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Systems Development Manager

£45000 - £55000 per annum 40 Days Annual Leave

Job Description

We are currently recruiting for a systems development manager for our public sector client based in Glasgow, this is an excellent permanent opportunity, ideal for candidates with strong experience with managing teams of developers on various software development and change projects.

- Hybrid working 2 days in the office / 3 days from home

- 41 Days Annual Leave

- 21% Employer contribution pension

- £45,000-£55,000 (DOE)

Job Purpose

Manage the support, development, implementation, and maintenance of business systems that operate across administrative, teaching, and research functions in alignment with established organisational objectives.

Responsible for overseeing corporate-scale systems and services supported by the central Information Services Directorate, serving all staff and users across the organization.

Accountable for the supervision of staff, system support, development, project management, and collaboration with stakeholders at all levels to implement processes and systems aimed at enhancing operational efficiency and effectiveness within the organization.

Key skills / Requirments

  1. Manage and implement IT systems projects through the project lifecycle in collaboration with the Project Delivery Team, including producing project plans, procurement, monitoring progress, project reporting, and benefits realization.

  2. Identify new projects and opportunities, create project initiation documentation, including project briefs, feasibility studies, and business cases for approval.

  3. Line manage technical development and support staff, including completing Performance & Development Reviews, managing workload, mentoring, and recruiting staff where necessary.

  4. Manage business-as-usual user and system support and training, and the maintenance of corporate systems, ensuring a high standard of service delivery, user satisfaction, and business continuity.

  5. Manage the gathering, analyzing, and documenting of business requirements for existing and new systems, mapping business processes, applying problem-solving techniques, and identifying future client needs and trends to create effective and innovative solutions.

  6. Manage the development of system changes, ensuring coding and release practices are robust, systems are secure, and compliance with relevant regulations and legislative requirements.

  7. Liaise with Project Teams and/or Business Managers to identify how technologies offered by the Information Services can provide functionality to meet business needs.

  8. Provide specialist and strategic advice on approaches to IT systems solutions to senior management and relevant committees and working groups.

  9. Work with the Assistant Director (Business Systems) to formulate operational policies and procedures to improve the quality and effectiveness of service provision.

  10. Work with the Assistant Director (Business Systems) to develop long and short-term strategic plans and system road maps.

  11. Manage communications and relationships with project stakeholders, third-party suppliers, consultants, professional networks, and relevant government bodies.

  12. Attend training courses and conferences, and access training materials as appropriate, to ensure continued familiarity with new technologies, keep skills up-to-date, and maintain an understanding of current and future market trends.

  13. Work with colleagues to evaluate new systems, providing technical input to requirements where required.

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer. Job suitability is assessed on merit in accordance with the individual\'s skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.

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    Are you the visionary leader to transform our digital landscape?

    The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) is excited to introduce a new role that will play a pivotal part in reshaping the way we serve the public, members of parliament, organisations we investigate and PHSO colleagues. 

    PHSO is a modern, vibrant organisation full off passionate, committed people. We make final decisions that have not been resolved by UK Government departments and the NHS in England. We are an independent national ombudsman service, holding public bodies to account.

    We believe in the power of complaining. A well-handled complaint has the power to reveal the truth, bring closure and even create lasting positive change.


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    As the inaugural Chief Digital and Information Officer, you’ll have a unique opportunity to make your mark. We’re looking for a strategic and authentic digital leader with the vision and expertise transform the way we work and what we deliver, enabling us to become a truly user-focused service.

    You will be a thought leader, a catalyst for change, and a key member of our Executive Team. This is a role where your ideas and actions will have a profound impact on the organisation and ultimately on the lives of the people we serve. 

    If you’re passionate about harnessing the power of innovation and data to drive transformation, we want to hear from you! 


    The Successful Applicant

    • Degree or equivalent in a relevant technical discipline
    • Proven track record of leading the development and delivery of digital, data and technological transformation that drives improved efficiency and effectiveness.
    • Sound understanding of digital, data and technological capabilities deployed across the public sector.
    • Experience of overseeing and leading the delivery of complex multidisciplinary projects and teams including matrix leadership across organisational and supplier boundaries.
    • Experience in driving innovation in partnership with both internal colleagues and external stakeholders.
    • Strong leadership skills, with the ability to build a collaborative and inclusive team. To attract, motivate and develop colleagues at all levels to achieve their highest potential with the ability to inspire and engage people through change.
    • Strategic thinker with the ability to think beyond standard and pre-existing models and paradigms to create new and creative ways to deliver services.
    • Inspirational and compelling expert, with technology acumen, able to capitalise on digital, data and technology opportunities which support delivery of corporate objectives.


    No candidate will meet every single desired requirement. If your experience looks a little different and you think you can bring value to the role we’d love to hear from you!



    • Civil Service Pension scheme (minimum 26.6% employer contribution)
    • 32.5 Days annual leave
    • Hybrid working – 40% office based
    • Flexible working, autonomy over working patterns
    • Dedicated Learning and Development team
    • Employee discount scheme across hundreds of retailers
    • Bicycle loan scheme
    • Season ticket loan
    • Gym membership subsidy
    • Free advice help line to speak to professionals and counsellors
    • Paid for professional memberships
    • Eye test reimbursement
    • Access to the Headspace App
    • Support for carers


    Equality, Diversion, and Inclusion 

    Equality, diversity, and inclusion are vital to the way we work. We recognise the importance of having a workforce made up of individuals with their own unique identities.

    We know the value of having diverse, representative teams across our organisation, which is why we particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented. These include individuals who are from Asian, Black, Mixed Ethnicity or Other Ethnic Group backgrounds, disabled people & LGBTQ people.

    If you want to join a dedicated team that makes a real difference and helps raise standards in public services, then is the opportunity for you.

    If you would like to learn more about the role, please contact Kathryn Hayes, Talent Acquisition Advisor - [email protected]

    Closing Date – 4th December 2023

    Assessment Dates : Psychometric assessment - sent out on 8th December 2023

                                       Stakeholder panel - 12th or 14th December 2023 held virtually.

                                       Interview: w/c 18th December 2023 held virtually.


    PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

    We also do not accept CV’s. To apply for the role you will need to complete the application form by clicking on the ‘apply now’ button.

    Applications from individuals only – no agencies

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