First Line IT Support

Closing date: 26/07/2019
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Department: IT
Location: Birmingham
The firm

Shakespeare Martineau is a Top 50 law firm that combines creativity, commerciality and clarity. We work with blue-chip companies, leading organisations, high street brands and individuals across the country.

As enterprising and original thinkers, we’re driven to create exceptional experiences for our clients and our people. We handle personal and business-critical issues and game-changing deals across many dynamic sectors. It’s stimulating and rewarding.

We’re hardworking and deeply ambitious about creating opportunities for our employees; to move forward and achieve our ambition together. We provide an environment in which you’re supported to reach your potential.

Our people have a blend of excellent technical and business skills with the talent to do things differently.

Here you’ll find top quality work, cutting edge training, high profile clients, and supportive colleagues. We think it could be time you joined us.

The team

To provide truly outstanding client service we work as one team.  Our Business Operations Group is made up of business professionals who work with our legal professionals to provide market leading expertise to our clients.  The Groups include; Finance, Operations, HR, Marketing, IT, Risk and the Executive Leadership team.

Our IT team is responsible for providing clients and staff with high quality relevant technology, customised systems and superior service and support to ensure our business needs are always met.

Based mainly in the Birmingham office but also with a presence in Nottingham the team is around 30 strong and includes talented architects, project managers, developers, engineers, analysts and service desk support people.

This is an ever changing and exciting area to work in as we constantly look for new and innovative ways to provide the most effective solutions to the business.


The role:

We are looking for a First Line IT Support Engineer to join our IT team, part of the firm’s Birmingham-based Business Operations group.

The working hours will be 37 hours per week, working between the hours of 7.00 am and 7.00 pm Monday to Friday on a rotational basis; flexibility to work additional hours on evenings and weekends may be required.

Occasional travel to our other offices may be required as and when requested.

Your key duties will be:

  • providing desktop hardware and software support
  • maintaining regular communication with the user
  • updating service desk systems in accordance with internal procedures
  • providing support to technical teams for problem resolution
  • undertaking PC and laptop building, i.e. installing and configuring all correct software
  • providing physical asset management in adherence to internal procedures
  • delivering support for home workers and client site visits
  • resolving IT support incidents and service requests within agreed SLA timeframes
  • changing printer toners
  • setting up meeting rooms for client presentations

Skills and experience you will have:

  • a minimum of 6 months’ experience working in an IT service desk environment, or in a customer services environment where you have been able to demonstrate your passion for IT
  • 5 GCSEs A – C, including Maths and English (or equivalent)
  • experience in the use of Microsoft Office 2016
  • the ability to create users and reset passwords
  • a basic knowledge of printer and network troubleshooting
  • knowledge of supporting Windows operating systems
  • experience in using legal systems such as Axxia Desktop or Proclaim would be advantageous, however, this is not essential

Key competencies you will need:

  • excellent communication skills
  • proven problem solving skills
  • to be committed to delivering excellent levels of service to clients at all times
  • a polite and patient telephone manner
  • excellent personal organisation, the ability to prioritise and carry out multiple tasks
  • confidence and enthusiasm to develop a career in the field of IT and the ability to demonstrate a clear interest in this area

About you – you will be:

  • highly enthusiastic, willing to go the extra mile and be happy to go beyond the job description
  • respectful towards others and have a positive, willing and ‘can do’ attitude
  • keen to learn, ambitious in driving your own career progression and be proactive in taking ownership of this

It will be advantageous if candidates hold a full driving licence.

Additional information

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. Details of the checks can be found here.

Equal opportunities

Shakespeare Martineau is a committed equal opportunities employer. We seek to attract, develop and retain talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. We value and respect individuality and encourage a culture within our business where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths and experiences. Everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, regardless of their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.