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    Aspen MIS Data Specialists and Aspen Sales Vacancies

    Novatia is always looking for experienced, talented professionals to join its team. We are currently adding to our Resource Pool for the exciting projects that lay ahead in this brave new world of education.
    Opportunities exist for permanent and associate team members across all of our service lines - Project Management, Education, MIS and ICT.

    Specifically, we are currently recruiting for Aspen MIS Data Specialists and Aspen Sales Staff.
    If you have the passion to make a difference to the life chances of today's learners, please send us your CV and covering letter directly to pso@novatia.com
    We will contact all applicants and take them through the Novatia Recruitment Process.

    Aspen MIS Data Specialists

    Job Title: Aspen MIS Data Conversion Specialist
    Business Area: MIS and Learning Services
    Base Location: Winchester office
    Annual Salary: As agreed

    Main Purposes of Role :

    • To migrate data from a customer’s existing MIS System to Aspen MIS
    • To develop advanced reports using iReport
    • To configure data transfer interfaces between Aspen MIS and third party products
    • To provide input to bid submissions – specifically the technical aspects of data migration and advanced report writing
    • To communicate with customers on validating data.
    • To provide technical support for customers over the phone and via an online helpdesk system.


    Key Accountabilities :

    • The successful conversion of data from a client’s legacy MIS to Aspen MIS within the project timescales
    • To ensure that clients are fully trained and aware of their responsibilities for data validation
    • To configure Aspen MIS data transfer interfaces to support interaction with 3rd Party applications
    • To write, as requested by the Project Manager, advanced reports using iReports, delivering to time and quality.
    • To keep up-to-date with market developments in the MIS market and disseminate to the team
    • Other duties as might reasonably be required by management.


    Knowledge required :

    • An excellent understanding of SQL database structures – preferably within a schools MIS environment.
    • Experience Required :
    • At least 3 years’ experience of using MS SQL/MySQL at an intermediate to advanced level
    • At least 5 years of program development including JAVA and HTML
    • Significant experience of migrating data from multiple sources and formats into a single SQL database, including using
    • database conversion tools to migrate from MS SQL/Oracle to MySQL.
    • At least 3 years’ experience of writing advanced SQL reports using reporting packages such as Crystal and iReports
    • Experience of using SQL across a wide range of operating systems, including MS Server, Unix and Linux
    • Experience of at least one UK MIS system (essential) plus Aspen MIS front end (desirable).


    Essential Qualifications :

    • Degree (ideally)
    • Current CRB certificate to enhanced level or willingness to undergo a CRB check


    Technical Skills :

    • Strong Analytical Skills, including the ability to profile data and make recommendations for data cleansing
    • Advanced SQL, to create customer specific mappings/jobs to convert from legacy MIS to Aspen MIS, including the ability
    • to understand data values and all translations.
    • Proposal and Report Writing –including competent use of MS Word and MS Excel - Essential
    • Project Management within a consultancy/service environment


    Personal Qualities / Competencies :

    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to present a logical argument and take the technical lead.
    • Ability to relate to people at all levels within client organisations, including pupils.
    • A positive “can do” attitude to life.
    • Ability to work independently and as a valued member of a team of consultants.
    • Leadership potential as demonstrated by having the respect of delivery staff, peers and management team.
    • Travel and overnight stays are expected.


    Novatia plc is an equal opportunity employer and promotes diversity in its workforce.

    Aspen Sales Staff

    Job Title: Aspen MIS Sales Executive
    Business Area: MIS and Learning Services
    Base Location: Winchester office/Home
    Annual Salary: As agreed

    Main Purposes of Role :

    To develop the market and close sales for Aspen MIS within a defined sales territory

    Key Accountabilities :

    • To develop a sales pipeline for Aspen MIS in a given territory
    • To deliver against a defined sales target
    • To attend and support regional and National marketing and sales meetings and events
    • To attend and support the Project Manager at the project implementation and meeting and during the implementation process.
    • To keep up-to-date with market and competitor developments in the MIS market and disseminate to the team
    • Other duties as might reasonably be required by management.


    Knowledge required :

    • Working knowledge of a leading MIS system (essential).


    Experience Required :

    • At least 2 years’ experience of engaging with UK schools senior leadership teams either within a school setting or as a supplier of product or services to schools (essential)
    • Engagement at a senior Trust or LA level (desirable)
    • Experience or knowledge of using data to improve learning outcomes (desirable).
    • Group presentation experience (desirable)
    • Sales negotiation skills (desirable)


    Essential Qualifications :

    • Degree (desirable)
    • Current CRB certificate to enhanced level or willingness to undergo a CRB check


    Technical Skills :

    • Excellent writing skills –including competent use of MS Word and MS Excel - Essential
    • Excellent presentation and communication skills - Essential
    • Experience of and engagement with cloud based products (for personal or business use)


    Personal Qualities / Competencies :

    • Ability to relate to people at all levels within client organisations, including pupils.
    • A positive “can do” attitude.
    • Ability to work independently and as a valued member of a team.
    • Leadership potential as demonstrated by having the respect of delivery staff, peers and management team.
    • Have the ability to work effectively and professional from home office
    • Travel and overnight stays are expected.
    • Full and clean driving license and use of own car.


    Novatia plc is an equal opportunity employer and promotes diversity in its workforce.
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