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Systems Manager

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/24996/28807
  • Published: Thu 17/11/2022, 10:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 04/12/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £46,634 - £52,625 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reigate

The starting salary for this position is £46,634 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.

Are you looking for an opportunity to work in a forward thinking, flexible and supportive Procurement team?  

About Us

One of the things that makes Orbis Procurement a great place to work is flexibility. We want candidates to feel confident to ask about the flexibility they need at work. This could be part time, remote working, compressed hours, or job share. Any candidate who applies for a job with us can ask about flexible working. In return, we are committed to exploring what is possible within the parameters of the role.

Our administrative bases are in Reigate (Woodhatch Place), in Lewes (County Hall) and in Hove (Town Hall). Some travel to the other offices is required from time to time. 

Orbis is a shared services partnership between Surrey County Council, East Sussex County Council and Brighton and Hove City Council. Overall, the councils spend around £1.6bn with external suppliers on everything from software to social care services and from cleaning products to sports equipment. Therefore, we have a large Procurement Service which supports customers to deliver better value from our contracts and ensure we source our contracts in an open, fair and transparent way.

The Role

Our Systems Manager will be responsible for the effective and reliable operation of all the computer systems, associated applications and software used by Orbis Procurement. They will be responsible for ensuring that administration across all the systems is appropriate, efficient and effective, and that user feedback is considered when making improvements. 

About You

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate and evidence capability and knowledge in the following areas:

  • Systems support, advice and training
  • Working with suppliers and stakeholders
  • System upgrades and associated testing
  • Evaluating the needs of the users
  • Keeping abreast of the latest advances in technology
  • Software licensing laws
  • Contingency planning
  • Taking ownership for the smooth running of all IT systems
  • Designing and implementing maintenance procedures and contributing to IT policy and quality standards

This is an exciting opportunity to embark upon a professional career within a team that provides a great working environment – one where you are supported and given a platform to develop.

To be considered for shortlisting, your CV and personal statement should evidence the following:

  • Experience of working across a range of platforms and systems
  • Excellent customer focus and a commitment to delivering first class services 
  • Proactive work style and ability to offer innovative ideas for continuous improvement 
  • Ability to work as part of a busy, supportive and friendly team 
  • Desire to contribute to providing high-quality public services across the South-East
  • Experience in building strong stakeholder relationships
  • An active supporter of all systems with a natural interest in innovation and technology advancements
  • Great communication skills with a friendly and approachable manner
  • Knowledgeable and enthusiastic about system benefits and open to learning from colleagues

Previous experience in public sector procurement is not essential and we welcome applications from experienced professionals from within other sectors.

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow. 

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 4th December 2022.

Interviews will take place in December 2022.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Kate Procter by e-mail at kate.procter@surreycc.gov.uk.

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/24996/28807
  • Published: Thu 17/11/2022, 10:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 04/12/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £46,634 - £52,625 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reigate

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