, provide structured monitoring and reporting for the products you are responsible for.
  • Work with other product owners and stakeholders to inform thinking to minimise duplication and wastage of capabilities, informing “build”, “buy” or “decommission” decisions.
  • Work with external suppliers and customers to ensure successful implementation and adoption of enabling capabilities within digital products and services.
  • Take ownership of problems and work with stakeholders to define and understand user needs 
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of existing processes and practices within own area of work to identify and implement opportunities for change and innovation
  • Ensuring that internal teams and suppliers are developing the use of digital capabilities to enhance user experience and improve processes.
  • Ensure quality and governance standards are being met in the use of products
  • Keep abreast of changes to products and capabilities in the short, medium, and longer term to inform and maintain your product roadmaps.

What we are looking for:

  • Previous experience as Product Owner or technical Business Analyst
  • A good understanding of the software development lifecycle and testing
  • Familiar with collaborating with cross functional agile technology teams
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills, experience of working with business stakeholders, building and developing relationships
  • Strong analysis and problem-solving skills

To be eligible to apply for this role you must have a 5 year ‘checkable history’ in the UK – ideally this means that you would have been resident in the UK for the last 5 years.

Why Avon and Somerset Police?

If you are looking for a new opportunity and something different to anything you have done before, then consider Avon and Somerset Police.  We are one of the largest forces in the UK, policing multi-cultural communities in a beautiful part of the country “the gateway to the west” providing the opportunity for a fantastic quality of life.

We value our employees and believe in a healthy work-life balance, at Avon and Somerset Police you are rewarded with fantastic benefits including our flexible working scheme which is designed to give our people a degree of flexibility on start and finish times.

About us

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We recognise the benefit different life experience and perspectives can bring.

We are on a journey to become the most inclusive police force in the country. 

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Blended Working/ Hybrid Working

Avon and Somerset Police encourage flexible working where operationally possible.
This role has been identified as a blended role.
The successful candidate for this role will have the opportunity to work from home whilst also at a secondary work location, which will be a police premises. The successful applicant will have the option to discuss working arrangements with their line manager. All applicants must reside within the UK.

Important information before you commence an application (for external applicants)

You will require the following detail to complete this application form:

  • National Insurance Number
  • Identification Detail e.g. passport
  • Address information including proof 
  • Referee information
  • Full employment history including dates and any qualifications you may have attained
  •  Tattoos - you will also be requested to provide photos and describe of any visible tattoos you have

If the role requires you to drive you will also be required to upload details from your full driving licence including photos. 

Important information before you commence an application- for ALL applicants

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This vacancy is closed to applications.