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Senior Application Support Specialist (Finance, HR & Planning)

Royal College of Art - Digital Delivery

Location: London, Hybrid
Salary: £46,620 to £50,616 per annum pro rata
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 1st March 2024
Closes: 21st March 2024
Job Ref: 020-24
 

Founded in 1837, the Royal College of Art is the world’s largest community of postgraduate art and design students. It is also the oldest art and design university-level institution in continuous operation and has been ranked as the world‘s number one art and design university for a remarkable nine consecutive years, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023 – the worldwide survey of academic and industry opinion.

This is an exciting time to join the RCA, as a Senior Application Support Specialist. This role operates within the Digital Delivery team, and the successful applicant will be expected to have a strong systems support background with knowledge of standard software and web-based applications in several contexts. You will have knowledge of writing, running and developing business system reports, along with advanced Microsoft Office / Google Suite skills. You will have knowledge of implementing, supporting and/or upgrading business systems, such as Itrent, Stonefish, Dashboard, Unit4 ERP, Unit4 Student Management, Elsevier Pure and Raiser’s Edge or similar, always looking for ways to improve systems and efficiency.

You will be a team player, working with students and RCA staff of all levels. You will have excellent customer service and a desire to surpass customer expectations in all aspects of business engagement, working independently with the ability to prioritise your busy workload. Tenacity and patience when dealing with colleagues who may be experiencing difficulty with business systems, guiding them to a successful resolution

Along with your excellent communication skills in writing, in person and via conferencing, you will have a proven ability to solve complex problems where solutions are not readily available nor is the problem well defined. Writing structured documentation in a format understandable to all levels of the userbase. 

If this sounds like the role for you, we would welcome your application. This is a full time and permanent role, based across all 3 sites of Battersea, Kensington and White City.

Please see Information Pack for further details.

Further details: Information Pack  

The Royal College of Art (RCA)  aims to foster an inclusive culture which promotes equality, values diversity and maintains a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all its staff and students and stakeholders are respected. 

We recognise the broad range of experiences that a diverse staff and student body brings and how this  strengthens our research and enhances our teaching. In order for RCA to remain a world-leading institution we are committed to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) principles throughout all of our processes, from application through to appointment.

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