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Midlothian House 4046 Buccleuch Street, EH22 1DN
£38,058 - £41,458 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week
Work From Home:

Job Advert


This is an exciting opportunity to build your software/applications knowledge and experience and help shape and deliver transformation projects/workstreams to support services across the whole council.

This is a hybrid role, working from home and office-based locations (predominately Dalkeith) as and when required.

As part of the Business Applications Team within Corporate Resources, you will manage a small team and provide support to colleagues utilising several Council systems and applications including:

  • ITrent (HR/Payroll system)
  • Talentlink (Recruitment system)
  • Occupational Health system

You will support the implementation, operation and ongoing development of Council systems/applications and associated business processes. You will deliver training to system users as required and ensure that any required periodic processing and production of reports is completed accurately and according to timetables.

For any internal applicants, this post may be offered as a secondment opportunity as per Council policy.


Jobholders must be educated to SVQ level 4 in a relevant subject such as HND Information Technology, Information Management, Business Information Systems, or evidence of equivalent competency to this level is an acceptable alternative.



The jobholder must be able to demonstrate substantial experience of the implementation, maintenance and development of applications/software, preferably in a public sector environment. Experience should indicate a high level of competency in analytical, communication and presentation skills. Experience of systems analysis and documenting working procedures is also required.

The jobholder must be able to produce and manipulate data for a variety of uses using various query and reporting tools and evidence developed interpersonal skills

to agree and implement changes in procedures with an understanding of the relevant legislation associated with the retention of information.


Experience of the design and delivery of staff training.

Previous experience of staff supervision/management.

CLOSING DATE - Sunday 1 October 2023

INTERVIEW DATE - Wednesday 11 & Thursday 12 October 2023

Vacancy Information

Position Title: Lead Applications Officer

Position Number: RAE0180

Directorate: Place

Working from Home: Hybrid

Location: Midlothian House

Contract Status: Fixed Term, 2 years from start date

Hours of Work: 36

Working Pattern: Monday to Friday, 09:00-17:00

Weeks per year: 52

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £38,058.00 per annum.


Compliance with the mandatory Cabinet Office PSN (Public Sector Network) Code of Connection requires the Council to meet a baseline personal security standard. This requires completion of a disclosure check for all employees who can access official information. The fee for this PSN Disclosure check will be met by you. 

Additional Information

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

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