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New Requirement! – Information Security Manager – GDPR, ISO27001, Data Protection, Compliance/Audit – Perm, West Midlands

Skills: Information Security Manager – GDPR, ISO27001, Data Protection, Compliance/Audit. Please note, this is not a technical role but the role will involve liaising with technical staff in IT and technical suppliers. You may be in an information security role currently or may have a background in Project Management, System Implementation, Business Analysis, or compliance/Audit.  Any knowledge or qualifications in, GDPR, Data Protection, ISO 27001, etc, or other standards would be an advantage.

 

This is a unique opportunity to be part of a team at the very conception of that function.  Although Information Security activities have been carried out, they have been done by other members of the team on a part-time basis. This role is required to pull all of those activities together and take ownership of the area of information security. My client are looking for a person to manage the organisations transition from today’s position to a position where we comply with all current legislation (GDPR, NIS Directive, etc.) and who can use your excellent interpersonal skills to engage with all areas of the business to adopt the relevant policies, procedures and guidelines. I am looking for someone who can analyse situations and produce polices and procedure in a pragmatic manner working closely with all areas of the business, external suppliers and compliance groups.

 

Please send in your CV ASAP for more information and a full job spec!

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Start:ASAP

Duration: Perm

Salary: £45k + Bonus + Generous Holiday + Good Benefits

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@Latcom.co.uk

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New Requirement! – Content Designer – Kent, FTC until March 2019

Skills: Content Designer. Based in Chatham, Kent my client has a new requirement for an Content Designer for an Fixed Term contract until March 2019 (You will be on my clients payroll paying £30k-£35k pro-rata –please do not send in your CV if you are looking for a daily or hourly rate, this role would suit someone who is available now or at short notice).

 

You must have experience in:

  • Extensive experience of writing for the web, with proven ability of creating content that is accessible and usable.
  • Experience in producing content for a responsively-designed website.
  • Producing content which adheres to WCAG AA web accessibility standards.
  • Excellent skills in convincing people that user needs and a usable approach is the only way to present information.
  • Experience of working in an Agile environment, including sprints, stand ups and show and tells.
  • Proven experience in using metrics and user feedback to define/refine content.
  • Experience in choosing the best format for displaying information to the user.
  • Experience in working with content publishing systems.
  • Knowledge of identifying key audiences, to inform content requirements and user testing.
  • Knowledge in gathering and analysing customer insight to inform content and user journey changes.
  • Knowledge of conducting user testing to get feedback on content and customer journeys through the content.
  • Knowledge of designing user journeys and writing web content so it is easy to understand and usable.
  • Knowledge of Google Analytics to understand and measure online customer behaviour.

 

Role involves:

  • Gather and use customer insight to understand how customers use online services, both on our website and through other customer access channels.
  • Understand the current content and, combined with user feedback, identify content blockers and gaps.
  • Create content which supports improved customer journeys to support customers to transact with the council online.
  • Scope, commission, write, edit and publish digital content, with an excellent understanding of our user-focussed, mobile-first approach.
  • Build relationships with subject matter experts to make sure content is accurate.
  • Contribute to workshops with colleagues to create improved content that meets our user-focussed approach, mapping content to different formats and audiences.
  • Contribute to creating performance measures, against which to measure the success of new content once live including through Google Analytics.
  • Responsible for ensuring content meets web accessibility guidelines, to at least AA standard.
  • Iterate content based on user feedback.

 

Please send in your CV ASAP!

Location: Chatham, Kent

Start: ASAP

Duration: Fixed Term contract until March 2019

Salary: £30k-£35k + Benefits

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@Latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – Solutions Specialist / Technical Pre-Sales – Hampshire, Perm

Solutions Specialist / Technical Pre-Sales – Server or Storage or Network Technologies. My client based in Basingstoke, Hampshire are looking for an Solutions Specialist / Technical Pre-Sales. You must have:

 

  • Experience of technical pre-sales, including contributing written technical solutions to Tenders and Proposals
  • In depth technical knowledge (including recognised industry or supplier certification) in at least one of the following:

Public Cloud Solutions:  Microsoft or AWS solution design, implementation, and migration

Server Technologies:  Infrastructure. Preferably Dell or Fujitsu.

