£34,056 – £37,024 /year + excellent benefits

Our client has a fantastic opportunity for a Network Architect to join a small, supportive team of just over 40 staff.

As a member of the Networking team, implementing and managing networking / communications solutions across our corporate and school environments. Working largely independently at the direction of the team lead and providing 3rd line support

Day to day, you will;

  • Provide input to strategic technical issues.
  • Research, analyse and recommend appropriate choices for the development of key areas of the IT infrastructure.
  • Conducting trials and compiling reports on effectiveness of potential new systems, suppliers and solutions.
  • Support the technical infrastructure as part of a small team.
  • Help resolve Digital Services issues raised by customers to the satisfaction of the customer.
  • Liaise with suppliers to ensure the correct delivery of services/goods purchased by Digital Services.
  • Write system documentation.
  • Provide advice and guidance to junior technical staff.
  • Provide ad-hoc assistance to the end-user
  • Essential Skills

  • The jobholder should hold a Higher National Diploma in Information Technology or similar relevant subject or be able to demonstrate equivalent experience
  • Be able to demonstrate a high level of knowledge and practical experience in the following technologies
  • LAN/WAN Technologies,
  • Wireless Technologies
  • Telephony systems
  • Windows Server
  • The jobholder must also possess excellent written and oral communication skills and organisational skills and have well developed research, analytical and planning skills.
  • The jobholder is required to maintain a detailed knowledge of all technical related areas which may impact on the technical project delivery as well as maintaining a broad understanding of the IT capabilities and constraints.
  • The jobholder is expected to keep up to date with advances in new technology and changes in practice, specifically within the technology sector with a view to assessing the appropriateness for wider technical within the Authority.
  • The jobholder must have experience of maintaining effective relationships with a wide range of organisations and individuals.
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Desirable Skills

  • ITIL Foundation Qualification
  • Benefits

  • Fully hybrid working within a pattern agreed with the candidates manager (subject to minimum onsite time)
  • Involvement in a wide and varied stream of projects covering all of the diverse range of services
  • Generous holidays, rising from 29 to 37 days per year (over 8 years) plus 4 public holidays
  • A flexi working system allowing staff to accrue an additional 2 days of time off over a two week period
  • Excellent final salary based pension
  • Annual salary increments until top of grade (subject to satisfactory performance)
  • We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnerships, pregnancy or maternity or age