Applications Developer

  • Cats Protection
  • Chelwood Gate, Haywards Heath
  • Jan 13, 2020
Full time Information Technology C# .NET SQL Testing Application Developer Software Engineer

Job Description

Job title: Applications Developer (SQL/C# .Net)
Salary: £32,363.41 per annum plus £1,069.54 supplement and excellent benefits
Location: Chelwood Gate, Haywards Heath
Job type: Permanent
Hours per week: 35 hours per week
Closing date: 27 January 2020
Interview date: Early February 2020

Cats Protection, the UK’s leading feline welfare charity, is developing and implementing a multi-year Digital Transformation strategy. This strategy has already moved key systems to Microsoft’s Azure platform and exciting developments are planned to help expand and support the charity’s growth and impact. We are a dynamic and highly flexible charity and our evolution will see us adopt new and emerging technology such as Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning and Robotic Process Automation. Our strategy acknowledges the importance of technology in achieving our vision and goals.

We are now looking for an Applications Developer to join our dynamic and experienced team of IT professionals based at our National Cat Centre in Chelwood Gate. We are a twenty-minute drive from both Haywards Heath and East Grinstead with free onsite parking; please note public transport to the site is limited. Flexible working is available.

Our IT department implements, maintains, supports, upgrades and improves all IT systems across the charity. It is responsible for all IT equipment and systems sitting at the heart of Cats Protection networks and which provide a service for over 1000 employees and 11,000 volunteers, across over 130 shops, our centres and branches.

As the Applications Developer, you will maintain a high level of availability and integrity for all of the IT systems, resolving issues and requests in the most responsive, efficient, and cost-effective manner. You will supply and implement IT systems and solutions that are robust and fit for purpose, enabling all sites, departments and volunteer groups to gain maximum benefit and productivity from their use of IT services. You will offer professional help, assistance, and support (which may include training, demonstrations, and presentations), to employees and volunteer groups for IT applications and systems and will write user documentation and guidelines that are easy for the target audience to understand. You will be involved in configuring and developing new technology solutions and testing these to a high standard as well developing proof of concepts to our charity.

The successful candidate will be an experienced and professional software engineer and have experience in writing SQL code with .Net experience. You’ll need to be customer focussed with a flexible approach and a team player.

To apply for this position please click the APPLY ONLINE button. Our application process requires you submit a CV and answer screening questions – including explaining your interest and suitability for the role. Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications or CVs emailed to us directly.

Please note the recruitment process for this position will include a competency-based interview with an SQL test.

For further details please download the job description below:

• JD attached
• Candidate information sheet attached


IT Project Management, Desktop Service and Support, Software-Web Development


£32,363.41 per annum (starting salary subject to experience)

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