Note: This vacancy is currently open. The deadline is 1st November 2021

Job summary

At Revolution Viewing, we empower people to make life changing decisions – this is our mission. We do that by producing digital solutions to help prospective students to select their perfect university and home buyers to select their perfect home. Our clients are universities and the top home builders all over the UK and we are the leading rich media supplier in both sectors.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced and well organised individual to join a talented team at a very exciting time in our company’s growth. Building on the 15+ years of experience we’ve had creating Virtual Tours for universities and a research programme that looked to establish what prospective students really wanted, in February 2021 we launched our new virtual experience platform, Vepple. Now in use by more than 10 UK universities, we’re looking for an experienced Product Owner to help us develop the platform to ensure that we become the go-to provider of university online virtual experiences not just in the UK, but globally. We’re looking for someone who can deliver and improve on our vision for what Vepple could be. It’s an exciting platform and we can’t wait to see it grow both in terms of user base and also functionality. The successful candidate will be responsible for defining the product roadmap and should be passionate about user experience and ideally, Higher Education.

We think Vepple will be a game-changer for prospective students when making the choice as to which university they should attend. Vepple will also make a huge, positive difference for universities – each of which are seeking more effective ways to convert leads and deliver ROI. Being only 1 year into this new platform but with positive feedback from clients to date, it’s an incredibly exciting time to join the team as the opportunities for growth are huge.

Your role

As Vepple Product Owner, it’ll be your responsibility to make sure that what we build is fit for purpose with our two primary audiences: prospective students (end users) and university marketing teams (our clients). You’ll work closely with the rest of the web team ensuring the product roadmap is clear and that everyone has clarity on how features should work.

Whilst we grow and the needs of our clients are being fully considered, you’ll support at key moments through the onboarding process, advising clients on the best way to get the most out of the platform and understanding how Vepple could be improved both for end users and those populating the platform. You’ll analyse data from the platform with the support of our external analytics specialist, to spot trends that you’ll report back to clients alongside their performance dashboards so that they can better improve ROI. You’ll also use this knowledge to identify where there is potential room for improvement in terms of user experience or product functionality and work closely with our Senior Digital Designer to plan changes where they’re required.

Job remits

To achieve the upper-level of the salary range you must provide evidence that you have at least 5 years experience in each of the job remits below. If you don’t have the relevant experience and require further training/time to reach the required skill level, then this will be reflected in the salary offered.

  • Develop, own and manage the product roadmap
  • Write user stories and clear acceptance criteria to ensure that the requirements of the development team are understood
  • Define sprint goals to facilitate the prioritisation of new feature/bug releases
  • Analyse and discuss performance dashboards with clients (Google Data Studio reports pulling data from Google Analytics)
  • Identify areas of improvement based on analytics data and work with our UX designer (focus group tests etc) to propose solutions
  • Own the communication of product changes to relevant stakeholders
  • Assist with the onboarding of new clients
  • Assisting with client queries logged on our ticketing system where required
  • Assisting our client services team with product related sales enquiries where required
  • Line management of colleagues in the web team

Key skills, experience & general outlook

To be considered for this role you will need to meet all of the “Essential” items listed. To achieve the upper-level of the salary range you must provide evidence that you exceed a number of the “Essential” items and meet or exceed a number of the ”Desirable” items listed below.

Essential

  • At least three years of experience as Product Owner of a digital product
  • You should be a confident communicator both internally within the team and externally with clients
  • The ability to quickly grasp sophisticated requirements, solve problems, arrive at a solution and eloquently communicate the solution
  • The ability to listen and consider the comments and advice given by team members whilst having the confidence to operate autonomously and make sound judgement calls based upon your experience and the evidence presented to you in any given situation
  • You should have a passion for technology and innovation with a desire to really understand the product areas you’re responsible for.

Desirable

  • Higher Education experience
  • Understanding of GDPR and what this means for digital products
  • Understanding of WCAG 2.1 and what this means for digital products

Working at RV

Why work at RV?

Revolution Viewing is a leading Creative Digital Agency that produces world-class solutions. We are a team of 28 people and operate as niche specialists at the top of our game; this is why over 100 UK universities and some of the UK’s largest home builders keep coming back for more! See what makes us tick.

Working from office/home

Like many businesses, RV’s employees have supported the government’s efforts and followed their advice by working from home for an extended period. During this time RV has been able to maintain its operations and close-knit culture. As such, the Board is keen to provide employees with the flexibility to choose working patterns and working locations (office, home, hybrid) that will support their work-life balance, maintain our great working culture and encourage team collaboration. How we use our office space moving forwards will be different and it will be driven by our culture, our needs and ultimately our people!

Who we are (team & office)

Work-life balance manifesto

The feedback we receive from our team suggests that this is an unusual policy for an agency, hence the mention here in the job spec. This is from Tom, our CEO: “You will get paid for the hours you work or you will be given the time back.” Quite simply, you will never be asked to work more hours than contracted, without receiving that time back in lieu or being paid overtime.

Please note: other than your lunch break, we do not accommodate smoking breaks.

RV culture & values

10 reasons to apply for a role with RV

  1. We produce sector-leading digital media products
  2. Our team tell us RV is a great place to work
  3. Our clients love what we do and our client satisfaction is extremely high
  4. Every three months we have a team meal (to return post-covid!)
  5. Holiday loyalty scheme – extra holidays for years of service
  6. Individual objectives set in annual appraisals and progress reviewed in monthly 1:1 meeting with your line manager
  7. We have a Work-life Balance Manifesto that is policy!
  8. Potential for a team-wide bonus from our RV Bonus Scheme
  9. We share our strategy, including mission, direction and financial progress
  10. We offer a thorough induction and comprehensive training for your career

Our core values

These values are a key consideration when hiring a new team member; we need to feel each team member shares these values:

  • Respect for people
  • Veritably fun working environment (contribution to)
  • Sustainable progression (we don’t make rash decisions that jeopardise the company)
  • Honesty & integrity
  • Innovative & dynamic
  • Passion & pride (in all we do)

To apply

See top of this page for the application deadline.
Send your email to: working@revolutionviewing.com

Your application must include the following information:

  1. Please let us know how soon you could start if you are offered a job
  2. Let us know where you heard about this vacancy
  3. As part of our recruitment process we will be conducting 1st stage interviews (via video call) before inviting candidates to assessment/2nd stage interviews. The dates of the 1st stage interviews will be the 3rd & 4th November (times for interviews will be confirmed with candidates following the application deadline). Please let us know if you can be available on these dates. Note: you will only be required to attend one of these dates
  4. Applicants successful at the 1st interview stage will then be invited to assessment/2nd stage interview. The dates for assessment/2nd stage interview are the 9th November (cancelled), 11th November & 16th November (you’ll be required from 2pm to 7pm on one of these days only). Again, please let us know if you can be available on these dates and again, you will only be required to attend one of these dates. Note: whilst this session is long in duration, we make our decision based on this one session. Feedback suggests candidates find it useful spending this time in our working environment (COVID-19 guidelines permitting)
  5. Attach your current CV
  6. Attach a 10-line cover letter outlining how you will add value to our company

Please note: the successful candidate must, by the start of their employment, have permission to work in the UK.

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