Abingdon School Wants System Network Administrators For Immediate Employment

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South Avenue Estate, Abingdon (OX14)

up to £33000 per annum dependent on skills and experience
Abingdon School

Abingdon School is seeking to appoint a dynamic and self-motivated Systems/ Network Administrator with good technical knowledge and experience of ICT support.

This is a busy and varied role requiring excellent communication and organisational skills with a flexible approach. The successful candidate will be a team player with a positive ‘can do’ attitude.

Job Title: Systems/ Network Administrator

Location: Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Salary: up to £33,000 per annum dependent on skills and experience

Hours: Full-Time

The Systems/ Network Administrator will work with the IT Manager, supporting and managing the Foundation’s servers and network infrastructure.

The Systems / Network Administrator will own and deliver the server and network development plans and will be responsible for change and problem management, backup and recovery, 3rd line support, server and network asset management and infrastructure statistics and reporting and work closely with the IT Manager on digital security.

Systems/ Network Administrator – Key Responsibilities:

– Proactively monitor all servers, networks and network components and respond quickly and appropriately to any alerts, warnings, anomalies or failures

– Identify problems (ITIL definition) and support the IT helpdesk and 1st Line support functions by providing workarounds

Abingdon School Wants System Network Administrators

– Undertake detailed troubleshooting to resolve complex or recurring issues, working with external suppliers if necessary

– Manage backups for all server and network infrastructure component configurations across the Foundation and restore systems regularly to verify backup integrity and time to restore

– Backup and archive user data and restore from backup as required

– Create and maintain a server development plan, showing upgrade, replacement or migration plans and timescales for every server across the Foundation

– Create and maintain a network development plan, showing upgrade, replacement or migration plans and timescales for each component of network infrastructure across the Foundation

– Implement the server and network development plans with minimum downtime and disruption to users, working with external suppliers where necessary, and using appropriate tools and techniques to effectively manage change

– Produce safeguarding reports and server and network component uptime and performance statistics

– Maintain accurate and up-to-date asset information for all server and network infrastructure components across the Foundation

– Maintain accurate and up-to-date LAN, WAN and telephone cable route maps for all Foundation sites

– Notify users of problems, workarounds, planned work and changes via the IT helpdesk

– Assist the IT Manager in planning and implementing new IT projects

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– Assist and cover for other members of the ICT Department as required

– Work with the IT Manager to identify risk and to improve IT security, processes and systems

– Take part in a regular cycle of appraisal and undergo training as appropriate, as directed by the IT Manager

Hours of Work

Normal working hours are Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 5.00pm, with a half hour unpaid lunch break.

Systems/ Network Administrator – You:

Skills and Personal Attributes

– Clear and logical thinker

– Good problem solving skills

– Good organisational skills

– Ability to work as member of a team

– Self-motivated

– Positive ‘Can do’ Attitude

Knowledge, Qualifications & Experience

– Server OS & Administration

– Switches & Networking

– WiFi & Network Security

– Degree or equivalent

Abingdon School Wants System Network Administrators

– Relevant technical qualifications or training (desirable)

– 2 years in an IT support role and/or worked in a school or academic institution (desirable)


– Displays commitment to the protection and safeguarding of children and young people

– Values and respects the views and needs of children and young people

The closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 4 February 2020 (midday) and interviews will take place the week commencing 11 February 2020.

Please note that we do not accept CV’s. For more details on this Systems/ Network Administrator opportunity and to submit your application, please click ‘Apply’ to be redirected to our website.

Abingdon is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

Contact: Abingdon
Reference: Totaljobs/2101SNAABIN
Job ID: 89309697

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