The starting salary for this role is £57,868 per annum for working 36 hours per week.
We're on the lookout for a talented and innovative individual to fill the key role of ERP Technical Architect within the ICF (Intelligent Client Function) team. This is an opportunity to be at the forefront of transforming how we deliver services. The ERP Technical Architect will play a pivotal role in this journey, driving the strategic design, implementation, integration strategy, and optimisation of the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. It's a unique chance to take a key role in Surrey County Council's transformational journey.
The ICF (Intelligent Client Function) is a new team established by the Council to drive meaningful transformation through optimising ERP system use, ensuring it becomes a powerful tool to drive efficiency and collaboration. The ERP Technical Architect will drive technology transformation across the Council. You will have significant exposure to wider teams within the business, working closely with business service teams, project managers, and stakeholders to ensure the ERP architecture aligns seamlessly with our strategic goals, enhances our operational processes, and enables data integration across all departments.
Why work with us?
Catalyst for change: In this newly created position, you will work at the heart of ongoing transformation within Surrey County Council. You'll play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the Council.
Learning and development opportunities: In our dynamic environment, every day is a learning experience. You'll have the chance to grow professionally, acquiring new skills and knowledge to support your professional development.
Supportive team: SCC operates in a diverse, dynamic, and exciting environment - the ICF team is at the core of working with business services to transform the organisation.
Competitive compensation: You will benefit from a competitive salary, flexible working arrangements, excellent training and development opportunities, generous holiday entitlement, the option to buy additional annual leave, and the Local Government Pension Scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
The ERP Technical Architect position is a hybrid role, with a requirement to be on site at either Dakota, Weybridge and/or Reigate, Woodhatch Place as and when required.
About the role
Strategic guidance: Collaborate with team members within the Intelligent Client Function to develop long-term ERP strategies and implementation roadmaps to deliver optimisation, technical improvements and seamless integrations.
ERP architecture design: Design and blueprint a robust ERP architecture that meets operational requirements while ensuring scalability, quality of service, and efficient systems management
Requirement gathering: Work closely with departments to gather functional and technical ERP requirements, offering practical solutions and aligning teams with Council business objectives.
As an ERP Technical Architect, you will possess an excellent understanding of complex systems and integration, providing a blueprint for success. The role requires innovation, analytical prowess, and strategic thinking. You will also have a keen understanding of the Council's policies, regulations, and strategic priorities to ensure our ERP solutions are efficient and agile.
As part of the application process, you will be asked to upload your CV and answer the following questions:
- What are your motivations for applying?
- How do you approach aligning technology solutions with an organisation's strategic objectives? Could you provide an example from your previous work?
- Data integration is crucial for ERP systems. Describe your expertise in developing data integration strategies and ensuring data flows smoothly between ERP and other systems.
- Tell us about a time when you constructively challenged existing practice to improve ways of working.
- The role involves collaborating with various stakeholders. Please provide an example of when you effectively communicated and collaborated with IT teams, business services, and external vendors to achieve project success.
Answers to these questions will be scored and used for shortlisting purposes. The full role profile can be found on the emloyer site; please refer to this when writing your answers.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 08/10/2023.
Interviews will take place within 1 month of the job advertisement closing.
A Basic DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) will be required for this role.
Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:
- The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application
- The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form
Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role.
We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.