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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Administrator

This is a 5 year Part-Time post 15 hours per week: £7900p/a

Duties will involve:

  • Liasing with other service users, other agencies and professionals as required in writing and by telephone.
  • Being the initial contact point for all service enquiries, professional and users, including telephone and e-mail.
  • Operation of PC and software including Microsoft Office.
  • Preparing and dealing with incoming and outgoing mail and e-mails.
  • Arranging meetings, being in attendance at meetings and minute taking.
  • Preparation and maintenance of files.
  • Assist in the preparation and maintenance of financial, administrative and other organisational protocols and procedures.
  • Photocopying
  • Attend courses/ training as appropriate to assist in professional development
  • Minimum of 5 GCSE Grades A-C or equivalent.
  • Word Processing Qualifications Stage I, II & III or equivalent.
  • Experience of PC packages including Excel, Word & Outlook.
  • The post holder will have a clear understanding of confidentiality in a social care setting.

PLEASE ONLY SEND CV’S AT THIS STAGE.

Store Manager

Due to continued growth and success; one of the UK’s largest specialist retailers are now recruiting for a Store Manager to be based just the North of Belfast.

As store manager you will have responsibility for the running of the store, driving unbeatable value and leading and motivating your team. In return for your hard work and success you will be rewarded with a competitive salary and a generous bonus.

The Store Manager will expand on the success of the company by maximising sales and controlling costs. You will provide hands on leadership enabling your team to reach their full potential. You will ensure that compliance with company policies and procedures is adhered to at all times. You will take financial responsibility for the store. You will be flexible and be able to work some early mornings / late evenings.

To be considered for this role you must have previous management experience in a fast paced environment. You will have a passion for driving sales and delivering KPI’s with good financial understanding. You will be a hands on leader with a customer centred approach who embraces the challenge.

If you have the required skills, knowledge and expertise; and you would like to find out more about this role then please submit your CV now or call Andy on 02890 446 910.

If this job isn’t quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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Clerk Typist

Essential Criteria:

- A mimum of 3 GCSEs at ‘A’, ‘B’ or C grades including English language

-RSA Stage 2 Word Processing or equivalent

-Experience of operating computerised systems in a working environment

Audio Typist

Audio Typists urgently required for various temporary roles in Belfast.

Please send CV to sandra.crockford@applerecruitment.com

Commercial Analyst

Our Client, a leading Engineering Company has an immediate requirement for a Technical Writer to join their successful team in Co.Down.

 

The purpose of this role is to take the lead and support the Commercial, Asset Management and Finance Teams in the preparation, analysis and recovery of all Mid Life Capital Expenditure and other Capital Expenditure on Project Omega. 

The principle duty of the role will be to ensure that all Mid Life Capital Expenditure is appropriately allocated, applied for and recovered in line with the Project Omega contractual provisions as well as internal Veolia processes. 

- Play an active part in driving zero incidents culture based on the fundamental belief that all incidents are preventable
- Play an active part in promoting a proactive Health and Safety culture across the Omega Team. 
-  Play an active part alongside the Omega SLT with respect to setting standards, targets, policies and development plans to ensure continuing and improving efficiency and profitability
- Support the management of Client and Stakeholder interfaces to meet performance requirements and contractual targets.
-  Ensure adherence to Veolia Policies and Standards

 

Qualifications: 

• Educated to degree level in Quantity Surveying
• Confident, flexible and professional at all times, able to work effectively as part of the Commercial team
• Able to make sound decisions based on technical knowledge taking into account environmental impact and issues.
• Prepare to challenge if improvements can be made to current processes
• Prioritise Health & Safety at all times and take responsibility for other peoples welfare at work
• Build trust with customers through open, honest and timely communication; keep them informed and manage their expectations, checking to ensure that key information has been understood.

Strong health, safety and environment background along with a reasonable working knowledge of CDM Regulations. 

Must have a driving licence. 

