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The University of the Highlands and Islands is the United Kingdom’s leading integrated university encompassing both further and higher education. Based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, our distinctive partnership of 13 independent colleges and research institutions is locally based and rooted in communities, but with national and international reach, as part of a regional university structure.

To support our work we are recruiting to the following role :

Student Systems Specialist

Salary range £29,896 - £34,657 per annum
Working hours35 hours per week
Closing DateMonday 30 April 2018

The university seeks the appointment of a suitably qualified and experienced business systems specialist to develop the Student Records System (SITS:Vision) for the effective operation of UHI and its Academic Partners.

This support role requires good customer service, responding to support calls and working with the team in the management of the SITS system.  The successful candidate will have an HND or higher, in IT or a related subject.

Experience in the SITS:Vision system would be desirable but equivalent experience in configuring and developing business systems will be considered as training in the specific functionality of SITS:Vision will be available. A working knowledge of relational databases is essential to the post. You will have experience in designing technical developments and integrations with other systems, defining and implementing workflows to streamline and automate business processes. You will be comfortable configuring standard business system type functionality such as menus, workflows, web forms or vistas and outputs such as standard reports and letters and assigning these to different groups of users.

Working in a small team you will be expected to build and maintain good relationships with UHI Executive Office and Academic Partner customers and have the ability to work under their own initiative when required.  This will require some element of travelling to UHI Academic Partner sites throughout the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

The role holder must have a strong understanding of the importance of change and quality control, creating supporting documentation, testing, release management and transitioning projects into service.  The role holder must also have demonstrable experience of providing realistic work estimates and plans, whilst dealing with conflicting and competing priorities to allow themselves and their colleagues to meet set deadlines.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 16 May 2018.

If you have any queries about the application process please contact the Personnel Office at or on 01463 279239.