Applications Manager - Invest NI

REF: 905017_1602162356

  • Position: Permanent
  • Salary: £40000 to £50000
  • Location: Greater Belfast

MCS Group is thrilled to be partnering exclusively with Invest NI as they seek to appoint an Applications Manager to their growing ICT Team. There has simply been no better time to join this leading organisation, renowned for supporting new and existing businesses across the province to compete on an international stage, while attracting investment to Northern Ireland. Invest NI's ICT Team has embarked on a period of significant growth, with this opportunity affording an accomplished Software Manager the chance to lead an expert team driving and delivering technology which truly empowers this organisation.

About the Role

  • The Applications Manager will report to the ICT manager and manage the life-cycle of Invest NI's application portfolio including CRM (Microsoft Dynamics 365) Records Management System (Meridio moving to SharePoint), bespoke Grant Management software and reporting and analytics packages (to name a few).
  • You will be responsible for the management of the Applications Team ensuring the availability of the current business applications, assessing value for money of the applications suite and the suitability of the ICT services for the needs of Invest NI organisation.
  • The Applications Manager will be responsible for driving innovation and supporting the needs of our internal and external customers.
  • You will manage the applications budget.
  • You will provide senior technical advice and guidance and take responsibility for larger software projects and more significant technical challenges.

Personnel Criteria

  • A track record of recent management of software implementation projects, with demonstrable experience of data migrations and testing, and experience of implementing large systems using project management methodologies e.g. Prince II or Agile.
  • Experience of requirements capture, with ability to work with user groups and senior management to gather and define requirements.
  • Experience of Business case development, commercial contract management, with experience of managing supplier SLAs and relationships to develop and deliver effective solutions.
  • Customer focused with the ability to deal effectively with end user problems.
  • An ability to motivate, collaborate with and lead others, with a successful track record in providing direction and managing performance of staff.

Terms, Conditions, Benefits

Salary: The salary range for the position is £38,017 - £41,799 per annum (DP Grade, 2019 Pay Scale). The entry point on the salary range for the successful candidate will be the minimum of the range. An annual ICT Allowance of £2,122 will be paid (backdated) after 6 months.
Pension: You will be eligible to join the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme Northern Ireland (PCSPSNI).
Holidays: Your annual leave entitlement will be 25 days per annum with an additional 12 Public and Privilege holidays.
Flexible Working: Invest NI operates a flexible working scheme.
Remote Working: Invest NI has successfully completed a Smart Working Pilot.
Learning and Development: Invest NI is an Investors in People accredited organisation and is committed to supporting staff to reach their full potential. Invest NI actively develops all staff and invests significantly in training and development for business success and personal growth. This includes on-the-job training, external training and, where appropriate, further education.
Other Benefits: Maintaining a positive work/life balance is important to Invest NI and they have a range of policies to help achieve this. Invest NI also has a vibrant Sports and Social Committee and promote positive health and wellbeing through regular activities such as the Walking Club, 5-a-side football and regular social events. You will have access to a number of other schemes including Healthcare, Cycle to Work, and Annual Commuter Travel Card.

Equality of Opportunity
Invest NI is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Invest NI is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community. At this time, it particularly welcomes applications from people with disabilities and from minority ethnic groups.

Select 'Apply Now' to request a Candidate Pack for this Applications Manager role that will further highlight the opportunities of joining the ICT team at Invest NI.

Applications will close on 23rd October at 5pm. Please allow enough time to complete the Application Form (that will be supplied in the Candidate Pack) if you meet the essential criteria for this Applications Manager role.