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Application Specialist

In jobs / By Darren Cooper / 11 June 2019

Job Title: Applications Specialist

Reporting to: Application Support Manager

Location: Northampton, Telford or Bournemouth

Working pattern: Standard Nasstar working hours are Monday to Friday, 09:00-17:30. 7.5 hours per day, 37.5 hours per week. You will be expected to attend according to any shift patterns and rotas your line manager schedules for you, if applicable. The business may need to flex these standard hours to meet operational needs.

Purpose of job: The Applications Specialist’s role is based on the Action Team, which takes you away from the telephone to work on incidents that need more concentrated troubleshooting time. It also provides some level of overflow cover for the Service Desk, which involves being the first point of contact for all customers reporting incidents.


Responsibilities & Tasks – Service Desk
• Providing first-line phone response to clients on issues relating to applications and software • Gathering of pertinent information to enable either yourself or other team members to solve the issue

Responsibilities & Tasks – Action Team
• Resolving as many client incidents and requests as possible every day • Progressing incidents/requests from your ticket queue as per the agreed process • Keeping the client up to date and informed on progress of their tickets at all times • Escalate incidents/requests immediately when it is known that the issue needs different expertise • Performing daily, weekly, monthly and yearly checks each morning for our client base • Create, maintain, use and update solutions for common problems to help future team members solve recurring and similar issues • Identify common recurring incidents and flag to the Problem Manager so that problems can be identified and dealt with • Sharing of Application knowledge to both the Service Desk and other team members, to further their knowledge in what we support • Carrying out changes to client systems where necessary, adhering to Change control at all times


• Good communication skills (in person, by telephone and in writing) • Good troubleshooting skills including the ability to know what questions to ask to fully understand the request or fault being reported • Good time keeping and organisational skills in order to effectively manage multiple issues and accurately log the time spent on each one • Willingness to learn and adopt new technologies and to strive to become an expert in each • An understanding of process and best practice across the recruitment, finance, legal or property sectors • Good knowledge of Microsoft applications i.e. O365, Dynamics, Sharepoint, Teams, Power BI well as the relevant 3rd party integrations, ideally accompanied by relevant Microsoft or equivalent accreditation • An understanding of ITIL methodologies, ideally ITIL Foundation accredited

Desirable experience:

• Supporting applications in a hosted desktop environment

How do I apply?: Please send an up-to-date copy of your CV plus a covering letter (if desired) to

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