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Network & Security Principal Officer

Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time

Closing date: Sunday 30 June 2022

For an informal discussion, please contact Mike Wingrave - Network & Security Team Leader - mike.wingrave@surreycc.gov.uk

Job Introduction

The IT role of Network & Security Principal Officer is a skilled professional responsible for the effective and efficient conduct of all Network, Security, Telephony and call management devices / systems located in various “clouds” within East Sussex data centres.

The definition of Networks also encompasses external boundary service provision such as Internet access, remote access, firewalls, wireless, and web infrastructure platforms.

They perform a broad and challenging variety of work, some unpredictable and non-routine, which requires creative application of a wide range of principles. It is essential to maintain good, professional working relationships with council stakeholders and external partners / customers.

The position can be a combination of remote working and office-based - currently at County Hall, Lewes. They may be required to travel to other East Sussex sites to develop and maintain excellent working relations with the services across the county council and partner organisations. 

The Network & Security Principal Officer has a broad remit and needs to be able to quickly establish effective working relationships with partners and 3rd party suppliers on a regular basis.

Technically the position holder requires a considerable knowledge of networking and preferably hands on Cisco experience. They will lead work to deliver a large range of platform services to end customers both within and outside the organisation. 

In addition to opportunities to grow your career within our large and varied workforce, we offer a diverse range of benefits to help and support you during your employment, which include:

  • Access to financial wellbeing resources and products including financial wellbeing.
  • A wide selection of discounts with high street retailers, holiday companies and more. You can find information about them on our Employee benefits page.
  • A salary sacrifice bike scheme.
  • The choice to be a membership of the attractive Local Government Pension Scheme.

Additional Information

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.

Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.

Equal Opportunities

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

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  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/29508/21729

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Lewes

  • Salary
  • £37,776 to £39,288

  • Closing date
  • 26 June 2022

  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council

  • Department
  • Business Services

  • Contract type
  • Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Full Time

  • Hours
  • 37

  • Job type
  • Administration and Clerical