Systems Development Manager (M365)

£47000 - £54000 per annum Excellent Pension & Holidays
Work from Home

Job description

We have a current opportunity for a Systems Development Manager (M365) on a permanent basis. The position will be based in Glasgow for our public sector client. This role will be Hybrid working of 2 days on site and 3 days from home.

Salary: £47000-54000

Pension: 21% Employer

Annual Leave: 34 Days Bank Holidays

The role;

Manage the support, development, implementation and maintenance of business systems that operate across the administrative, teaching and research functions of the university in accordance with agreed company objectives. Responsible for corporate scale systems and services supported by the central Information Services Directorate and used campus-wide by all stakeholders. Responsible for line management of staff, system support and development, project management and working with stakeholders at all levels to implement processes and systems which improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the organisation.

Other Duties;

  • Manage and implement organisation-wide IT systems projects through the project lifecycle including in collaboration with the Project Delivery Team: including producing project plans, procurement, monitoring progress, project reporting, benefits realisation.
  • Line manage technical development and support staff, including the completion of Performance & Development Reviews, managing workload, mentoring and recruiting staff where necessary.
  • Manage the gathering, analysing and documenting of business requirements for existing and new systems, mapping business processes, applying problem solving techniques and identifying future client needs and trends in order to create effective and innovative solutions.
  • Manage the development of system changes ensuring coding and release practices are robust, that systems are secure and comply with University regulations and legislative requirements

Skills/Experiences Required;

  • Detailed knowledge of software development practices, lifecycles and methodologies.

  • Extensive knowledge of project management methodologies: PRINCE2, Agile.

  • Working knowledge of business process analysis methodologies, e.g. Lean.

  • Working knowledge of service management best practice methodologies, e.g. ITIL.

  • Excellent knowledge of business and planning tools, e.g. MS Project, MS Visio, Jira.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft technologies: M365, SharePoint, Power Platform.

  • Substantial experience managing corporate systems support and development, to include the following:

    design, development, rollout and maintenance of organisation-wide business systems; working with stakeholders to identify development requirements and deliver solutions; analysing business processes and delivering improvement; managing software development teams; managing stakeholder and user engagement; managing product support of live systems.

  • Experience of introducing solutions built on Microsoft platforms.

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.


Fraser Lang
Senior Recruitment Consultant
Technology Recruitment Team
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