IT Manager – Professional Services – 45+ years history – REF 1030

Published
June 1, 2022
Location
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Category
Job Type
Salary
£45000 - £50,000
Benefits
Hybrid & Flexible Hours Working + 25 days hols (Buy extra hols and roll YOY) + Pen + Health Plan
Work Hours
35 Hours PW - Flexible
Education requirements
Of degree Calibre
Qualifications
Any MS / Cisco or other vendor qualifications welcome but not essential
Industry
Construction Services
Contact number
0113 357 20 45

Description

This is an opportunity to work for a construction professional services business with a deep history of serving residential, retail for a mix of commercial, private and public sector clients. Their projects cover a wide range of scale and complexity. The company live and breathe their values and this can be evidenced in their socially responsible, community based work. Their commitment to sustainability and employee satisfaction can be evidenced in an ever evolving list of benefits which currently includes:

STANDARD BENEFITS

  • Absence pay scheme for peace of mind
  • Flexible working hours policy
  • Health cash plan scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free tea, coffee, chilled water
  • Extensive free parking
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity
  • Wellbeing initiatives
  • Westfield Health Employee Wellbeing Programme

FLEXIBLE BENEFITS

  • 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
  • Option for Bike to Work Scheme
  • Stakeholder Pension Scheme

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

  • Emphasis on employee development and training including many CPD events and internal seminars
  • Course fees and day release for appropriate courses
  • Payment of relevant professional subscriptions

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

  • Hybrid Working – 2 days Home / 3 days office
  • Flexible working hours
  • Comfortable modern offices
  • Rural location giving employees the opportunity to walk, cycle, run at lunchtimes
  • Provision of showers for employees
  • Friendly atmosphere with team-based working
  • Firm wide social events
  • Break out areas for use at lunch times

 

Responsibilities

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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, using IT and communication systems.
  • Manage the IT helpdesk, 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 140 employees in 2/3 offices 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

Skills Required:

  • 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 systems
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