Applications Analyst

Manchester, United Kingdom
£32,236 to £39,609 per annum
29 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About IT Services

IT Services at the University of Manchester is a vibrant and fast moving department, we focus on delivering excellent customer service and quality services for our staff, students and researchers.

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This role

A new opportunity for an experienced individual to support and maintain our VLE has become available. You will need to be able to adapt to a constantly changing environment to support applications within the Student Systems team. The purpose of this role is to support and maintain the Blackboard application and its service function for The University of Manchester.

This role will involve working with various departments throughout the University including the eLearning teams, the exams office, teaching and learning support office and the wider IT team including key stakeholders.

You should have knowledge of teaching and learning applications such as Blackboard and Turnitin. This role will support these applications in key activities for BAU, 3rd party vendor management, application upgrades and application configuration. You will also need to have excellent communication skills, experience of business analysis and reporting to a wide range of key stakeholders.

Specific role requirements

In addition to the Person Specification criteria you must have the following:

Experience with supporting and configuring VLEs, i.e. Blackboard
An understanding of application lifecycle management
Working in a customer focused, service driven IT environment
Experience of dealing with 3rd party vendors and supplier management

Desirable Knowledge / Experience include:

HE experience with teaching and learning
Knowledge of the working structures of the University and the interoperability of student systems in use
Project Management experience
Knowledge of software deployment and testing processes

When addressing the person specification criteria in your application for the role of Applications Analyst, please ensure you make reference to the specific role requirements above.

Should we receive any applications from candidates internal to The University of Manchester, we would welcome this as a secondment opportunity, subject to approval from all parties involved.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as female candidates are currently under-represented at this level in this area, we would particularly welcome applications from female applicants. All appointments will be made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: George Jeffries

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

Further Particulars

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