Staffordshire County Council

Technical Architect – Networks

Stafford, Staffordshire
£37,890- £41,881 per annum
18 Nov 2021
31 Jan 2022
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Technical Architect Networks

Salary: £37,890- £41,881 per annum

37 Hours per week – Permanent

Staffordshire ICT is responsible for the delivery of ICT services to Staffordshire County Council and some of its partners. These new posts are responsible for defining and leading on the delivery of technology strategies that will ensure that the council is well placed to deliver leading edge digital services as part of its transformational journey. Technologies will include cloud resources (IAAS, PAAS and SAAS) as well as on premise data centres, networks (the council has one of the largest Public Sector networks in the UK connecting all Council, Health and Fire establishments); end user compute solutions and technologies that help us to manage operational and security arrangements.

We are currently looking for three Technical Architects that will be responsible for End User Computing, Cloud Infrastructure and Networks, these roles will work closely together working in the ICT Architecture Team.

These three architects will provide technical leadership for ICT architecture and lead on the development and maintenance of architectural plans and roadmaps to ensure that current and future Business and ICT requirements are met.

Candidates will be expected to have substantial experience in their specialised area to enable them to take a lead on all existing and future work and to be the subject matter expert within ICT

Whilst the architects are responsible for roadmaps, plans, and standards in their specialist areas this is also a hands-on role as the successful candidates will be expected to lead technically on proof of concept pilots and the implementation of new technologies.

In addition to the technical aspects of the role the successful candidate will be required to possess the personal qualities which make them capable of liaising at all levels with key business customers both internal and external as well as other teams within ICT  

They will need to be able to work in a challenging fast paced environment, displaying excellent time management and resource/conflict management skills, as well as demonstrate the ability to deliver on tight deadlines and keep calm under pressure.

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

This position will have access to the Public Sector Network, to meet government security standards we will request a basic criminal convictions certificate and other background checks prior to appointment for the successful candidate

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Closing Date: 31/01/2022
Interview Date: TBC  (if applicable)

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Our Values

The County Council has adopted a set of values that seeks to achieve the best outcomes for its citizens, communities and employees.

Our People Strategy sets out what we all need to do to make Staffordshire County Council a great place to work, where people are supported to develop, flourish and contribute to our ambitious plans. 

Our values are at the heart of the Strategy to ensure that the focus is on what is important to the organisation and the people it serves:

  • Ambitious - We are ambitious for our communities and citizens
  • Courageous - We recognise our challenges and are prepared to make courageous decisions
  • Empowering - We empower and support our people by giving them the opportunity to do their jobs well.

Benefits for working for us….

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:

  • An excellent local government pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
  • The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave
  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
  • Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
  • Volunteering Scheme
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
  • Bus and rail travel discounts

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