An exciting opportunity exists for a Computer Network Controller to monitor, evaluate and improve the quality of service throughout the IT systems at the Grammar School at Leeds, through configuring, maintaining and improving network operating functions and security systems.
You will work closely with the Computer Services Manager to ensure that interruptions to the availability of the IT environment as a result of incidents or planned maintenance are minimised through a proactive approach. Taking a technical lead to ensure that the school's needs are met, identifying creative and flexible solutions where necessary.
You will be responsible for network performance, operations and reliability, maintaining system security and integrity. You will work closely with the Head of Learning Resources in developing and maintaining the Sharepoint file sharing and web page structures.
Critical to the school's operation is remote access to the network, our own MS SharePoint based file sharing and web facility as well as our Exchange server. The network currently has some 3000 student and staff users, with over 3,000 parent users able to access parts of SharePoint and their children's data remotely. The network comprisesa VMWare virtual system on EqualLogic SANs and DELL hosts as well as an Openfiler based SAN and Hosts on HP ML350 G6 servers along with some Physical HP servers, servicing over 800 workstations.
What we are looking for..
We are looking for a competent network professional with proven skills in implementing and supporting network infrastuctures. Excellent experience in a vast range of Microsoft products including Windows Server, Exchange, SQL Server, sharepoint.With a relevant Microsoft Qualification and networking qualification.SQL scripting and programming skills, as well as good interpersonal skills with the ability to assist network users in a client facing role.
What we offer in return.
Generous staff benefits including:
- Annual salary, commencing in the range of £30,011 - £38,042 (depending on experience)
- 35 hours per week, excluding one hour per day for lunch
- 25 days a year annual leave, plus 8 statutory bank holidays
- Access to the Group Personal Pension Scheme
Plus other non-contractual benefits:
- School Fee discount for children
- Free school lunches
- Staff discount scheme with over 3,000 retailers
- Salary sacrifice schemes including childcare vouchers and cycle to work scheme
Further information is detailed in the full job description and person specification, or on the schools website: www.gsal.org.uk
To apply a completed GSAL application form must be sent to Elizabeth Carruthers at the Grammar School of Leeds, preferably by email, to: email@example.com or contact Elizabeth on 0113 2291552.
Closing date: noon Tuesday 8th January 2013
Interviews will be held: Wednesday 16 January 2013