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Doing the right thing is what we aim to do at Hodge.

We are a financial services business focused on the retail savings, commercial lending and retirement markets. The Hodge Foundation, a charity supporting the welfare, medical, academic and educational areas, owns 79% of our business. This drives us, knowing that by helping our customers to achieve their goals, we are also helping good causes that are important to us.

We have achieved significant growth over the last few years and have ambitious plans to expand further.

Our benefits package includes:

  • Generous pension scheme
  • Annual bonus
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life Assurance and Critical Illness cover
  • 25 days’ holiday per annum, plus an extra day off at Christmas
  • Various flexible options: childcare vouchers, cycle scheme, season ticket loans
  • Regular sports and social events
  • Use of gym and spa facilities
  • Weekly fruit delivery
  • Local discounts – coffee shops, restaurants, bars
  • Prestigious offices in city centre location

 

Workspace Analyst 

Location : Cardiff

Salary : £ Competitive and benefits

We are looking for a Workspace Services Analyst to join our busy IT department. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to start a career in IT and work with some of the latest technologies. 

Reporting to the Workspace Team Lead, you’ll provide 1st line support to the business and be the primary point of contact for IT related issues. A good communicator with all levels of the business, high levels of customer service and willingness to learn. You will be a strong team player with a can-do attitude.

Act as the initial point of contact for all workspace service requests, resolving the requests in a timely and efficient manner to ensure that the wider business and user needs are met.

Challenge things that you think could be done better. Live by the spirit of continuous improvement and use Service Desk statistics to identify actions to improve IT service delivery and efficiency.  Help identify employee training needs, advising relevant line managers appropriately.

Interested? 

If so, send a copy of your CV with a one-page letter summarising why you should be considered for the role and what you would bring to it. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a follow up interview at a date to be confirmed. 

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Junior Web Developer

To support the growth of our digital services, we are looking for a Junior Web Developer to join our Group Marketing team.

You will be working primarily with our Group Marketing team to ensure the smooth delivery of website content and technical changes to support our Marketing and Brand strategies.  You will also work closely with our Change and IS teams to align website changes with our project deliverables.

Our primary web technology stack is WordPress based delivering into AWS cloud infrastructure, therefore knowledge of WordPress and PHP is desirable, but we are also keen to speak to candidates with experience of, and a desire to, extend their knowledge to front-end technologies and frameworks.

Main responsibilities:
– Undertake development and configuration work on WordPress platforms.
– Development work to enhance existing website software features.
– Work with Test team to ensure agreed testing requirements are implemented.
– Work with other suppliers to develop and implement website software features.

To be successful you must be a have strong logical analysis and trouble-shooting skills and be methodical in your approach. Other key attributes are a proactive approach to solving problems as part of a team, and a focus on quality and continuous improvement in all aspects of what we do.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Educated to degree level in a computer science or IT-related subject;
  • Commercial experience in relevant web technologies – PHP, WordPress (or similar CMS);
  • Ideally knowledge of front-end frameworks such as Javascript and JQuery.
  • Experience of working within an Agile environment;
  • A positive can-do attitude and willingness and desire to get things done.
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Junior Test Analyst 

Salary Competitive based on Experience plus Benefits
Closing Date 12th September

To support the growth of our digital services, we are looking for a Junior Test Analyst to join our Quality Assurance team. 

The Quality Assurance team is supporting the technical delivery of a large-scale digital transformation. Working in an Agile environment, we are building cutting edge cloud-based web solutions for real-time financial services delivered through cross platform solutions. As Test Analyst, you will be part of an Agile team involved in the full life-cycle of development for customer facing solutions. 

The new digital estate is enforced by the latest cyber security policies and technology tools, as well as the best web services and secure cloud delivery models available. We are therefore looking for individuals with drive, enthusiasm and the right knowledge to join our Quality Assurance team.

You will need good analytical skills, be able to communicate effectively with other team members & show good understanding of technical test abilities. You will be responsible for the championing test techniques and practices, ensuring analysis is at the forefront of each change that needs to be delivered.

You will be part of the full-stack delivery teams who are building customer facing cloud-based web solutions across multiple business areas and you will be expected to understand the business domain. You will be working as part of a Scrum team comprising of a product owner, analysts, developers, testers and business SME’s, delivering external and internal platforms to support the business and our customers. 

Our primary technology stack is Java-based utilising Selenium, Cucumber and Jenkins as the basis of our test automation framework. Experience in this area would be a benefit allow collaboration with Test Engineers.

To be successful you must be a have strong logical analysis and trouble-shooting skills and be methodical in your approach.  Other key attributes are a proactive approach to solving problems as part of a team, and a focus on continuous improvement in all aspects of what we do. 

