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Sharepoint Support Analyst

Harris FederationCroydon

We are looking to appoint a Sharepoint Support Analyst to join our Central IT Team. The purpose of your role will be:

  • To provide 3rd line support and administration on the various SharePoint sites including the design and development of new sites, lists and libraries. Work closely with 1st and 2nd Line support staff to ensure they can support users.
  • To work closely with the business to help define requirements design the right solution to meet their needs using low code applications, predominantly using the SharePoint/O365 development tool kit.
  • To work closely with the Infrastructure Application Manager in the promotion and appropriate use of SharePoint and O365 apps.

About Us

The Harris Federation is a leading education charity with 51 Harris primary and secondary academies across London and Essex. The founder, Chairman and sponsor of the Harris Federation, Lord Harris of Peckham, opened our first school in 1990. We now educate some 38,000 young people and closing the gap between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers has always been a core mission. 

The Harris Federation has a track record of accomplishment in achieving success through rapid school improvement and has built an unrivalled reputation for running outstanding academies in London. 

Our central team comprises a dedicated, driven group of departments working centrally to provide support across the Federation and all of our academies. Across a multitude of key departments, we maintain an outstanding body of staff all integral to supporting central and academy finance, HR, Data, Estates management, Talent and many more. If you are a committed leader in your role and would like to join the administration and operational development of a highly successful multi-academy trust, then this may be the opportunity for you.

Main Areas of Responsibility

  • To provide 3rd line support in conjunction with the overall ICT Team to ensure the continued efficient use of SharePoint Online and O365 Services.
  • Administer and maintain SharePoint Online and cloud-based apps.
  • Configure solutions for business needs utilising Power BI, PowerApps and Flow and other cloud-based apps.
  • Ensuring that all BAU changes to Sharepoint platform and infrastructure are addressed, planned and implemented in adherence to company governance and control procedures
  • Work closely with the compliance team and Infrastructure Application Manager to ensure GDPR and data security is always maintained.
  • Promote the use of the SharePoint Online and O365 Services to support teaching and learning activities across the Academies.
  • To appropriately log all incidents and requests on the helpdesk system.
  • To resolve incidents and requests within the target resolution time and document these within the system.
  • To escalate any incidents to the appropriate team as necessary.
  • To ensure sufficient and appropriate documentation is created and maintained to support the continued use of SharePoint Online and O365 Services.

Qualifications & Experience

Essential

  • A minimum of two years’ experience of carrying out a similar client facing; support/analysis role.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience with SharePoint Online & O365 Services.
  • Attention to detail and excellent report and documentation writing skills.
  • Flexible and self-motivated.
  • The ability to troubleshoot, investigate and resolve technical issues
  • The ability to self-manage, organise, and prioritise tasks and work under pressure during troubleshooting and problem-solving;  
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to develop an effective working relationship with personnel from other backgrounds
  • Ability to apply problem solving techniques and get results
  • Confident in dealing with all levels of stakeholders
  • Understanding of different business functions and how they operate within an organisation.
  • Aware of different development lifecycles and how to this affect business analysis.
  • The ability to understand business objectives and translate into SharePoint functionality/requirements 
  • Experience of developing applications in PowerApps and Power BI.
  • Ability to react quickly and effectively to issues and opportunities  
  • Ability to troubleshoot, investigate and resolve technical issues
  • Experience of writing requirements fit for testing and user acceptance testing
  • A proven track record in working to strict timescales and of working with staff at all levels
  • Experience of delivering small projects, management of scope and customer expectations

Desirable

  • Some programming knowledge, e.g. SJON, JavaScript, PowerShell 
  • A strong understanding of SharePoint governance, good practice and importance.
  • Good knowledge of the education system
  • Experience of working on an Agile project

Next Steps

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact careers@harrisfederation.org.uk to arrange a conversation with the Director.

Before applying, please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your application.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. We only accept applications submitted online via our careers website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and advise you check the job information as per the listing on our careers site.

Rewards & Benefits

Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level to senior leadership.

We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education.

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.

Safeguarding Notice

The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. Before applying, please review our Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders.

Equal Opportunities

The Harris Federation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students, and all our staff are equally valued and respected. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.

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