Application Lead

  • Location
    Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
  • Salary
  • Category
    IT - Database Adminstrator
  • Job type
  • Industry
    IT and Telecoms
  • External Reference

JOB TITLE: Application Lead
LOCATION: Kingston upon Thames
PAY RATE: £200 per day Umbrella
DURATION: 10 weeks
IR35 STATUS: Inside

Role purpose

The Councils are focused on delivering the best possible outcomes for their communities.
To do this we need managers who thrive in a networked organisation and who can provide
strong operational leadership.

There are a number of roles across the department at Grade K, J or I that are designated as
Lead or Manager.These roles have a dual purpose in that they are expected to have
specialist knowledge and skill within their own area and also play an active part in the
operational management of their team. They will do this by:
● Understanding and supporting the Digital Strategy
● Working with their line manager and other leads/managers within the team to
manage the team workload
● Directly managing a small number of reports and/or managing a virtual team working
on a specific task or project
● Managing other resources such as physical or logical technology/software and
vendor services
● Providing appropriate analysis and reporting within their area of expertise
● Coaching less senior members of the team both professionally and technically
● Acting as a lead across the department and the wider customer base in promoting,
communicating and developing their area of expertise
● Seeking opportunities for innovation and collaboration
● Demonstrating the culture and values on a day-to-day basis.

The person
In order to successfully deliver the responsibilities of the role, you will need to:
● Have strong leadership skills, modelling a performance culture and constructively
building achievement, confidence and skills in others
● Question and challenge conventional thinking, with a continual eye on the bigger
picture in terms of the corporate context and external environment
● Role model agility and adaptability in mindset and ways of working
● Work successfully with key stakeholders including Members, residents, businesses,
communities, partner organisations and other public services
● Demonstrate commitment to own personal and professional development to meet the
changing demands of the role
● Demonstrate a high level of innovation and creativity.

● Experience of working in digital transformation across an organisation
● Experience in the management of the processes, systems and functions in complex
IT and cloud environments
● Experience of complex application support environments
● Management of 3rd party contracts to ensure delivery of products and services to the
agreed standard and timeline
● Budget management of environments and staff to minimise costs and ensure
● Experience in automated systems supporting specific business functions or
processes. Examples: social care, housing management, libraries, customer
services, finance
● Familiar with applications/processes which enable selective access to information
held within some form of database or "data warehouse". Examples: Exporting data to
a spreadsheet via ODBC, writing SQL statements, using Microsoft SQL Server
Reporting Services or Business Objects
● Proficient in Business Process Improvement Techniques for streamlining business
processes which have been modelled and understood. Examples: error-proofing,
value added assessment, process cycle time reduction, future-proofing, resilience,
reliability, cost effectiveness.
● Principles, methods, techniques and tools for the effective allocation of resources to
development projects and business as usual activity
● An understanding of ITIL practices and an appreciation of service hand over.

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Please apply with your CV to: Emily Day