Technical Lead - RPA and/or BPM

Job Title: Technical Lead - RPA and/or BPM
Contract Type: Contract
Location: England
Salary: £550 - £650 per day + INSIDE IR35
Start Date: September 2021
Reference: BBBH27518_1628260368
Contact Name: Zoe Latuszka
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 06, 2021 15:32

Job Description

Technical Lead - RPA and/or BPM

Fully Remote Working anywhere in the UK

Inside IR35. Due to this, open to daily rates. £550-650 as rough estimate.

September 2021 - March 2022

Description of Requirement:

The Office for National Statistics has established a Business Process Automation Centre of Excellence (CoE) to support the introduction of:

- Business Process Management (BPM)
- Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

We make use of the IBM Business Automation Workflow BPM / Case Management toolset for BPM and this is a core element of our automation strategy to manage end to end process design

We are introducing RPA using IBM RPA (formerly WDG automation), which is now an IBM company and part of their wider Digital Business Automation (DBA) Platform and deployed in a blended manner with BPM.

Together, these tools will form the backbone of our automation approach, supplemented by other technologies as required such as Automated Decision Making and Intelligent Document Capture and Microsoft Power Automate.

The Coe team is run as a DevSecOps team and we have a number of automation engineers covering both BAW and RPA.

We are looking for a contractor us for a seven-month period who have extensive experience in using RPA technologies and how to deploy and configure attended / unattended bots and virtual intelligent assistants / chatbots.

These individuals will work along side IBM consultants and permanent members of staff and will be responsible for developing automation applications, exploring new opportunities using IBM RPA and supporting permanent members of staff in developing their experience in the use of the tools.

We recognise that IBM RPA is a new tool in the European marketspace, however, experience has shown that contractors with alternative experience in UI Path, Blue Prism, Automation Anywhere, etc. are able to transfer their known and pick up the tool quickly.




The following are the main areas of responsibility

- Helping the Head of the Centre of Excellence to establish the CoE, including putting place governance, reuse standards, processes, etc.

- Identifying and Developing opportunities for automation and exploring the possibilities for applying automation to business processes

- Developing and configuring IBM RPA to deliver specific applications to business areas.

- Supporting and mentoring business / IT users and helping them in the configuration of the automation toolsets

- Putting in place automation development and configuration standards / best practice, including establishing governance procedures around the use of automation technologies

- Identifying integration points between automation technologies and the wider ONS architecture and working with technical / solution architects to define and develop these integrations

Relevant Skills and Experience: maximum 6

Note: For the purposes of this recruitment we are happy to have a mix of skills, i.e. 2 people who can deliver BPM and 1 who can deliver RPA or 3 people who have a mix of each.

Desirable or

Use of a Robotic Process Automation (RPA) toolset and ability to configure attended / unattended bots and intelligence virtual assistants

(See Note Above)

Development experience in AWS / GCP to write systems of record and expose CRUD REST APIs / write simple services or define the services which are required to support the automation


Working with people to training and develop them in the use of automation tools


Designing, shaping and improving business processes (working with business end users) to elicit requirements and leverage automation techniques