Technical Specialist - Microsoft SQL Server DBA

Sanctuary Housing Association
10 Mar 2018
14 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Technical Specialist - Microsoft SQL Server DBA


£36,225 per annum (rising to £39,253 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)

35 hours per week

Why work for us?

One of the UK’s leading providers of housing, care and commercial services, Sanctuary Group employs more than 12,000 people and manages over 100,000 units of accommodation throughout England and Scotland, including general rented, retirement living, supported housing, student and key worker accommodation and care homes. Sanctuary also provides a range of other services including maintenance, care and telecare, all of which are delivered by our dedicated employees who are completely committed to customer service.

The Microsoft SQL Technical Specialist will assist in the development and delivery of IT services across the Group. You will work within the wider team to complete daily checks & work on support as well as spending time working on both team and business focussed projects.

The role of Technical Specialist will include –

Managing various SQL versions from SQL 2008 to SQL 2016Ensuring the on-going maintenance, performance, availability and continual improvement of database estateAutomating manual processes, keeping documentation updated, configuring and updating SQL servers, securing databases and disaster recovery / business continuity solutions.Carrying out database related projects in line with business requirements.Liaising and building rapport with customers, external suppliers and other key stakeholdersSkills and experiences –

SQL DBA experienceExperience of SQL 2008 / 2008r2 / 2012 / 2014 / 2016High Availability solutions including Availability Groups & Failover ClustersTroubleshooting performance issuesInstalling & configuring new SQL serversExcellent written & verbal communication skillsExperience working with Windows server, including Active DirectoryAbility to organise, plan and work independentlyOther desirable skills include SQL Reporting Services, creating SSRS reports, PowerBI, PowerShell, Oracle 12c experience, MySQL 5 experience, Azure database solutions / migrations & TDE / Always EncryptedReady to join us?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary a great place to work, we offer you access to a range of great employee benefits and the opportunity to develop and progress within your career. Benefits include:

A pension scheme, with matching employer contributions from Sanctuary up to set limits25 days leave (rising to a maximum of 30 days) plus public holidaysLife assuranceHealth & well-being plansDiscounted products & servicesPersonal advice and counselingFamily-friendly arrangementsTax efficient savings through our Cycle to Work schemeLearning and development opportunitiesClosing Date: 16 March 2018

We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.

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