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BI Developer

Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd
Home Based
£45,000 per annum
Closing date
14 May 2024

Job Details

Here at Stonewater, our aim is to design data solutions that enable us to deliver our vision ‘for everyone to have an opportunity to have a place they can call home’. This is supported by providing data solutions that deliver value and insight across the business.

We’re now looking for a BI Developer – someone to support us on our journey for self-service reporting.

In line with Stonewater’s strategy, you will create and facilitate efficient and value for money technical solutions, meeting the reporting needs of the business. You will support the data team’s ownership of the Power BI platform, by building and maintaining, workspaces, dashboards, datasets and reports, and elicit the underlying data and process issues that need to be understood and documented for accurate reporting. You’ll do this by using a variety of analytical techniques to discover any challenges within the data/processes, documenting all findings within User Stories in DevOps.

You will also lead workshops to engage multiple stakeholders, where business critical/cross business reporting is required and extract all user needs. You will motivate and facilitate a forward thinking and collaborative approach to work, giving all members the chance to contribute to the future of Stonewater’s data platform.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience of building Power BI datasets from a variety of data sources (SQL, Sharepoint, Dataverse, oData).
  • Have experience of writing measures and calculations in DAX.
  • Have a thorough understanding of Power Query, including Advanced Editor and ‘M’.
  • Be able to write queries using SQL.
  • Have experience of using Power BI Apps to deploy dashboards and reports.
  • Have experience of standardising reports across a business.
  • Be able to gather and interpret stakeholder requirements.
  • Be able to train users with basic skills in Power BI.
  • Be comfortable managing/maintaining a codebase of PowerBI reports.
  • Have excellent communication, influencing and persuading skills at all levels.
  • Have excellent problem solving and analytical skills with a high level of attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Be comfortable working within a fast-paced agile environment, with ever-changing needs.

Appointment to this role will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Check, satisfactory references and possession of a valid Right to Work document.

Discover Stonewater:

Stonewater is a leading housing provider. We manage around 36,000 homes, serving 78,000 customers across our portfolio of affordable properties for general rent, shared ownership and sale, alongside specialist accommodation, with an ambitious house-building programme.

Our mission is to provide quality homes and services for people whose needs are not met by the open market.

We’re looking for like-minded people to join our team of over 800 talented colleagues who embody our values of being ethical, ambitious, passionate, agile and commercial, as well as people who want to make a difference and transform people’s lives.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and working towards accreditation for becoming a Disability Confident Leader, which allows us to record and report on disability, mental health and wellbeing in the workplace to better support our colleagues. We have also achieved accreditation for being an Advanced Employer for Investing in Ethnicity Maturity Matrix. We are committed to being a Menopause Friendly employer and working towards accreditation our Menopause Friendly accreditation.

Are you ready to #DiscoverStonewater?

Stonewater reserve the right to bring the closing date forward should enough quality applications be received prior to the current closing date.


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.

Company info
Octo House, 2 Station Road
West Yorkshire
LS21 3HX
United Kingdom

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