IT Application Analyst
UWE Bristol
Bristol, GB
3d ago

Job description

  • Please note that the recruitment system will be closed for routine maintenance from 5pm Friday 11thJune to 9am Monday 14thJune*.
  • About us : At UWE Bristol, we have a large and diverse IT team of over 170 professionals involved in the development and maintenance of around 700 different applications and systems supporting both our Students and Staff communities.

    You will be joining us during a time of major change to Line of Business systems and a large Strategic Programme of activity, so if you are looking for a varied role that will provide you with lots of opportunity to develop within a complex organisation, we would love to hear from you.

    About you : We are seeking to recruit an Analyst to provide specialist analytical capability under the Head of Systems Analysis.

    This role is critical to the successful delivery of the University’s Strategic Programmes.

    You will take the lead on system enhancements within the team and should be able to demonstrate analysis of business requirements to ensure they are appropriate and adhere to the University’s strategic objectives.

    You should be able to perform testing activity within the team, executing test cases or test scripts and contributing to test reporting to agreed standards.

    You should have experience of delivery methodologies including Agile.

    The role is a unique opportunity to provide significant contribution to the strategic direction of IT Services and the wider University in the promotion of analytical excellence.

    About UWE Bristol : We are one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West with over 30,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 3,800 staff.

    We are both globally connected and regionally embedded, with strong employer and partner connections. Our staff and students come from over 160 countries making this a diverse, dynamic and rewarding place to work and study.

    We are an ambitious university. Together, our people are working hard to advance knowledge, inspire people and transform futures.

    We are looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those aims.

    We have a lot to be proud of at UWE, our achievements include an impressive 88% overall student satisfaction in the most recent National Student Satisfaction survey, placing us 2nd of all universities in England and 7th in the UK.

    We are 6th in the UK for postgraduate student satisfaction (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey) and importantly, 96% of UWE Bristol graduates are in employment or further study within six months after graduation.

    We have also achieved TEF Gold status, have been ranked 21st in The Guardian Best UK Universities 2021 and 29th in the latest Times Higher Education 'Table of Tables'.

    Bristol itself is a hub of social and cultural activity and is a big pull for students and employers alike. A city with a creative and fiercely independent mindset, a vibrant music scene, great restaurants and interesting business ventures.

    Bristol was the first British city to win the European Green Capital award in 2015, The Sunday Times newspaper named Bristol the best city to live in Britain thanks to its culture, nightlife and proximity to beautiful countryside while National Geographic listed Bristol as 11th in the world's 'cool list' destinations, ahead of Paris and Amsterdam, so it’s not surprising Bristol is consistently named as one of the best places to live and work in the UK.

    This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give both our staff and students access to everything they need to succeed with £300m having been invested recently on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation while incredible new facilities continue to be developed to enhance our offer even further.

    Frenchay campus has excellent transport links; as well as being located near the motorway network we are within walking distance of two train stations, our bus terminus connects us to the local bus and metrobus network and we also have a range of cycling and changing facilities, making our campus the ideal place to work for those commuting to Bristol.

    The University will be implementing a hybrid way of working once restrictions from Covid 19 end, therefore you will be expected to come onto campus to work for part of your working week.

    Exact days to be agreed.

    Further information

    This is a permanent post and is full-time working 37 hours per week.

    This post is available on a job share basis for applicants wishing to work part time

    The University’s normal practice is that new appointments will be made at the starting point of the grade.

    In addition to progressive pay rates, UWE Bristol offers a wide range of employee benefits including :

  • A generous holiday allowance of 27 days, increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ continuous service.
  • Up to 12.5 bank holiday / closure days per year
  • Flexible working (normal office hours 8.30 17.00)
  • Excellent defined benefit pension schemes
  • Access to employee assistance programme
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities
  • Family friendly policies and wellbeing initiatives
  • Onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus.
  • Savings on purchases via Wider Wallet scheme
  • Option to participate in the cycle to work scheme
  • UWE is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a university recognised for the success and impact of our practice-oriented programmes;
  • our strong industry networks and our inclusive global outlook.

    We particularly encourage applications from BAME applicants as we are currently underrepresented in these areas - although all appointments will be made on merit.

    We are able to sponsor qualifying candidates for this role under the Home Office Skilled Worker visa route. Please read our Skilled Worker Guidance to assess if you will be eligible to be sponsored under the criteria.

    Please also refer to the Home Office Right to Work Checklist which provides details of which documents are acceptable to prove your right to work in the UK.

    Should you be shortlisted you will be asked to produce your right to work documents at your interview.

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