Server Technologies:  Virtualisation, particularly VMware or Hyper-V.

Server Technologies:  Operating Systems and Applications, particularly Microsoft Windows Server 2012 / 2016.

Storage Technologies, particularly Dell EMC.

Network Technologies:  LAN/WLAN/WAN. Preferably Cisco, Juniper, or Dell.

 

You will be responsible for the complex solution and service definition and implementation, covering the design, deployment, and support of IT and Communications solutions to meet the requirements of both external and internal customers.  This covers:

  • Leading bid / sales activities on behalf of the Services unit, for customer solutions, shared infrastructure and internal IT infrastructure and services.
  • Driving and actively participating in Implementation of technical solutions for customers and internal projects
  • Provision of 3rd line support to assist Service Desk and Operational teams in the event of complex issues/incidents

 

Key activities:

  • Provide pre-sales support to define integrated technical solutions in line with customer requirements. Produce, or assist in the production, of high-level designs and the technical input to proposals.
  • Assess the customer’s stated requirements, identify or assist in defining strategies for addressing those requirements as well as opportunities for “value add”, and translate these into robust and achievable solution design that meets the customer’s needs
  • Produce technology-specific, solution-based conceptual, high-level, and detailed designs
  • Where required, take on a solution lead role for specific bids or projects, taking ownership and ensuring that individual technical design elements and solutions integrate seamlessly to deliver an end-to-end response to customer requirements. This may require co-ordination of design input from internal teams, partners and 3rd parties in additional to directly producing designs/solution content.
  • Ensure solution designs include definition of cost of delivery of the services or technical elements identified, so as to enable accurate pricing of the proposal to the customer
  • Plan and implement the complex aspects of building, deploying and testing components, platforms and solutions
  • Produce and maintain standard templates for design, build, and testing services
  • Lead or assist in the production of solution papers, business cases and risk assessments for shared infrastructure and internal IT projects.
  • Lead or assist – Investigate, evaluate, review and document new technologies and services, including attending appropriate seminars and conferences.
  • Work with internal teams, partners and 3rd parties to develop and manage new services and technologies.

 

Please send your CV ASAP and I will get back to you.

Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire

Start:ASAP

Duration: Perm

Salary: £40k-£50k + Bonus + Good Benefits

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@Latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – SQL DBA – Herts, Contract

Skills: SQL DBA – Performance tuning and optimization, SQL 2008-2016, T-SQL. You must have:

 

  • Experience with Database Administration for MS SQL Server 2008-2016.
  • Experience in troubleshooting and resolving database problems.
  • Experience in Performance Tuning and Optimization (PTO), using native monitoring and troubleshooting tools.
  • Experience with backups, restores and recovery models.
  • Knowledge of High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for MS SQL Server.
  • Experience in implementing operational automation using scripts.
  • Knowledge of indexes, index management, and statistics.
  • Good communication and documentation skills.

 

Role is to:

  • You will be largely responsible for providing operational database services to the organization. This is primarily a production DBA role. Some of the primary responsibilities of this role would include owning, tracking and resolving database related incidents and requests, fulfilling requests and resolving incidents within SLAs, reviewing service related reports (e.g: database backups, maintenance, monitoring) on a daily basis to ensure service related issues are identified and resolved within established SLAs, responding to database related alerts and escalations and working with database engineering to come up with strategic solutions to recurring problems.
  • You will require a service oriented mentality, high sense of ownership of the problems and requests assigned, focus on managing and resolving issues in alignment with the SLAs, establishing and maintaining communication with technology customers to keep them updated with status of their requests, initiating and performing changes on production systems and proactively escalating any issues that cannot be resolved within the established timeframes.
  • Define, develop and execute strategies to ensure SQL services are delivered to best practice consummate with the risk and security demands of the business.
  • Ensure development teams across the business are supported such that queries against the SQL databases are optimised, including indexing and design support.
  • Deploy third party vendor database change scripts.
  • Troubleshoot service issues within the SQL services, including after-hours and weekend.

