IT Manager

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Location Blackpool, Preston
Date Posted October 1, 2015
Category IT Manager
Job Type Freelance
Job Code MS Blackpool IT Mgr

Description

<p class=”MsoNormal”><b><span style=”font-size: 26pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;”>IT Manager<br />
</span></b><span style=”font-size: 14pt; line-height: 115%; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;”>Blackpool Area<br />
£35K – £42K</span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align: justify; line-height: normal;”><span style=”background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;”>This is a fantastic opportunity for you an experienced hands on IT Manager/Helpdesk Team Leader or Senior Support Engineer looking for the next level, to join a <a name=”_GoBack”></a>leading specialist organisation based nr Preston. Working in a Windows environment, you will be responsible for the smooth running of the IT Infrastructure to allow the business to function as effectively as possible.  To overcome any issues, implement of new processes or software to enhance the company’s operation. </span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align: justify; line-height: normal;”><span style=”background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;”>This is a hands on position requiring business facing skills, strong technical understanding as well as strategic thinking.   </span></p>
<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-align: justify;”><b>Essential Skills</b></p>
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<li class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin-bottom: .0001pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list 36.0pt;”><span style=”background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;”>System administration over more than one site</span></li>
<li class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin-bottom: .0001pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list 36.0pt;”><span style=”background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;”>At least 3 years relevant commercial experience</span></li>
<li class=”MsoNormal” style=”margin-bottom: .0001pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list 36.0pt;”><span style=”background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;”>Knowledge of windows applications and general IT needs</span></li>
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<p class=”MsoNormal”><b>Desirable Skills</b></p>
<p class=”MsoListParagraphCxSpFirst” style=”text-indent: -18.0pt; mso-list: l3 level1 lfo1;”><!– [if !supportLists]–><span style=”font-family: Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family: Symbol; mso-bidi-font-family: Symbol;”>·<span style=”font-stretch: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’;”>         </span></span><!–[endif]–><span style=”background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;”>An understanding of the technical needs of animation productions at various stages</span></p>
<p class=”MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle” style=”text-indent: -18.0pt; mso-list: l3 level1 lfo1;”><!– [if !supportLists]–><span style=”font-family: Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family: Symbol; mso-bidi-font-family: Symbol;”>·<span style=”font-stretch: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’;”>         </span></span><!–[endif]–><span style=”background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;”>An understanding of visual effects pipelines and tools.</span></p>
<p class=”MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle” style=”margin-bottom: .0001pt; mso-add-space: auto; text-indent: -18.0pt; mso-list: l3 level1 lfo1;”><!– [if !supportLists]–><span style=”font-family: Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family: Symbol; mso-bidi-font-family: Symbol;”>·<span style=”font-stretch: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’;”>         </span></span><!–[endif]–><span style=”background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;”>Knowledge of 3D render farms and infrastructures</span></p>
<p class=”MsoListParagraphCxSpLast” style=”margin-bottom: .0001pt; mso-add-space: auto; text-indent: -18.0pt; mso-list: l3 level1 lfo1;”><!– [if !supportLists]–><span style=”font-family: Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family: Symbol; mso-bidi-font-family: Symbol;”>·<span style=”font-stretch: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’;”>         </span></span><!–[endif]–><span style=”background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;”>An IT Degree</span></p>
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</b><b><span lang=”EN-US” style=”background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;”>Areas of responsibility include but are not limited to:</span></b></p>
<p class=”MsoListParagraphCxSpFirst” style=”text-indent: -18.0pt; mso-list: l4 level1 lfo5;”><!– [if !supportLists]–><span style=”font-family: Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family: Symbol; mso-bidi-font-family: Symbol;”>·<span style=”font-stretch: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’;”>         </span></span><!–[endif]–><span style=”background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;”>Plan justify and schedule appropriate IT investment</span></p>
<p class=”MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle” style=”text-indent: -18.0pt; mso-list: l2 level1 lfo3;”><!– [if !supportLists]–><span style=”font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family: Symbol; mso-bidi-font-family: Symbol;”>·<span style=”font-stretch: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’;”>         </span></span><!–[endif]–><span style=”background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;”>Share and facilitate new appropriate technologies that will benefit the company</span></p>
<p class=”MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle” style=”text-indent: -18.0pt; mso-list: l2 level1 lfo3;”><!– [if !supportLists]–><span style=”font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family: Symbol; mso-bidi-font-family: Symbol;”>·<span style=”font-stretch: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’;”>         </span></span><!–[endif]–><span style=”background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;”>Problem solve and keep existing users running at all times</span></p>
<p class=”MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle” style=”text-indent: -18.0pt; mso-list: l2 level1 lfo3;”><!– [if !supportLists]–><span style=”font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family: Symbol; mso-bidi-font-family: Symbol;”>·<span style=”font-stretch: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’;”>         </span></span><!–[endif]–><span style=”background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;”>Improve software backup speeds and security </span></p>
<p class=”MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle” style=”text-indent: -18.0pt; mso-list: l1 level1 lfo4;”><!– [if !supportLists]–><span style=”font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family: Symbol; mso-bidi-font-family: Symbol;”>·<span style=”font-stretch: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’;”>         </span></span><!–[endif]–><span style=”background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;”>Logical and organised in their approach to problem solving</span></p>
<p class=”MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle” style=”text-indent: -18.0pt; mso-list: l1 level1 lfo4;”><!– [if !supportLists]–><span style=”font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family: Symbol; mso-bidi-font-family: Symbol;”>·<span style=”font-stretch: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’;”>         </span></span><!–[endif]–><span style=”background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;”>Confident when communicating with suppliers, managers and the production team</span></p>
<p class=”MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle” style=”text-indent: -18.0pt; mso-list: l1 level1 lfo4;”><!– [if !supportLists]–><span style=”font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family: Symbol; mso-bidi-font-family: Symbol;”>·<span style=”font-stretch: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’;”>         </span></span><!–[endif]–><span style=”background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;”>Capable of keeping hardware and software at the forefront of the industry</span></p>
<p class=”MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle” style=”text-indent: -18.0pt; mso-list: l1 level2 lfo4;”><!– [if !supportLists]–><span style=”font-size: 10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Symbol; mso-fareast-font-family: Symbol; mso-bidi-font-family: Symbol;”>·<span style=”font-stretch: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-family: ‘Times New Roman’;”>         </span></span><!–[endif]–><span style=”background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;”>Calm and personable under pressure and when working to tight deadlines</span><br />
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<p class=”MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle” style=”margin-left: 0cm; mso-add-space: auto;”><span style=”background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;”>This is going to be a rewarding position where you can have a real impact on the IT infrastructure and strategic technical direction.   You will be working with a great team and really enjoy going to work!   So if you have a can do attitude, are technically comfortable with the technologies listed above and live in or around Preston, please send your CV to me today.  This is an urgent position and will go quickly.</span></p>
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<p class=”MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle” style=”margin-left: 0cm; mso-add-space: auto;”><b>NB</b><span style=”background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;”>:  </span><i><span style=”font-size: 10.5pt; line-height: 115%; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;”>Normal working hours Monday to Friday with the understanding that if issues arise outside of these hours will need to be rectified.  Based at the Preston Office with some travel to the Manchester Office as required approx 1 day a week.</span></i></p>
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