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ICT Assistant Database Administrator

Vacancy Id:
Xentrall Shared Services
£31,346 - £33,782 per annum
Closing Date:
Benefits & Grade:
Grade K
Contract Details:
Contract Hours:
37 hours per week
Interview Date:
Job Description:

Xentrall Shared Services is a forward thinking public service partnership between Stockton-on-Tees and Darlington Borough Councils. ICT is one of the services provided by Xentrall and is based in Darlington. We have an exciting and challenging programme of ICT projects underway for both Darlington and Stockton councils and other public sector organisations for which we provide ICT services.

An excellent opportunity for an experienced Application Support Analyst to expand their skillset to include SQL database administration experience and knowledge. You will be working within Xentrall's ICT Application Support Team providing technical support for the wide range of applications used by Darlington and Stockton councils and other public sector organisations for whom we provide ICT support.

As an ICT Assistant Database Administrator, you will have primary ICT support responsibility for a range of these applications and also work with the ICT Database Administrator to define and apply standards to the management of the databases underlying all the applications within our portfolio.

Whilst some previous SQL database administration experience would be an advantage it is not essential as the successful candidate would be given training through the significant formal development and mentoring opportunities available to Xentrall Shared Services ICT employees and this role in particular.

Essential Skills

-   Relevant degree or Microsoft Certification or equivalent directly relevant work experience
-   Recent experience of implementing ICT upgrades, updates or deployments for enterprise applications
-   Recent experience of ICT technical support work for enterprise applications
-   Knowledge of ICT best practice and trends
-   Good analytical and organisational skills
-   Flexible and proactive team player

Desirable skills

-   Database support experience
-   Recent relevant experience in the implementation, development, support and integration/interfacing of software applications

In return, as well as giving you the opportunity to assist in the delivery and support of an exciting strategic ICT programme, we offer a friendly, professional and modern working environment where individual effort and teamwork are recognised and appreciated, both by colleagues and customers alike.

This post offers the opportunity to work flexitime and also has a generous annual leave entitlement.

As a progressive organisation we have achieved certification to ISO27001 and ISO9001 and we also hold Investors in People and Customer Service Excellence awards. We have an internal service improvement programme which is driving forward a number of initiatives which are also assisting with our deployment of ITIL and PRINCE2 based practices.

Xentrall ICT Services are based in the centre of Darlington and the successful candidate may on occasion be required to travel to locations across the Tees Valley and possibly the wider region as necessary.

Please ensure you refer to the Job Description and the essential and desirable criteria in the Person Specification when completing the Personal Statement on the application form, as this information is used to select candidates for interview.

If you would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact Juliet Beer, ICT Applications & Projects Manager on 01642 524841 or Ian Miles, Head of ICT and Design & Print on 01642 527012.

The application form is available in alternative formats from Xentrall Recruitment Services, tel: 01642 526992 or email [email protected]

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