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Digital Test Manager

I am excited to share this fantastic opportunity for a Test Manager to create and shape a testing capability and culture in a large, forward-thinking and ambitious unitary local authority.

This brand new role has been created because the council's approach to testing is immature, therefore they need a strong Test Manager to come in and work with stakeholders across the IT department, and also business users doing user acceptance testing, to improve the overall testing throughout the council.

This is not a people management role and there will be no direct reports. This role is not managing a load of defects. The purpose of this role is for someone who can start at the beginning, write test policies, test strategies and test plans for the entire organisation and drive this culture so that testing becomes the norm, and ultimately roll out the strategy so the capability becomes mature.

The successful candidate will need to be engaging, personable and creative. Your mission is to promote and influence a positive attittude towards testing, and really bring it to life!


  • Must have extensive knowledge and experience in testing in the IT space (such as software development testing, infrastructure testing etc)

  • Must be a clear and confident communicator

  • Experience writing test policies, strategies and test plans

  • Experience working with stakeholders across the business to promote testing

  • Engaging, enthusiastic and passionate approach to testing

  • ISEQB Qualified

  • Understanding and experience with TMMI Testing model

  • ITIL knowledge desired


This will be a Hybrid role, with the offices based in Preston. You will be able to work from home unless you have workshops or meetings. Typically, the minimum requirements will be 1-2 days per month. However, if there is a big testing programme, you may be required onsite for 2 weeks at a time, so you must be in commutable distance to Preston.

There are lots of exciting benefits too! So please do not miss out, and apply below if you are interested.