Deputy IT Development Manager – Oracle APEX – REF 1103

October 17, 2023
Cheshire, Cheshire, United Kingdom
Job Type
£55,000-£60,000 NEG
Work Hours
9am-5pm (1 Hour for lunch)
Senior Development / Development Management
Financial Services
Any OCP type Qualifications
Oracle Apex Development / Team Leadership
Contact number
0113 2990570
Pension (10% Non Cont.) / Bonus Scheme / Hybrid Working / Sponsored Training
Additional Benefits
Discounted Gym / Dress Down Days / Life Assurance x 3
North West


Deputy IT Development Manager - Oracle APEX

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a team player to join our Financial Services client during an exciting period of growth. We are looking for a Deputy IT Development Manager to work within the dedicated IT Development team. An investors in People (IIP) organisation who commit to high performance through good people management and strong company culture. This means there is a focus on clearly defined set of core values and they encourage a sense of individual ownership and talent development whilst fostering team spirit and career progression.

We are looking for a Deputy IT Development Manager to work within the dedicated IT team.

About the role 

The role will be responsible for IT capability. Detailed analysis, design and / or development of IT applications and the feasibility of technical solutions will be required within the context of their business objectives. This covers system design, development and implementation, and involves liaison with users and the provision of technical advice, support and consultancy.  Other tasks include:

  • Carry out development, testing and implementation of software and systems including enhancements to their core application.
  • Design, test and implement Business Objects reports and assign this work to other team members.
  • Recommend and design solutions for related project work as well as broad system improvements.
  • Act as technical expert for application-related activities guiding and directing the IT Development team.
  • Ensure adherence to relevant controls, regulatory requirements, and company policies.
  • Ensure that the team provides a high standard of support to members of staff for all business systems.
  • Manage the IT Development team including conducting staff appraisals and staff development.
  • Mentoring and equipping the IT Development team to effectively support the business.
  • Assist the IT Systems Manager to lead on the planning and scheduling of project(s) timeline and delivery.
  • Support the IT Systems Manager to deliver of project(s) to agreed standards and timelines.
  • Participate in a strategic conversation reviewing IT and shared services performance.
  • Lead and empower the IT systems team.

About you

We are looking for someone with:

  • Experience in business application design, development and support preferably with an application development background.
  • Experience of creating and executing rigorous system test plans.
  • Logical thinker with a strong ability to problem solve.
  • The ability to work under own initiative and to strict deadlines.
  • Meticulous in approach.
  • A good team player able to motivate, direct and effectively lead the team.
  • Ability to communicate both effectively, clearly and professionally both within the team and with staff at all levels in the organisation.

Technical requirements:

  • Oracle APEX 22.1
  • Proven Oracle 12c or above database experience.
  • PL/SQL, Oracle APEX development.
  • Business Objects desirable but not essential as training can be provided.
  • Exposure to Agile and/or traditional development methodologies.
  • Systems and UAT testing.
  • Office Technology systems knowledge.
  • Technology products & services knowledge with ability to research current industry trends, threats and opportunities.


  • Hybrid Working (3/2)
  • Pension (10% Non cont.)
  • Life Assurance x 3
  • Bonus Scheme (Personal Bonus based on personal performance)
  • Sponsored Training
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Mentoring Scheme
  • Company Events & Awards
  • Discounted Gym Membership
  • Dress down Friday & Friday breakfast.
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