Barnsley Council’s IT service plays a crucial role in supporting the organisation’s Future Council Strategy and Corporate Plan along with it’s Digital First Strategy. An Opportunity has arisen for an ICT Technical Specialists in the System Management team.
The post-holder will play a vital role in shaping the future of the Councils IT Infrastructure and will play a lead role in delivering complex Infrastructure projects. The successful candidates will be required to plan, analyse, and provide lead technical support for some of the council’s critical IT systems.
We and are looking for candidates with knowledge and experience in predominantly managing Server infrastructure, but also some knowledge around network Infrastructures. The post-holder must possess skills and experience in some of the following support systems:
· Windows Server 2008 – 2016 architecture
· Acitve Directory (GPO’s, DNS, DHCP)
· Virtualisation (Hyper-V / Vmware / Nutanix AHV)
· Nutanix Hyper-Converged systems
· MS Exchange 2013
· Cloud hosting solutions
· MS Office 365 management and deployments
· EMC SAN storage
· Arcserve Enterprise back-up
· Citrix and Micrsost RDS
· SQL 2008 to 2016
· Unix / Linux
· Cisco networking / Cisco DNA
· Fortinet Firewalls
· Software Defined Networking
· VPN configurations
· Cisco Contact Centre
Information and Communication Technology will be crucial to making exciting changes happen in Barnsley. With proven skills and flair for shaping technical solutions, you’ll be instrumental to developing and supporting the systems and tech that will underpin all kinds of improved services.
Creativity, ambition and a focus on people. That’s what matters at Barnsley Council. Our award-winning council is on an exciting journey of change. It’s all about putting local people at the heart of everything, listening to and doing good for our communities. We’re now more innovative, more efficient and provide better value for money. The changes are clear to see - from new businesses and jobs, to improving school results and to museums being recognised for their community engagement.
Shape a better future with us
We’re thrilled to have achieved Investors in People (IIP) Gold status for how we lead, support and develop people. Now we’d like you to be part of our success and help us take change further. Join us on our journey to a brighter future. By working together, with each other and with our communities, we can take pride in improving lives. Let’s make a better Barnsley for everyone.
Your role in our journey
As an ICT Technical Specialist, you’ll provide vital detailed technical support across a range of Information and Communication Technology services. Crucially, at this time of change and beyond, you’ll play a lead role in developing, testing and deploying new ICT systems, solutions and infrastructure. We will look to you to make sure our systems comply with best practice, policies and procedures, and are fully monitored and controlled. From troubleshooting and fault finding, to information gathering, data analysis and reporting, a wide range of people will rely on your expertise and dedication.
What you’ll need
To join us, you’ll need a relevant Level 6 qualification and, preferably, ITIL Foundation Certificate. You’ll certainly have significant experience with a minimum of 3years working in an IT infrastructure environment. You must possess a positive can do attitude, with excellent troubleshooting techniques, keeping abreast of new technologies and be able to articulate new solutions and ideas to a wider audience. You will have the collaborative spirit and interpersonal skills to communicate clearly with experts and non-experts alike, at all levels.
A lot to look forward to
Here at Barnsley, we live and work by four important values: honesty, teamwork, excellent service, and taking pride in what we do. As part of our team, you can be sure we’ll do all we can to support you in being truly excellent. You see, we prioritise learning and enabling you to achieve your potential. So we’ve created a development process that lets you grow in the way that suits you - whether that’s training to be a leader, or learning flexibly online. That’s one of the reasons why we achieved IIP Gold, and why you’ll find your career here inspiring and rewarding.