IT Support Consultant – Client Services / End User Computing

Employer
Brent Council
Location
Brentford (City/Town), London (Greater)
Salary
£39,867 - £46,839
Closing date
5 Dec 2021

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Sector
Corporate Services, IT
Job role
Officer
Salary Band
£30,000 - £39,999, £40,000 - £49,999
Contract Type
Full time

Job Details

We are a shared ICT service, supporting the local councils in Brent, Lewisham and Southwark, as well as the Local Government Association, Lewisham Homes and the Department for Housing and Pensions. We are located at the Brent Council’s Civic Centre, Wembley, with onsite teams at Laurence House in Catford and Tooley Street, near London Bridge, Southwark

Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.

About the Shared Technology Services

Shared Technology Services are looking for IT Support Consultants to support and maintain the existing ICT infrastructure for Shared Technology Services, covering all four areas of client support, datacentre, data network and messaging & collaboration support, but with additional specialisation in one of the areas.

For further information on specialisation, please see the full job description on our website, link below.

This role is for the Client Services Team who are our End User Computing Experts. Servicing over 10,000 public servants’ End User Devices. We are looking for Enterprise experience who will solve Enterprise wide problems like packaging, deploying and maintaining software using SCCM and MEM.

With a customer-focused attitude, the IT Support Consultants will take ownership of calls and resolve these within their SLAs related to End User Computing estate. They will work on a rota basis covering call triage, call resolution & escalation, on-site support across all shared service sites, project related work, and provide cover for colleagues in other teams as and when required.

The successful candidates will design and implement solutions to technical issues, meticulously documenting these to aid colleagues with similar tickets to resolve. The IT Support Consultants will need to provide out-of-hours cover occasionally.

Additional responsibilities for the PO4 role include management of suppliers & contracts and being a technical authority in a key system such Remote Access – Direct Access and Always-on-VPN; SCCM et. The PO4 role will then use this authority to influence the design of future IT services.

The Person

The ideal candidate will show commitment to resolving large-scale enterprise technical issues within End User Computing. The right person will flexible in their approach and have an ability to see the bigger picture by prioritising efficiently. Top of our in-tray for the right person will be able to:

Migrate enterprise wide users to Windows 10 or its successors; as the project lead, image builder and application packager.

Lead our migration to Microsoft Endpoint Manager having expertise is leading similar migration projects.

Be the Principal project lead for our source and deployment of Always on VPN (we are currently Direct Access).

Devise and write Group Policies for the EUC estate. Excellent at solving Enterprise wide problems like application issues on devices etc.

This role brings a varied range of other challenges so the IT Support Consultants will be willing to learn continuously.

The successful candidate will have good interpersonal and communication skills in discussing resolutions with users and their team. They should be willing to go the extra mile to take responsibility in ensuring a high level of service for our partners and other organisations we support.

To find out more please speak to our talent acquisition lead, Jo Cumper, on 0208 937 1142 or email jo.cumper@brent.gov.uk to set up a call.

Timetable

Closing Date: 05 December 2021

Assessment & Interview Date: December 2021

Additional Information

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.

Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.

As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on recruitment@brent.gov.uk

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.

Job description

Company

What make us different?

Brent has a diverse artistic community, a wide range of cultural activities and award-winning parks. Each community in Brent has its own cultural celebrations including one of Europe's biggest Irish festivals and the Hindu Diwali festival, which attracts around 40,000 people each year. The borough is home to 'Mahogany', the innovative designer for carnival and theatrical costumes and the Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn. Brent, located in the northwest of Greater London, is one of London's most diverse boroughs.

Great values!

Brent It is one of the most culturally and racially diverse of all local authorities in England and Wales. Brent is working to be a safer, more attractive and more environmentally-friendly borough, with great opportunities for people to work and thrive.
 
Why work for Brent?

  •  Good road and rail links into central London.  Competent and skilled work teams.  A trusting working environment.  Very attractive pension arrangements. Salary progression. Free season ticket loan scheme. 


Would you like to work in a diverse and cultural environment?

Brent may offer the opportunity you are looking for.

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Telephone
020 8937 1234
Location
Brent Civic Centre
Engineers Way
Wembley
HA9 0FJ
GB

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