Systems Development Officer

Are you passionate about technology and systems development and looking for a new challenge?

We are seeking a Systems Development Officer to join our 40-strong Corporate Systems team. Sitting within our Technology & Change department, we aim to ensure the effective operation of key management information systems throughout North Yorkshire County Council.

If you are looking for an opportunity to deliver, develop and support a range of systems across a vast network of offices, external users and partners, then this could be an exciting opportunity for you.  

We serve a workforce in excess of 20,000 people, as well as external partners, based in locations across North Yorkshire. This means we're used to dealing with big data and huge networks and you should be too. If you have significant experience in supporting, implementing and developing large information systems as well as data manipulation and integrity expertise, then we'd like to hear from you. You should also be an IT professional with excellent customer service and relationship building skills. 

In return we can offer you a comprehensive benefits package, including flexible working, a local government pension scheme, family friendly leave, salary sacrifice, learning and development packages, employee discount benefits and access to a range of modern technologies to support modern ways of working. 

Find out more about the role below.

Salary: £26,999 to £29,636 per annum
Location: Northallerton
Hours: 37 per week (full time)
Contract: Fixed term (end date 30 November 2020)
Closing date: 16 October 2019
Interview dates: 24 and 25 October 2019

The core focus of this job is to lead and manage the development and provision of services. You'll also be responsible for the effective operation of key IT systems, ensuring the highest standards of service are given at all times.

You will direct and support the work of colleagues throughout the Council and work collaboratively with service managers, project teams and project leads to effectively deliver projects, utilise resources and drive through change.

You'll provide efficient, effective and timely support to all customers, thereby ensuring corporate aims and objectives are achieved.

Based in Northallerton, you will be working in a team who strives to foster a friendly and professional working environment where individual effort and team work is recognised and valued both by customers and colleagues alike. We encourage a positive work / life balance through flexible and home working practices and we are committed to developing our staff through on the job experience and professional training opportunities. 

You will act as a lead for nominated systems so that you can truly become a system expert. Working collaboratively with internal and external partners, organisations and third party suppliers, you will help to shape the current design and future developments of systems to meet business and statutory requirements. You will also be responsible for the successful testing and implementation of any new bespoke system developments, components and upgrade changes, as well as providing a professional, high quality second line support service.

The post holder may be required to represent the Council at regional and national forums and user groups. Occasional out of hours working may be required to support system upgrades and changes, as well as occasional travel to other North Yorkshire County Council sites and supplier events.

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Key dates

Closing date: 16 October 2019
Interview dates: 24 and 25 October 2019

Contact us

For further information or a discussion about this opportunity, please contact Lorena Phillips, Team Leader Case Management and Education & Skills on 01609 798189 or Louise Woodward, Senior Systems Officer Education & Skills on 01609 532065.

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Find out about working for Technology & Change

Technology & Change is an exciting, innovative and friendly service to work for, with staff committed to supporting services across the Council to deliver the best possible outcomes to our local residents.

The benefits of working for North Yorkshire County Council are:

  • The opportunity to work from home;
  • An established flexi-time system;
  • Generous annual leave;
  • A strong commitment to staff development, with many training and development opportunities available; and
  • Good transport links in the area, including road and rail.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an ambitious team during a time of considerable change, and contribute to the challenges and opportunities that exist, both present and future.

Find out more about working for our Technology & Change service here.

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