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Network Engineer

Basingstoke, UK
Basingstoke College of Technology
Full Time
£50,000 per annum
11th July 2022
Start Date
To be confirmed
7th November 2022 04:30 PM
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  • Contract type: Permanent
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  • Job ID: 1256921

IT Support Department

HP Aruba Network Engineer

1.0 FTE (37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year)

£50,000 per annum

Basingstoke College runs enterprise grade IT systems and wants a proven HP Aruba network engineer to support and make the best use out of the existing HP Aruba 8320 core switches, the HP Aruba 2930M edge stacks and the Aruba 535 Access Points and controllers.

You will be responsible for the LAN, WAN and Wi-Fi in terms of security, patching and operation. As such there will be a need for out of hours working to reduce disruption to staff and students and Saturday working is going to be required at various times.

As part of an infrastructure team of four you will also be working with a 1st line team of four other engineers and working on other projects and general IT works as directed. With over 1000 windows desktop PCs and 1200 ChromeOS devices, three datacentres running HP Synergy compute and Nimble Storage, there is scope for expanding into other areas of IT.

With three sites local to Basingstoke, with possible travel between them, your own transport is a requirement. Hybrid working is available. You would work with the Director of IT in such areas as DR and BCP, as well as penetration testing and other security related works.

A salary of £50,000, membership of the local government career average pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement, an employee discount scheme and free onsite parking are just some of the benefits of working with a technology focused, award winning college.

Applicants should apply ASAP as there is no fixed closing date. There will be a two-stage interview process, with the 1st stage by video conference call. 

Additional information

- Pension scheme: Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).

- Generous annual leave entitlement, bank holidays (plus Christmas closure.) Retail Benefits scheme, free onsite parking, refectory/coffee shop, Gym and staff wellbeing day.

- DBS check is payable by candidate.

- Own transport required.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the College is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

Basingstoke College of Technology, located in North Hampshire, is a leading and well respected further education provider. The college prides itself on its excellent links with business and the success of its learners in securing positive destinations.

Basingstoke is an expanding town with a thriving economy and excellent transport links. The college was rates ‘good with outstanding features’ in May 2016 by Ofsted and is committed to becoming an ‘outstanding’ provider. Our financial health has consistently been rated ‘outstanding’ over the last 10 years by the Skills Funding Agency.

BCoT is a significant provider of apprenticeships and we have set ambitious growth targets.

BCoT is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.


Safeguarding Statement:

BCoT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its learners, and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate checks, including an enhanced DBS disclosure (payable by the candidate) as well as providing proof of the right to work in the UK.

Basingstoke College of Technology

Basingstoke College of Technology