Systems Analyst (Student Systems)

University of Leicester - IT Services

Are you an experienced Student Systems or Applications Systems Analyst looking for a new challenge within a large complex organisation?

The University of Leicester is investing in technology, as one of the leading universities in the UK we are committed to creating a digital campus which provides innovative and accessible services to our community. This is your opportunity to join an organisation that is committed to transformation and putting the voice of our customer at the heart of what we do. With your help we can help transform the life on and off campus for our student and staff community.

Job Purpose

As part of our technology journey we are looking to invest in an experienced Systems Analyst to join our student systems team to help lead in the functional design and configuration of our student management system and associated applications. Working alongside a solutions focused team you will help drive the development, functionality and usability of our student management systems.

Job Responsibilities

As a customer focused Systems Analyst IT you will build relationships with key stakeholders across Academic, Registry and the wider IT Service Team to understand requirements for functionality. As a key systems analyst you will take ownership in designing innovative solutions which will help drive system capability.

As an experienced Systems Analyst you will need to pick up and develop your knowledge of our SITS student management system, becoming a subject matter expert providing advice and guidance to the University and demonstrating how we can utilise this system better whilst improving functionality and usability.

Core Skills

  • A strong technical background in the configuration, design and support of enterprise applications in a complex and large user base environment.
  • Ideally experience of working within an academic environment with knowledge of student management systems.
  • Experience of business analysis and working with complex stakeholders to understand functional and non-functional requirements.
  • A solutions focused background with the ability to work with customers to ensure potential functionality of systems is exploited and well aligned to user requirements.
  • Proven experience of working in a project environment ideally with knowledge of Prince 2.
  • Proven experience in building strong relationships across a broad internal stakeholder community and partner organisations to enable the successful delivery of high quality services.


  • You will be a self-motivated and dynamic individual who is able to challenge and influence others, develop and maintain collaborative working relations across IT and non IT departments.
  • High level, proven inter-personal and communication skills are essential, as is the ability to lead and motivate a team of IT professionals.

As an employer of Choice the University of Leicester offer an extensive benefits package including:

  • Competitive salary package of circa £45,000.
  • 38 days holiday inclusive of Christmas closure and bank holidays.
  • A highly competitive pension schemes.
  • Flexible working.

To find out more about why you should join the University of Leicester please visit our dedicated campaign site

Close Date: Tuesday 26th September.

Please note interviews will be held onsite at the University of Leicester on Wednesday 4th October.

For an informal discussion or to find out more information please contact Amanda Whicher on 020 7259 8746 or 

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