Welcome to Kingston and Sutton Councils’ shared Digital & IT service Vacancies

Vacancy Details

Application Lead

Digital & IT, Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
£37,842 - £48,492 per annum
Kingston upon Thames
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
28/07/2019 at 23:58 PM
Digital & IT, Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

Job Term - Full Time

Hours - 36

Location - Kingston and Sutton

Full details - We've set up a dedicated recruitment website for IT and Digital roles, you can learn more about the work we do, our customers, vision, available roles and what it's like to work for us by visiting www.kingston-sutton-digital-jobs.co.uk/


About us

Digital and IT is a shared service between Kingston and Sutton Councils providing digital and technology services to both Councils as well as a number of arm's length companies.

We're committed to delivering great public services that are not only highly effective but also easily accessible. We’ve championed the digitisation of services as well as adopting a ‘mobile first’ model to ensure that this commitment is fulfilled.


The role

Working in the Application Support team, you’ll be responsible for the provision of application support, management and development services, either directly to users of the systems or to service delivery functions. You will lead a small team. 

Its main purpose is to:

  • Review releases, upgrades and fixes available from software suppliers and implement as appropriate. Maintain awareness of existing and emerging software and hardware solutions and develop upgrade plans
  • Tailor software to ensure that the functionality of the application is fully exploited
  • Coordinate application upgrades and prepare software implementation procedures with fall back contingency plans
  • Analyse test requirements, design and build test case suites, test scripts, and test procedures, with expected results
  • Investigate, diagnose and resolve application and database problems in accordance with service level agreements, communicating progress and escalating as necessary

A full overview of the role is available in the Job Profile.

Benefits we offer

Kingston Council has good access to central London and our offices are a short walk from the station based in the middle of the historic and vibrant high street next to the open spaces of the river Thames, offering a wide range of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities; all making for a desirable place to live and work. 

The successful candidate will have access to a wide range of staff benefits, some of which include:

  • 29 days annual leave - In addition you will receive 8 statutory bank holidays
  • Local government pension scheme
  • Interest free season loan ticket
  • Cycle to work and Zip Car Scheme
  • Discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres
  • Comprehensive Learning and Development programme
  • A forward thinking and networked organisation where employee’s views are valued.
  • Modern and flexible working environment allowing employees to benefit from agile working practices.