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Junior Network and Communications Engineer


Science and Technology Facilities Council
Salary: £25198
Location: Didcot
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Systems Engineering
Category: Commercial Jobs
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Brief Description

Salary: £25,198 per annum
Grade: UKRI C
Contract Type: Open-Ended
Hours: Full Time
Closing Date: 24th November 2020

Our teams are predominately based at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) near Chilton in Oxfordshire and Daresbury Laboratory (DL) in Cheshire. This role can be based at either site and applicants should express a preference in their covering letter. There will be an occasional requirement to travel to other STFC sites.

STFC reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a sufficient number of applications are received therefore early applications are encouraged.

About the role

The Digital Infrastructure department in STFC are responsible for the delivery of the enterprise Information and Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure and services that underpin the STFC scientific programme of activities. The work that we do is key to protecting the organisation's digital assets and is an enabler for the work of the scientific community here at STFC.

The Digital Infrastructure team provide a comprehensive network and communications environment to support the work of STFC and partner organisations. This includes a range of technologies and environments including Voice, Data, Email and unified communications.

Specifically, this role is to provide day to day support and maintenance of the network and communications environment as supported by DI, including fulfilling service requests, resolving incidents, supporting the service desk. You can expect opportunities to develop technical skills through increasingly autonomous projects whilst under the guidance and mentorship of senior team members. If you have an aptitude and desire to progress in your career with STFC, you can benefit from appropriate training opportunities and guidance for career enhancement. A progression path leading to Senior Network Engineer or indeed other roles within the organisation is anticipated. You may also be eligible for Degree Apprenticeship programmes.

Key duties include:

* Day-to-day responsibility for appropriate requests (tickets) for service at the direction of the Senior Network & Communications Engineer
* Undertake minor installations or configurations within the area of both networking and telephony
* Planning, installation, testing and maintenance of voice and data network connections.

Our teams are predominately based at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) near Chilton in Oxfordshire and Daresbury Laboratory (DL) in Cheshire. This role can be based at either site and applicants should express a preference in their covering letter. There will be an occasional requirement to travel to other STFC sites.

Organization Description

UK Research and Innovation is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.The Science and Technology Facilities Council is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation, and our goal is to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people – and more broadly to the world.

The following criteria will be assessed at Shortlisting (S), at Interview (I) or both (S&I):

Qualifications

Essential:

* 5 GCSE or equivalent qualifications including Maths and English. (S)

Desirable:

* Relevant subject matter and industry experience (S)
* A relevant degree (or equivalent) (S)
* ITIL Foundation. (S)

Knowledge and Experience

* A working understanding of a range of network and communications functionality in an organisation providing various business systems (S)
* Experience supporting at least 4 of the following technologies (S&I):
* IP routing and configuration of routers
* Network switches and configuration of switches
* TCP/IP protocols v4 & v6
* DNS/DCHP/Radius servers
* Wired and Wireless networking
* Firewalls
* Telephony (Analogue, Digital and VOIP)
* Telephony (Handsets, Exchanges).

Desirable:

* Video Conferencing protocols. (S&I)

Personal Skills and Qualities

Essential:

* In depth knowledge of windows based IT systems (S&I)
* Broad range of IT support skills, covering infrastructure, networking and application technologies (S&I)
* Ability to work using own initiative and be proactive (I)
* Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision (I)
* Demonstrate ability to work effectively as part of a team, or alone (S&I)
* Willingness to learn new techniques and technologies (I)
* Effective written and verbal communication skills (S&I)
* Quality of covering letter (S)
* Good organised approach to complex problems (S&I)
* Strong self-motivation. (I)

UKRI supports research in areas that include animal health, agriculture and food security, and bioscience for health which includes research on animals, genetic modification and stem cell research. Whilst you may not have direct involvement in this type of research, you should consider whether this conflicts with your personal values or beliefs.

To enable us to hire the very best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive pre-employment check as an essential part of the recruitment process on all individuals that are offered a position with UKRI. This will include a security check and an extreme organisations affiliation check.

Employee Benefits

UK Research and Innovation recognises and values employees as individuals and aims to provide a pay and reward package that motivates staff to the best of their ability. The reward and benefit package includes a flexible working scheme, an excellent Defined Benefit pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance and a number of other benefits.

Developing Talent

We are committed to developing employees in their roles throughout their career. Learning and development plans enable employees to continue their professional development through training and development opportunities such as e-learning, classroom training and on-the-job experiences. We encourage our employees to share their learning across teams and organisations.

Equal Opportunities

We strive to make decisions based on individual merit and ability. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and promote equality of opportunity in accordance with the Equality Act 2010. As holders of Disability Confident Employer status, we guarantee to interview all applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

As this job does not fulfil the Home Office Code of Practice criterion for obtaining sponsored migrant worker status we will be unable to apply for sponsorship for anyone not eligible to work in the UK. At interview, all shortlisted candidates are required to bring with them identification documents and original documents that prove they hold or can obtain the right to work in the UK.

Online applications only. Please submit a covering letter and CV ensuring that the IRC reference is included in the filename description of each document uploaded. Please note that failure to address the above criteria or submitted without a covering letter may result in your application not being considered.

If you would like to receive this advert in an alternative format (e.g. large print, Braille, audio or hard copy), are unable to apply online or do not wish to create an account but would still like to apply for a specific role, please contact us by telephone.

