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System Administrator - Systems and Performance Team

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full Time, Limited Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 19/12/2018 23:59
£28,221 - £30,756 (pro-rated to your hours)
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Information Management
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Employment Location:
Council Offices, Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5AF
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
19 Dec

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

We have a number of exciting opportunities to join the Systems and Performance Team across multiple disciplines, such as Business Analysis, Systems Support and Business Intelligence. The council is going through a period of substantial change and there are a number of high profile projects across the Children’s, Adults and Health Department. We are looking for experienced, motivated and energetic people to play an integral part in transforming how we deliver services.

We believe that by working closely with our communities, the NHS and our partners, understanding local needs, working with individuals in a positive and responsive way, we can make a real difference. If this appeals to you we would love to hear from you.’

South Gloucestershire is in the West of England between Gloucester and Bristol, the Severn Estuary and the Cotswolds.

South Gloucestershire offers a mix of long-established urban communities, vibrant market towns, small villages and substantial new development, with a strong community spirit. We have a rich natural and cultural heritage and are conveniently located within easy commuting access of Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire, Somerset, South Wales and beyond.

We pride ourselves on being a great place to live and work - come and join us.

• System Administrator 1fte - Yate (Fixed: 18 Months)

Working across social care and education functions the team supports over 1000 internal and 10,000 external users of business critical systems and processes. The right candidate will play an integral part in helping the team to deliver a number of high profile change projects and support the day to day activities of the department.

Interviews are scheduled for week commencing 7th January 2019

Open Evening (for questions about any of the roles on offer):
4th December 2018 16.30pm – 7.00pm at South Gloucestershire Council, Council Offices, Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5AF

For further information regarding the advert and our open evening, please contact either:

* Stewart Robinson (stewart.robinson@southglos.gov.uk or 01454 863590) or
* Morag McMahon (morag.McMahon@southglos.gov.uk or 01454 868225)

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.


Educated to degree standard, or working towards this, preferably in an IT or IS related subject, or with relevant experience in a similar role

You will be will hold or be working towards a relevant professional qualification such as ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library), CLAIT (Computer Literacy And Information Technology), Any Microsoft Certification, CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) or CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional)

You must have good communication skills both verbally and written, including the ability to determine the correct communication method and approach to use in a given situation and demonstrate the effective analysis and presentation of issues, options and recommendations. In addition you must have good team working and influencing skills, including the ability to foster good team working among multidisciplinary groups, and maintain effective networks with colleagues from other disciplines, and teams. You must be able to work effectively as part of a team, including the sharing of information and knowledge with others working in related project areas.

You will have proven ability to use your initiative, and to work independently and to established deadlines. You will have experience of managing your work programme and balance the prioritisation and achievement of planned tasks with new and changing project demands that emerge.

You must have relevant experience in a Business Critical IT application support role. This must include relevant knowledge and experience of Multi Tier architecture, SQL, Relational databases e.g. Oracle, SQL Server and data warehousing. You must be able to demonstrate expertise in the following, preferably with relevant expertise in their management in a previous role:
• access level administration and associated security
• data warehousing
• database reporting tools and configuration (e.g. Business Objects)
• development and support of integration of systems with Interfaces
• development and support of bespoke outputs e.g. Letters, forms and reports.

You must also have substantial knowledge and experience in desktop operating systems, including the Microsoft Office suite of applications (or similar) in addition to the in-depth knowledge in the administration of systems listed above

Exemplifying the Council's values and behaviours.


Experience of having carried out a similar role in an Education, Social Care, Health or Housing function.

Previous experience of managing technical projects and packages of work, including elements of system upgrades/rollout

Previous experience of Ebase or equivalent GUI (Graphical User Interface) development environment and VB (Visual Basic) for applications

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Our Values

Our staff need to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. They must work well with others to reach a common goal and be willing to embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. They must use their initiative to deliver and take responsibility for their performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and must make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services. Our managers are also required to demonstrate effective leadership qualities, shape and manage team plans and motivate their staff to achieve.

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South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

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