Paul Jenkins

  

Project Director, Big blue door

Location: London, UK


Certifications

Certified Scrum Product Owner
Certified ScrumMaster

Biography

Paul Jenkins

 

Who I am?
I’m passionate about all things digital. A qualified ScrumMaster and Product Owner, I’m Project Director of specialist digital development company Big Blue Door, which I co-founded in 2012.

I previously spent 8 years leading digital delivery in central government, delivering high profile campaigns for the Cabinet Office, No.10 and Ofsted.

My company
Big blue door is a specialist digital development agency, supporting enterprise-level websites and digital applications. We currently work with some of the most high profile parts of central government, including Ofsted, Cabinet Office and the Government Digital Service.

We specialise in Open Source solutions, in agile development environments. We support PHP, primarily (but not exclusively) Drupal content management systems.

What I have done?
I have worked across the UK government for Number 10, Ofsted, the COI, and the Training & Development Agency for Schools on all things online and social media related; advising on strategy, technical implementation and, of course, delivery. I am used to managing both technical and content teams, and I pride myself in being able to quickly understanding and then realising a client’s vision. I helped create Big blue door because I believe there is always room for companies that deliver cost-effective products that exceed expectations and delight clients.

Recent Big blue door highlights include:

  • Ofsted’s Learner View, providing an online system for students and learners to feedback on the quality of their courses
  • Ofsted’s online Annual Report tool, Data View
  • Cabinet Office’s National Citizen Service website and MI system


My areas of specialist knowledge:

  • Digital project management 
  • Open Source CMS technologies
  • Writing content for a variety of platforms, not least digital
  • Managing social media channels


 

 

 

Work experience

Big blue door, Project Director
July 2012 - Present, London, United Kingdom

Big blue door is a new agency specialising in the development of web and digital applications. We have extensive experience, particularly in the public sector, of delivering open source digital solutions. Our aim is is to use digital to delight our customers.

My role as Project Director is to interpret clients needs, deliver projects to time and budget and exceed expectations.

Ofsted, Digital Communications Manager
July 2011 - July 2012, , United Kingdom

Responsible for developing and delivering Ofsted’s integrated digital media strategy and managing the content and functionality of both www.ofsted.gov.uk, social media activities and the intranet. 

Managed the technical build and delivery of ParentView, www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk, providing parents & carers the chance to tell Ofsted about their child’s school.

Secondment from COI (maternity cover).

Central Office of Information (COI), Senior Digital Project Manager
August 2009 - July 2011, , United Kingdom

Senior Project Manager within the Interactive Services team at the COI. Joined the team in August 2009 and worked with the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) as account manager and the Cabinet Office/Number10 on a range of projects including the launch and development of www.data.gov.uk

Number 10 Downing Street, Digital Communications Skills Development Programme
March 2011 - May 2011, , United Kingdom

Secondment from COI into Number 10 supporting the Digital Communication Team. 

Worked on digital campaigns around the launch of www.redtapechallenge.cabinetoffice.gov.uk & redesign of www.number10.gov.uk. Activities also included social media engagement, content upload & project management support.

Training & Development Agency for Schools, E-Dissemintion Manager
March 2004 - March 2009, London, UK, UK, United Kingdom
Strategic planning and operational delivery of a number of high profile ICT initiatives increasing, drawing together and making accessible the knowledge base and effective practices in Initial Teacher Training. These projects fall under a programme of work designed to raise the quality of teacher training by ensuring ITT tutors and trainers are informed by the knowledge and evidence base in order to improve practice