Network Engineer – Information Technology

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Network Engineer - Information Technology
NOTTINGHAM, Nottinghamshire
Contract / Temporary

NHCT 5222028

Posted: 5th January 2023 15:31
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  • Pay Rate:

    £17.89 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37.5 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • NOTTINGHAM, Nottinghamshire,

    NG3 6AA

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Network Engineer - Information Technology

Reference no: NHCT 5222028

Pay rate: £17.89 per hour PAYE

Standard DBS required for this role

Car driver with valid license and insurance or ability to travel throughout 4 counties

An experienced Network Engineer is required to participate as a member of the Network Team in order to deliver a timely and professional support service to both Corporate IT and Trust staff. Providing assistance with the “Business As Usual” operational tasks and dealing with resolution of incidents. The engineer will need to have significant “hands on” experience in implementing and working with IP networks and working on Cisco switches, routers, firewalls and Wireless services.  There may be a requirement to install and configure Cisco IP telephony handsets and user profiles.

Assist in the maintenance all aspects of network security, including firewall access control and logging, ensuring that all external connections meet appropriate levels of access and security in accordance with Corporate IT and local Network Team procedures.

The engineer may also be required to provide support for ongoing projects within the Trust and will be expected to travel to various sites across 4 counties.


  • Trust wide 10,500 users, including 4000+ remote users, 200+ sites.
  • 5500+ end point devices including PCs, laptops, tablets, printers, scanners and other trust standard end-point devices.
  • 600+ network devices.
  • 70+ Local Area networks.
  • 200 IP Networks.
  • 2500+ IP phones.
  • ITIL compliant Service Desk call logging system.
  • Installation and on-going support of Trust owned IT equipment in the homes of Trust employees, partner agency sites and locations used by the Trust for seminars and conferences.
  • Support and specialist knowledge of other types of end user devices (e.g. Ipads, tablets and smartphones).


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:


  • Educated to degree/HND/CISCO (CCNA/CCNP) or equivalent in a relevant discipline or significant experience in supporting IP networks.


Skills & Experience:

  • Understanding of TCP/IP, VLANs, spanning tree, OSPF, BGP SNMP and CIDR to an intermediate level.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and experience in supporting a local and wide area network environment.
  • Good knowledge of cisco firewalls, routers, and switches.
  • Ability to analyse, investigate and resolve complex im&T queries.
  • Good configuration and administration skills on Cisco switches, routers and ASA firewalls.
  • Good working knowledge of routing and switching.
  • Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  • Good working knowledge of enterprise wireless networks including installation and management.
  • Able to communicate technical information to staff, colleagues and others as required.
  • Able to understand and create detailed technical documentation and Handover to Support documentation for both technical and non-technical staff, for example Service Desk.
  • Ability to assist in the maintenance of all aspects of network security, including firewall access control and logging, ensuring that all external connections meet appropriate levels of access and security in accordance with Corporate IT and local Network Team procedures.
  • Ability to ensure that the Project Manager and line manager are kept informed of real time technical issues and changes as they arise.
  • Highly customer focused.
  • Have the physical ability to lift heavy network equipment into position.
  • Be able to travel between locations is an essential part of the role and can be physically demanding due to the urban and rural areas covered. Car driver with valid license and insurance or ability to travel throughout 4 counties.


NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application.

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF.

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. Full Driving licence, access to a vehicle or access to means of mobility support.
  6. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.



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Network Engineer - Information Technology
Client Category: Local Authority

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