Systems Tester

Leeds, West Yorkshire
14 Oct 2019
27 Oct 2019
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Systems Tester x 2

We have an exciting opportunity for a Systems Tester to join the Today’s Yorkshire Programme Test Team at Yorkshire Housing. The main purpose of this role is to support the testing and the subsequent delivery of training across Yorkshire Housing.

The TY programme are looking to strengthen the testing/training capability with a number of Systems Tester who will work closely with the business and the software supplier of a new IT system in all required Test Phases.  The successful candidate will also be involved in creating the required training materials and training the new application across all users in YH.


Who we are:

We are a charitable housing association that owns and manages more than 18,000 homes – and developing thousands more – across Yorkshire. We also provide a range of services so that people can live independently. All our profits are reinvested so that we can do even more for our customers. Our ambition is that everyone has the opportunity to live in a quality home they can afford.


What the role involves:

As a Systems Tester you will work with the YH Business and 3rd Party software suppliers to test and train users on the delivered software. You will also be responsible for:

  • Analysis of business design documents and the creation of test scripts to support end to end business processes   
  • Executing tests in all test phases to ensure the delivered system performs as expected and to highlight any issues and ensure the system is fully tested before go live
  • Provide training and mentoring on new applications and working with 3rd parties to develop training material. 


The role would suit a Learning and Development trainer with a passion and bias towards technology, systems or IT training, or a Test analyst with a transferable skill set to transfer their knowledge to end users in an engaging and impactful way.


What can you expect:

In return we offer £27,750 for a 35 hour week, 25 days annual leave (raising annually to 30 days) plus Bank Holidays. We also have a really good reward package to suit everyone – from a variety of retail discounts to a contributory pension scheme where we will match your contributions up to 9% As well as our great benefits and a fantastic work environment, we’re also a company that cares about its employees and its customers.


Our values:

What’s more - we’re big on hiring based on our values and are looking for people who are committed to our company values, demonstrating this by:

Respect: having excellent communication skills and can understand, present and explain complex information to a range of audiences

Reliability: having the ability to work across the organisation in a collaborative way

Enthusiasm: having a high level of emotional intelligence with a challenging and enquiring mind


Above all we are looking for a positive and can-do individual with a passion for supporting others to achieve.


Why join now?

Yorkshire Housing is going through a major transformation programme. The programme will radically improve the way we interact with our customers, eliminate inefficiencies, and empower our staff to focus on the things that matter most to our customers. We want to make sure that our business is sustainable and that we're able to keep building homes for new customers, making repairs in the properties we own, and support customers to live in their home independently for longer. Transformation is across the entire organisation - it includes changing our processes, jobs, as well as introducing new IT capability.


This role is key to making this transformation ambition a success! So if you want to be part of the team that makes a real positive difference every day and work for an organisation that prioritises its people and its customers then we want to hear from you.


This is a full time role working 35 hours per week and will be awarded on a fixed term basis to July 2020.

If you are an internal candidate who already works for Yorkshire Housing, this role will be offered on a secondment basis. The base location for this role is Dysons Chambers, Leeds.

The closing date for applications will be Monday 27 October 2019.

Please note if you are applying for this role internally you must inform your current line manager.