If interested please send updated CV via the link below to Aine Magennis – REED Business Support 028 90 310 157

Technical Writer

Our Client, a leading Engineering Company has an immediate requirement for a Technical Writer to join their successful team in Co.Down.

Part of the Commercial Team, to provide support to the Asset Team with the contractual accountability for the Project Omega Contract, ensuring the preparation and processing of contractually and commercially compliant and technically accurate requests for Mid-Life Capital Expenditure (MLCE), within appropriate timescales, using the contractual process.

-       Conduct all activities in accordance with H&S processes and procedures

-       Supply and analyse complex information to/from the team / external clients, to ensure requests for Mid-Life Capital Expenditure are prepared and submitted in accordance to contractual processes and requirements.

-       Build strong relationships with internal stakeholders (Assets, O&M) to ensure commercial processes and procedures are adhered to with regards to MLCE

-       Identify, prioritise and make recommendations to the team and/or line management on technical developments that may improve business processes.

-       Support whole life costing of proposed solutions, Totex approach & NPV  to contribute to the development of the SPIP/5YIP/AIP

-       Contribute to and influence the rest of the project team and assist in the overall project delivery.

-       In conjunction with and support to the Asset Manager review specifications and tender documents for procurement packages

-       Participate in competitive tendering and reporting.

-       Manage own activities and interactions to optimise and improve service delivery of requests for MLCE, through the development and promotion of best practices.

-       Monitor and review performance of contractors with the Asset Manager and build cooperative working relationships with external stakeholders.

-       Monitor and review performance of contractors with the Asset Manager and build cooperative working relationships with external stakeholders.

-       Compiling and / or reviewing route cause analysis

-       Performing data capture analysis

-       Researching historical evidence for claims.

-       In conjunction with the Asset Manager ensure that contractual and operational documents are updated where necessary, as directed by Management.

Qualifications: 

• Minimum HNC qualified in electrical or mechanical engineering 
• Strong commercial acumen and ability to construct robust commercial arguments from technical information
• Be technically conversant with waste water treatment processes and understanding of sludge incineration processes 
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Strong Presentation and Report Writing skills
• Ability to liaise at all levels.
• Working knowledge of IT packages (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, CAD, Databases, etc)
• Self-motivation and ability to prioritise work load
• Work as an effective team player.
• Knowledge of business procedures.
• Awareness of Totex / Whole Life Costing

If interested please send updated CV via the link below to Aine Magennis – REED Engineering 028 90 310 157

Executive Personal Assistant

Executive Personal Assistant (Belfast)


 

The Company:

 

Allstate Northern Ireland is an award winning employer with national recognition as an Employer of Choice.   Allstate employees have the opportunity to participate in charitable events, caring for the environment, sporting events or socializing with colleagues at many team and company social events.  There is something for everyone.  You just have to take the next step.

 

The Role:

 

Based in our Belfast office, this is a very unique role in which the successful candidate will provide varied administrative support to a Belfast based Allstate Director and the Production Support department within Product Technology part of Allstate’s Technology and Strategic Ventures division (ATSV).

Responsibilities will include managing the day-to-day scheduling of the Director’s calendar, preparing presentations, reports & financial data, making travel and meeting arrangements, processing expenses and customer/staff relations.

This exciting global opportunity requires strong administrative, computer and internet research skills.  It also calls for flexibility, excellent interpersonal skills, project coordination experience, and the ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as external clients and vendors.

 

Essential Criteria:

 

 

  • Third level Diploma qualification or higher

  • At least 5 years’ experience working in an administration role.

  • 3 years’ experience working as a Personal Assistant for executive level staff (e.g. MD, CEO, Directors) 

  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office suite

  • Excellent communication skills to initiate verbal and written responses to inquiries regarding routine situations and be able to demonstrate the ability to handle multiple demands

  • Ability to prioritize work and organize own time

  • Ability to prepare presentations and handle sensitive information

  • Ability to manage processing of business expenses

  • Must be an EU citizen or possess a current UK Tier 1 Visa or Tier 2 visa and eligible to take up full time, employment.

