Housing Systems Manager
About us East Devon is independently recognised as an outstanding place and so it follows that its council must also strive to be outstanding. Everything we do is aimed at ensuring that East Devon is a place that people want to live in, work in, visit and enjoy. Our ambition is to be an outstanding council which works together with local people to create great value services and an outstanding community, economy and environment for East Devon, now and for future generations. About the role We are currently recruiting for a Housing Systems Manager to lead the implementation of our new Housing Management System, OPENHousing. In this interesting and varied role, you'll be responsible for the overall delivery of the system implementation which will include project management of the release phases, in addition to testing and uploading new software releases. You'll need to develop strong working relationships with ICT for technical assistance and with suppliers to ensure contractual obligations are delivered. In addition, you'll manage a small team and assist them to deliver efficient and effective training and support to system users across the organisation. This position will initially be based in Sidmouth but will move to Exmouth in November 2017 when our new offices become operational. About you With a good standard of education, you'll have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a good knowledge of software upgrading, testing procedures and reporting tools. Project management experience will be essential to the success of this role and you'll need to be confident managing conflicting priorities and working on your own initiative. A high level of accuracy and attention to detail are both essential, as is previous line management and budget management experience. You'll also need a driving licence and be able to travel as required (reasonable adjustments may be possible according to the Equality Act). Apply To apply online for the above position, please click the APPLY button. Closing date: 27th September 2017. Interviews: w/c 2nd October 2017. East Devon District Council has decided to relocate away from its current headquarters in Sidmouth. Some staff will relocate to Exmouth in November 2017 and others to Honiton towards the end of 2018.