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ACRO IT Systems Administrator

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Recruiter: Hampshire Constabulary
Listed on: 7th September
Location: Near Fareham
Salary/Rate: £36,369 - £39,585
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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About ACRO

ACRO Criminal Records Office is a national police unit, located between Portsmouth and Southampton and hosted within Hampshire Constabulary. As the UK's police unit for processing criminal records, we protect the public we serve while supporting national and international law enforcement agencies to keep communities safe.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our new project team.

ACRO is undertaking its biggest technology reform project in its 10 year history.  It aims to modernise and future proof its technology solutions, whilst offering greater value for money to its customers.

A new project team has been created to respond to this challenge, so you will join this team at an exciting time.  You will use your experience and knowledge of acting as a conduit between the business and technology suppliers to deliver pieces of work at pace and to exceptionally high standards. Your understanding of how databases are designed and developed is integral to the success of the project.

As an organisation we search and update multiple national databases, these must be used appropriately whilst also ensuring changes that are needed for our business are part of the national plans to develop these systems.  You will therefore be expected to represent the organisation at national meetings in which you will act as the voice of the organisation, and also offer ACRO an account of your learning from these meetings.  You must be confident in presenting in a formal meeting and also at times in a classroom setting.

This role involves extensive use of Microsoft Office 365, including Outlook, Teams, Excel and Word, knowledge of these programmes would be advantageous.

Report writing and presentation preparation is key, the successful candidate will be asked to produce reports and presentations to a very high standard with limited supervision therefore it would be highly beneficial for you to be proficient in these areas.

Candidates should note that this role requires occasional travel both nationally and internationally which may involve overnight stays. The role holder must be able to meet travel requirements so therefore possess a valid passport for travel outside of the UK and have access to a reliable system of transport where required.

The post holder may need to work occasional unsocial hours to respond to operational demands.

What's on offer?

You will have access to a wide benefits package as a member of Hampshire Constabulary police staff, including generous holiday allowances (25 days + bank holidays upon appointment with an increase after 5 years' service), flexible working opportunities, family friendly policies, pension scheme (Local Government Pensions Scheme) and employee wellbeing/support.

Application and interview

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Essential Qualifications

  • Educated to QCF Level 6 OR have the relevant comparable technical experience.
  • BCS membership
  • IT Testing qualification
  • ITIL Foundation and be prepared to undertake other relevant ITIL qualifications
  • Prince 2 Project Management Foundation (or equivalent recognised Project Management qualification)

Essential Experience

Proven experience in a relevant environment. This should have included experience of use of application software, an understanding of database technologies and compilation and use of test scripts.

Contact details for an informal discussion

Closing date: 20 September 2021.

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