ICT Consultant

Role: ICT Consultant

Salary: £18k-20k

Location: Guilsborough, Northampton


This is an exciting opportunity to join our national ICT Managed Services team. The job is to provide first and second line hardware and software support, asset management, general ICT administration and other ICT facility services as a member of a customer-site based team.

The team’s function will be to provide staff and pupil support for all aspects of the ICT infrastructure, including Servers, Storage, Networking, Wireless, Telephony, Client Devices and Software.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide professional first and second line technical advisory, diagnostic and repair support services to academy users within a Service Desk environment, via telephone, web, email and face-to-face during the service window.
  • Provide a professional and effective second-line remote network monitoring and management service within an academy environment.
  • Where necessary and directed to do so, attend desk-side to resolve support issues and assist with the technical development of the academy’s ICT environment.
  • Report and manage any incident that requires the services of a third-party organisation or our third line support team.
  • Ensure all problems identified whilst performing Service Desk duties are recorded and updated on the helpdesk system so the user is kept fully up to date with the status of each ongoing incident and problem.
  • Ensure that the escalation process is adhered to in all appropriate cases and that the Systems Administrator and where required, the academy, is fully updated on the status of all ongoing problems and escalations.
  • Action any asset changes in compliance with the Change Management Procedure.
  • Provide an effective communications interface between the academy and the various groups within the company.
  • Monitor/manage call queues to ensure that support calls are being escalated and resolved within agreed service levels.
  • Assist the Network Manager by carrying out reasonable requests for additional duties, as and when required.
  • Make recommendations on potential improvements to working practices and performance to improve service levels and overall customer satisfaction.
  • Always keep the working area clean and tidy.
  • Be prepared to work outside of normal working hours at short notice to resolve issues affecting systems availability or to complete project work.
  • To complete ad-hoc duties and tasks allocated by line management from time to time.
  • To complete additional ad-hoc and scheduled project work, as required.
  • Applicants will need to pass an enhanced DBS check.

Key Skills/Experience:

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Desktop Operating Systems and applications is essential.
  • Good working knowledge of Active Directory.
  • Good understanding of TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP and VPN’s.
  • CompTia A+ Certified.

Desirable Criteria:

  • CompTia N+ or S+.
  • Hardware Break/Fix Experience – HP accredited to ASP level (Proliant Servers and/or HP Commercial Desktops, Workstations & Notebooks).
  • ITIL or Framework for ICT Technical Support (FITS) Qualified to Practitioner level.
  • Knowledge of Apple Mac IOS and managing an Apple Mac network environment.

Interpersonal and communications skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Pro-active approach to work
  • Ability to communicate complex technical issues to non-technical
  • customers and users with a wide range of experience and
  • abilities
  • Excellent customer relations skills
  • Ability and willingness to share knowledge across the team and
  • with customers to aid learning and proficiency
  • Be able to work unsupervised using your own initiative
  • Willingness to keep abreast of new developments in software and hardware, and to undertake technical certifications


Planet Recruitment acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. Planet Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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Only candidates with the relevant skills and experience will be contacted after application, if you do not hear back from us within 7 days you have unfortunately been unsuccessful in your application.

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person’s gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

Job Information

Job Reference: AW000140_1654608840
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Salary From: £18000
Salary To: £20000
Job Industries: IT
Job Locations: Northampton, Northamptonshire
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: IT Support, IT technician, 2nd line,1st line, Network, ICT Support, ICT Technician, School IT, School IT Supporet
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