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Work at theidol.com

You could find your ideal role on the edge of the Lake District.

Are you looking for a rewarding role in an energetic, friendly organisation?

theidol.com is an internet based financial services firm specialising in online quotation systems for insurance and personal finance products. We've been in business for 18 years, providing services for partners including Comparethemarket, Confused.com, GoCompare.com and Legal & General.

Our offices are in Penrith, Cumbria on the edge of the English Lake District, just off the M6 motorway. As we continue to expand, we're due to move into our new purpose-built premises in late 2017.

We currently have a range of permanent positions on offer and we're always on the lookout for exceptional talent. If you're looking for a new role as part of a vibrant and friendly team, get in touch with us today.

How to Apply

If you feel you have the skills and experience required to join the team at theidol.com, please email your CV, contact details and a short statement about you and your suitability for the role to iWantToWork@theidol.com

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Current Vacancies

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Web Developers

We are looking for dynamic and experienced web developers to join our team in Penrith. The candidates must be adaptable to work in a range of different technologies, both client and server side, including but not limited to Coldfusion, Java, Javascript, NodeJS, React and XML.

Successful candidates will be working with like-minded, technical individuals within small groups but must also be highly motivated and capable of working individually on a range of internal and customer facing projects. Candidates will be responsible for maintaining our existing code-base and also working on new and innovative ideas and products within the insurance and comparison markets.

Experience in all of the above is not necessary but an ability to quickly adapt to new technologies is a must. Experience of creating and designing databases, preferably MySQL is essential and experience in mobile application development would be advantageous.

The working hours are 9-5pm Monday to Friday.

Benefits & Perks

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Annual bonus (based on company performance - recently this has been 5% of salary).
Attendance and Christmas bonus.
Up to 10% Pension contribution by the company.
Access to Legal & General share scheme.
Cycle to work scheme.
20 days holiday.

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Project Management Officer/Trainee

theidol.com has provided online insurance quotes and panel management for the last 16 years. We are continuing to grow and branch out and now require a PMO to work with our technical teams to deliver our innovative solutions.

You must also have the ability to research and understand new financial products. Endless possibilities within our dynamic growing organisation based in Penrith. If this is you, please get in touch!

The working hours are 9-5pm Monday to Friday.

Duties & Responsibilities

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The key responsibilities are as follows:

  • Project Administration for theidol.com.
  • Business Analysis Documentation for theidol.com.
  • Manage Timesheet submissions for Technical and Project teams.
  • Build Timesheet packs for Financial Director.
  • Build and maintain Project Documentation under the supervision of Project Managers.
  • Analyse, research and present business opportunities under supervision of Business Analysts.
  • Manage resourcing and billing mechanisms for theidol.com.
  • Manage departmental documents, building reporting packs
  • Carry out project governance - plans, progress reports, Jira tickets, minutes, RAID logs
  • Work closely with all parties internal and external

Skills

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Very Computer Literate, at least good working knowledge of Excel, Word, Powerpoint and prepared to get good at Visio and MS Project.
Good Literacy and Numeracy Skills - A Levels/Scottish Highers/Graduate.

The Idol.com is willing to offer the right individual after a successful 6 month probationary period, enrolment onto an Agile Business Analysis Training Course with an accredited provider.

Knowledge

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An understanding or interest of financial markets.
An understanding or interest in emerging technologies.
We are willing to speak to candidates who are fresh from Collage/University with little or no experience.

General

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Proactive team member.
Good communication and written skills.
Can-do attitude.
Self-motivated.

Experience

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This person needs to be highly motivated to learn business functions within a financial technology company.

Due to the breadth and level of experience within the organisation already, any candidate must be prepared to be challenged and take the initiative. A degree of self-learning will be expected however the candidate will be under the direct tutelage of the BA's and PM's.

Benefits & Perks

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Annual bonus (based on company performance - recently this has been 5% of salary).
Attendance and Christmas bonus.
Up to 10% Pension contribution by the company.
Access to Legal & General share scheme.
Cycle to work scheme.
20 days holiday.

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Business Analyst

theidol.com has provided online insurance quotes and panel management for the last 16 years. We are continuing to grow and branch out and now require a Business Analyst to work with our technical teams to deliver our innovative solutions.

This role will suit someone with general project lifecycle experience including business analysis. The work will cover a wide variety of tasks. The successful candidate will work closely with the technical team and the Directors.

The candidate should have a good understanding of system developments and documentation, can work as part of a team yet be able to deliver their own work, hit deadlines and be flexible in approach.

The successful candidate will be part of a successful organisation that has grown year on year since inception and we now total 37 staff members in Penrith. No end of possibilities within our dynamic growing organisation.

The working hours are 9-5pm Monday to Friday OR Part-time by agreement.

Duties & Responsibilities

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The key responsibilities are as follows:

  • Project work at theidol.com
  • Analysis of new business opportunities, MI review and trend reporting
  • Produce system requirements and design documents
  • Test our new systems
  • Produce training material
  • Carry out project governance - plans, progress reports, minutes, RAID logs
  • Analyse future markets and products
  • Ability to write a business case
  • Produce reports and presentations for Directors
  • Monitor sales activity and identify trends in commissions, conversions, drop-offs etc.

Skills

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Accomplished with Microsoft Office (Excel, Powerpoint, Word).
Competent report and presentation writer.
Thorough Data Analysis with attention to detail.
Capable with expressing commentary on findings.

Knowledge

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Business Analysis.
Project Lifecycle experience and documents - Business Case, Requirements, Design documents, Testing, Project governance e.g. RAID log, plans etc.
Insurance industry experience would be desirable.

General

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Proactive team member but also able to work on own.
Good communication and written skills.
Can-do attitude.
Self-motivated.

Experience

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This person needs to be used to working in a commercial organisation, working to tight deadlines and able to provide the commitment to completing a job to a high standard.

Benefits & Perks

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Annual bonus (based on company performance - recently this has been 5% of salary).
Attendance and Christmas bonus.
Up to 10% Pension contribution by the company.
Access to Legal & General share scheme.
Cycle to work scheme.
20 days holiday.

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