Essential skills and experience:

  • Educated to degree level in a computer science or IT-related subject, ideally with a 2:1 or above;
  • 2 years of commercial experience in a Test Analyst or similar role;
  • Good understanding of technical test techniques and the ability to apply them efficiently
  • Ideally experience of working in an AWS-based environment;
  • Experience of working within an Agile environment;
  • An understanding of Java based applications and contemporary architectures, plus AWS or similar cloud environments.
  • Understanding of Continuous Integration and Delivery, plus exposure to common toolsets such as Jenkins, Git, JIRA, Confluence or similar.
  • A positive can-do attitude and willingness and desire to get things done.

Interested? 

If so, send a copy of your CV with a one-page letter summarising why you should be considered for the role and what you would bring to it. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a follow up interview at a date to be confirmed. 

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Customer Support Administrator 

Salary competitive, based on experience plus benefits.

Are you driven and be willing to play your part in ensuring we are easy to do business with?

Do you want to develop a career within a growing operations team where you get rewarded for learning new skills and developing yourself in role?

Are you curious by nature and are comfortable challenging the way things are done and the processes that we follow?

Do you want to work for a company who makes a difference in the local community that we work in?

We are looking for people to join our growing customer operations team at Hodge during a time of exciting transformation and growth. If you share our belief that our job is to make ourselves easy to do business with, then we’d love to speak to you about roles in our Customer Support Administration team.

If you’ve worked in operations or customer support teams in the past, then great. If you haven’t, that’s fine as well! We want people who are passionate about customers, so if you have the right attitude, we can teach you the other skills that you will need.

Interested? If so, send a copy of your CV with a one-page letter summarising why you want to work for Hodge by Monday 2nd September.  Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an initial telephone interview where we can get to know you a little better and for you to decide whether we’re right for you.

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National Account Manager – South

We are looking for an experienced leader to oversee the Mortgage division’s key account strategy and work with the Business Development director to define the distribution strategy in the South of the country.

Working closely with the Business Development Director, you will be required to develop a key account strategy, ensuring that the mortgage division hits its new business targets, whilst providing a service that will delight our adviser community in the South.

Hodge Bank is based in the heart of Cardiff city centre and provides Mortgages, Savings, Annuities and Commercial Lending products across the group. As part of the Mortgages leadership team, the successful candidate will focus on ensuring that the Mortgages team play their part in achieving our ambitious strategic 5-year plan. We want the leader to do this by creating an environment for colleagues to flourish and grow within the business development and wider mortgages team.

What else are we looking for?

An influential leader with a track record of building relationships at key account level to allow us access to the advisers in the firm or the firms within the network / club.

A leader with experience of creating successful key account strategies including the monitoring and targeting of appropriate key accounts, as well as identifying ‘up and comers’ within the market.

Are you able to bring innovative thinking to our business and collaborate with our product and marketing teams to ensure we disturb the market and achieve our bold growth plans?

Interested?

If so, send a copy of your CV with a one-page letter summarising why you should be considered for the role and what you would bring to it.

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Software Engineer

Role Purpose:

Under the overall management of the Lead or Senior Software Engineer, undertake enhancement and addition of new features through software development activity on a single delivery team and contribute to the technical landscape of Hodge.  Engage with the wider IT and Change Teams to contribute to continual improvement of software delivery and development practices.

Behaviours and Values:

At Hodge, we put the customer at the heart of what we do.  At all levels of the organisation, we foster an environment where our organisation values are an integral element of our day to day working practices. 

Demonstrating our agreed behaviour and values is therefore an essential part of everyone’s role.

Responsibilities:

Architecture:

  1. Understand core architectural patterns and frameworks used by Hodge.
  2. Understand and maintain all relevant documentation on project work undertaken.
  3. Engage with external suppliers to ensure system interfaces align with agreed principles and standards.
  4. Understand key business processes that software supports.
  5. Understand the wider economic environment in which Hodge operates.

Development:

  1. Development work to enhance existing and creation of new software systems and services.
  2. Ensure appropriate quality measures (e.g. unit test coverage) are adhered to and improved.
  3. Ensure appropriate documentation is maintained to support current and future development activity.
  4. Work with Test team to ensure agreed testing requirements are implemented.
  5. Review work and code of other team members.
  6. Investigate and develop data fixes to support BAU activity
  7. Development work to resolve issues and enhance existing software systems and services
  8. Apply key software quality controls to development work undertaken

Continuous Improvement:

  1. Maintain a knowledge of current technologies and best practise to identify improvements.
  2. Engage with external parties and tech community to share and improve knowledge.
  3. Participate in Agile ceremonies to improve change and development practices.
  4. Understand and follow key Software Development practices and processes
  5. Progress formal training and certification in relevant technologies and disciplines.
  6. Comply with all company policies and procedures and legislative and regulatory requirements, including, but not exhaustively, those related to Data Protection, Money Laundering, Health & Safety, FSA, Employment and other legislative requirements (as applicable).
  7. Undertake any other reasonable tasks as and when requested.
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