 

 

 

Statement on Fair Employment and Equal Opportunities:

Allstate NI wishes to ensure equal opportunity is given to all job applicants.  This company will not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender (including gender reassignment status), sexual orientation, religious belief, political opinion, marital status, age or disability.

Direct Sales Person (Field Sales)

We are currently recruiting on behalf of our client for a:

Field Sales Person

Package: £20K + bonus + car

Location: NI

Job:

To develop & maintain sales and display of all product ranges.

Activities:

Territory Journey planning
Maintain agreed display space
To motivate trade sectors
Develop down line distribution
Be aware of new business opportunities
To improve the quality and quantity of displays
Merchandising
Key Intelligence

Senior Manager – Information Services Group

Senior Manager – Information Services Group – ISG (Belfast)

Ref: 16/03/SMG

 

 

The Company:

 

We are an award winning employer with national recognition for our employee centric benefits and flexible working environment.  Coming to work at Allstate is always interesting, social and participative where you make a difference, whether it is the projects you are participating in, the challenging technology environment or the business solutions you are responsible for.  There is the opportunity to be involved in many of our charitable events, caring for the environment, participating in one of the many sporting events and activities or socializing with colleagues at our many team and company events.  There is something for everyone, you just have to take the next step.

 

The Opportunity:

 

The Information Services Group (ISG) currently has an opportunity for a strong, time proven Senior Manager to deliver top quartile Database Administration services to Allstate Policy Holders, Agents, and Internal Consumers. We are seeking a hands’ on Senior Manager to lead the Database Administration Team supporting Global teams including Delivery leads and employees in multiple locations across the globe.

The Senior Manager will report to the Information Services Group Vice President and will form a key part of a tightly integrated leadership team. This leader will have overall accountability of Allstate’s core Database Administration platforms developed to provide highly available Database solutions to the Allstate Enterprise. The Senior Manager will have accountability for design, deployment, lifecycle, financial stewardship and capacity management of the SQL Server Database environment at top quartile cost per unit.

The candidate must demonstrate management proficiency in managing multiple projects through all lifecycle phase and will be required to establish direction and standards. The candidate must also have substantial experiences upgrading or replacing enterprise database systems, leading process improvement strategies, developing staffing skills and improving processes and documentation.

 

Key responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

  • Develops ideas and team strategy that have long-term, strategic impact on area of responsibility and that align with Enterprise direction. Responsible for initiating work and allocating resources necessary to implement strategy and achieve organizational goals.

     

  • Communicates strategy to the organization so they understand their roles, are motivated to achieve established goals and have line of the sight between their work and Allstate strategies. Converts thinking of others or gains acceptance of complex ideas where it may be difficult but necessary to achieve goals and objectives.

     

  • Manages multiple teams with significant, complex assignments. Creates structures and processes that provide oversight of budgets and delivery yet allow employees freedom of action.

     

  • Applies knowledge and efforts to diverse and complex situations, where alternatives are numerous, to drive business solutions on behalf of the organization. Makes decisions that have an impact on quality or effectiveness of business activities beyond their area of responsibility.

     

  • Fosters innovation. Creates structures and processes that promote an environment of innovation and experimentation for direct reports, peer groups, leaders and the organization.

 

 

  • Applies knowledge and efforts to diverse and complex situations, where alternatives are numerous, to drive business solutions on behalf of the organization. Makes decisions that have an impact on quality or effectiveness of business activities beyond their area of responsibility.

     

  • Builds and manages a best in class technology team and provide visible leadership to executive management

 

  • Identifies and leads change in their organization in alignment with broader organizational change initiatives. Uses personal influence to enlist employees and peers in implementing change.

     

     

    Essential Criteria:

     

  • Degree qualified, preferably in IT related area.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience leading resources in an enterprise role.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ management experience which includes accountability for all aspects of leading an organization including financials, people processes, client/partner relationships, work processes and delivery of work products.
  • Strong technical leadership abilities which should include a minimum of 2 years managing a number of first line managers.
  • An understanding of cloud computing.
  • Proven ability in strategy planning and implementation which has had an impact on the technology direction for the division, business segment and/or enterprise.

