Town & Country Housing

Our mission is to deliver quality homes, build communities and improve lives. Our vision is to provide homes that people choose.

We provide more than 9,500 affordable homes in 15 local authority areas in Kent and Sussex. Over the years we have invested heavily in our homes, and continue to do so as part of our Growth Strategy.

In addition to general needs homes, we offer a wide range of housing, including key worker, shared ownership and specialist accommodation including a women’s refuge, housing for people with learning and physical disabilities, and a hostel for ex-offenders.

£55,000 yearly
Town & Country Housing Tunbridge Wells, UK
Jun 04, 2019
Full time
Job Title:                  Lead IT Systems Developer   Responsible to:      Regional Head of IT   Responsible for:    Systems Developer, Analyst Programmer, and Apprentice.   Purpose: Maintaining Town & Country's high standards whilst leading the Development & Database Management Team, deputising for the Regional Head of IT, developing and maintaining systems and infrastructure, providing technical support to end-users & colleagues, and exploring emerging technologies and industry standards.   Key Activities:-   To lead the Development and Database Management team, ensuring it is high performing by managing individual performance, developing the team and regularly reviewing the structure and service provision   To provide technical leadership on a range of bespoke software and Business Systems’ projects which will include technical design, software creation, testing and implementation   Manage the organisation’s data governance process, to ensure that high quality data is maintained throughout its complete lifecycle. Establishing processes to ensure important data assets are formally managed throughout the enterprise, and the data is accurate, safe and secure   Work with the Regional Head of IT and the IT Project Management team to initiate and lead IT development and change that supports the Organisation’s strategies   Deputise for the Regional Head of IT in their absence for technical matters   Develop the ‘Data Hub’ (the central SQL Database) and associated systems in partnership with key stakeholders   Develop and tailor Microsoft Business Solutions e.g. Dynamics 365 and other Microsoft programs and services, such as SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure to the needs of the Organisation   Identify opportunities and implement technical solutions in order to rationalise and/or remove the Organisations legacy systems and Databases   Lead by example consistently delivering high levels of customer service and best practice standards, with a positive and customer focused attitude   Work closely with IT colleagues to ensure consistency and high standards are maintained across the department   Work closely with suppliers, technology partners, colleagues, senior management and internal customers to resolve complex issues quickly and to a high standard   Manage the IT change management procedure, ensuring appropriate communication and compliance throughout the organisation. Conduct regular audits to ensure that the process is being followed correctly and that meets the organisational needs.   Participate in the production and maintenance of documentation, procedures and processes for system implementations   Ensure that maintenance activities, procedures and processes are communicated effectively and consistently to business users, working with the IT Project Management team to ensure all communications are appropriate and timely   Continuously improve working practices by utilising new technology   Work with the IT Project Management team in the delivery of projects, using the agreed project management framework   Manage multiple development activities, applying structured methodologies from initiation to completion and review   Deliver small projects directly, following the agreed project management framework to ensure a consistent delivery approach   Build relationships with users within the organisation to better understand their IT needs and provide solutions which support the strategic plan   Proactively keep abreast of emerging technologies and innovative solutions, and their adoption in the housing sector, to ensure the Organisation has the ability to evolve its technical solutions appropriately.
£42,000 yearly
Town & Country Housing Tunbridge Wells, UK
Jun 04, 2019
Full time
Job Title:                  IT Systems Developer   Reporting to:           IT Business Systems Manager   Purpose: To work as part of the Development and Database Management Team in developing and maintaining TCHG’s ICT systems and associated infrastructure to consistently high standards, along with providing technical support to end-users and IT colleagues.    Key Activities:-   Develop and configure Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM Build solutions and patches Configure new processes, entities and views Troubleshoot issues Maintain the environments   Development and support of Microsoft SQL databases Migrate and instantiate databases Create new structures and routines Build and maintain interfaces between systems Troubleshoot issues   Development of internal applications using the Microsoft stack Build and maintain WebForm Applications Build and maintain Web Services   Identify opportunities and implement technical solutions in order to rationalise the Groups legacy systems and Databases.   Lead by example to consistently deliver high levels of customer service and best practice standards, with a positive and customer focused attitude.   Work closely with ICT colleagues to ensure consistency and standards are maintained.   Work closely with suppliers, technology partners, colleagues, senior management and internal customers to resolve complex issues quickly and to a high standard.   Participate in the production and maintenance of documentation, procedures and processes for system implementations etc.   Continuously improve working practices by utilising new technology   Identify opportunities and implement technical solutions in order to rationalise the Town & Country’s legacy systems and data structures   Build relationships with users within the organisation to better understand their IT needs and provide solutions which support the Strategic Plan   Keep abreast with new and industry standard systems and technology that would benefit the business and help to produce business cases.   Undertake any other duties commensurate with the level of responsibility and grade of the post, as directed by the line manager or TCHG senior management.   Deputise for the Business Systems Manager in their absence.
£39,000 yearly
Town & Country Housing Tunbridge Wells, UK
Jun 04, 2019
Full time
JOB TITLE:                          IT Project Manager   RESPONSIBLE TO:           Senior IT Project Manager   PURPOSE:                             Project manage the delivery of the IT Strategy action plan, to ensure fit for purpose, secure and robust systems are delivered to the organisation.     KEY ACTIVITIES:   Project manage the continued development and streamlining of IT systems, including the centralisation of data and processes into Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM.   Play a leading role in business transformation by assisting teams to review and design processes for integration into Dynamics.   Prepare project management documents, such as project plans and produce monitoring reports for the Major Projects Board. Project manage the development of IT solutions in accordance with business requirements, including coordination of internal and external resources.   Coordinate appropriate user acceptance testing and data quality assurance.   Participate in the strategic planning of IT solutions across the business, including the role of technology in driving efficiencies.   Develop and maintain effective working relationships with partners, ensuring their active engagement in the development and implementation of IT projects.   Partner closely with key suppliers and other housing associations, fostering a collaborative culture that advances the business.   Promote the use of IT systems across the business and work closely with other teams to ensure they are using the systems to their full potential, assisting them to analyse, define and specify requirements. Identify any end-user training requirements.   Identify risks and mitigation actions relating to IT systems and raise these as appropriate with the project sponsor and the Major Projects Board.   Keep up to date with relevant new initiatives both within and outside the sector.   Monitor Microsoft product development, understanding the impact on other IT systems and the potential benefits for the business.   Deputise for the Senior IT Project Manager as and when required.