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Software Solutions Developer Apprenticeship

St Paul's Catholic College
Jane Murray Way, Burgess Hill, RH15 8GA
Competitive salary
Closing date
5 Aug 2021

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
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The post holder will join a dynamic, friendly, and supportive team within a school that is known for being an investor in people and technology. They can expect to develop skills across a broad range of technologies including SharePoint, JSON, APIs, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript/jQuery, SQL, PHP, ASP .net, WPF, C#, Visual Basic, PowerShell, and console.

Primary duties include:
  • Conceptualise, design, and develop sites, lists, document libraries, and custom solutions in Bosco's growing SharePoint Online environment to meet the specific needs of schools
  • Assist with the migration of existing content and features in our well-established SharePoint 2013 environment to the new SharePoint Online platform
  • Customise the appearance of SharePoint Online to enhance the end-user experience and usability for Bosco's students, staff, families, and governors
  • Develop exciting new software-based features, both online and offline, to meet the schools' needs using popular languages such as ASP .net (C# or VB), PHP, jQuery, and JSON
  • Work with our Web Developer to design modern, visually compelling interfaces using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to engage users in our solutions
  • Use dynamic content from SQL databases and SharePoint lists/libraries to work with live data and continue to develop the databases following sound principles
  • Ensure all web-based platform development is accessible and standards-compliant websites and reflects the identity of Bosco's schools
  • Assist the Web Developer with maintaining and updating existing websites and web applications on Bosco's front-facing websites when required
  • Develop strong relationships with key stakeholders including leaders at individual schools and Bosco's strategic team to understand their own identities and requirements
  • Provide support with the continued development of Bosco's branding and the individual identities of each school
  • Keep abreast of new technologies and the latest in web and database standards
  • Produce supporting documentation, user guides, demonstrations, and other training materials to assist key stakeholders
  • Monitor/evaluate the impact of Bosco's SharePoint sites and software solutions and respond to feedback
  • Maintain confidentiality and security of all information linked to students and staff in line with current legislation and working practice guidelines
  • Manage your time effectively on small- and large-scale projects, to meet deadlines and provide clear and meaningful estimates on projected timescales where appropriate
  • Ensure compliance with the latest statutory requirements for primary and secondary schools
  • Meet regularly with the rest of the development team to collaborate on ideas and to share knowledge, expertise, and best practice
  • Any other duties or tasks as requested by the Head teacher or line manager from time to time that are commensurate with grade and ability

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills are essential
  • Organised with good administration skills and highly motivated

Personal qualities

  • Thorough and a finisher
  • Able to exercise discretion and confidentiality
  • Ability to manage time effectively and follow plans to help ensure deadlines are met and projects are delivered on-time
  • Able to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the Trust
  • Acceptance of staff dress code
  • A good understanding of graphical user interface design, consistency, attention-to-detail, and high standard
  • Work effectively as part of a team, understanding Bosco roles and responsibilities and your own position within these

Desired qualifications

Entry requirements:

Level 3 Software apprenticeship, orA Level in a STEM subject (within the Technology and maths fields only) (or equivalent) and successful completion of our Aptitude Test, or BTEC Diploma in IT and successful completion of our Aptitude Test, or aminimum of 12 months of experience within the last 24 months or 18 months in the last 36 months in an IT role.

Specific roles that are acceptable are:
  • IT Support roles e.g. Help Desk, First line
  • Software testing or any work that utilises basic coding
  • Any other technical job that uses IT equipment or software
  • Any data analytics or reporting related role

You may also have a combination of qualifications and experience which demonstrate the minimum foundation needed for the programme. In this instance you could still be considered for the programme. The learners would still be required to successfully pass the Aptitude Test at first attempt.

If you hold international equivalents of the above qualifications, at the time of your application you must be able to provide an official document that states how your international qualifications compare to the UK qualifications.Find out morehere

Future prospects

This role could lead to a permanent position with the view to potentially do a funded MSc qualification.
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