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Senior ICT Manager

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County Hall, Matlock
Salary details
Grade 12 £41,765 - £45,149 - Plus market leading package (see below)
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 hours per week
Closing Date
04 August 2024

Senior ICT Manager - Database


£41,765 - £45,149 - Plus market leading package (see below)

Exciting things are happening within the ICT Team at Derbyshire County Council and we’re looking for a Senior ICT Database Manager to join our team.

A major review of our organisation and strategies has been completed and we have invested in new tools to support a comprehensive and innovative ICT transformation programme, to support the delivery of key services to the citizens and communities of Derbyshire. 

We now want to get on and deliver, this role will be pivotal in helping us deliver our transformation programme, as a key post within the ICT Operations Services function, providing a technical lead across services. This includes supporting the Council’s New Ways of Working programme and ensuring that the Council’s services are fit for purpose. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who has significant experience of operating at a senior level in a large ICT Service environment, managing and delivering change and who really wants to make a difference.

Key Responsibilities of this role are:

  • Based within a dynamic and challenging environment, you will be working on Microsoft SQL Server (2016 and 2019), SAP HANA, Sybase and MySQL databases delivering performant, secure and resilient database services.
  • Working with stakeholders to manage and maintain the Council’s Power BI and PowerApps platform.
  • Manage 3rd line support and maintenance activities to ensure the Operations services deliver to agreed standards and levels.
  • Managing the council’s database services on-premise and in its Microsoft Azure tenant
  • Acting as a technical specialist or lead expert in the ICT Operations function, providing professional expertise and knowledge to provide pro-active and agile database services
  • Working closely with service stakeholders to identify and develop solutions to meet business requirements
  • Championing new ways of working, innovation and flexibility and forward planning
  • Managing three Database Administrators

 What skills and experience do you need to have ?

  • Technical knowledge and administrative experience of either Microsoft SQL Server (2016 and 2019) or SAP HANA. Experience with other database technologies such as MySQL, Sybase, Influx, Graphite, Postgres and Azure Cosmos DB are advantageous but not essential.
  • System Administrator experience in at least one of the following Operating Systems:
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 / 2016 / 2019 / 2022
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
    • Ubuntu Server
    • CentOS
    • Red Hat
  • Scripting experience in T-SQL and either PowerShell or Bash.
  • Technical knowledge and practical experience in backup, restore and disaster recovery using an enterprise backup solution such as CommVault or VeeamOne backup and recovery
  • Knowledge and experience of Power BI, PowerApps and Azure Gateway server administration
  • Knowledge of Linux would be useful
  • Experience with database and server monitoring tools such as Solarwinds, System Center Operations Manager and IDERA
  • Confident, and effective communicator
  • Proven experience of driving change and improving the delivery of services.
  • High level of communication and presentation skills both oral and written with the ability to advise on complex technical issues to non-technical audiences
  • Skills in management of people 

What we offer you:

  • 27 days of annual leave plus another 5 once you reach 5 years of continuous service
  • Flexi time, allowing up to an additional 2 days of leave per month
  • Generous local government pension scheme
  • Guaranteed incremental annual pay increases
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • A supportive working environment
  • Commitment and investment in your continuing professional development. 
  • Discounts at selected county leisure centres
  • and much more!

Our ICT Team is contractually based in Matlock, Derbyshire, but we work on a flexible basis which includes options for home working with an expectation for 1 day per week at location, usually Wednesday.

Derbyshire County Council is going through a period of positive development and transformation so it’s a great time to join and drive change.

We’re recruiting to a number of roles within our ICT Team, for information about the other opportunities that we have available simple click here

If you're passionate about technology and are ready to revolutionise the way Derbyshire County Council operates in the digital era then we would love to hear from you.

Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to contribute to the digital revolution at Derbyshire County Council. Apply now and be at the forefront of shaping the future.

Closing date for application: 28 July 2024

Interviews: Week Commencing 7 August 2024

Derbyshire County Council is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, experiences, and abilities.

All candidates must be able to provide proof of right to work in the UK.


Due to this post having administrative privileges within the Council’s IT systems, and in order to comply with the Public Services Network requirements, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Basic criminal record check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.

Apply now and take the first step towards a fulfilling career with us! By joining Derbyshire County Council you will have access to a range of amazing rewards and employee benefits, including our generous annual leave scheme, excellent local government pension and fantastic employee discounts. To discover more detail about the rewards and benefits available to you, click here


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This role currently offers hybrid working options which will be to subject service needs, there'll be an opportunity to discuss working arrangements for this position at interview.