Staffordshire County Council


Stafford, Staffordshire
Salary: £27,041 - £31,346
02 Dec 2020
15 Jan 2021
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Salary:  £27,041 - £31,346

 37 Hours per week – Fixed Term until 30/09/2022

Staffordshire ICT is responsible for the delivery of ICT services for Staffordshire County Council and some of its partners. This post sits within the Development & Solution and Application Management section which leads on introducing new systems and functionality to support business change and facilitate driving efficiencies through the best use of IT.

Currently a vacancy for a Programmer exists within the Web Applications and Data Warehousing Team; with a primary focus on the web application side of the development process. This team is responsible for the development and maintenance of a number of public facing websites, internal business applications, and the maintenance and development of a corporate data warehouse.

Applicants must have in depth knowledge of development practices as well as proven experience in developing using Microsoft Development technologies specifically focusing on .Net (C# and asp), JQuery, SQL Server, Transact-SQL, and associated techniques and methods for building applications. Any experience or knowledge of developing in a scrum environment would be desirable but not essential. A working knowledge of the Microsoft 365 Power Suite (Power Apps, Power Automate and Power Virtual Agents) would also be desirable but not essential.

The successful candidate will be expected to undertake impact analysis on technical options under the guidance of the Technical Development Lead and provide input in proposing technical solutions.  They will also be expected to take technical responsibility for most stages of the development life cycle.

In addition to the technical aspects of the role the successful candidate will be required to possess the personal qualities which make them capable of liaising with the key stakeholders of corporate projects. They will need to be able to work in a challenging fast paced environment, displaying excellent time management and resource/conflict management skills, as well as demonstrate the ability to deliver on tight deadlines and keep calm under pressure.

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. , communities and employees.

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Closing Date: 15th January 2021

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Our Values

The County Council has adopted a set of values that seeks to achieve the best outcomes for its citizens, communities and employees.

Our People Strategy sets out what we all need to do to make Staffordshire County Council a great place to work, where people are supported to develop, flourish and contribute to our ambitious plans. 

Our values are at the heart of the Strategy to ensure that the focus is on what is important to the organisation and the people it serves:

  • Ambitious - We are ambitious for our communities and citizens
  • Courageous - We recognise our challenges and are prepared to make courageous decisions
  • Empowering - We empower and support our people by giving them the opportunity to do their jobs well.

Benefits for working for us….

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:

  • An excellent local government pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
  • The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave
  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
  • Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
  • Volunteering Scheme
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
  • Bus and rail travel discounts

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