Interim Technical Author – IT Communications

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Interim Technical Author – IT Communications
West Brompton, London
Interim Position

MPS 0005 794B / 1

Posted: 29th July 2022 11:46
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  • Pay Rate:

    £346.01 per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 6 months

  • West Brompton, London,

    SW6 1TR

What's involved with this role:

Interim Technical Author – IT Communications

Job Ref: MPS 0005 794B / 1

Clearance: DV only

Hybrid role

To deliver and support existing and future capabilities particularly to support the critical programme of projects and work around surveillance and mobility projects. The Technical Author will typically work 2/3 days a week supporting the Technical Delivery Documentation.

Key accountabilities:

  • Clarify content and material provided by architects, developers and engineers to produce documentation at a level appropriate to the reader, adhering to corporate standards and specifications.
  • Determine the clearest and most logical way to present information and instructions for greatest reader comprehension, and write and edit technical information accordingly.
  • Present information in a clear and concise manner, using appropriate terminology and directed styles.
  • Proof read and edit, as required, written content and diagrams provided for review.
  • Produce and edit graphics, illustrations and charts to aid understanding and complement complex written information.
  • Assist with presentation of content and materials for publication.
  • Liaise with stakeholders and end users to understand the documentation types and reader levels required.
  • Work collaboratively with managers, stakeholders, subject matter experts and end users to ensure appropriate topics are addressed and finished documents meet product requirements.
  • Research and build knowledge about products, services, technologies and concepts to be documented.
  • Work within project schedules to meet deadlines.
  • Develop and deliver all relevant documentation to ensure Project delivery to transitioned into Live Service (BAU Support).


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:

  • Qualification in English, Communications or Information Technology.
  • Experience in working in a secure environment.
  • Excellent written communication skills and the ability to explain concepts clearly and concisely.
  • Understanding of relevant technologies.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills.
  • Ability to work methodically to tight deadlines under pressure, whilst maintaining accuracy and attention to detail.


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Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. DV Clearance.
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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