Systems Engineer

ICT Department at Service Headquarters, Garstang Road, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 3LH


Job Title: Systems Engineer

LOCATION:ICT Department at Service Headquarters, Garstang Road, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 3LH.

SALARY: Scale 7 £30,451 - £33,782 rising to a maximum of £37,782 inclusive of a £4,000 market supplement (Market Supplements Policy applies)

WORKING ARRANGEMENTS:36.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday, flexitime working arrangements are available. At the current time the successful postholder must be able to work from home.

CLOSING DATE: 12 noon, 11 December 2020

The work of the highly-respected ICT team at Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service has never been more important. In the face of the global pandemic, the small and dedicated team is relied upon to act quickly and efficiently to overcome new challenges and ensure the continued smooth-running and progression of the service’s ICT infrastructure.

We are looking to recruit an experienced Systems Engineer to enhance our work, with a strong focus on emerging security risks and developments.

This exciting role is ideally suited to a Systems Engineer with a background in security, who has the enthusiasm and dedication to take the lead on security issues to expertly advise the team on the latest security best practice and analysis.

Not an essential requirement, but of significant benefit would be experience working with both on premise and cloud-based security standards, including a working knowledge of Cisco firewalls. Candidates should also have an interest in broadening their skills to incorporate a wider set of enterprise solutions.

Identified as a workplace with an outstanding workplace culture, we offer fantastic training and personal development opportunities, free car parking, a Local Government Pension Scheme, access to work place gym facilities and flexi-time.

Applicants must be able to communicate clearly and effectively; produce detailed technical information; and demonstrate a commitment to Equality and Diversity.

This is a unique opportunity to join a forward-thinking and thriving team which sits at the heart of the organisation, which values the individual skills and expertise of each team member. The successful candidate will work within a fast-paced environment demonstrating problem-solving skills, offering creative ideas, and will work calmly and effectively to support the strategic aims and objectives of the organisation.

Interested candidates should submit their CV

Interviews dates will be taking place: Week commencing: 11 January 2020

Diversity matters at Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service – we want to attract the broadest range of people to work with us and the more diverse the workforce, the better able we are to serve our community.We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all individuals regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief or age.We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer.