Software Consultant

09 Jun 2017
08 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Role -Software Consultant

Location - Based at home

Competitive Salary & Benefits

About the role

To provide a range of consultancy and training services to UK and International Independent schools on the development and most effective use of SIMS software.

The position is home based including International and UK wide travel. There will be a requirement for some overnight stays away from home. A company car will be provided

About Capita | Capita Education Services

Capita SIMS Independent provides Management Information Solutions for UK and International Schools. As a Consultant within our Professional Services Team you will be responsible for the delivery of SIMS training and consultancy across areas including admissions, registration, finance and payroll, timetabling and assessment.

Your responsibilities -


Advise schools on effective use of SIMS and other software, to facilitate effective school management and development.

Develop ways of extending the usage and scope of SIMS and administrative software in schools.

Tailor training and consultancy on specified software for individual schools' requirements to facilitate effective software usage on site

Deliver training courses on a variety of software, to schools in order to maintain and extend the software user base.

Install SIMS Software and setup databases for new schools in UK and overseas.

Support new schools in migrating from previous systems.

Development of training materials, update training materials in specific subject areas.

Maintain an awareness of appropriate educational issues in order to sustain credibility with customers


Educational experience including working in a school environment

Proven experience of using and/or training in across a range of SIMS applications (including finance, registration, admissions, timetabling and assessment)

Practical Teaching/training experience

IT awareness and good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications

Awareness of educational issues

Experience in a consultancy/technical role. For example ICT, Software Support, Professional Services

Strong written and verbal communication skills with a good level of spoken and written English

Strong time management & organizational skills

Experience in working with customers both over the phone and face to face, demonstrating good judgement and ability to manage customer's expectations

Driver's license essential



Flexible and willingness to support colleagues

Responsive to change


International and UK wide Travel and overnight stays away from home are an essential and necessary part of this position

What's in it for you?

At Capita, training and development aren't optional extras: they're how we do our job. We will motivate you to perform at your peak, recognising your achievements and rewarding them appropriately. As well as a generous basic salary we also give you 23 day's holiday, discretionary annual bonus, company pension scheme and access to voluntary benefit options including; child care vouchers, share save scheme, life assurance, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle. All of this, in a professional but fun environment.

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