If you have not already logged into iRecruitment (including as a current employee) you will be re-directed to the login/register page by clicking the "apply now" button. If you don't have an account with us, by choosing to register you consent to UK SBS processing the information you provide as part of the Recruitment Service. You can select appropriate job alerts and notifications as part of your account preferences, and you are able to close your account (withdraw consent) should you wish to do so. Before starting your online application and inputting your personal details, please read our Privacy Notice which contains full details of how your information is processed once you have made an application.
Brief Description

Salary: £25,198 per annum
Grade: UKRI C
Contract Type: Open-Ended
Hours: Full Time
Closing Date: 24th November 2020

Our teams are predominately based at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) near Chilton in Oxfordshire and Daresbury Laboratory (DL) in Cheshire. This role can be based at either site and applicants should express a preference in their covering letter. There will be an occasional requirement to travel to other STFC sites.

STFC reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a sufficient number of applications are received therefore early applications are encouraged.

About the role

The Digital Infrastructure department in STFC are responsible for the delivery of the enterprise Information and Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure and services that underpin the STFC scientific programme of activities. The work that we do is key to protecting the organisation's digital assets and is an enabler for the work of the scientific community here at STFC.

The Digital Infrastructure team provide a comprehensive network and communications environment to support the work of STFC and partner organisations. This includes a range of technologies and environments including Voice, Data, Email and unified communications.

Specifically, this role is to provide day to day support and maintenance of the network and communications environment as supported by DI, including fulfilling service requests, resolving incidents, supporting the service desk. You can expect opportunities to develop technical skills through increasingly autonomous projects whilst under the guidance and mentorship of senior team members. If you have an aptitude and desire to progress in your career with STFC, you can benefit from appropriate training opportunities and guidance for career enhancement. A progression path leading to Senior Network Engineer or indeed other roles within the organisation is anticipated. You may also be eligible for Degree Apprenticeship programmes.

Key duties include:

* Day-to-day responsibility for appropriate requests (tickets) for service at the direction of the Senior Network & Communications Engineer
* Undertake minor installations or configurations within the area of both networking and telephony
* Planning, installation, testing and maintenance of voice and data network connections.

Our teams are predominately based at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) near Chilton in Oxfordshire and Daresbury Laboratory (DL) in Cheshire. This role can be based at either site and applicants should express a preference in their covering letter. There will be an occasional requirement to travel to other STFC sites.

Organization Description

UK Research and Innovation is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.The Science and Technology Facilities Council is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation, and our goal is to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people – and more broadly to the world.

The following criteria will be assessed at Shortlisting (S), at Interview (I) or both (S&I):

Qualifications

Essential:

* 5 GCSE or equivalent qualifications including Maths and English. (S)

Desirable:

* Relevant subject matter and industry experience (S)
* A relevant degree (or equivalent) (S)
* ITIL Foundation. (S)

Knowledge and Experience

* A working understanding of a range of network and communications functionality in an organisation providing various business systems (S)
* Experience supporting at least 4 of the following technologies (S&I):
* IP routing and configuration of routers
* Network switches and configuration of switches
* TCP/IP protocols v4 & v6
* DNS/DCHP/Radius servers
* Wired and Wireless networking
* Firewalls
* Telephony (Analogue, Digital and VOIP)
* Telephony (Handsets, Exchanges).

Desirable:

* Video Conferencing protocols. (S&I)

Personal Skills and Qualities

Essential:

* In depth knowledge of windows based IT systems (S&I)
* Broad range of IT support skills, covering infrastructure, networking and application technologies (S&I)
* Ability to work using own initiative and be proactive (I)
* Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision (I)
* Demonstrate ability to work effectively as part of a team, or alone (S&I)
* Willingness to learn new techniques and technologies (I)
* Effective written and verbal communication skills (S&I)
* Quality of covering letter (S)
* Good organised approach to complex problems (S&I)
* Strong self-motivation. (I)

UKRI supports research in areas that include animal health, agriculture and food security, and bioscience for health which includes research on animals, genetic modification and stem cell research. Whilst you may not have direct involvement in this type of research, you should consider whether this conflicts with your personal values or beliefs.

To enable us to hire the very best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive pre-employment check as an essential part of the recruitment process on all individuals that are offered a position with UKRI. This will include a security check and an extreme organisations affiliation check.

Employee Benefits

UK Research and Innovation recognises and values employees as individuals and aims to provide a pay and reward package that motivates staff to the best of their ability. The reward and benefit package includes a flexible working scheme, an excellent Defined Benefit pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance and a number of other benefits.

Developing Talent

We are committed to developing employees in their roles throughout their career. Learning and development plans enable employees to continue their professional development through training and development opportunities such as e-learning, classroom training and on-the-job experiences. We encourage our employees to share their learning across teams and organisations.

Equal Opportunities

We strive to make decisions based on individual merit and ability. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and promote equality of opportunity in accordance with the Equality Act 2010. As holders of Disability Confident Employer status, we guarantee to interview all applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

As this job does not fulfil the Home Office Code of Practice criterion for obtaining sponsored migrant worker status we will be unable to apply for sponsorship for anyone not eligible to work in the UK. At interview, all shortlisted candidates are required to bring with them identification documents and original documents that prove they hold or can obtain the right to work in the UK.

Online applications only. Please submit a covering letter and CV ensuring that the IRC reference is included in the filename description of each document uploaded. Please note that failure to address the above criteria or submitted without a covering letter may result in your application not being considered.

If you would like to receive this advert in an alternative format (e.g. large print, Braille, audio or hard copy), are unable to apply online or do not wish to create an account but would still like to apply for a specific role, please contact us by telephone.

If you have not already logged into iRecruitment (including as a current employee) you will be re-directed to the login/register page by clicking the "apply now" button. If you don't have an account with us, by choosing to register you consent to UK SBS processing the information you provide as part of the Recruitment Service. You can select appropriate job alerts and notifications as part of your account preferences, and you are able to close your account (withdraw consent) should you wish to do so. Before starting your online application and inputting your personal details, please read our Privacy Notice which contains full details of how your information is processed once you have made an application.
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