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Applications Senior Specialist
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/2093/4338
  • Published: Mon 20/01/2020, 8:25 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 26/01/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours
  • Salary: £39,438 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: County Hall, Penryhn Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2DN., Surrey

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Applications Senior Specialist


Please note that Surrey County Council's headquarters, where this role is currently based, will be relocating back into Surrey in 2020 to support our Community Vision 2030.

About the role

Are you looking for an opportunity to build on your career, specializing in supporting and delivering applications for Education service? If yes, then this role may be for you.

This position is part of a brand new team within IT&D, developed to deliver end user Education Applications support alongside strategic and tactical projects. This is not entirely a technical role, ideal candidates will have demonstrable experience of working for education/children services, line management, technical skills and project management methodologies.

As Senior Application Specialist you will manage a team and work closely with application specialists, our customers, technical services and development teams to ensure speedy resolution of all issues. You must be extremely proficient in articulating with both technical and non-technical staff and users. Your role will be to ensure application functionality and system availability meet the requirements of the Children's Families and Learning directorate while ensuring that a high level of customer support is maintained.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrable track record of developing and supporting information management systems with a large user base. Proven experience of successful incident management, collaborative working on education or social care system developments (or other similar complex IT systems) with IT colleagues, service experts and third party suppliers is essential. The Applications Senior Specialist role requires you to be able to communicate with people, adapt to change and be willing to learn new skills with a proactive approach to planning and solution delivery.

Education Application Support team provides specialist support for mission critical education applications used across Surrey County Council. The team is part of wider Enterprise Applications Portfolio which supports and delivers complex applications across Surrey County Council, East Sussex and Brighton & Hove City Council.

The Education Application Support team's main function is to implement, manage and support internal and external customers of Capita One education system and any other new system acquired by education service. The team consists of Education Applications Team Leader, Senior Applications Specialist and two Application Specialists.

Our council values and working principles are also important to us and we expect all our staff to understand the importance of and be comfortable in leading by example when it comes to displaying these through their work and actions.

To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:

  • Good understanding of ITIL framework
  • Knowledge/experience of running 2nd line support desk
  • Knowledge/experience of the One Education software (or Liquid Logic)
  • Knowledge/experience of Local Authority Children's Services practices
  • Knowledge/experience of supporting databases
  • Knowledge of Oracle SQL
  • Flexibility to work out of office hours and weekends occasionally

Leadership Skills/Competencies:

  • Experience of leading on projects
  • Experience of leading team

For more information on this role please review the Job Description attached at the bottom of this advert and if you feel this role fits your career aspirations click on the 'Apply online' button.

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Contact details

For an informal discussion about the role contact Bobby Rayet by e-mail at We look forward to receiving your application. 

Additional information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 31st January 2020.

A laptop and mobile will be supplied, agile and flexible working welcomed and supported, we care about the job you do, not where you do it. The projects assigned could see the post holder working from any of our sites across the county and so ability to travel is a requirement of the role.

We are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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