LS19, Leeds
£28,000.00 - £36,000.00 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

IT & systems manager is Leeds based,  £28k and 32k, 

IT & Systems Manager

Mermaids is currently growing and needs to ensure that all aspects of the charity are maintained and remain secure. We are looking for an experienced and motivated IT and Systems Manager who will be responsible for overseeing and ensuring that computing systems, databases, and equipment are operating effectively and efficiently, and that systems continue to be fully secure and GDPR complaint.


To be successful in this position you will demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the industry’s best practices and evidence a professional track record of effective technical and operational management, information analysis, and a thorough understanding of computer hardware and software systems. The candidate should have a firm understanding of monitoring techniques to ensure tracking and reporting to agreed SLAs, they should have experience of crisis and change management and have in depth knowledge in security best practices.


The ideal candidate will have impeccable communication skills and be used to dealing with all levels of the organisation as well as third party vendors. They will benefit from a sensitive understanding of transgender issues. They will have an industrious work ethic and the ability to react quickly and professionally to complex and pressured situations.


We encourage applications from those with lived experiences (directly or indirectly) and/or close ties to the LGBTQ community.


We promote and value diversity in the workplace and welcome diverse applicants. We are committed to applying our equal opportunities policy at all stages of recruitment and selection. Shortlisting, interviewing and selection will always be carried out without regard to disability, sex or sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, age, or pregnancy or maternity. We believe that QTPOC trans people are disproportionality under-represented and we encourage applications from them.

Send your CV , accompanied by a maximum 500 word covering letter outlining what you would bring to the charity and what your personal experience will offer Mermaids as a charity. Please include hyperlinks in the letter to relevant material and add all social media accounts to the body of the email. Applications not in the specified format or submitted past the deadline may not be considered. Any social media or online activity which is not declared during the interview process and which comes to light on the commencement of employment in this role may result in dismissal under the terms of the contract.


More about Mermaids

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Refreshed on: 08 August 2020
Closed date: 25 August 2020
Tags: IT, Management