RSPB • Flexible in UK

Test Team Lead

Employment type:  Full time
Salary:  £38000 - £50469 per annum

3–4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

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Job Description

The Role

The RSPB works in the UK and around the world. Carrying out conservation work that you can see from space, built from the ground up. We protect habitats, save species, and help to end the nature and climate emergency.
Our QA Team are at the heart of our RSPB digital area. We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented professional to be a Test Lead that will support the Test Manager to implement the test strategy.
You will be working hands on leading a small team of both manual and automation testers to help build/maintain automation frameworks while working in an agile development team. Monitoring and mentoring junior members of the QA team in your designated team, whilst ensuring all defect are found, analysed, prioritised and resolved within a timely manner.

The Responsibilities

Solid understanding of the software development lifecycle.
Designing test scenarios, scripts or procedures that fit with the concepts of Test Automation
Confident in writing, programming, and running automated tests and regression suites; having experience in C# for automation
Provide detailed estimates on allocated test preparation and execution estimates
Execute testing and record defects found
Document test completion data to Test Manager to support test reporting and test phase closure
Excellent verbal and written communication
Being involved and allocating all test delivery performed by Test Analysts and provide support and guidance where required
Identify and support the implementation of innovative solutions, ensuring approach is documented and shared across the wider practice
Keeping up to date with new technologies and methodologies and sharing this information with the wider team

The Requirements

Experience with driving forward modern (e.g., Agile/ SCRUM/ TDD) and traditional test methodologies
Understanding of agile methodologies such as test-driven development, agile, scrum and testing in an Agile environment
Detailed knowledge of managing and administering a broad range of Test Management tooling (e.g. Jira/ DevOps)
Experience in leading a small team of testers
Understanding across different types of testing practices (e.g., Manual, Automation, Accessibility, Performance Testing)
Knowledge of the delivery life cycle and best practice in load and performance testing
Familiar with load and performance test tools, e.g. Load Runner, Jmeter
Extremely organised and able to manage competing priorities for own and team, driving work activities to deliver against agreed priorities and deadlines, escalating to Test Manager where required
Excellent team management skills including Performance Management, mentoring and day-to-day management of test analysts


To be a part of the largest nature conservation charity in the country, consistently delivering successful conservation, forging powerful new partnerships with other organisations, and inspiring others to stand up and give nature the home it deserves
34 days of annual leave includes bank holidays
Employee volunteer day with charity or organisation of choice
Up to 4 week Sabbatical opportunities after 5 years of service

This is a Permanent Full Time role for 37.5 hours per week.

We are looking to conduct interviews for this position asap For further information please contact Waqas.Khalid@rspb.org.uk

As part of this application process you will be asked to provide a copy of your CV and complete an application form including evidence on how you meet the skills, knowledge, and experience listed above.

The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Before applying for this role, we recommend reading through the candidate guidance notes attached to the top of this advert.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Shared parental leave
24 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options RSPB provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure RSPB is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

Working at RSPB

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Across all 4 UK Countries

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
What employees are saying

I feel the RSPB is very flexible and this is reflected through the Line Management chain - I know I have the flexibility on a daily basis to start early / finish late, if something crops up at home - I am very satisfied :)

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