The Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales are responsible for providing flood warning information to properties at risk of flooding. In recent weeks we’ve been moving our text notification service to GOV.UK Notify, providing us with many benefits and improvements.
We’ve all been there - you have to deal with a problem by calling a large organisation, and you end up being put through to a call centre. You explain the problem to one person, who puts you through to someone else, so you explain it all over again.
With the next Silicon Milk Roundabout job fair fast approaching, Helen Eden, Defra Digital Delivery Manager, reflects on her experience of attending the Women of Silicon Roundabout event earlier this year.
Over the last six months, a small group of Civil Service Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) Fast Streamers have been using some of our time to build a prototype learning and development tool for colleagues across the Civil Service.
Over the last year Defra has started making the transition from focussing on projects to focussing on teams. The results of this have been great. More stability has meant work gets done more quickly, meaning we can deliver more great services for our users.
Defra digital has multiple software development and user researcher opportunities across the UK. Thinking of applying? Find out more about working for Defra digital from those that already do.
We’ve come a long way since the inception of the Defra Data Transformation programme a few years ago, and it’s always healthy to take a moment to reflect on past successes, to learn from challenges, and to think about the …
How can I attract talent towards digital vacancies in Defra? Is their perception of a Defra which is a dated, mundane grey organisation, full of suits, and jobs that involve hours of tedious form-filling with processing in a desk-bound office, as so often portrayed in films of a by-gone era?
Agile digital teams use walls to openly showcase their progress and demonstrate the work that they are doing, and many people have written blog posts about this in the past. However, when a colleague in another department asked me to send him …
While I was away on holiday the sad news reached me that David Pearson had died unexpectedly. I’ve described David as part of the fabric of Defra, and he’s a great loss to the Department. My memories of David go …