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Systems Analyst - Student Information Systems

Information Services

Location:  Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB
Salary:  £27,924 to £30,497 per annum
The point of entry will be dependent upon relevant qualifications and experience
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Thursday 30 June 2022
Reference:  KW-526A

Harper Adams University is seeking a Systems Analyst to work on our Student Information System, who will be part of a small team providing professional expertise and technical skills in the development, integration and interoperability of new and existing software solutions for student data.

Key qualifications, skills and experience required for this role are:

  • Relevant experience of Student Systems Development/Analysis and Support 
  • Understanding of Academic Administration processes 
  • Understanding of second/third line support processes 
  • Knowledge of database platforms, producing reports and working with data­ driven applications 
  • Experience/Knowledge of integrating systems such as identity management, 
  • Experience using version control systems
  • A strong ethos towards test driven design and experience in debugging applications at every level 
  • Understanding of project based development using design, build, test and deploy methodology 

Although the role is based on Campus, we support agile working arrangements and operate a Flexible Working Policy

If you have any queries or questions or for an informal discussion please contact Kim Wolstencroft on 07891101913.

This post may meet the relevant criteria to allow the University to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship to individuals who wish to come to work in the UK through the Skilled Worker Route of the UK Immigration System.  For information on the sponsorship system, please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website at You are advised to assess your circumstances against the criteria set out in the UKVI policy guidance, available at UK ENIC provides advice and guidance on international qualifications at UK ENIC Visas and Nationality

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Harper Adams University is one of the premier UK Higher Education institutions focused on the land-based and food supply chain sector. With around 2,800 undergraduate students, plus those completing postgraduate, research and CPD programmes, Harper Adams University is the UK's largest single provider of higher education for these subjects.  Programmes fall into eleven broad subject areas – but none operate in isolation. Community and collaboration are key at Harper Adams, meaning everyone, including staff, students and industry partners, benefits from a close network of knowledge and opportunity exchange. Situated in Shropshire, the campus and the surrounding area provide an excellent working and living environment for staff and students alike.

Harper Adams is consistently positioned highly in a range of national ratings, performance measures and league tables. The University has been the highest performing modern university in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide for the last four years, climbing to 17th place in the overall league table. In the 2020 guide Harper Adams was named Modern University of the Year and runner-up University of the Year. In the 2019 Whatuni? Student Choice Awards, based on student reviews, Harper Adams won the Student Support category for the fifth time – the only university to have taken the title since the awards began - and won the category for best job prospects for a fourth year running. In the 2020 QS World Rankings for Agriculture and Forestry published in March 2020, Harper Adams was ranked first in the UK for academic reputation and second in the world for its reputation with employers.

Applied research is at the heart of the university’s activity, with the work of a thriving academic community underpinning both teaching and work with the industries allied to Harper. The 2014 Government Research Excellence Framework rated all of the university’s research as “of international quality”, and more than half was deemed “world leading” or “internationally excellent”.



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