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Ideas Manager

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: London
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 02/02/2018
  • Job reference: J381028A

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Ideas Manager


6 months Initial Contract

To be the advocate for the Ideas Process by:

  • Establishing the culture within the stakeholder and consortium communities to ensure a strong flow of ideas.
  • Leading the development and deployment of the Ideas Engine
  • Leading on communications relating to the capabilities, successes and learning derived from the Ideas Engine.
  • Ensuring the smooth and efficient running of the Ideas Engine.

*Note for all the above:

The Ideas Engine is a catch-all title for the process, people and tools relating to the proactive gathering of ideas from the consortium. Its major components are:

  • Ideas Pipeline; main process/workflow that we employ to gather and evaluate ideas from the consortium.
  • Ideas Spotlight; the tool we use to support the Ideas Pipeline provided by a company called Wazoku.
  • Horizon Scanning; a knowledge base of 'what's hot and what's not' in the technology domain.
  • Market Survey; who is working and what are their products and services they provide which are of interest to us.

Key Responsibilities

  • To drive the Ideas Engine forward, ensuring a strong flow of ideas for consideration and effective use of all knowledge gathered by ACE.
  • To collate the promises made in the vision and ensure they are delivered according to the agreed roadmap.
  • To maintain and keep up to date the Ideas Engine roadmap ensuring consultation with all users of the Ideas Engine including Law Enforcement and Home Office Staff, who shall be consulted in partnership with the Voice of the Customer team.
  • To lead the identification, selection and integration of components of the Ideas Engine, ensuring at all time that a high-quality user experience is maintained across the user journey for people using the Ideas Engine.
  • Working in an Agile manner to delivery new services at pace in fixed length time increments.
  • Keep stakeholders up to date on the capabilities and successes of the Ideas Engine e.g. new feature bulletins, key indicators such as the number of ideas submitted and progress of those ideas etc.
  • Work with the Innovation Manager, and the Commissions Manager to ensure that the Ideas Engine is coherent with the stakeholder and consortium engage strategy and the Commissioning Processes.

Key Activities:

  • Liaise with Wazoku to ensure that Vivace requests changes to Ideas Spotlight and ensures that Vivace benefits from changes made to the Wazoku platform.
  • To measure the performance of the Ideas Engine and implement improvements.
  • Work with the Innovation Manager to facilitate and lead initiatives to support the creation and submission of ideas. for example, calls for ideas, hackathons, and idea scan workshops etc.
  • Maintain the Ideas Engine roadmap. To facilitate workshops and user research on the operation and future direction of the Ideas Engine.
  • Work with project teams, the IT Manager and suppliers to ensure the smooth development and operation of the Ideas Engine .
  • Communicate the capabilities, development, successes and lessons learnt from the Ideas Engine.
  • Participate actively in the ACE Agile ceremonies such as Show and Tells, Stand-ups, Retrospectives and Sprint Planning.
  • Creating (with others) training materials for Law Enforcement personnel, consortium members & suppliers on the operation of the Ideas Engine.