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Council HQ, John Muir House, Brewery Park, Haddington, EH41 3HA
£40,276 - £44,966 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week
Work From Home:

This position has expired.

Vacancy Information

Hourly rate of pay: £22.07 - £24.64

Days and Hours of Work:
Monday-Friday, 09:00-17:00
To start asap.

Applications for this post will only be accepted from current employees of East Lothian Council (this includes casual and agency staff who are currently undertaking work for us). 

The Council is undertaking an ambitious digital transformation programme and is seeking to enhance the capacity and capabilities of the IT Service. We are looking to recruit an experienced IT networking specialist to to join our high performing multi-disciplinary Infrastructure & Security team. The team is responsible for the development and support of the Councils voice and data networks, cloud, servers and storage infrastructure and IT security policies and procedures.

The successful candidate will be responsible for designing, managing and implementing our WAN and LAN infrastructure ensuring it is fit for purpose, secure and enables the high availability of our systems required by our agile workforce and customer base. In addition to the day-to-day infrastructure element, the successful candidate will have a key role to play in the continued development and implementation of the Council's Digital Strategy and Transformation programme with a particular focus on the infrastructure and security elements as part of the wider IT Management Team

Experience of some of the following a large-scale corporate environment would be an advantage:

SD Wan technologies, large scale Wi-Fi-6 deployments, VLANS, VOIP, vulnerability and risk management, packet capture analysis, IT hardware security best practices i.e  device hardening, IPsec, Firewall management , certificate management. Stakeholder management including excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Exposure to the implementation of M365 technologies and associated governance rules, ITIL, and Project Management methodologies, would also be advantageous.

Please note

This role this role will be remote working from the successful candidate's home for the foreseeable future.  However, you should be willing and able to visit our HQ in Haddington or other council sites as required.  Longer term options for continuing home working, hybrid working, and full-time office-based working are available.

Home Working Consideration  
Applications for homeworking or hybrid working will be considered for this post, subject to a trial period and in accordance with East Lothian Council’s Home Working and Worksmart Policies which can be found here. Home or Hybrid working options can be discussed with candidates invited for interview. All applicants must live in the UK and will be expected to attend Council offices from time to time as required.


Job Details

To work as a senior member of the IT Infrastructure & Security team with a primary focus on leading the strategic design and development of the Council’s voice and data networks to enable Council wide digital transformation. The key areas of responsibility are:
 Providing specialist high level IT advice and guidance to Council management, services, and colleagues on all aspects of IT network infrastructure.
 Designing and developing the Council’s voice and data networks and associated security and support infrastructure.
 Supervising and organising the day-to-day development and support work of the team.
 Working with Service Departments to bring about transformational change.
 Creating specifications of requirements and running procurement exercises.
 Providing Level 3 IT support
 Plan and organise development sprints for the team.
 Ensure appropriate policies and procedures are developed and applied.

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Job Attachments') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job.  You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form.  You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to be considered for interview.

The ‘East Lothian Way’– values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work.  Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours.  Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
Relevant degree i.e. I.T, Software Engineering and be able to demonstrate knowledge, skills and competencies gained through relevant experience. 

Driving Licence
As the duties of this role require you to effectively travel to successfully undertake the full remit of the role, you must hold a current driving licence and have access to a vehicle.*
(*Where a disability precludes you from obtaining a driving licence, ELC will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability.)

The preferred candidate for this position may be subject to a Basic Disclosure provided by Disclosure Scotland prior to a formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note:
If a Disclosure check is required and you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will also be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Additional Information

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