Systems Administrator


Job Description

Job Title: Systems Administrator
Contract Type: Minimum 3-month contract
Salary Grade: 49,877 per annum
Working Hours: 37 hours per week
Location: Stirling


  • Advise on the Board’s ICT strategy and the application of Board policy across operating environments, including Assessor and Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) services, and obligations to 3rd party clients.
  • Ensure compliance and security objectives are met and relevant accreditations are maintained.
  • Develop ICT policies and procedures, strategic planning, standards, and hardware/software environments.
  • Maintain and support the Board’s ICT infrastructure to high levels of quality, standards, availability, and operability.
  • Provide secure, resilient, and reliable ICT infrastructure meeting end users’ expectations and demands.
  • Advise on cyber security and contribute to the IT risk register.
  • Recommend procurement solutions for ICT software/hardware and provide advice on costs, delivery, availability, and functionality.
  • Ensure disaster recovery arrangements are in place for IT infrastructure and data.
  • Maintain PSN (or equivalent) requirements and accreditation.
  • Foster effective partnerships with service users, public sector agencies, partners, and suppliers.
  • Provide advice to maximize the benefits of ICT systems across the organization.
  • Stay abreast of evolving technology developments and their application in the organization.
  • Attend internal & external Working Groups.
  • Perform any other duties as determined by the Assessor & ERO.
  • Installation, maintenance, and administration of Microsoft Windows Servers including Active Directory and Network File & Print Services.
  • Support of Windows-based desktop PCs, mobile devices, and remote/mobility technologies.
  • Analysis and optimization of server performance and capacity.
  • Support of printers, scanners, and Microsoft 365 services.
  • Configuration of firewalls and networked system devices.
  • Protective monitoring of ICT systems and business continuity/recovery services.

Essential Skills/Qualifications:

  • Degree in IT or relevant professional qualification, or compensatory experience in systems administration and technical support.
  • Relevant experience in advising, administering, and supporting Microsoft Windows and industry-standard operating environments.
  • Technical expertise in hardware/software administration and a clear understanding of IT’s role in local government service delivery.
  • Knowledge of industry-standard network protocols and compliance objectives (e.g., PSN, Cyber Essentials, ITIL, COBIT, ISO).
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to engage with colleagues at all levels.

If you possess the skills and qualities for this role, please apply with your CV!