Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) wants to build a Robotic Process Automation (RPA) platform to automate many of the regular tasks it carries out and is appealing for help. Forming part of the government’s Digital Marketplace project to transform many of its legacy systems, the government wants to build at least four robots every ten weeks.

The government department is advertising for a part time Project Manager, an RPA Developer, a Business Analyst, a UiPath Trainer and an RPA Infrastructure Engineer to help it build the robots on a two-year contract. The roles will also help with the maintenance of the robots on an ongoing basis too, although the main priority will be building the robots.

The experts will also need to advise the HMCTS about new developments in RPA, train staff as needed and assess new opportunities for automation across the department. It may be in future that automation is introduced in different ways to help ease workloads of staff.

Although the organisation hasn’t revealed exactly what the robots will be used for, it’s pretty likely they’ll be used for customer-facing tasks and the processing of data. As per the government’s modernisation strategy, the majority of the government’s legacy systems will remain in place for back-end functions while it replaces the parts of its infrastructure that the public comes into contact with first.

“HMCTS want to build an RPA capability to deliver business process improvements using a mixture of supplier and in-house staff,” the summary of works explained. “We currently have four robots in production which we are continuing to develop and a further four in various stages of development.”

The work is set to kick off on Monday June 18, with 3-6 month statements of work to ensure the quality of delivery.