Assistant Principal Officer - SUSI (Specific Purpose)

City of Dublin ETBBallsbridge, Dublin€80,274 - €97,769 per yearFull-timeTemporaryContract

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the following post:

Assistant Principal Officer - SUSI

Technical Lead MYSUSI

(Specific Purpose Contract)


City of Dublin ETB is also responsible for the national awarding authority for student grants in Ireland, Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) is a unit of City of Dublin ETB which is designated by the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science as the single Irish national awarding authority for student grants in further and higher education. SUSI is a dynamic workplace based in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 and features a challenging balance of day-to-day operations and strategic development projects. The core work of SUSI involves the annual processing of large numbers of online grant applications within short timeframes to determine eligibility under the criteria of the Student Grant Scheme. Approximately 100,000 grant applications are received on an annual basis. SUSI has also broadened its functions in recent years and now provides services relating to the 1916 Bursary, the International Protection Student Scheme, the PLC Bursary for Displaced Persons (Ukraine), the National Tertiary Office Programmes and the All-Ireland Scholarship.

City of Dublin Education and Training Board (City of Dublin ETB) was established on 1st July 2013 under the Education and Training Boards Act, 2013. City of Dublin ETB has 3,000 employees and an annual budget of €580m. It is the state education and training authority for Dublin city and serves the area covered by Dublin City Council. This provision is delivered to over 48,000 learners (20,000 full-time and 28,000 part-time) and is supported by a range of services including a psychological service, a curriculum development unit, a buildings maintenance unit and Head Office staff in Ballsbridge. It also has statutory responsibility for supporting the provision, coordination, administration and assessment of youth work services in Dublin city and is the lead partner for Music Generation Dublin City. City of Dublin ETB is also responsible for the national awarding authority for student grants in Ireland, Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI).

Proposed Timeframe: Shortlisting will take place the week commencing: 5th August 2024 Interviews will be held the week commencing: 19th August 2024 *All dates are subject to change and are for guidance only

Location of Position: The position will be based in SUSI, Shelbourne Road, Dublin 4

Salary: €80,274 - €97,769 (including two long service increments) per annum. Successful candidates will be paid at point 01 of the salary scale unless they have previous relevant public sector service.

Annual Leave: 30 working days per annum (pro rata).

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week.

Summary of Position: SUSI is engaged in a major project to develop a new ICT system to support the end-toend processing of student grant applications. The functionality of the system includes the student-facing online application process, intermediate assessment processes, communications and information services for applicants, external data links and the final payment of awarded grants. The development phase of the project is currently well advanced, and the new system is scheduled for live implementation in 2028.

Reporting to the Programme Manager, the Technical Lead will be responsible for providing expert technical knowledge for the duration of the programme.

Requirements: Each candidate must have the following essential requirements: • A degree, equivalent to level 8 or higher on the National Framework of Qualifications in a relevant computing or computational discipline that is considered, in the discretion of City of Dublin ETB , to be appropriate to the requirements of the role, AND • Minimum of 5 years of experience in system implementation and management, with a focus on technical aspects. • Strong knowledge of ERP software such as SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics, or similar platforms. • Proficiency in programming languages and technologies used in ERP development, such as SQL, Java, .NET, or ABAP. • Experience with system integration techniques and middleware solutions. • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to translate business requirements into technical solutions. • Strong leadership and project management abilities, with experience leading technical teams. • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively with stakeholders at all levels

Declaration: Applicants will be required to declare whether they have previously availed of a Public Service scheme of incentivised early retirement, including schemes not specifically mentioned above. Applicants will also be required to declare any entitlements to a Public Service pension benefit (in payment or preserved) from any other Public Service employment and/or where they have received a payment-in-lieu in respect of service in any Public Service employment.

Referees: Candidates must supply details of two referees on their application form, please note that these referees should have knowledge of you and your work to whom professional reference can be made. One of which should be your current or most recent employer.

Notes: • Please note that it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all applications are received on time. Any technical difficulties encountered by the sender when forwarding applications are not the responsibility of City of Dublin ETB. Therefore, candidates are strongly advised to submit applications well before the 12 Noon deadline on the specified closing date. • Your application will be assessed on the information you submit. • City of Dublin ETB may contact the named referees and/or employers for a reference should be you called to interview. • Selection will be by the way of a competitive interview which will focus on the key skills and duties of the role and the competencies associated with roles at this level.

Completed online applications should be submitted no later than: 12 noon on Friday 2nd August 2024

Late applications will not be accepted. Shortlisting may take place.

Canvassing will disqualify.

City of Dublin Education and Training Board is an equal opportunities employer. Please see information guide for further details.

The closing date for applications is Friday the 2nd of August 2024

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