Data Centre Manager

Camden, London (Greater)
£45,504 - £52,786
02 Sep 2019
16 Sep 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

The Role

A role is available with Camden as a Data Centre Manager to lead the day-to-day Data Centre service operations which include planning, designing and implementing strategic plans to ensure data centre capacity meets the Council’s existing and future requirements.

You will carry out a full range of defined tasks which will assist in planning and the on-going development of the Council's technical architecture and infrastructure.

You will take overall responsibility for the security of Data Centre operations and ensure that appropriate controls are implemented. Alongside this, you will be producing business cases for recommended architecture and infrastructure changes, identifying the anticipated business benefits associated with it.

We are in a transition to modernise our network infrastructure while also improving the WAN infrastructure with the implementation of MPLS for all our remote and core sites.

We are also co-locating our Data Centres to state of the art off-site secure locations. Redesign work is underway to ensure network resiliency is fully operational. Before the move, we are simplifying the Data Centre network with the introduction of new hardware that will replace current firewalls, internet filtering and VPN solutions.  We will also be investing in migrations to cloud, hybrid and hyper convergence platforms and alternative backup systems.

Camden has strong ambitions to be at the leading edge of technology and is investing heavily to build a robust and sustainable Digital Service. Be a part of that journey apply for the role and meet the team.

For more information please refer to the job profile.

The successful candidate will have a BSc in relevant discipline, or equivalent industry experience. You will be an expert in understanding the IT / IS infrastructure, operating systems, configurations and the IT applications and service processes used within the organisation.

You will be proficient in Configuration Management and will understand Infrastructure Architecture, and the frameworks and principles on which networks, systems, equipment and resources are based.

A good understanding in the principles and application of cloud/ virtualisation is also advantageous along with the methods and techniques for risk management, business impact analysis, countermeasures and contingency arrangements relating to the serious disruption of IT services.

You will also be familiar with corporate, industry and professional standards/policies associated with the role.

About Camden 

Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.

Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

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Make it work for you. Make it your Camden.

Discover and Diversity

To “discover” more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

How to apply

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in the job profile attached at the bottom of this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions. 

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG. 

Closing dates for applications: 16 September 2019, 23:59

Interviews to be held: TBC

Please quote reference: 190000KN

To view the Job Profile please click HERE

Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are:

16 September 2019

21 October 2019