 

This role is commutable from Watford, Milton Keynes, Luton, St Albans, Aylesbury and parts of North London – Borehamwood. Please send your most up to date CV ASAP!

Location: Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

Start:ASAP

Duration: 3 Months +

Salary: £400pd

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@Latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – Programme Manager – Service & Operational background – Hampshire, Contract

Skills: Programme Manager from an Service & Operational background. You must have extensive experience of leading change programmes in highly complex B2B environment and the personal credibility and stakeholder skills to influence at a C-level. I.e. they need to be able to represent my clients interests with large customer’s and supplier’s senior decision makers and also lead the strategic development of these programmes, they must also have experience of producing Board level strategy / briefing papers and business cases – You must have a track record of doing this from a Service and Operational background.

 

 

Role involves:

  • Lead the definition of business unit programme scope, goals and deliverables and produce the Programme Initiation Document.
  • Direct the planning of projects and work streams within the programme, ensuring the tasks and resources required are identified and each produces a comprehensive project plan establishing project timelines, dependencies and critical paths.
  • Establish and lead the cross functional and multi-disciplined teams, both direct and virtual, required to deliver the programme, agree allocation of activities and manage their performance throughout the programme.
  • Plan and agree the programme budget and control delivery costs across each project and work stream within the programme.
  • Define and ensure standards of delivery, product specification and documentation of 3rd party suppliers are aligned to programme requirement.
  • Define and implement programme controls and governance to ensure process, documentation, risks and issues and Health and Safety practice comply with best practice and ISO standards.
  • Lead stakeholder engagement, providing progress and status reports in line with agreed Communication Plans, including contribution at the relevant Steering Boards and through all agreed reporting mechanisms.
  • Manage key dependencies and interfaces between projects and work streams within the programme, resolving any issues escalated.
  • Provide guidance and support to the Project Management Community, leading best practice and driving continuous improvement.

Location: Winchester, Hampshire

Start: ASAP

Duration: 8 Months

Salary: £700pd

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@Latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – Application Architect – Financial Services – West Midlands, Perm

Skills: Application Architect – Financial Services. My client based in West Midlands are looking for Application Architect with Financial Services experience. You will propose high level design options for potential solutions to business problems, and produce detailed applications designs, whilst also being expected to design appropriate transitional stages within the projects. You will ensure a business-wide understanding of how the Applications components of the IT infrastructure integrate and ensure that the impacts of proposed changes to Applications are understood by all appropriate staff.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

  • To play a role in the requirements gathering process for projects, such that architectural requirements are considered and documented alongside business requirements.
  • Design the way Applications will operate and interact with each other in order to meet the requirements of projects, including the design of solutions that offer interim benefits that can be delivered during the project journey.
  • Assuring solutions are in line with the Architectural Principles and documenting these solutions in the form of High Level Designs during the initial stages of the project, and once approved documenting the Detailed Designs in conjunction with the suppliers and technical teams.
  • Working with different departments across the business to ensure projects and plans are completed as designed.
  • Maintaining a working knowledge of how the Applications components fit together at a detailed level.
  • Input into the definition of the Target Operating Model by providing a strategic view of future use of Applications based on known and planned projects.

 

Skills & Attributes

 

  • The ability to effectively communicate both in writing and verbally with all levels of staff and tailor communication towards the target audience.
  • An understanding of Security risks and issues.
  • Possess knowledge of processes, core systems, procedures and policies.
  • Experience and knowledge of Financial Services.
  • Being able to analyse understand complex internal and external documentation.
  • Have an overview of the technical infrastructure within which the systems operate.
  • A reasonable understanding of how the systems operate to support the relevant business processes.
  • Being able to understand and work with multiple work streams and multiple system interdependencies.

 

 

 

Please send in your CV ASAP for a great opportunity and a full job spec!

