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    • Southampton
  • Full time
  • Recruitment


  • Computer science


  • Programmer

Apply by: 2022-10-01

Application Specialist (Future Ways of Working)

Published 2022-09-08


Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £32,348 to £39,745 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term for 12 months
Closing Date:  Thursday 08 September 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1943722JF

This is an exciting opportunity to join the University of Southampton on a fixed-term contract as we invest further in our Future Ways of Working, recognising that our people are the core of our organisation. The University’s iSolutions team offers a wide range of technical IT support for people working and studying with us, and this is an opportunity to be involved in projects related to those services.

About the Role 
The Future Ways of Working (FWoW) Programme has an exciting opportunity for an experienced and dynamic IT Technician and Trainer to work closely with the AV Support Team Manager and  FWoW Project Manager as the University moves towards a hybrid working environment. Based as part of the iSolutions team, you’ll define and deliver support and training that will improve the development, delivery and sustainability of communications and collaboration platforms and hardware in line with the University’s strategy. 

What you’ll do
  • Provide expert advice on the use of the communication and collaboration platforms and hardware. 
  • Plan and assist in the development of training content for the platforms and hardware. 
  • Actively engage with staff discovering their communications and collaboration requirements. 
  • Develop solutions to users’ needs which require specialist application knowledge. 
  • Work with suppliers and integrators to maximise features and benefits of platforms and hardware 
What you’ll bring 
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to plan and manage your own workload. 
  • A proactive mindset towards dealing with complex challenges and conflict. 
  • Ability to assimilate information quickly to suggest and deliver improvements. 
 You will be a proactive problem solver who can manage multiple priorities to ensure that work is delivered on time to a high standard. You will be an engaged team member, but also able to work independently. 

You will have a skill level (including experience and other qualifications) equivalent to achievement of a professional qualification or degree. You will be professional, clear thinking and act as a role model within iSolutions. 

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Simon Bobbett AV Team Leader on  S.Bobbett@soton.ac.uk

About the University 
The University of Southampton is a research-driven institution, home to some of the world’s leading minds, expanding our knowledge, and passing it on to future generations. We aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a diverse culture of inclusion, respect, and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work.  

The University of Southampton promotes a healthy work life balance with a generous holiday allowance (30+ days), defined benefit pension, flexible working, generous parental leave, and childcare provision. For more information on our benefits, please visit our human resources pages.

Application Procedure 
You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please contact Michelle (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk  Please quote reference 1943722JF on all correspondence. 

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