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Application Analyst
 
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Application Analyst
Salary: Grade G/H - £30,585 - £38,883 per annum
Full-time, 36 hours per week (part time hours will be considered)
Permanent
Based in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames


About the role
Working in the Application Support team, you’ll be responsible for the provision of application support, management and development services.

We would like to hear from you if you have 
  • A good knowledge of Northgate Housing Modules. Specialisms include Repairs, Rents, Service Charges and Estates modules.  
  • Experience and understanding of System configuration and batch processing are essential as well as the use of tools used such as Toad and Business Objects,
  • The ability to write SQL scripts and knowledge of key Housing processes is vital.
  • Experience of capturing end user requirements, configuring, interface testing and understanding of system integration is needed for this role.
About you
In order to successfully deliver the responsibilities of the role, you will need:
  • To have experience of complex application support environments
  • Be familiar with systems supporting specific business functions or processes.
  • Be able to work successfully with key stakeholders within and outside of the Council
  • Be familiar with testing techniques used to plan and execute software tests of application components
  • Benefits we offer
  • Kingston Council has good access to central London and our offices are a short walk from the station based in the middle of the historic and vibrant high street next to the open spaces of the river Thames, offering a wide range of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities; all making for a desirable place to live and work.
Benefits we offer
The successful candidate will have access to a wide range of staff benefits, some of which include:
  • 26 days annual leave - In addition you will receive 8 statutory bank holidays
  • Local government pension scheme
  • Interest free season loan ticket
  • Cycle to work and Zip Car Scheme
  • Discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres
  • Comprehensive Learning and Development programme
  • A forward thinking and networked organisation where employee’s views are valued.
  • Modern and flexible working environment allowing employees to benefit from agile working practices.
How to apply
Before applying please refer to the role profile and ensure you meet the essential criteria. You will then need to complete the online application and upload your CV and complete a supporting statement.  As part of your application please complete the 3 questions in the attachment below and include them with your supporting statement:

Additional application questions.docx

Please note that previous applicants need not apply. 

Royal Borough of Kingston is now an accredited London Living Wage Employer

Our Living Wage commitment means that everyone working at the Royal Borough of Kingston, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or third-party contractors and suppliers receive the London Living Wage.
The real Living Wage is higher than the government’s minimum, or National Living Wage, and is an independently calculated hourly rate of pay that is based on the actual cost of living.

At the Royal Borough of Kingston we pride ourselves on being a diverse, tolerant and welcoming Borough and we aim to create a workforce which reflects the community we serve. We are respectful of difference and realise the positive value of diversity in our workforce. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as this group are currently under-represented in our workforce.

The Royal Borough of Kingston is proud to be recognised as a Disability Confident employer, and are committed to thinking differently about disability and taking action to improve how we recruit, retain and develop disabled people.

We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, and inclusive staff networks who help drive our diversity agenda.

Closing date: Sunday 22 November 2020
Interview date: TBC -  The interview is likely to be a two-stage process both being held virtually. 

1) Panel - focus on job requirements - there may be a technical test as part of the process
2) Assessment of  Softer skills and engagement with key partners.
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