Environment and Release Manager

Location Garden Court, Harry Weston Road, Coventry CV3 2SU
Hours 36.25 hours
Salary £53,350 - £55,000
Contract Permanent
Division Corporate Services

Orbit is a fantastic business and one that’s really going places.

Orbit was formed in 1967 with the aim of providing good-quality housing for people who would otherwise not be able to afford to buy their own home.

Over 50 years later, we’re one of the leading housing providers in the UK.  Our services have diversified, our housing portfolio has expanded, and our reputation as an innovator within our sector has grown.  But one thing that has never changed.  Our belief in people and what they can achieve.


Your role at Orbit.

We are looking for an experienced IT leader to join our busy IT team as Environment and Release Manager. Owning the cross-technology domain release management process, you will be responsible for process design, optimisation and policy creation and implementation and effectively service as a subject matter expert in release and environment management.

You will work closed with the Product, Project, and Architecture teams to ensure the environment standards are maintained and met; creating environment roadmaps based on multiple project requirements. You will also set environment guidelines, with the provision and management of environments (release and refresh) through the entire application lifecycle.

What will help you make a difference.

As our ideal Environment and Release Manager, you will need experience in a similar position and direct experience with MS Dynamics 365 (essential), MS Azure and DevOps.

You will also have:

  • Experience of Agile and Waterfall methodologies, and Agile Release Management/delivery
  • Experience with application and SaaS development release processes
  • Knowledge and exposure to creating detailed production implementation plans and full project life cycle experience
  • Strong communication skills, building great relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • The ability to come up with creative solutions to problems, and excellent organisation skills to manage multiple projects with competing demands

We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain great people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, disability, or military service.

Why Orbit?

Rewarding your contribution.

For those who want or need more of a work life balance our view is that this role is suitable for WorkSmart. This means we would consider a more flexible working arrangement, where your hours and work location are managed according to business, customer and personal needs. Agile working arrangements will be discussed during the interview process.

Some of our core benefits include:

  • Group bonus potential up to 15% of salary
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays and the “Orbit day”
  • Private medical insurance
  • Excellent contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • A great pick and mix of flexible benefits including the option to buy and sell holiday and much more

Our culture and purpose.

We know that great people are central to achieving our ambitions and as such we want everyone to have a voice and make a positive difference.  We are proud to be a Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to work for, this demonstrates we place people at the heart of everything we do. We continue to create a culture that celebrates diversity and an environment where everyone feels able to contribute towards achieving together.

We support our colleagues to be at their best through our wellbeing programme #ThisIsMe, our corporate learning programme, opportunities for professional development, our innovative approaches to making the world and our homes a greener place and our leading reward and recognition package. Because of this our people tell us Orbit is a great place to work for.

At Orbit, our people are enthusiastic and passionate about making a real difference to our customers and communities. We are one team where everyone is connected and encouraged to have the freedom to think differently.

Each year we build many new affordable homes and manage a total portfolio of around 45,000 properties.  Over 100,000 people live in an Orbit home and our innovative approach empowers every one of them to grow and thrive.  We are commercially driven. The more profit we make, the more we invest into the communities that we work for, improving services and playing a key role in driving UK housing growth.


Work for Orbit.  Believe in people.

We have so much more that we’d like to share with you so please submit your CV demonstrating the value you could bring to Orbit.

We put the safeguarding of our customers, colleagues and contractors at the heart of everything we do and as such, certain roles will be subject to a DBS check.

Application deadline: 11 April 2021