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Corporate IT Technician (Service Support) - HCC11059

Job Details:

Salary Range: £20,840 - £23,411 per annum
Hours per week:  37
Work Location: The Castle, Winchester 
Contract Type:  Permanent
Closing Date: 2 June 2019

Advert Text:

Hampshire County Council are seeking a motivated, aspiring IT professional to join our established team as an IT Support Technician.

You will play a key role in the support of our IT service by providing a professional front line service to our customers, contributing to problem resolution as well as the development and implementation of new systems and services.

We are looking for individuals who are ambitious, proactive and can offer a great deal of potential. You will have excellent communication skills and a logical approach to problem solving. Ideally you will have experience with Microsoft Technologies and Networking but training can be provided to a technically minded individual with a passionate interest in working with new technology. 

You will receive a comprehensive induction, a structured training plan and continued technical support from our on-site experts. This is offered alongside a competitive benefits package, including access to Local Government Pension Scheme, generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working, interest free travel loans and discounts.

Our IT support team plays an important customer facing role and is central to ensuring the continuing successful delivery of a wide variety of technical solutions across the County. If you are seeking a challenging role in IT, from which a wide range of progression paths are possible, this may be the role for you.

Role Responsibilities:

•    To provide a professional service to our customers by delivering and maintaining effective and efficient IT Service delivery to agreed service levels for Incidents and Service requests
•    Responding to alerts and other management tools that monitor the HCC server estate 
•    Proactive server and domain management
•    Involvement in technical discussions and problem resolution 
•    Liaising with, and maintaining clear communication lines with colleagues, including support teams, Service Desk and Problem Management, to ensure an effective and collaborative approach.
•    Produce procedures, technical documentation and training material when required.
•    Assist team leader in development of new systems and services.
•    Undertake routine office tasks e.g. management of support mailbox, maintenance, housekeeping 
•    Taking a keen interest in new technologies and trends that can enhance the IT services delivered to customers. 

Role Requirements:

  • Good standard of general education
  • Ability to identify, analyse and solve problems in a logical and effective way
  • Excellent interpersonal skills combined with an enthusiastic and self-motivated approach. 
  • Ability to organise, plan and manage your own individual workload. 
  • Ability to produce clear verbal / written instructions and accurate, understandable documentation for colleagues as well as non-IT specialists.
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately to deadlines whilst remaining polite and calm under pressure.
  • Ability to quickly absorb information and a keen interest in new technologies/solutions
  • Strong customer focus.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to have difficult conversations and negotiate and influence to achieve a positive outcome


Exposure to relevant technologies including:

•    Citrix Technology (Client Side)
•    Microsoft Windows Server 2008/ 2012/ 2016
•    Microsoft Intune
•    Local and Wide Area Networks
•    Microsoft Office 365
•    Microsoft Azure

Desirable qualifications:

•    Formal industry recognised qualifications such as MCSE.

The Organisation & Team

Hampshire County Council provides high quality public services to over one million residents of Hampshire. The County Council is embarking on an exciting journey to transform public services as part of our Digital Strategy and the IT team will be a key enabler for this. Simply put, the County Council’s IT team do amazing things with infrastructure and enterprise systems to support the organisation, our aims and objectives.


Our Service Support organisation is at the forefront of our interaction with our customers, with a passion for ensuring the continued delivery of high quality County Council IT services. Our IT is used by over 35,000 HCC staff, all staff and students in connected schools as well as staff in partner organisations; it is fundamental to the successful delivery of services to the citizens of Hampshire and beyond.

Working Conditions:

•    Display Screen Equipment User (both desktop and laptop PC)
•    Occasional lone working
•    Manual handling of objects up over 15 kg
•    Working at Height
•    Personal protective equipment (feet) 

Vetting Requirements:

Emily Slater, 2nd Level Team Leader, on 01962 847919.

Contact details for an informal discussion:

Emily Slater, 2nd Level Team Leader, on 01962 847919.

Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.


Corporate Equalities Employment Policy:  In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to any for achieving equality of opportunity in its employment practices. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, disability, age, ethnic or national origin, marital status, creed, sexuality, trade union activity or responsibility for dependants unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification (GOQ) applies. In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to which would have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. 

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