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Applications Specialist - Kingston upon Thames
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/6478/4496
  • Published: Fri 04/10/2019, 11:10 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 18/10/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours hours per week
  • Salary: £34,688 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2DW, Surrey

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Applications Specialist - Kingston upon Thames


£34,688 per annum 36 hours per week based at County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2DW. This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception. We are looking to relocate back into the county by 2020.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, 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.

About the role

Do you like a challenge and working through problems until you find a solution?

Are you the kind of person who is always trying to find better ways of doing things and developing yourself?

Would you like to be part of a team supporting colleagues in both Adults and Children's Social Care teams and helping them spend more time with their clients?

If yes, then please read on.

Your role will be to provide technical expertise in the support and development of social care applications. Your objective will be to ensure that new developments meet the requirements of the organisation while ensuring that a high level of customer support is maintained.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrable track record of supporting key database systems with a large user base. Proven experience of successful, collaborative working on social care system developments with IT colleagues, service experts and third party suppliers is essential. The Applications Specialist role needs to combine technical knowledge with a proactive approach to planning and solution delivery.

As important as system knowledge, is the desire to constantly learn new skills, own issues and being tenacious. There is also a requirement for excellent communications skills, an attention to detail and the ability to document and share knowledge.

Our team is proud of the excellent customer service it provides but is committed to a philosophy of continuous improvement, promoting innovation, sharing knowledge and skills and seeking personal development.

For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.

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For an informal discussion contact Chris Pierce on 020 8541 9761 or by e-mail at We look forward to receiving your application. 

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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 18 October 2019.

Interviews will take place week commencing 4th November 2019.