Systems Development Manager

Salix Finance

£34,000 - £48,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent 02031026900

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy, sustainability

Closing date: Monday, 10th December 2018   1 day left

Job Title: Systems Development Manager
Reporting To: Financial Controller / Head of Finance
Location: Central London, King William Street
Date Advertised: Monday 4th December 2018
Job Description Reviewed: November 2018

About Salix

Salix Finance is currently an independent not for profit company established to accelerate public sector investment in energy efficiency technologies. Salix is publically funded by BEIS, DfE, and the Welsh and Scottish Governments and works with public sector bodies throughout the UK, helping them make progress towards achieving their carbon reduction targets. The existing client base includes Local Authorities, NHS Foundation Trusts, Higher and Further Education institutions, Central Government and Emergency Services. Since 2004, Salix has worked with over 1,500 clients, more than 16,000 individual projects and is estimated to save the public sector over £2 billion of life time savings.

Job Purpose

This role is responsible for leading on the business analysis work Salix undertakes to identify business needs and determine solutions to business problems, as well as managing development of the systems which underpin this work.

As the organisation grows and the funding it manages increases, there is a need to ensure that it also enhances its capability for reporting and analysing on the data held from projects delivered, as well as ensuring knowledge of the markets in which it operates is both current and extensive. This includes managing our systems which underpin our ability to hold, analyse and report on our data.

Managing a small team of Business Analysts, this team will ensure that the business is meeting the above needs.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Supporting the programme, technical, marketing and finance teams with any identified analysis, modelling and reporting needs
  • Finding ways to enhance and develop company reporting through automation and data visualization
  • Reviewing the existing systems to determine necessary improvements and potential for future redevelopment
  • Management of external contractors/consultants being used for the development and upkeep of our reporting systems
  • Managing the reporting work undertaken by two Business Analysts, such as month and year end for all Salix funding programmes and the quarterly KPI reporting
  • Manage and motivate the Business Analysts including undertaking of performance appraisals to ensure that they are trained and developed according to job requirements
  • Active member of the Corporate Management Team


Salary range is £34,000 - £48,000

Employee Benefits

  • 28 days annual leave
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Contributory Pension scheme
  • Employee support with public transport costs
  • Supported training budget for staff

Appointment Process

Salix operates a probationary period for all new staff. This ensures people joining Salix can find out that the job meets their expectations and that Salix can support each member of staff in their role. The successful candidate will be appointed on a fixed term 3-month probationary contract. Successful completion of the probationary period will lead to an offer of employment contract. If the successful candidate is already employed by Salix there is no requirement to complete a second probationary period.

Candidates must demonstrate that they meet the qualifications, experience, skills and abilities listed in the Person Specification in Appendix 1.

Appointment Timetable

The position has been advertised on Tuesday 4th December 2018.
Applications for the position will be closed on Monday 10th December 2018 at noon.
Shortlisting will take place week commencing Monday 10th December 2018.
If you are shortlisted interviews will take place on Thursday 13th December 2018

If you wish to apply for this role please submit the following to

  1. An up to date CV
  2. All candidates are asked to submit a personal statement of no more than 2,500 words stating why you are suitable for the post of Systems Development Manager. You are asked to address the person specification criteria here.
  3. Equality monitoring form here

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