At Hammersmith & Fulham, we are ambitious in reforming the council to ensure this is a place for everybody. Within the Finance & Governance department, our ambition is to be 'ruthlessly financially efficient' in everything that we do, to ensure that our residents and services are receiving the best value for money whilst challenging old-fashioned thinking, unfairness and removing waste where possible.
We have started our journey into Azure and will complete our migration during 2023. With support from leading Microsoft partners we aim to take full advantage of the best of Azure. Join our small and growing team of friendly and supportive Azure and M365 engineers as we design, deploy and consolidate our new service. The role will suit someone who has all round experience within the Microsoft Technology Stack and is looking to build and develop expertise in Azure and M365.
Our mission is to be the best council. To do this we need the best people to help build our vision. If you’re looking to develop your career in a fast-paced, professional environment whilst making a difference, then we look forward to hearing from you.
Please refer to the Role Profile on our website for more information.
Provide prompt and effective technical support for the server / storage hardware and software infrastructure, including externally hosted and ‘cloud’ services, to users across the Council through resolution of incidents and service requests in line agreed service agreements, ensuring minimal disruption / loss of service.
You will need to:
Provide technical support for IaaS and PaaS instances hosted in the Cloud.
Provide technical support to facilitate and execute the installation and maintenance of system software such as server operating systems, creation of virtual machines, M365 suite of products.
Provide infrastructure maintenance and support services, either directly to users of the systems or to service delivery functions, in particular the Applications support service. Support typically includes investigation and resolution of issues and may also include performance monitoring. Issues may be resolved by providing advice or training to users.
Help develop and maintain documentation associated with the service. Contribute towards the H&F Systems and M365 knowledgebase.
Ensure that requests for support are properly logged, assigned and responded to in a timely manner and according to agreed standards and procedures, ensuring that users and other interested parties are kept informed of progress and that corrective action is taken to avoid or minimise delays.
How we act defines who we are. At the heart of our organisation is a common approach to defining ‘who we are’. We are looking for people who can build this into everything they do.
We are fair:
We treat everyone with compassion, dignity and fairness. We value the views and opinion of others, and promote benefits and opportunities for all.
We are caring:
We care about our borough and doing things well. We focus on standards and continuous improvement; learning from our mistakes and celebrating success.
We are collaborators:
We work together for a better society. We work with our residents, businesses, schools, third sector and others for better outcomes for everyone.
We are driven:
We will only settle for the very best. We seek to continually improve and put our residents, customers and businesses at the heart of everything we do.
Recruiting for Attitude:
Your skills and ability are important however, we recruit as much for attitude as we do experience. We are looking for people who have the following attributes:
The ability to work within a complex system and find simple solutions and outcomes that deliver real change.
The ability to challenge the norms through evidence-based approaches using both numerical and critical reasoning and thinking. You can rationalise decision-making and form views quickly and soundly from a range of sources.
You take approaches that demonstrate how doing things differently and creatively changes the dynamic in situations. You can apply creative solutions that deliver hard outcomes.
You can get the best out of people. You have a coaching-style and drive through a commitment to personal and professional development. You are clear in your expectations and have exceptional feedback from your team about their working environment. You recognise and support people as individuals.
Coordinating with others:
You have the knack of working well with others. You have an appreciation of your own presence and approach and can demonstrate how you have developed and continue to develop how you work with others. You can also recognise how others work, think, and feel to get the most out of collaboration.
You have a high degree of self-awareness and self-regulation in a wide range of situations from one-to-one conversations to team and group dynamics. You can recognise motivating factors and demonstrate empathy appropriately applying a wide range of adaptive social skills.
Judgement and decision making:
You can take rational and evidence-based decisions and take responsibility for your decisions and actions. Where there is ambiguity or a lack of evidence you can demonstrate the ability to understand the environment and show flexibility in applying your judgement.
You can demonstrate an understanding of the range of skills and techniques required to successfully negotiate with a range of other partners. This includes understanding how to structure and undertake successful negotiation on an organisational-wide level.
You must be unequivocal in your commitment and drive for outstanding service delivery. Both in terms of the quality of products and work delivered as well as the achievement of objectives. You and your team can demonstrate how your overall contribution to the organisation and service delivers to our organisational aims and objectives.
The ability to recognise the environment in which you work and adapt and shift to this environment to maximise your own personal achievement and lead others in the same approach. Applying cognitive flexibility to situations of significant change and transformation.
Hammersmith & Fulham Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.
Corporate Equalities Employment Policy: In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification (GOQ) applies.
We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.
Interview date: Week Commencing 17 April 2023
Contact details for an informal discussion: Mohammed Ali, Systems and M365 Architect via email at MOHAMMED.ALI@LBHF.GOV.UK