Job Description

Methods is recruiting for a Technical Business Consultant to join our Local Government Practice in our new Birmingham hub on a permanent basis with approximately 80% travel.

The post holder will be Birmingham or Home-based (this role will require regular UK travel and at times need you to stay away from home).


Since our establishment in 1990, Methods has partnered with a range of central government departments and agencies to transform the way the public sector operates in the UK.

Our mission is to improve and safeguard public-facing services. We apply digital thinking to ensure the future of our public services is centred around our citizens.

Our human touch sets us apart from other consultancies, system integrators and software houses - we have a customer-centric value system whereby we focus on delivering what is right for our clients.

We passionately support our clients in the success of their projects while working collaboratively to share skill sets and solve problems. At Methods we have fun while working hard; we are not afraid of making mistakes and learning from them.

Local Government:

Local Government is a growing Practice within the wider Methods group. We help local authorities to define, plan and accelerate digital transformation to improve local services. We know local government and we’re passionate about local public services. We recognise that whilst there are clear differences in local needs and political and organisational circumstances, everybody is on a digital journey to transform their organisation. At Methods we understand technology and how it can enable local government transformation.


The Technical Consultant will have development background and experience of the local government sector, with experience of how technology is used to digitally transform public services. The role will build deep expertise in the Jadu Continuum platform and partner products and develop a board knowledge of current and emerging technology solutions in the sector. The role will report to the Lead Technical Consultant and work closely with the Head of Practice and the Principal Delivery Manager to support the development of the practice, with specific accountability for technical delivery, including data analysis, migrations and system integrations.

The role will be expected to develop and maintain a close working relationship with the Jadu team and achieve and maintain Professional Jadu Developer Accreditation.

The post holder will:

  • Design and build solutions using the Jadu platform and related technologies, with a particular focus on the Jadu technology stack.
  • Design and deliver complex technical development and integration work. leveraging technical integrations with the Jadu platform and other applications and data sources.
  • Provide direction and technical expertise on how the Jadu platform and associated technologies will be implemented, configured and used to build digital services for clients
  • Provide direction, training and advice to customers and colleagues on how Jadu can be used to deliver digital services.
  • Ensure that technical standards for the design, development, testing and deployment of digital services on the are defined, documented and maintained.
  • Design generic components and templates which can be reused by other Methods consultants when delivering Jadu solutions to customers.
  • Support the Head of Practice and Sales colleagues with technical presales, solutioning and lead on proposal development.
  • Provide technical leaderships for software development, data analysis, integration, migration and database design.
  • Develop and maintain deep expertise on the Jadu platform, associated technologies, roadmap and library assets.
  • Contribute to the development of new technical products and services and evolve existing products, services and IP in line with market knowledge and practice capability
  • Provide technical leadership on software development, data analysis, integration, migration and database design and optimisation.
  • Train and mentor staff on use of the Jadu platform and the development of technical skills

Ideal candidates will demonstrate:

  • Degree or equivalent professional experience in information technology or related field.
  • Professional qualifications of equivalent professional experience relating to software and database development, pr
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