Are you thinking of applying for our roles within ISO (IT)?
- December 14, 2021
We have recently launched a large recruitment for ISO, we met with the profession and hiring team to understand what roles and types of people we are looking to recruit.
This short Q&A highlights the vacancies we are looking to fill, the targets for the profession over the coming months and how the team aim to build on the successes of previous years.
What your profession is about and what is the aim of your profession?
The ISO profession is on a journey towards achieving a new ICT delivery model across Sellafield Ltd. The Information Services Organisation focuses on the identification, management and optimisation of knowledge and information assets across the company in order to deliver value throughout the business. There are 2 important statements we, as a team are delivering towards:
ISO Vision: “Enabling Collaboration and Changing Lives in a Connected World”
ISO Mission: ““Connecting our people, organisations, information and systems to enable the transformation of business operations and decision making”
What is it like to work for your profession?
One of the initiatives across the nuclear estate and everyone being a part of the One NDA umbrella highlights the central coordination needed to bring focus to the best use of technology to enable more efficient and effective operations, as well as to accelerate transformational change.
Connecting our people, organisations, information and systems to enable transformation of business operations and decision-making mission
The ICT elements of the One NDA strategy set out how an appropriate central co-ordination role across the estate can bring focus to the best use of technology to enable more efficient and effective operations, as well as to accelerate transformational change. So how are we going to do this? ISO’s continued focus on the underpinning ICT infrastructure is an essential springboard for transformational change and this includes projects that will allow SL to exploit new capabilities offered by existing tools, opening up potential options for new ways to meet business requests. Through strong stakeholder engagement influencing the rational for the identification of current roles and the requirement for new future roles, we work with Resourcing to recruit individuals who will help drive our mission and vision statements whilst ensuring collaboration with the One NDA. We ensure individuals are correctly skilled and experienced to deliver and supporting development through our succession planning. Our Capability Strategy helps to bring focus on future forecasting of our needs. Being a part of this transformation journey is rewarding, we’re embarking on a huge leap in the Cloud for our tools which is making our work just a little bit more intense, but the positive is we’re making it our own, we’re listening and engaging with our customers to ensure the processes we’re embedding is value add.
Can you briefly describe previous tasks that your profession has achieved as a team and your future exciting challenges?
2020 brought a year of successes for ISO and to celebrate this, we want to share with you the work we achieved to keep our networks operating and our employees working. https://youtu.be/Nt99I6cQ6Ik
Our next milestones, will be the successful completion of The Procurement of Information Communications Technology Services Programme (PICTS) a programme to establish a new ICT delivery model across Sellafield Ltd. The current provision for the majority of ICT services is via a mono-source contract with Atos. The future contract model for Sellafield Ltd is multi-sourced – comprising multiple contracts, ensuring Sellafield Ltd is aligned with NDA and Government IT strategy. Our team will the working closely with HR to establish the new organisation design and grading of current and new roles within ISO. Our other notable challenge is the development of a new ICT profession which will bring together teams currently operating in different professions this is will enable us to maximise resource and deployment of key skills.
What kind of roles sit within your Profession?
Architecture – Owns and develops the strategic technology roadmaps to ensure ISO successfully delivers against the organisation strategy. IT is accountable for Sellafield’s IT standards, policies and guidelines against which detailed designs and solutions for new IT services must comply. Solutions and Network Architects are our technically skilled professionals who require years of experience in other IT technical roles i.e. Software Development, Control Systems, Cyber Security before settling in to this type of role
Information Management – Holds the information, knowledge and data capabilities to govern Sellafield’s information assets and support the business in improving operational efficiency and business insight. Roles: Data Stewards, Information and Records Advisor
Service Management – Consists of three subcategories, Management and Control, Service Operations and Service Delivery. Service Operations ensures that services are running and operations are on track. Service Delivery prepares services to be supported.
Delivery – Commissions and creates the new projects required by customers, which are then delivered and monitored by Service Management. Roles include; Project Managers, Test Analysts, Developers.
Describe any typical Career Pathways /Development opportunities within your profession
There are various career paths based on your talents and aspirations. Because of all the ICT challenges that arise in ISO, people have gained promotions to other areas of the profession and also roles we work closely with outside of profession. There is no direct career path and next forward step, but it instead rounds all your skills so that when promotions sitewide appear you stand in good stead to receive one. We do, however, recognise the importance of them to enable our people to grow professionally. Work to embed career pathways will resume in 2022.
What person profile do you want to attract (behaviours, education, members of professional bodies, interests…)?
IT and ICT professionals conduct research, plan, design, write, test, provide advice and improve information technology systems, hardware, software and related concepts for specific applications. Information Technology provides an individual with inspiration and realisation that there is so much to learn in a world where new technology is being developed, you will encounter many challenges and addressing problem solving scenarios to help support skills and abilities with the rapid technological advances we need to keep abreast of.
Any individual who has an aspiration to learn more about IT, problem solve and have blue sky thinking would be a welcomed individual to apply against our roles. Typically, depending on the grade of role we would ask for individuals to have relevant professional qualification, degree or equivalent specialist qualifications, for individuals starting their career pathway, newly or part qualified in a relevant discipline or practical experience would be advantageous.
For more information on all of our latest vacancies within ISO please visit our careers page: