Business Systems and Information Manager
Main Working Location: Denmark Road, Carshalton
Salary Range: £33,509 .70- £40,665.78 (Band3)
Permanent: 37 Hours per Week
The purpose of the Business Systems and Information Manager is to ensure that there is
sufficient provision and effective governance, and maintenance of the organisations
business systems with a particular emphasis on the Synergy database (previously
known as Tribal) provided by Servelec. This will include information management
which will drive business performance and support future planning through turning
raw data into business intelligence. A key role to raise awareness in evidencing the
impact of the work that we do.
The role will also support the HR, finance and other systems used by Cognus and the
provision of general Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) services to the
Cognus team. This will include managing outsourced ICT support and lead projects
related to changes in the organisations ICT provision.
The position will sit on various management and project boards as the organisation
develops and will help to manage the development Cognus’s strategic ICT requirements
and oversee the efficient integration of new software and upgrades into corporate
The role will also be involved in the FOI, Data Protection and GPPR compliance and will
act as a data expert regarding governance and data protection and advise the
organisations staff on risks. The post holder will liaise with the Company’s external Data
Protection Officer (“DPO”) and assists with the monitoring of internal compliance,
inform and advise on the Company’s data protection obligations, undertakes Data
Protection Impact Assessments (“DPIAs”) and act as a contact point for data subjects
and the Information Commissioners Office.
The post-holder will report to Head of Finance and Corporate Resources.
Cognus Limited is about education. We believe there is no limit to learning and that
learning is lifelong. Since our creation in November 2016, we exist to support schools,
families, children and young people to access education and enjoy learning. Every child
matters to us and we believe that access to education and learning is every child’s
fundamental right. We foresee every child and young person to achieve their full
potential through education leading them to be our future leaders, professionals and
economically active global citizens. Our children and young people are our future and
we believe that every child is worth fighting for regardless of their abilities, disabilities,
colour, creed, race, religion or ethnic origin.
Cognus is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that it works with. As such, an offer of employment is subject to safer recruitment practices which includes an enhanced DBS check, two professional references acceptable to Cognus Limited, proof of qualifications, proof of immigration status, proof of personal address and employment history covering 5 years and, fitness to work with children (occupational health assessment). We have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practices across the organisation.
You will give us great commitment and in return we offer an excellent package including:
• Sovereign Health Care Cash Back Plan;
• salary £33,509 .70- £40,665.78 (Band3);
• 28 days annual leave (inclusive of three days between Xmas & New Year);
• regular support and supervision;
• an excellent group of leaders as colleagues;
• CPD opportunities;
• flexible working;
• workplace pension scheme
If you are interested and would like to be considered for this role, please apply with a CV and covering note (of no more than two sides, minimum font size 11) outlining your suitability. The deadline for receipt is midnight on Thursday 30th April 2020.
All offers of employment are subject to successful completion of recruitment formalities which includes an enhanced DBS check. These checks must have been completed prior to commencement of employment. We expect our staff to have due regard for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and to follow the child protection procedures adopted by the Company and the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board.
We have several other roles we are recruiting to at different levels within Cognus. Please get in touch for an informal conversation about these and other opportunities if you or anyone else you know may be interested in working with us.
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