Networks Team Lead

University of Bradford

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Professional Services
Directorate of Infrastructure

£44,737 to £51,805
per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent
Closing Date:  Wednesday 29 March 2023
Interview Date: 

To be confirmed
Reference:  HR0139290-2
The Role

Working as part of a team, the role holder will be responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining the overall functionality of our network infrastructure. The role holder will take a lead role in identifying network operational issues and providing a timely resolution.

Technologies include but are not limited to:

  • HP Aruba switches, and IMC
  • HP Aruba wireless networking, ClearPass
  • Fortinet Firewalls
  • ManageEngine Ops Manager

You should have excellent problem solving and communications skills. You will champion good practice and continual process improvement and provide a point of escalation for the network team.


  • Essential: Educated to degree level in an IT related subject or equivalent relevant experience (for internal candidates, appropriate equivalent experience will be considered)
  • Essential: ITIL V3 Foundation or equivalent relevant experience
  • Desirable: CCNA / CCNP or equivalent qualification

Experience, skills, and knowledge

  • Proven expertise in network management
  • Extensive experience of managing networks and toolsets such as core, data centre and edge switches, layer 2/3 switching and routing, network segmentation and wireless networking
  • Training can be provided for specific technologies in use at the University

Rewards and benefits

  • Salary: Grade 9; £44,737 to £51,805 dependent on experience (potential to increase to £58,242 through our performance and recognition scheme) 
  • Pension: USS defined benefits pension scheme
  • Annual leave: 30 days (or 217.5 hours)
  • Eight bank holidays and five customary days

Find more information about the many other benefits, including salary sacrifice schemes, staff networks , on site gym and nursery facilities.

Additional information

  • Hybrid working available 
  • Work pattern: Typical hours: 36.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Note: Some work can only be completed outside of normal working hours. It is therefore important that applicants can work or be contacted occasionally during unsocial hours, including weekends
  • Possible adjustments: We are open to any request for adjustments to support your needs around working hours flexibility, training, and mentoring, which would enable you to succeed in this role
  • Application process: Aptitude test and interview

Next steps

Apply now or if you wish to discuss the role you can message or book a call with Jon Bagshaw (role manager) via the Contact us section of the Careers in IT site .

Our Careers in IT site contains other useful information and videos including the full job description, an explanation of the recruitment process, and what it’s like to work in our department.

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