IT Manager – established brand – friendly culture – strong benefits REF 1030

Published
June 16, 2022
Location
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Category
Job Type
Salary
up to £55,000
Benefits
25 days holiday + 8 BH•Absence pay scheme•Flexible hours policy•Westfield health cash plan•Employee Ass Prog•Extensive free parking•Enhanced maternity and paternity•Wellbeing initiatives•Westfield Health Employee Wellbeing Programme•Up to 5 days additional holiday –based on length of service•Long Service Awards at 10, 15, 20 years etc •Ability to swap salary for up to 5 more days holiday to give employees a maximum of 28 days•Option for Bike to Work Scheme•Stakeholder Pension Scheme. Emphasis on employee development and training inc CPD events and seminars•Course fees and day release for appropriate courses•Payment of relevant professional subscriptions
Work Hours
35hrs only - no on-call / overtime
Education requirements
Ideally degree or academic background
Qualifications
Industry standard preferred
Industry
Architectural
Contact number
01133572045

Description

•Take ownership of and contribute to, internal and external communications both as part of their role and of the Practice’s overall strategic objectives.
•Demonstrate a personal commitment to embracing and promoting a positive approach to equality and inclusivity where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.
•Promote and develop individual and company-wide activities which support and enhance environmental sustainability and health and safety objectives.
•Comply with the Practice’s Data Protection Policies when handling personal data in the course of employment including personal data relating to any employee, worker, contractor, client, supplier or agent of the Practice.
•Be responsible and accountable for the application and governance of the Practice’s Quality Management System, processes and standards.
•Establish good working relationships with both internal and external clients and provide a high-quality service which meets their needs.
•Understand, demonstrate, and apply the Practice’s values: Personal, Creative, Collaborative, Passionate and Agile.
•Embrace and support a continuous learning culture that values the growth of every individual’s capabilities, knowledge and skills.
This is a full-time position, working Monday to Friday 9.00am –5.00pm with a one-hour lunch break (although we do operate flexible working hours policy and hybrid working)

Responsibilities

This architectural firm are involved with commercially responsive design and technical practice with a passion for delivering exceptional projects and outstanding places.
Over five successful decades, we have grown, evolved and diversified. With offices across the UK in Leeds, London and our head office in Chesterfield.
Our evolution and diversification of projects and sectors over recent years means we’re regularly engaged to design a wide range of projects from inception to completion and often including masterplanning and place making. Our reputation and heritage is built on the strength of our design and technical expertise and impeccable delivery, but as the Practice has grown and evolved, the scope of services have developed and our offer now is much broader.
Our portfolio currently consists of a broad range of exciting and ambitious major projects and frameworks in a variety of complimentary sectors including large-scale, commercial Retail, Industrial, Leisure and Residential developments.We have currently an exciting opportunity for an ambitious IT Manager to join our Team.
•Be responsible for the Practice’s IT and communication systems.
•Manage and develop a small technical team.
•Provide strategic direction to drive IT forward and meet future business requirements. •Manage the IT budget
•Deliver efficiencies throughout the Practice, usingIT and communication systems.
•Manage the IT help desk, networks, hardware and software deployment, system monitoring, maintenance, development and support of all IT and communication systems.
•Manage cloud services, infrastructure, servers and storage, PCs, Apple Devices and laptops, software applications/licensing and peripherals.
•Review and develop the use of software for business operations.
•Develop the Practice’s cloud strategy (storage and security).
•Maintain and develop the Practice’s IT and data security, in line with Cyber Essentials
•Ensure IT systems and procedure are in line with legal and Data Protection requirements.
•Communicate regularly with Directors / Board Directors and all users of IT services and systems.
•Maintain and develop standard operating procedures and best practices, including providing written protocols and guidance to IT Team and to end-users.
•Oversee provision of IT Support for 140employees in 2/3offices and remote working.
•Oversee the continuous improvement and development of communication between all regional offices
•Maintain and develop all IT policies and procedures, including those for backup, security, disaster recovery and service provision.
•Manage 3rd party supplier contracts and service agreements.
•Provide a key link with other IT / software users. i.e. CAD Managers, Data Managers, etc
•Engage and lead on one off / special IT related projects
•Keep current with the latest technologies and determine what new solutions will meet future business requirements.

Skills

  • IT related degree or equivalent education and experience
  • Experience of working in a Windows based environment.
  • Knowledge of VMWare, Veeam, Windows Server, Active Directory, Group Policy, Exchange Server, Microsoft 365 and Sharepoint.
  • Good working knowledge of mobile device configuration, deployment and management (iPad and Apple Business).
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft 365 applications   Knowledge of SQL server, Sophos Central, FortiGate FWaaS, MiVoice Business, HP and Unifi network switching/wifi, Microsoft 365 stack, Azure, Endpoint Central Cloud, Autodesk AEC Collection.
  • Experience of ZTNA, SASESDWAN
  • Experience with Autodesk / Construction based IT software and document management. (desirable)
  • Technical experience, networking and infrastructure, Azure and Mitel phone system
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