QA Analyst

  • Job Reference: RCN02404
  • Date Posted: 21 March 2024
  • Employer: Royal College of Nursing
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  • Location: Cardiff
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £36,705 to £41,466
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Full Time, Contract

Job Description

QA Analyst

Cardiff Gate with hybrid working, 35 hours, 12 month Fixed Term Contract Supporting HR & Finance Project

Salary range per annum - £36,705 - £41,466

Imagine being faced with a world of exciting possibilities that could ultimately enable you to support our members and help shape the health policies of the future. As the UK’s largest trade union and professional body for nursing, we support over half a million members with unwavering loyalty and total commitment. We represent and develop them, support their practice and lobby on their behalf to make a positive difference to their working lives.

We're accredited with Investors in People Silver Standard. Our people are our greatest asset, and we want people who can contribute to our purpose in line with our values.

As a QA Analyst you’ll use your positive attitude, your knowledge of Power Platform and your ability to deliver the testing of our new HR & Finance platform. Working with the Test Manager and the existing Test Team, you will shape how & what we will test, you will need to use your communication skills to keep all stakeholders up to date on your progress and any issues that exist, you will work with the business to perform business testing.

It's a job full of possibilities as you could get involved in anything from refining requirements to helping the business test the new system and working with 3rd parties to deliver our new platform. We'll look to you to lead on the day-to-day testing of our new HR & Finance platform. It's a great way to build your knowledge of our work and develop your potential.

To join us you’ll need excellent testing skills and attention to detail. You will also need great communication skills and ideally, experience testing in a relevant area such as Power Platform or HR or Finance.

Whatever your background, you'll be efficient, accurate and show a real customer focus in all you do. To succeed at the Royal College of Nursing all you need to do is think bigger, better and brighter. And with an attitude like that, anything’s possible.

What we offer you

We expect you to look after our members/your customers. And we expect you to be rewarded for it. We offer an impressive range of benefits, a broad range of learning development opportunities and an award-winning health and wellbeing programme. We offer annual leave up to 32 days plus bank holidays and three additional days for the Christmas break plus generous maternity, adoption, paternity, and shared parental leave packages.

We offer a competitive pay structure with annual pay progression until you reach the top of the salary scale. We normally offer new employees the first point of the salary range, although you may be able to negotiate a higher starting salary depending on your skills, experience and current salary.

What we deliver for our members is wide and varied so when it comes to how we work one size doesn’t fit all. We also know that to empower our people to do their best work, they must be able to balance the demands of work and home. We are a diverse organisation and understand everyone has different needs and many of our employees enjoy flexible working enabling them to deliver results whilst having a good work life balance. Departments and directorates have their own hybrid ways of working which put the needs of the service they deliver – whether that’s to members or to colleagues - at their heart, in alignment with our hybrid working core principles. At the RCN it’s unlikely you will work from home for all of your working time. Equally no one is expected to work solely in the office unless your role requires it. You can find out more by having a discussion with the recruiting manager.

Our selection process

Please submit a CV and answer the supporting questions demonstrating how you meet the criteria for this role. You may not be shortlisted if you don’t. Please ensure your CV is in a simple format with minimised tables and sections. Any identifying information in your application will automatically be anonymised for shortlisting purposes.

We want your experience applying for a job with us to be the best it can be. We may hold our interviews and assessments in person or by video call If you foresee any problems, please let us know.

As a proud member of the Disability Confident employer scheme we actively encourage applications from people with disabilities.

Contact details

For more information or for an informal discussion about the role please contact Matthew Mills, QA & Test Manager on 02920 893016.

For more information about the recruitment and selection process please contact

Opening date: 18/03/2024

Closing date: 14/04/2024

If we receive many applications after a week of advertising, this vacancy may close earlier.

Assessment & interview date: 24/04/2024