Systems Development Officer (maternity cover)

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 (maternity cover, end date 30 September 2020)
Closing date: 17 October 2019
Interview dates: 23 and 24 October 2019

As a Systems Development Officer, you will be part of a large team in Corporate Systems. Our team’s overall aim is to ensure the effective operation, support and development of a number of key management information systems. 

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 predominantly be working with early help and social care systems but will also act as a lead for nominated systems as necessary. This means you'll truly become a system expert and have the opportunity to shape design, develop and implement enhancements and new functionality to meet our business needs and statutory requirements. You will also be responsible for the successful testing and implementation of any new bespoke system development components and upgrade changes, as well as providing a professional, high quality second line support service.

Knowledge of children’s social care would be beneficial for this role.

Please note that occasional out of hours working may be required to support system upgrades and changes, as well as occasional travel to other Council sites and supplier events.

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Key dates

Closing date: 17 October 2019
Interview dates: 23 and 24 October 2019

Contact us

For further information or a discussion about this opportunity, please contact Myles Strudwick, Senior Systems Officer on on 01609 533680 or Lorena Phillips, Team Leader Case Management and Education & Skills on 01609 798189.

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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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