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Senior ICT Officer - Databases

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County Hall, Matlock
Salary details
Grade 11 £37,339 - £40,638 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 hours per week
Closing Date
10 December 2023
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Senior ICT Officer - Databases


£37,339 - £40,638 Plus market leading package (see below) 

We are accepting CVs for this position so it’s easier than ever to apply!  

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic Senior ICT Officer - Databases to join our innovative team and help shape the future of public services.  

This is an exciting time to join our ICT Services Operations Team as we continue to embrace digital change. We are investing in new tools to support a comprehensive and innovative ICT transformation programme, to support the delivery of key services to the residents and communities of Derbyshire. 

At Derbyshire County Council, we recognise that our workforce is our greatest asset, and we are currently looking for inspired and proactive people who are committed to new ways of thinking and working and you will enjoy an excellent range of benefits at Derbyshire County Council.   

Key responsibilities of this role are: 

  • Helping to maintain and improve the Council's SQL Database Landscape
  • Provide expert advice and support to a range of stakeholders regarding Database systems. 
  • Provide professional expertise and knowledge within the ICT Operations Service area. 
  • Working on a standby rota to ensure that the critical systems are always available
  • Prepared to work at evenings or weekends to update and patch live SQL servers
  • Ability to explain technical issues to a variety of audiences
  • Carry out 3rd line support and maintenance activities to ensure the Operations services deliver to agreed standards and levels

 What skills and experience do you need to have: 

  • Currently working as a SQL Database Administrator or has 2 or more years of experience working in SQL Role 
  • Advanced T-SQL scripting skills
  • Technical knowledge and practical experience in backup, restore and disaster recovery
  • PowerBI and on-premise gateway administration
  • PowerShell experience desirable
  • SQL Azure knowledge and qualifications preferred but not essential
  • Knowledge of SAP HANA databases or SUSE Linux Enterprise OS preferred but not essential
  • Confident and effective communicator

What we offer you:  

  • 27 days of annual leave plus another 5 with 5 years of continuous service 
  • Flexi time, allowing flexible working hours and 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 at least two days per week at County Hall, Matlock. 

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

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Peter Turner (Principal ICT Manager), 07592667840 or peter.turner@derbyshire.gov.uk 

 How to Apply: 

We are accepting CVs for this position so it’s easier than ever to apply! Just click on “Apply for this job”, register and upload your CV.  

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. 

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

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.