The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years’ IT Support experience in a service industry, with extensive knowledge of service desk environments. You will be qualified at ITIL foundation level or above and preferably hold additional professional qualifications such as MCP or MOUS certification.
In addition, you will have the ability to deal with customers at all levels through an approachable and customer focused awareness and with the confidence and professionalism to communicate well across multiple functions and teams. You will also be a methodical and accurate worker, with a good attention to detail, who can manage the full life-cycle of incidents through to completion and also possess an analytical and inquisitive mind to identify improvements to improve future service.
Essential skills & qualifications:
- Minimum of 2 years’ IT support experience in a service industry
- Qualified at ITIL foundation level or above.
- Equivalent and preferably some professional qualification such as MCP or MOUS certification.
- Familiarity with LAN (and WAN) technologies.
- Some experience of dealing with telecommunication systems.
- Has had exposure to working to tight SLA’s & KPI’s.
- Able to use own initiative to resolve problems while working under pressure.
- Able to produce work to regular deadlines.
- Able to understand business drivers and priorities.
- A minimum of 5 GCSEs with grades A-C including Maths & English.
- Good understanding of IT systems and infrastructure.
- Experience of providing support across multiple sites
- A self starter who is determined to succeed but can also work well in a team environment.
Preferred skills & qualifications:
- Formalised customer service training.
- Presentation skills
- Has had exposure working with OLA’s.
- Good A Levels/BTEC or above
- Microsoft Product Certified / A + Certification
- Experience in a law firm, professional services firm or other service sector industry.
- Extensive knowledge of a Service Desk environment.
You may also have experience in the following: 2nd Line Support Analyst, IT Support Engineer, IT Support Technician, 1st/2nd Line IT Helpdesk, IT Field Engineer, 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer, Desktop Support Analyst.
The ability to work on a rota basis between the hours of 8:00am & 6:00pm. However, it is essential that the Support Analyst can work flexible or extended hours to complete some tasks outside of core business hours of 08:00 to 18:00.
Travel to other Shoosmiths offices will be necessary (Leeds, Edinburgh & Belfast).
Shoosmiths has an outstanding benefits package; we believe that all staff should be rewarded for their commitment to the continued success of the firm. These include:
- A pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 5.5%
- Generous life assurance cover for peace of mind, up to 8 times salary
- Up to 23 paid working days holiday per annum with the option to buy up to 8 additional days. You can choose to 'flex' twice a year - January and July
- 'Happy Birthday!' - have a free day off to celebrate and a £50 voucher to spend! (We won't take it from your annual entitlement)
- Childcare vouchers which are not subject to tax or NI
- Interest free season ticket loans
- Staff introduction bonus scheme
- Corporate discounts on a wide variety of products and services
- Discounted conveyancing and legal advice, for instance for wills and family trusts
If you'd like to enquire about the salary, please feel free to get in touch with me via email@example.com or 03700 863 267.
The application process
We will aim to respond to you within 3-4 working days following your application. If successful, you will be contacted by a member of our recruitment team for an informal telephone discussion. There will be two interview stages which will be held at our Manchester or Leeds offices.
Interested but have further questions? Get in touch with me directly via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), phone (03700 863 267) or LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-mercer-91811a25).
Due to the nature of the work undertaken, confirmation of employment will be subject to a variety of checks which will be carried out once an offer of employment is accepted. These checks will include employment references covering the last 5 years, proof of ID, proof of address covering the last 5 years, Personnel Vetting credit search (which will only highlight insolvency or County Court Judgments - should any adverse data show on the Personnel Vetting search then any offer of employment made will be withdrawn).Terrorism Check (against data supplied by the Bank of England) and a DBS check previously known as a Criminal Records check.