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SAP BASIS Consultant - HCC11051

Job Details:

Salary range: £40,449 - £45,524 per annum

Market supplement: £11,900 per annum may be available, depending on skills and experience

Work location: Winchester

Hours per week: 37

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: 30 May 2019

Advert Text:

Are you a motivated individual looking to join a dynamic SAP team?

Hampshire County Council is on an exciting journey to transform public services as part of our Digital Strategy, providing shared services to a range of public sector organisations.  With IT investment of more than £45 million a year, we aim to be as business-like and successful as any private sector company and have a national reputation for IT excellence, innovation and value.

  • We offer a highly supportive work environment
  • We’re on the cutting edge of technology – you’ll be working with the latest SAP applications and technologies


The Position
We’re seeking an experienced SAP BASIS Consultant.
With proven SAP BASIS skills working in a complex SAP landscape, coupled with strong project management and change management experience, you'll demonstrate excellent technical and communication skills.
You'll be required to deliver responsive and effective working relationships with colleagues and customers across the business and partner organisations, whilst maintaining the integrity and effectiveness of our SAP BASIS function.

The Offer
Competitive benefits package, including access to Local Government Pension Scheme, generous annual leave entitlement, interest free travel loans and discounts.  We are committed to staff wellbeing and offer excellent Employee Support services.

The Location
Our offices are set in the beautiful and historic city of Winchester, right in the heart of Hampshire, with excellent transport links. 

Why should you apply?

  • Be involved with innovative projects
  • Work with and implement the latest SAP technology and applications
  • Be part of an ambitious Digital Strategy and Shared Services team
  • Competitive salary and benefits package

For more information about careers in IT at Hampshire County Council please visit:

Job Purpose:

Working within the SAP BASIS team, you will provide consultancy, support and technical development for the SAP systems, applications, and platforms that underpin our Shared Services.

 This is a senior role within the team and you will be expected to demonstrate leadership skills as well BASIS, Microsoft and Database experience and skills.

Integrating SAP applications and systems with third party applications, engaging with suppliers and partner organisations to design, implement, and support complex integrations.

The position holder will be expected to take ownership of key developments and projects, resolve business critical issues, ensure delivery of appropriate solutions in a timely manner, attend meetings on site and at customer locations, assist with recruitment, and provide guidance and mentoring to team members as appropriate.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Analyse and resolve service desk support tickets for SAP applications and related third party packages
  • Complete documented daily support tasks
  • Adhere to documented IT support and change management procedures and recommend process improvements
  • Own, manage and complete analysis, design and development of system Change Requests
  • Develop and implement integration between SAP and third party applications
  • Undertake assigned projects
  • Act as lead developer on projects
  • Manage application development plans and aid in development of system roadmaps
  • Problem-solve and respond to escalations, taking decisions on remedial actions to address issues, escalating where required
  • Mentor team members/provide training, guidance and support 
  • Attend and lead meetings with colleagues/customers/key stakeholders.
  • Prioritise workload/manage portfolios and project plans
  • Provide expert technical consultancy and advice to the business and to IT through research, business analysis, written papers, meetings and presentations
  • Manage and take ownership of the investigation and resolution of unplanned incidents
  • Manage communication with stakeholders appropriately 
  • Work flexibly as operational and project needs require

Role Requirements:


  • Significant SAP BASIS experience in Netweaver 7.4 and above
  • Experience working with Microsoft Windows Platforms
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and above
  • Experience with Linux based Operating systems
  • Experience of working within a project environment 
  • Ability to manage and deliver outcomes within agreed timescales
  • Flexible approach to working patterns and the ability to prioritise and manage issues proportionately
  • Ability to work on your own initiative to solve complex issues, often with limited information
  • An aptitude for technical learning including self-directed learning
  • Effective communication & interpersonal skills including oral, written and presentation skills, influencing through information and advice
  • Ability to make decisions when appropriate
  • A minimum of 2 full lifecycle implementations



  • SAP related training courses
  • A degree and/or formal industry recognised qualifications or relevant experience
  • Experience of managing a team or individuals
  • Experience of managing a project or technical upgrade

Working Conditions:

  • Display Screen Equipment user
  • Occasional home working supported
  • Working at different locations within HCC Castle Complex and on site with customers
  • Out of hours/weekend working required
  • Standby is a requirement

Vetting Requirements:

This post is subject to Non Police Personnel Vetting. Further information about this process will be provided to successful candidates.

Contact details for an informal discussion:

Ben Breakspear, SAP BASIS Team Lead, on

Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.


Corporate Equalities Employment Policy:  In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to any for achieving equality of opportunity in its employment practices. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, disability, age, ethnic or national origin, marital status, creed, sexuality, trade union activity or responsibility for dependants unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification (GOQ) applies. In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to which would have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. 

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