IT Support / Communication Assistant

Location
Andover
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
30 Aug 2017
Closes
27 Sep 2017
Ref
00072890
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Function
IT
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
--Company Description--

This is an opportunity to join a family-run business based in Weyhill, near Andover. It produces a range of health supplements named 'OptiBac Probiotics', which are sold to health food stores and pharmacies across the UK & Ireland.

--Job Description--

This role is extremely varied and the successful candidate will be challenged on a daily basis. The successful applicant will have a passion for continuous learning, will be flexible and possess the ability to multi-task as their role may span one or more areas of expertise.

To be considered for this role, you will require the following skill-set:

- Experience supporting systems in a Windows environment.
- Experience maintaining and / or configuring Windows Servers.
- Experience maintaining and / or configuring Active Directory.
- Basic networking knowledge.
- Experience delivering presentations & training.
- Knowledge of, and experience working with and / or configuring firewalls.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Ability to work under pressure, and to deadlines.

--Duties / Areas of responsibility--

- Ensuring the monitoring, maintenance, periodic testing, availability and integrity of all IT infrastructure and applications.
- Troubleshooting, diagnosing and resolving support issues proactively and seeing them through to resolution.
- Providing user training (individually or in small groups) which may include creating procedural documentation, presentations and user guides.
- Testing, evaluating and recommending system enhancements for improvements.
- Understanding the business needs in order to support the delivery of appropriate IT systems within budget.
- Planning and undertaking IT projects as required.

--Qualities, Experience & Knowledge--

--Essential

- Previous experience of working in an IT support role.
- Proven experience working with server infrastructure and configuring & managing network components including but not limited to firewalls, routers and switches.
- Experience creating and delivering training procedures and setting system policies.
- Experience planning and implementing one or more IT system changes.
- Hard working and motivated team player.
- Enthusiasm for learning and ability to pick up new skills.
- Experience diagnosing and resolving complex technical errors.
- Experience configuring and using Active Directory.
- Excellent communication (written and verbal) & organisational skills.

--Qualifications--

- Desired minimum: GCSE grades C in English and Mathematics.
- BTEC Diploma or a Degree in a computing related field.
- Relevant vendor specific / neutral IT certifications would be beneficial.

--Hours, Salary & Start date--

Full time, permanent position.

Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.

Ability to commute to the head office daily is essential.

Immediate start

Suitable candidates will be interviewed as applications arrive.

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