Kirklees Council are advertising this role on behalf of Calderdale Council.
Post Ref: CC763
Please note: Priority will be given to internal applicants.
Calderdale strives to serve our community and improve the lives of our citizens and businesses. Within Calderdale, the ICT and Digital service provides the technologies that underpin everything that the Council does.
We develop, support and integrate some of the Council's most critical systems and we have some exciting opportunities as we look to expand the team.
The Council has ambitious transformation plans as part of its #Vision2024, and mission and priorities, so we are looking for talented people to join our friendly and highly experienced IT Projects Team in taking our exciting journey of transformation forward.
Key responsibilities will include (full training will be provided):
Working as part of an Agile Software Development Team on the analysis of user and system requirements and the design, development, testing, bug fixing and implementation of software relating to changes to existing systems or implementation of new systems.
Providing 2nd and 3rd Line Support for resolution of incidents or faults raised by users through the Council's IT Service Desk.
Working in close collaboration with a wide variety of system users and stakeholders across the Council to advise them on the best use of technologies to support their goals and help them realise efficiencies.
Working with colleagues in the Council's IT Infrastructure Team to plan and manage system upgrades and to ensure that the required back-end infrastructure components are in place to enable successful project delivery and keep system downtime to an absolute minimum.
Undertaking ongoing Research and Development to maintain a good understanding of how emerging technologies will be of benefit to the organisation in future.
If you are an excellent communicator with strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and if you are either an experienced software developer or if you are looking to develop a new career in Software Development, we would welcome your application.
Candidates must have two A Level, NVQ Level 3, or other equivalent Level 3 Qualifications.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. Applicants to posts that are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act will require a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed.
Closing Date: 21st September 2023.
Interview Dates: 2nd, 4th, and 5th October 2023.
We may utilise digital interview methods.
As part of our Vision ( Vision 2024 (calderdale.gov.uk) ) we aim to be a talented, resilient, and inclusive community. We welcome applications from all and offer a variety of flexible working / job share opportunities for both full and part time staff.
On 30 January 2019, the Council declared a climate emergency in a bold move to step up its action to tackle climate change.
Calderdale Council embraces the positive benefits of a diverse workforce, and we are committed to providing an environment that is inclusive.
We encourage applications from people who share our commitment to challenge inequality and promote diversity across Calderdale. We particularly welcome applications from communities that are currently under-represented in our organisation. All applications are anonymised before being seen by the selection panel.
For support on your application please read our Application Booklet or visit our Employment Hub .
We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised closing date, an early submission is advised.