Government Digital Service

The Government Digital Service (GDS)

GDS is helping to redefine how a modern government should serve its citizens. Our work is cutting-edge and award-winning. It is improving the lives of millions of people.

We build and run world-class public services for the digital age. We work in small, agile teams of developers, designers and content specialists. Users always come first and everything we do should meet their needs. 

We run government’s online home, GOV.UK, which is visited by 3 million times a day. We’re delivering GOV.UK Verify, a new way to prove who you are online. We’re building platforms to make transformation easier for departments - things like GOV.UK Pay, the government payment service and GOV.UK Notify, which keeps people up to date with the status of their interaction with government. This is just some of what we do.

We work for the whole population. And we can only do that by being an inclusive, diverse organisation. We work hard to maintain an open, positive working culture and we were recently named as one of the Top 100 Best Employers for Race by Business in the Community.

You can keep up-to-date with our work on the GDS Blog.




Government Digital Service The White Chapel Building, 10 Whitechapel High St, London E1 8QS, UK
Nov 20, 2019
Full-time
Who we are The Government Digital Service (GDS) is part of the Cabinet Office. We lead the digital transformation of the UK government so that it works better for everyone. Our work is user-focused, dynamic and forward-looking, making our organisation an exciting and innovative place to work.  Find out more at the GDS  Blog .    Your role   As Head of Technical Writing you’ll be an expert in your field. You’ll work across GDS and with many departments and agencies across government to improve the quality of technical documentation and technology guidance.  You’ll advocate for user-centred technical content alongside community leads in technology, content, user research, and design. You’ll build technical writing capability across government and raise awareness of the profession within government and in industry.  GDS manages its software documentation using a  ‘docs as code’  approach. You’ll oversee all maintenance of GDS’  documentation tools  and process and make recommendations on how to improve existing content.  You’ll also oversee technology guidance published by GDS on GOV.UK. For example, advice to government departments on how to open code or make their frontend code accessible.   The GDS technical writing team has published a  blog post about what it’s like working as a technical writer at GDS .   What you’ll do As Head of Technical Writing, you’ll lead the technical writing team at GDS and the technical writing profession across government .  Who you are We’re looking for people with strong interpersonal skills who enjoy working in a delivery focused, agile environment. We’re looking for people who care about technology and know how to make projects succeed. What we value Respect, collaboration and trust are at the core of our culture. We trust each other to do our best work. We believe in our mission and work for the whole population. We can only do that by being an inclusive and diverse organisation.  ***For the full job description please click the apply link***
Government Digital Service The White Chapel Building, 10 Whitechapel High St, London E1 8QS, UK
Nov 05, 2019
Full-time
Who we are   The Government Digital Service (GDS) is part of the Cabinet Office. We lead the digital transformation of the UK government so that it works better for everyone. Our work is user-focused, dynamic and forward-looking, making our organisation an exciting and innovative place to work.  Find out more at the GDS  Blog .  Your role   You’ll lead the strategy and implementation of technology documentation across GDS. The content will help the government continually improve its technical capability and help civil servants across government use products maintained by GDS. You’ll work closely with senior stakeholders and technologists across government, including the Head of Technical Writing. You’ll interview people, research user needs, and oversee the maintenance of GDS’ documentation tools.  You’ll be comfortable working across multiple agile teams, line managing members of the technical writing team, and providing training and support.  The GDS technical writing team has published a  blog post about what it’s like working as a technical writer at GDS .   What you’ll do As a lead technical writer, you’ll  set standards in technical documentation and define standard procedures for using tools, storing and publishing information.  GDS manages its technical documentation using a  ‘docs as code’  approach. You’ll oversee all maintenance of GDS’  documentation tools  and the docs as code process and make recommendations on how to improve existing content.  What we value   Respect, collaboration and trust are at the core of our culture .   We trust each other to do our best work. We believe in our mission and  work for the whole population. We can only do that by being an inclusive and diverse organisation.