We are the Places for People Group; we are placemakers; our work impacts on the lives of people across the U.K. – providing homes to live in, communities to retire to, spaces to stay active, supported homes for independent living, and student accommodation. Our places work when they work for everyone.
How do we do all this? By surrounding ourselves with innovative people, technical people and collaborative people. Our people live and breathe our SPIRIT values; we are the place for spirited people.
So, we want you to join us and the 12,000 other colleagues on our journey; colleagues who have helped us create places, maintain 195,000 homes, manage £4 billion of assets and teach 75,000 children to swim each week.
More about your role
Places Developments, the Groups construction division, is undergoing a transformation programme and IT has a critical role to play in achieving this transformation. We are looking to appoint a Microsoft Office 365 Developer for a period of 12 months, you will work in partnership with the business and colleagues in the IT team to undertake design and build, and deliver future developments using the Microsoft Office365 suite of products to increase productivity within Places Developments.
You will partner and collaborate with Places Developments to define and adopt best practice service delivery and safeguard the Groups infrastructure estate. Ultimately you will be responsible for the development of solutions on the Group's Office365 suite of products, with direction from Application architects and Project/Programme Managers on a day to day basis. You will be the subject matter expert for Places Development and provide advice on workflow capability and develop, test and maintain to meet complex business requirements.
The role can be carried out from home but regular meetings will be required in Preston therefore a North-West based candidate is preferred.
For more information please download our job profile available on our website.
More about you
You will require significant experience of the Microsoft Office365 Application suite product in a development or configuration capacity. You should be familiar with Forms, Power Apps, Power Automate (Flow), SharePoint and Powershell. There will also be significant requirements for integration between Office365 and other applications via the Dell Boomi middleware platform, so experience in this area would be beneficial.
You should be used to working with various project management methodologies including PRINCE2, agile, Scrum and Sprint. A working knowledge of ITIL v2 or v3 would also be advantageous.
Finally, we are looking for someone with good people skills, who can ask the right questions to support stakeholders needs, analyse problems, complete cost-benefit analyses, design and offer solutions to ensure the project delivers not only on individual requests but also wider Group requirements.
Our ambition gives you all the challenge you could wish for and that's why we can offer you tangible and exciting career progression in a diverse and pioneering business.
Here people can flourish, thrive, better themselves and work in fantastic communities with inspirational colleagues and customers.
We know that there's always more we can do to make you smile, that's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to help colleagues save money or make their lives a little bit easier; from a pension, generous holiday pay, training, sick pay, and free or discounted gym membership – to a wealth of extra perks including discounts and offers on thousands of retailers, restaurants and leisure outlets and much more