Application Support and Development Officer- ref CG13817

Civic Centre, Walsall
G7 £24,717 - £29,033 per annum
06 Mar 2018
22 Mar 2018
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Application Support and Development Officer- ref CG13817
G7 £24,717 - £29,033 per annum
2 x permanent posts 

Do you want to see a direct impact from the work you do? Successful candidates will be joining ICT at a time of growth as we work together to help move Walsall council towards achieving its Digital Transformation agenda, and migration to a cloud environment. We would like to recruit ambitious candidates who wish to take this opportunity to develop their ICT career with Walsall at this exciting time of growth and change. 

Working at Walsall Council will allow you the opportunity to support and develop a diverse portfolio of solutions. Even the most experienced candidates accepted for this position will have the opportunity to expand and improve their skill sets in many areas. 

Interested in SQL and C#? So are we! For this position we require someone who is comfortable querying databases using SQL. If you also have experience of object oriented programming languages or .NET based content management systems this will be a great advantage, however there is scope for on the job training. 

Candidates with prior SQL experience will be given extra consideration, but all candidates with a strong grasp of programming principles, particularly experience with other similar languages (VB.NET, Java etc.), will be viewed favourably. 

At times the supported applications may require upgrades and further development, you will be supporting the senior developers in carrying out these changes, primarily using an agile software development approach. 

We are looking for someone who is self-disciplined and self-motivated. You will need to have a can-do attitude and be prepared to take on new challenges. For the right person there is the opportunity to grow within the role. 

The council believes that it is critical to encourage personal development to have a successful team. As such, we are keen to allow our staff personal development time to undertake relevant training courses or otherwise improve their skill set. 

This post is covered by the Government’s Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers.  The postholder will be required to communicate verbally with customers and provide advice and/or information in accurate spoken English. 

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 20th March 2018 

For this role the successful candidates must undergo a Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) check.  BPSS is the minimum standard to ensure the identity and integrity of an employee who has access to official information using secure networks linking central government and local authorities.  A BPSS check involves four main elements; Identity Check, National and Immigration Status, Employment History (last 3 years) and Verification of Criminal Record (unspent convictions only).

Information for applicants 

  • Applications are invited using our online application form only.  If you have a disability and require information on submitting an application in another format then please contact us via email:
  • Important note: as you progress through the online application form you will be asked to upload a supporting statement. DO NOT UPLOAD YOUR CV. You should upload a statement detailing how your aptitudes meet the specific criteria included in the employee specification. CV’s will not be accepted
  • All correspondence with candidates will be via email, therefore candidates should check their email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting an application.
  • This vacancy may be closed earlier than the published closing date should we receive a large number of applications. Therefore, it is strongly advised that candidates submit applications at the earliest opportunity.


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Job Description & Employee Specification

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