Functional Analyst

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£41,816 - £45,175
Job Type
Full Time

We’re looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our established team as a Functional Analyst.  You’ll be working in a demanding environment – we look after the ERP (integrated finance, procurement, HR and payroll system) and other similar business systems used by 15,000 people in nine different organisations.

Our purpose is to provide digital and technology support for the systems shared by West Northamptonshire Council and our partners Cambridgeshire County Council, Milton Keynes City Council and North Northamptonshire Council. You'll join us on our journey as we create better end-to-end services for our councils and residents.

This role is based in Northampton, however we also offer remote flexible working.
We need smart people! You’ll work with like-minded, smart people; you’ll take old ways of doing things and challenge them. We’re big on removing barriers and busting constraints, so you’ll have what you need to help us transform this into a forward thinking, digital local authority that delivers public services in a progressive way. People depend on what we deliver so what you do will make a real difference to peoples’ lives.

As well as having an enquiring mind and being good at problem solving, you’ll be keen to continually develop your skills as well as support the development of the rest of our team by sharing your knowledge and experience.

Our benefits

We offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, these include:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 28 days annual leave per year, 29 days for senior managers (pro rata, depending on how many hours per week you work), plus bank holidays. An additional 5 days, linked to continuous service, and ability to purchase up to 6 weeks additional leave per year.
  • Cycle to Work scheme. 
  • Local Government Pension Scheme plus immediate life cover (3 times your annual salary from day one) and ill-health protection.
  • Employee discounts with local and national retailers, days out, finance, health and beauty, travel and eating out plus lots more.
  • Car Lease scheme
  • Payment of professional subscription / membership - If your job description requires that you are registered with or are a member of a professional body, WNC will pay for your professional subscription or membership fees.
  • Employee Assistance Programme - We have an employee support programme run by Health Assured, an independent, external organisation. Health Assured is available for you and your immediate family members, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and includes telephone counselling, legal advice, bereavement support and medical information.
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities.
  • A variety of flexible working options to support your work/life balance, including full or part time, term time, 9-day fortnight, etc. (subject to business needs).
  • Our West Ways of Working – We want our workforce to thrive, and we equip our employees with the right technology to support hybrid and collaborative working, on or off site, depending on the role.
  • Making a difference - If you want to use your skills and experience with an organisation that are genuinely invested in making a difference, are committed to improving people's lives, and whose success has a direct impact on the wellbeing of your family, friends and people in your local area, then West Northamptonshire Council is the place for you.

What will you be doing?

As part of one of our small teams specialising in a particular functional area, you will be responding to technical requests, resolving complex incidents and undertaking developments in the systems we support.

About you

We need someone who is able to work to deadlines as well as prioritise, organise and manage their own workload. You’ll need great interpersonal skills and be able to represent our service in a positive and professional way, communicating effectively with a range of stakeholders.

You must have strong technical background knowledge and understanding of financial systems, as well as be interested in how IT applications, particularly databases, work. Knowledge and experience of Unit4 Business World would be an advantage.

About us

At West Northants Council, it’s about our people. People who thrive with ambition, bubble with new ideas, demand better ways of working, caring about every detail, and who never shy away from a challenge. Our culture is a gateway for new experiences. A place to forge new opportunities. To empower you in your career and unite you with like-minded people.

Our vision is ‘to make West Northants a great place to live, work, visit and thrive’. We truly stand by this and work hard every day to make this a reality. Our corporate values, THRIVE, stand for: Trust, High Performance, Respect, Innovate and Empower, they underpin everything we do and how we deliver services. 

Hear more from our Chief Executive, Anna Earnshaw, about what it's like to work at West Northants Council  

We are committed to ensuring diversity, equality, equity, and inclusion is woven into the fabric of WNC and everything we do, to enable all colleagues to develop and maximize their full potential.  We are a disability confident employer, a member of the Armed Forces Covenant, and a Care Leaver Covenant partner

The following film was created by us to communicate our intentions - watch WNC colleagues explain what DEI means to us.


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This role expires 24/06/2024.
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