Business Analyst (Career Graded)

Job details

Employer:
Gravesham Council
Salary:
Up to £31,371 per annum + Market Forces Allowance (£1,844)
Location:
Civic Centre, Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent
Contract:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full Time
Hours:
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
No
Closing Date:
20/10/2019 at 23:55 PM
Reference:
GRVC/19/109837

Our Organisation

Centrally located in the Thames Gateway, Gravesham Borough Council provides a range of services to over 95,000 people and 3,000 businesses. 

The Borough of Gravesham, situated in the north west corner of Kent, covers 25,000 acres of the most varied countryside in south east England. 

Bordered by the River Thames to the north, it is at the heart of Thames Gateway and has a significant role to play in the regeneration of a major government growth area. 

Gravesham Borough Council is committed to delivering to the community and working with us means you are part of delivering the level of growth and improvement our community needs and deserves. 

The role  

If you have previously worked in an IT role and are interested in pursuing a career as a Business Analyst, we have a vacancy within our team. The role will involve you learning how to analyse user requirements, developing software and database administration. 

You will be involved with the provision and support of various systems related to service areas of the Council, in particular those systems requiring Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle DBA expertise. 

This post is within the Business Applications team of the IT Department who provide databases, systems and support to 450 users across two sites. The Business Applications team play an important role within the council ensuring all council services have the systems and data available to carry out their work. A combination of third party systems and bespoke developments and integrations are used. 

This post is career graded in line with Skills Framework for the Information Age competency levels. Opportunity will be given to the post holder to progress through the competency levels / grades up to POC which has a maximum salary of £38,813 plus Market Forces Allowance. 

Essential qualifications/experience

To have at least 5 O’Level / GCSE’s and be educated to A’Level standard. 

Desirable qualifications/experience

A degree or professional qualification in a relevant area of Computing or IT is desirable. 

In return we offer you  

Holiday entitlement

A generous holiday entitlement, plus paid bank holidays. 

Training

In-house and external training including non-qualification, Continued Personal Development (CPD), NVQ and other qualification training. 

Employee Assistance Programme by Care First

Care First is a free and confidential support service, offering you unlimited access to advice and information as well as coaching and counselling where appropriate. 

Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the service is there to help you manage all of life's events and support you through the challenges. Their expert advisers are there to help,

whenever you need them. Support on the telephone, online and face to face.  

Pensions

A very secure pension scheme which both you and we pay into. More information can be found on the Local Government Pension Scheme website. 

Occupational health

An on-site Occupational Health Advisor. We have an occupational health service provided by East Kent Hospitals University Foundation NHS Trust. The service is delivered by a team of health professionals who specialise in occupational medicine and deal with the relationship between your work and your health. Occupational Health also works with us to resolve any issues in the workplace and also to ensure that well-being at work is maintained.

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager call Darren Everden 01474 337240.

Important Information

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Gravesham Borough Council is working towards equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. 

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email. 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date. 

How to apply

Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS

If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.

All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.

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