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Application Support Officer

  • Employer: Bracknell Forest Council
  • Reference: D/23/230673
  • Published: Tue 28/02/2023, 13:52 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 09/04/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 30 hours
  • Salary: £32,020 - £36,298 plus £663 London Weighting FTE
  • DBS Check: No
  • Workplace: On-Site
  • Location: Time Square, Bracknell , Berkshire

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Application Support Officer

We have an exciting opportunity to join the Application Support team in ICT and Digital Services.This role is responsible for providing high quality operational and technical application support and covers a varied set of business applications across the Council Working in a customer focused team; you will be providing day to day support and system administration for the Council’s ICT systems. The successful candidate will also lead projects for upgrading and replacing systems as needed. Working across service areas, you will build an understanding of all aspects of your specialist IT systems to minimise the impact of problems so that ICT services deliver value for money, customer-focussed services.


We’re always looking for better ways of doing things. How can we make the most of our resources? Get the most out of our systems, to make use of our user’s time more affective? These are just some of the things you could be looking at when you join us. You’re going to have a big impact on what we do, so you’ll be trusted to take ownership of your work.

You’ll have time to immerse yourself in the community. To deliver better today. And to create a better tomorrow.

Because we’re Bracknell Forest.


What it’s like working in our team…

The team work closely together to make sure we are providing the best support to the Bracknell Forest Council staff to help them support Bracknell Forest residents. Sometimes the work is challenging however there is also time for finding creative solutions and every day is different. The right applicant will be part of a team who support a total of 16 applications across 6 directorates.


You will be supported to carry out the following duties, responsibilities and training…

  • For the applications for which the post-holder is responsible, ensure that effective and timely application support is provided
  • Ensure that there is appropriate planning, testing and implementation of application/infrastructure releases, form design and configuration changes, in line with business priorities and supplier roadmaps.
  • Work closely with our business teams to ensure that the applications that they are using are fit for purpose and in line with the service requirements
  • Follow the current procedures and policies, including change control, security and auditing, release, configuration, problem and incident management and application back-ups.
  • Wherever possible, identify potential areas for service improvement and explore how these can be achieved.


The benefits you will experience are…

  • An inclusive and social working environment.
  • Flexible working opportunities including a flexi-time scheme.
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Regular opportunities for development with internal and external training courses.
  • A great office location next to travel links and the regenerated town centre.
  • Internal sports and social club opportunities.
  • Discounted leisure centre and gym membership.
  • Supermarket discount.
  • An interest free loan for a rail season ticket.


What we’re looking for…

This role requires strong customer focus, excellent interpersonal skills along with a keen interest in improving the ICT support function in addition to excellent organisational, technical and analytical skills to enable high quality, robust support for its customers as well as contributing to changing technologies. Excellent communication skills are essential, along with diplomacy, influencing skills and a thorough appreciation and understanding of the end user technology used by our customers.

You need to be skilled in challenging others in a constructive way and can demonstrate a keen record of achievement within a project-led environment. Able to deal with a multitude of varied tasks within a set time scale you need to be well organised. With good verbal and written skills, you should be able to work alongside business, IT, Digital and support colleagues with ease.

Working in a changing and developing IT environment provides great prospects for your career.

You will have lots of responsibility right from the start, you’ll be empowered to help define our journey. At the same time, we’ll make sure you have the training and support you need to get your own journey off to a flying start. Make your future about shaping tomorrow.


Interview date

Interview date TBC.


Want to ask us a question?

For an informal discussion or to ask any questions about this role, please contact:

Sarah Howard, Applications Team Manager; 01344 351932 or 


Elise Battison, Head of ICT & Information Governance;  


As part of the Council’s ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process if a suitable redeployee is identified.

Any candidates wishing to apply who would require sponsorship can determine the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the role by assessing their circumstances against the relevant criteria.

No agencies please. 

Equal Opportunities

Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.