About the job
Salary: £32,234 - £34,728 a year
Hours per week: 37
Contract type: Permanent
We have an exciting opportunity within the Transformation and Technology Team, where you will lead on the development and maintenance of a select range of business applications. You will also ensure that the system is available, maintained, and utilised to its full potential.
You’ll provide system owner responsibilities, leading on the governance of applications and system access, giving final approval for system changes, co-ordinating projects and upgrades, and progressing developments.
With good knowledge & efficiency you’ll organise and lead activities to identify solutions that are suited to current and future needs; and as part of that process, produce detailed technical analysis based on service requirements, translating requirements into specifications and deliverables; managing requests for change to requirements or specifications; clarifying and validating ambiguous requirements to support the development of detailed specifications with services, partners and third party suppliers.
You’ll confidently consult, negotiate, persuade and influence other people from all levels inside and outside the council establishing productive relationships. You will also need to have the ability to lead and manage multiple works streams in a cross departmental systems support team to meet constant and often conflicting work demands.
Able to take a strategic perspective whilst keeping overall objectives and strategies in mind, and not being deflected by unnecessary matters of detail.
We do ask that you have good knowledge using business applications, understanding the technical specifications and dependencies with linked applications. You must hold a Prince II qualification or relevant work experience.
If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you.
This is a customer facing role so you will need to show your fluency in speaking and writing English.
We offer a range of excellent staff benefits which include:
- generous holiday entitlement with the option to buy up to 20 days
- flexible working arrangements - we welcome requests for flexible working arrangements including part-time hours and alternative working patterns
- 24/7 independent Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
- local government pension with generous employer contribution of 17.3%
- excellent support and development
- relocation package available up to £8,500 (subject to meeting eligibility criteria)
- half price season ticket on Thameslink train line
- discounted shopping including gym membership and Vauxhall cars
- Luton Council is proud to offer a Housing Brokerage Service for Key Workers to help and support eligible employees in finding suitable housing
Because of the nature of this job, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare all unspent cautions and convictions; and also any adult cautions (simple or conditional), and spent convictions that are not protected as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2020). A person’s criminal record will not in itself prevent a person from being appointed to this post. Applicants will not be refused posts because of offences which are not relevant to, and do not place them at or make them a risk in, the role for which they are applying. However in the event of the employment being taken up, any failure to disclose such offence, as detailed above, will result in dismissal or disciplinary action by the Authority.