Software Development Team Leader

  • Sanctuary Group
  • Worcester, West Midlands, GB, WR1 3ZQ
  • Apr 30, 2018
Full time I.T. & Communications

Job Description

Sanctuary Group is one of the UK’s leading providers of housing, care and community services. With around 12,000 employees, we maintain a culture where diversity is valued and talent is nurtured and rewarded. 

Software Development Team Leader


£50,886 per annum (rising to £53,564 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)

35 hours per week 

Why work for us?

One of the UK’s leading providers of housing, care and commercial services, Sanctuary Group employs more than 12,000 people and manages over 100,000 units of accommodation throughout England and Scotland, including general rented, retirement living, supported housing, student and key worker accommodation and care homes. Sanctuary also provides a range of other services including maintenance, care and telecare, all of which are delivered by our dedicated employees who are completely committed to customer service.

The new and exciting role of Software Development Team Leader is based in the Information Systems (IS) team. IS are responsible for delivering technology within Sanctuary Group. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual seeking an opportunity to continuously improve their skills whilst leading and developing a small team of software developers. You will be at the heart of the team encouraging excellence and promoting creativity whilst delighting internal customers by delivering invaluable functions to front line workers through the use of modern tools and techniques. The IS team is fun, friendly and flexible, working collaboratively together to enable our frontline teams to support the lives of our customers.

The role of IS Development Team Leader will include:

  • Leading and encouraging a team of up to 5 software developers
  • Using your creative skills to continuously improve the Groups bespoke systems
  • Identify modern tools, techniques and methodologies to continuously progress the team
  • Use your open-minded approach to build fun and collaborative relationships internally and externally

Skills and experiences:

We would love it if you had the following skills and experiences but don’t worry if you don’t as we are looking for the right individual to be part of our team so would be happy to chat:

  • A natural leader
  • Excellent collaboration skills
  • Hands on experience within a software development role along with practical experience of application development methodologies
  • Hands on experience of C#, .net 4.6.2,, Web API 2 and Xamarin
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced Agile development environment
  • Experience of working with Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment
  • A degree in the field of technology such as Computer Science, Computer Engineering or similar technical discipline; or equivalent experience
  • Occasional travel may be required so a full UK Driving licence is desirable but not essential

Ready to join us?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary a great place to work, we offer you access to a range of great employee benefits and the opportunity to develop and progress within your career. Benefits include:

  • A pension scheme, with matching employer contributions from Sanctuary up to set limits
  • 25 days leave (rising to a maximum of 30 days) plus public holidays
  • Life assurance
  • Health & well-being plans
  • Discounted products & services
  • Personal advice and counseling
  • Family-friendly arrangements
  • Tax efficient schemes for you to save on buying a new bike to cycle to work or on a range of childcare services including after school clubs and summer camps
  • Learning and development opportunities

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If you have any questions please get in touch we are always happy to chat.

Closing Date: 11 May 2018

We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.


£50,886 per annum (rising to £53,564 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)