Senior Systems Officer, Accommodation Essex

Accommodation Essex



  • Posted on: 11th Jan 2022
  • Salary: £29,543 - £33,229 per annum
  • REF: REQ05545
  • Closes: 31st January 2022
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description

This post is based in the Accommodation team in the Student Services Hub. The Accommodation Essex Team oversees the accommodation requirements for all students across our Colchester and Southend Campuses. The Accommodation team are responsible for managing the application, allocation and tenancy agreements for over 5500 rooms, in collaboration with colleagues across the University

Duties of the Role

The Senior Systems officer will be responsible for overseeing all systems and IT requirements associated with the administrative work of Accommodation Essex. This will be co-ordinated by the post-holder in conjunction with the existing Accommodation Administration and Systems Officers. This role will also act as the key point of contact with our external systems provider – Kinetics. The post-holder, with the support of the Administration and Systems Officers, will be responsible for proposing system amendments to enhance administrative tasks and drive improvements and efficiencies.

The post holder will be expected to interrogate data to produce regular and adhoc management reporting as required. They will also lead on the day to day maintenance and configuration of the databases, alongside the scheduling and execution of key events in the application cycle, in collaboration with colleagues in ITS.

The Senior Systems Officer will assist the Administration & Systems Manager with any other administrative or systems tasks and with front line customer services as necessary.

Skills and qualifications required

The post holder must have extensive experience in IT systems and databases, including how to interrogate large datasets to provide management reports as required. They will be expected to have a meticulous approach to their work, with an eye for detail to ensure that systems are operating and functioning in line with business requirements. The post holder must be a strong communicator, with the ability to explain complex information clearly to a wide variety of audiences. They must also be able to interact effectively, and work collaboratively with various departments, both internally and externally across the University.

Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please email

This recruitment campaign is being administered by the University of Essex on behalf of University of Essex Campus Services Ltd, a wholly owned company of the University. Some aspects of the information provided on this recruitment website may not apply to this appointment.

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