Ref: 18732

Employer: Leeds City Council

Resources & Housing

Team Digital & Information Services

Contract Type: Permanent Appointment

Hours per Week: 37

Salary details: PO2 – £31,401 to £34,106

Closing date: 19 March 2019 11:30 PM

Leeds City Council is transforming local public services by putting technology enablement at the heart of the organisation.

Digital Information Service is looking to recruit a permanent Principal Applications Officer to provide day to day management of the Universal Services applications (Synergy, ChildView and Insight Outreach) within the Adults and Children’s applications hub.

The successful applicant will manage a helpdesk function for the Universal Services applications.  They will also lead on a number of projects to improve the system(s) from either a statutory or business requirement.

They will work closely with Children’s services supporting improvements in how they do business, the information systems they rely on, and the technologies they need to deliver our council outcomes.   You will work with a wide range of stakeholders both within the council and across our key partners.

You should have a good knowledge of Microsoft database technologies such as SQL Server and SSIS, along with a working knowledge of the SQL language.  It would be desirable to have an understanding of systems management preferably gained in a Learning and Education environment.

It is an exciting time and provides new opportunities for our staff to work flexibly across Digital and Information Service, supporting the council’s priorities as well as developing their own skills across different areas of the council.

Leeds City Council is a caring and responsible employer and beyond working on exciting projects that impact the city of Leeds you’ll receive great benefits including a minimum of 26 days holiday plus bank holidays increasing by 5 days after 5 years and the opportunity of home working, compressed hours, flexi-time and a pension scheme.

We promote diversity and want a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds.

All new Leeds City Council appointments are made subject to the satisfactory completion of a six month probationary period.

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Tagged as: communication, ssis, SQL, systems management

About Leeds City Council

Leeds City Council’s vision is to be the best UK council by 2017 and the technology is at the heart of delivering new services and efficiencies.  The Technology Team has already invested £13m over the last 5 years and has a three-year rolling investment strategy to change the way the council’s services are delivered.

The Technology Team currently employs over 250 staff. We look after 400+ business service applications operating from our own multisite data centres, and manage the telecommunications and desktops for 33,000 council staff.  We are also an essential part of developing new council services.