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Applications and Development Consultant

University of Hertfordshire - Library and Computing Services

Location: Hatfield
Salary: £44,263 to £46,974 per annum (UH8) with potential to progress to £56,021pa by annual increments on achieving designated skills and experience
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 18th June 2024
Closes: 1st July 2024
Job Ref: 059955

FTE: 1FTE (working 37 hours per week or pro rata) (Part time working would be considered)

Duration of Contract: Permanent

Salary: UH8 £44,263pa to £46,974pa with potential to progress to £56,021pa by annual increments on achieving designated skills and experience

Annual Leave: 30 days (pro rata) plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure of our office between Christmas and New Year

Location: Maclaurin Building, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield 

Main duties and responsibilities

You will be responsible for the planning, design, development / configuration, implementation, support and management of enterprise applications and software solutions to meet University 24/7 service requirements, agreed efficiency and security arrangements. You will also undertake a key responsibility and provide backup cover across the team, such as for selected enterprise applications, software solutions and services including effective liaison with contracted external suppliers where applicable. 

Responsibility will also include the translation of user requirements provided by business areas, Business Analysts, Information Managers, stakeholders and working groups, into technical design and documentation. Other duties will include assisting with the analysis, evaluation and procurement of software solutions and services and providing specialist advice on current and potential future developments, policy and forward planning. 

Skills and experience required

You will have substantial proven practical expertise and experience at an appropriate level of responsibility in development and configuration of enterprise level software solutions delivering services in a large enterprise networked environment to a large diverse population of clients. You will also have proven experience of translating business requirements into technical design and efficient on-line processes and services. You will also have expertise in enterprise database solutions (e.g. Oracle, SQL) and expertise in ETL. 

Practical IT skills and familiarity with common computing applications is essential as well as good communication (oral and written), interpersonal, persuasion and negotiating skills. The ability to prioritise, exercise good time management and organisational skills and to meet deadlines is also a key requirement of this role. 

Qualifications required

You will hold a minimum of a Degree or equivalent level qualification, or proven professional work experience. You will also hold a Qualification in computing at professional level or equivalent expertise and experience. 

Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria. 

We regret that we are unable to offer UKVI sponsorship for this post; applicants will either hold UK Right to Work, or demonstrate access to UK Right to Work, before an offer is made. 

Disclosure and Barring Service

Our commitment to the University’s Safeguarding Policy requires that the recruitment of staff in this area, will require the minimum of a Basic DBS Check. In the course of our work and University-led activities, there may be external contractual obligations where a further Enhanced Check is required. DBS checks may require renewal in line with policy. 

Overseas applicants and UK applicants who have lived abroad

Successful applicants who have lived outside the UK, for 12 months or more (whether continuously or in total), in the last 10 years, will be required to produce a ‘Certificate of Good Character/Conduct’ from each of those countries. 

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries:

Charlie Smart, c.1.smart@herts.ac.uk 07919 408569 

Closing Date: 01 July 2024

Interview Date: TBC 

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