  • Managing workload and multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.

  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written and presentation), organizational and collaboration skills

  • Must be an EU citizen or possess a current UK Tier 1 Visa or Tier 2 visa and eligible to take up full time, permanent employment.

 

 

Desirable Criteria:   

 

  • Previous experience in a similar role

 

 

     Statement on Fair Employment and Equal Opportunities:

Allstate NI wishes to ensure equal opportunity is given to all job applicants.  This company will not disc

Lead Platform Engineer

Lead Platform Engineer (Belfast)

Ref: 16/03/LPE

 

 

The Company:

 

We are an award winning employer with national recognition for our employee centric benefits and flexible working environment.  Coming to work at Allstate is always interesting, social and participative where you make a difference, whether it is participating in any of our charitable events, caring for the environment, participating in one of the many sporting events and activities or socializing with colleagues at our many team and company events.  There is something for everyone, you just have to take the next step.

 

The Role:

 

Allstate NI has a new key role in the implementation of the CompoZed strategy across Allstate Technology & Strategic Ventures.   In this role the successful candidate will be a key owner in driving and developing the ATSV CompoZed strategy, Platform and Tools delivery as well as playing a hands-on technical role.

 

The Lead Platform Engineer is a full stack engineer who drives efficiency in the application development and deployment tools and processes.  This role will primarily be focused on building, administering, and deploying self-service tools that enable Allstate developers to build, deploy and operate cloud native applications. 

 

Candidates should be self-motivated and collaborative IT professionals with a strong background in software development, systems administration and IT automation.

 

Scope

 

The scope of the role includes overall accountability for the selection, design, engineering, implementation and support of all components related to the continuous delivery and agile development pipeline.  The role will own the infrastructure running the various components of self-service, developer facing components. The role will also serve as the internal subject matter expert for continuous delivery acting as an ambassador to advocate for its use and to consult and educate various application development teams.

 

Responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

  • Managerial responsibility for platform engineers

  • Build, manage and operate the infrastructure and configuration of various components and tools that manage the software development lifecycle with a strong focus on automation and infrastructure as code

  • Write automated build and deployment scripts and continuously improve the integrated build pipeline, including all development, testing, acceptance, staging and production environments

  • Plan and automate build and install processes and support project release processes.

  • Develop policies, standards, guidelines, and related guidance for Continuous Delivery operations

  • Establish and implement standards for build artifact management, such as security and performance reports and automated builds.

  • Train and support developers in source control, build automation, merge resolution, CI, test automation, and deployment

  • Identify performance issues at multiple layers of deployment, from hardware, operating environment, network and application.

     

    Additional Responsibilities

  • Ability to self-manage.

  • Able to facilitate diverse teams, multi-task, and work under pressure to meet aggressive schedule targets

  • Able to work effectively across organizational boundaries.

  • Must be able to influence formally and informally

  • Must be highly organized and detail oriented

  • Identify creative solutions for technical support issues – flexibility is key here.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

     

     

    Essential Criteria:

     

  • Third level IT/Engineering HND/Degree

  • Minimum of one year’s experience leading a team of software developers

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in software development or systems administration in a new technology such as – Java, C#,C++,Javascript, Node.js.

  • Experienced in virtualized infrastructure (VMWare, Openstack, AWS).

  • Familiarity with IT Operations (configuration management, logging and altering, troubleshooting, and root cause analysis).

  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Passion for working with new technology and an aptitude for learning.

  • Must be an EU citizen or possess a current UK Tier 1 Visa or Tier 2 visa and eligible to take up full time, permanent employment.

Apply Here:

 

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Statement on Fair Employment and Equal Opportunities:

Allstate NI wishes to ensure equal opportunity is given to all job applicants.  This company will not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender (including gender reassignment status), sexual orientation, religious belief, political opinion, marital status, age or disability.