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IT Support Specialist - VR/24643

Status: Temporary
Location: Glenbervie, Aberdeenshire
Ref: VR/24643
Rate: Available Upon Request

A prestigious, well-known company located near Stonehaven in southern Aberdeenshire, are seeking a dedicated IT professional to join their team to work onsite in an interesting 12-month contract position to start as soon as possible.


As an IT Support Specialist, you will provide multi-tiered support to all users regarding application and server related issues. You will be required to liaise with internal personnel and external organisations to provide timely resolutions within agreed SLAs. It is essential that the right candidate will have experience with Microsoft Office 365 administration and general desktop support. Knowledge of coding and networking would be advantageous.


Role Overview

The IT Support Specialist will have responsibility for providing Tier 1, 2 and 3 telephone and on-site support to all users for both application and server related incidents and service requests. They will liaise with internal and external resources to provide timely resolution of problems in line with agreed Service Level Agreements as well as providing preventative maintenance of all IT solutions.


Main Duties and responsibilities

  • Providing support to all users of hardware, software and IT services including network connectivity, remote working, mobile and office telephones.
  • Analysing, diagnosing and resolving complex incidents and requests to ensure the most efficient solution is achieved with minimal disruption to IT system users, in line with SLAs.
  • Maintaining a high level of knowledge in all technologies including applications and be willing to learn and develop as the post requires.
  • Logging all reported incidents or service requests in the IT ticketing system (FreshService).
  • Proactively suggesting cost affective technical and process improvements and implementing them via the change control procedure.
  • Leading/working in a team to meet job requirements and for project related work.
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery planning and testing.
  • Coordinating and supervising external contractors.
  • Project management awareness.
  • Providing out of hours cover as part of the on-call rota.
  • In addition, it is required to perform other duties assigned by the IT Team Leader/Finance Director.
  • Working safely at all times in accordance with company Health & Safety policies, procedures, practices and legislation.
  • At all times ensuring that all internal and external data protection requirements are strictly adhered to within your area of responsibility and that any breach, either direct or observed is reported in line with the Employee Breach Notification Procedure.


Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Technical skills in Microsoft server technologies.
  • Understanding and knowledge of general desktop support.
  • Ability to learn new technologies as required.
  • Highly organised and attentive to detail.
  • Ability to work predominantly unsupervised and as part of a team.
  • Professional telephone manner.
  • Strong Customer orientation .
  • Maintains composure under pressure.
  • Broad knowledge of all technologies including applications, telecoms and servers or equivalent knowledge in a similar environment. Technologies include;
    • Microsoft Windows Server Administrator 2008/12/16 and 2019 would be advantageous;
    • Office 365 Administration (especially in Onedrive & Sharepoint) is essential;
    • Windows 7 and 10;
    • Cloud technologies – SaaS;
    • Knowledge in ERP software (preferably IFS);
    • Experience in writing, analysing and debugging Oracle/SQL;
    • VMWare Administration and troubleshooting;
    • Backup solutions (Vsphere preferable);
    • Patch management systems;
    • SQL Server 2012/SQL Server 2019;
    • Video conferencing;
    • Cisco – CUCM;
    • Mobile Device Management;
    • AD, GPO, DNS, DHCP; and
    • Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery.



  • Diploma or degree in IT related subject or substantial IT experience.
  • Technical qualifications in specific technologies, e.g. Microsoft exams.



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