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Principal ICT Specialist - Data Centre (12 month FTC)

Principal ICT Specialist - Data Centre (12 month FTC)
Fixed Term Contract
Hours of Work: 36.5 per week
Salary: £39,378 - £44,317 per annum per annum + exclusive benefits
Location: 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3SD

Please note this is a 12 month fixed-term contract

Who we need

The role will require project, contractor and stakeholder management skills, as well as an innovative and solutions-based approach.

The role will enable the business to continually develop and improve its ICT platforms, data management and system integration in accordance with the ICT strategy and fundamentally will be required to support the development and delivery of ICT systems within the new data centre.

We are looking for someone with knowledge and experience of networking and telecommunications.

You will need to be proactive and solutions focused with the ability to work under pressure and within strict timeframes.

You will be required to support the Data Centre delivery and implementation team with ICT expertise, advising on best practice and opportunities.

Essential Attributes

The following skills and attributes are essential to a successful application:

Experience of working in an N+1 or more advanced data centre environment.
Technical contract management knowledge.
Demonstrable project delivery experience.
Establishing requirements, identifying and delivering technical solutions.
Experience of working within ISO27001 framework.
Please refer to the attached role profile for further requirements.

About the team

Working within ICT in the Corporate Services Directorate, this role is key to developing, implementing and running a new data centre for the Combined Authority.

You will work with a range of internal stakeholders, and lead on the transition of ICT, CCTV and associated services to the new Data Centre.

The role will support the retention and improvements to our ISO27001 standard, ensuring that all systems and standards of best practice are maintained including 3rd party adherence to agreed service levels.

Who we are

The West Midlands has been one of the most promising regions in England with the fastest growing economy outside London; it has been seen as one of the best places to invest; with improved living standards, regional infrastructure was benefiting from huge investment; a rapid expansion in house building; increasing numbers of apprenticeship starts; construction on HS2 ; and the Battery Industrialisation Centre launched in Coventry.

The West Midlands has one of the greatest potentials to grow in 2021 and we are seeking investment in new markets, upskilling our workforce, protecting our environment, strengthening our communities and repositioning the region as a leader in the national economy.

Now more than ever, we need to be innovative and we don't just return to the old ways of working and living.

We already have many of the building blocks in place - we are resetting our thinking, rebuilding our region and reinventing our image as a national leader.

In order to do that, we will listen to our communities and deliver change for the better as a result of what we've experienced.

There is a lot to look forward to - next year the region will host the City of Culture in Coventry; and following that it will be the site of the Commonwealth Games.

These are opportunities to showcase our region to the world.

The West Midlands is a region which is resilient and innovative, and WMCA is building the future, with a shared vision of a healthier, happier, better connected and more prosperous West Midlands - a fast-growing global force with huge potential and ambition.

Everyone who works here plays their part in this success story and we're all determined to use our unique role to deliver lasting change across our region.

Come and join the West Midlands Combined Authority; be part of Building the Future.

In return for your hard work and commitment, we will reward you with a range of competitive and attractive benefits.

How to apply

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Closing Date: 12 November 2020

Please note: this is a remote working opportunity until a date is agreed for the WMCA workforce to return to our usual place of work at 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham.

Our priority is to keep all our employees safe and well during this time.

We will be working remotely for the foreseeable future, and we are doing everything we can to ensure all our employees can enjoy a comfortable remote working space.

We are committed to developing an organisation that is representative of the diverse communities that we serve and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The following groups are currently underrepresented: young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants who meet the essential job role criteria.

We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed.

Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance and support service delivery for the customer.

  • Start: ASAP
  • Rate: £39378.00 - £44317.00 per annum + + exclusive benefits
  • Location: Birmingham, England
  • Type: Contract
  • Industry: IT
  • Recruiter: 2MES
  • Tel: 02392 387722
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  • Posted: 2020-10-29 17:27:25 -

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