Application Support Engineer

Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd
Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle
£34,000 per annum
Closing date
8 Nov 2021

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Corporate Services, IT
Assistant / coordinator
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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Job Details

Do you thrive in a fast-paced work environment? Do you enjoy working to tight deadlines? Do you like to make a difference? If this sounds like you, this could be your perfect role.

At Johnnie Johnson Housing, we’re looking for an Application Support Engineer to join us.

As our Application Support Engineer, you will develop system interfaces and data transfer solutions to allow disparate systems to work together and build controlled software solutions that assist the use of standard systems in the business. Delivering an efficient and effective 3rd line support to systems users across the business, you will lead or assist with the effective implementation of systems solutions or system changes through structured project delivery methods and develop system reviews and user training to maximise the effective use of solutions.

So now you’ve heard a bit about the role, let us tell you a bit about the team! It’s important to know who you might be working with, right?

Our Team

You will report into our Head of ICT and sit within a close knit team of six. As well as providing support to the organisation, we support each other too. We work hard but we also like to have fun and you’ll often find us catching up outside of work.

About you

We’re looking for an individual who is ITIL qualified and who has experience of using SQL server suite of products such as SSMS, SSRS and SSIS. With good knowledge of Windows Servers/Desktop environments, you’ll have experience of creating and amending reports and have a good working knowledge of programming, scripting and reporting tools (SQL, HTML, C#, VB, Powershell and Crystal Reports).

Comfortable working on your own initiative, assessing, planning and prioritising your own workload, you will be a great communicator who puts customers at the heart of everything you do and enjoy working at pace and with colleagues across the business. You’ll ideally have experience of using VMWare, SAN, M365 and have some knowledge of cloud services such as Azure, AWS or Google Cloud, but neither of these are essential.

And the benefits of working for us?

We’ve adopted a completely hybrid way of working, meaning you can work from home and/or our brand new (and very swanky!) Innovation Hub, Eden Point in Cheadle Hulme! As long as our residents and customers are put first we’ll also give you a degree of flexibility using our ‘My Lifestyle’ guidelines, meaning you can attend to the important things in life. So, whether you’ve got a yoga class you’d love to attend, your child’s school play or maybe it’s just that you’ve just got a new fridge being delivered, we will work with you to be flexible!

We also offer a fantastic holiday allowance of 33 days per annum (including statutory holidays) which rises to 38 days after 5 years’ service. We can offer you a 35-hour working week, an enhanced 5% employer contribution pension scheme and a recognition scheme with both financial and non-financial rewards such as gift vouchers, healthcare discounts, and loads more fantastic benefits too – you can find out more about these on our careers site!

About us

We are a not-for-profit housing association, housing over 7,000 residents across the North West, North East, Yorkshire and Derbyshire and specialise in independent living for the over 55s. Our vision Living LongerLiving Better is simply about helping people age well and live independently for longer in their own homes.


Blue Octopus partners with employers from a multitude of different sectors and industries, using our next generation technology and recruitment expertise to help attract, engage and hire the best talent for their unique career opportunities. We know that having the right people in place is crucial to every business’ current and future successes, regardless of the area they operate in.

Over the last decade, our experience has allowed us to specialise in several sectors, including social housing.

Blue Octopus has a strong history of working with social housing providers to help them hire the best talent and improve their talent management processes. This experience, coupled with knowledge developed over time, has allowed us to fully understand both the market itself and the skills required within the sector. We understand that operating at a high standard, efficiently and cost-effectively, is vital for our clients in the Social Housing sector, who provide a much-needed service for their tenants.

Find Us
Octo House, 2 Station Road
West Yorkshire
LS21 3HX
United Kingdom
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