Location: West Midlands

Start:ASAP

Duration: Perm

Salary: £50k-£62k + Pension + Good Benefits

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@Latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – Head of Projects – Hampshire, Contract

Skills: Head of Projects. You must be able to start immediately for this role. You must have extensive hands on experience of leading projects and programmes in highly complex B2B environment and the personal credibility and stakeholder skill and capable of working under pressure, able to demonstrate at all times a high level of competency and expertise in dealing with senior management, professional advisers, members of the board, as well their colleagues. You must also have experience of producing Board level strategy / briefing papers and business cases. Coming from a teleco background would also be highly advantageous.

 

Role involves:

  • Lead and define the project demand profile to forecast future resource requirements and plan, source and allocate the resources required to ensure the delivery of project portfolio
  • Lead engagement with major customers and stakeholders, identifying key contacts, building positive relationships, providing regular reporting and responding to customer feedback
  • Direct the planning of projects and subsequent workstreams, ensuring successful delivery of all projects within the portfolio
  • Track progress against the project portfolio and report status to all stakeholders
  • Drive and deliver team engagement
  • Provide project management information to support the sales and bid management process
  • Drive the adoption of the defined Project Management Frameworks and processes to achieve consistency of delivery and project governance in the management of change, risks and issues
  • Manage 3rd party suppliers ensuring standards of delivery, product specification and documentation are aligned to project requirement

 

 

Location: Winchester, Hampshire

Start: ASAP

Duration: 7 Months

Salary: £700pd

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@Latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – 2nd / 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer – Remote Support – Perm, Glasgow

Skills: 2nd / 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer – Remote Support, Windows Server 2003/2008, Exchange 2003/2007, Active Directory, Basic Networking, Firewalls. My client based in Glasgow, has a new requirement for a 2nd / 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer for an 6 months Fixed Term contract with a view to go permanent (You will be on my clients payroll paying £30k-£35k pro-rata –please do not send in your CV if you are looking for a daily or hourly rate, this role would suit someone who is available now or at short notice). My client would consider an solid 2nd liner looking to progress into a 3rd line role.

 

You must have technical skills in Remote Support, Windows Server 2003/2008, Exchange 2003/2007, Active Directory, Basic Networking, Firewalls with an outgoing / proactive personality & good communication skills. Any VMware, NetApp, NAS/EMC storage, Cisco Switches & Routers are a bonus.

 

This is a varied role and you will be responsible for remote support, project work, implementation and configuration, administering all aspects of the networked operation including, anything from 1st to 3rd line support!. Due to occasional support to other locations (some international) a valid UK driving licence is essential. Role does require some out of core hour’s support in order to meet business requirements. Please send your most up to date CV ASAP!

Location: Glasgow, Scotland

Start:ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £30k-£35k + Good Benefits

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: Steve.Spevack@Latcom.co.uk

New Requirement! – Desktop Support Engineer – 2nd/3rd Line – Perm, Bucks

Skills: Desktop Support Engineer – 2nd/3rd Line. My client are a small and friendly company based in Milton Keynes (Tongwell area), are looking for a Desktop Support Engineer. My client ideally requires someone who can start immediately or within two/three weeks, due to increase in workload and shortness of staff. This is a varied role dealing with anything from 1st to 3rd Line IT Support.

 

You must have strong:

  • Active Directory
  • Windows Server
  • Exchange
  • Windows 7
  • Office 2010
  • Citrix knowledge

 

Good understanding of; TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, VPN’s, VMWare, NetApp storage or Veeam would be desirable. Training will be provided on any technologies above you haven’t worked with, this is an excellent opportunity for a strong 2nd liner to grow your skills. I am looking for someone who is well organised and has excellent communication skills. This role is commutable from Bedford, Luton & Northampton . Please send your CV ASAP for a great opportunity and an immediate start !

Location: Milton Keynes, Bucks

Start: ASAP/Immediate Start!

Duration: Perm

Salary: £28k – £30k + 10% Bonus + Training

Agency:LATCOM

Contact:Steve Spevack

Telephone:01442 291 800

Email: steve.spevack@latcom.co.uk

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