Network Engineer - JRN 20240
 

The role:
Location: Base Location as required within the Force area including Home Working
Salary Banding: From £37,134 – To £40,662 (plus on call allowance)

We have a team of 5 network engineers (including 1 senior network engineer) who support and maintain LAN/Wi-Fi services and network security appliances, across 80+ locations throughout Northumberland and Tyne and Wear supporting our #TeamNP colleagues to deliver an outstanding policing service. 

We’re increasing the strength and resilience of the team and want to recruit an experienced and talented network engineering professional with a focus on Network Security and strong skills in Firewall and associated security products.  You will have a passion to deliver outstanding customer service, have an aptitude for problem-solving and troubleshooting and embrace an environment of continual change and process improvement. 

What skills and experience do I need?

A CCNA, or equivalent qualification, and/or have significant relevant experience,
Excellent Knowledge of network security products and countermeasures, including firewalls, Virtual Private Networks (VPN's), encryption and authentication techniques, web proxies,
Strong Experience in the implementation and administration of firewall technology from various vendors such as Cisco, F5 and Checkpoint 
Experience in TCP/IP routing and switching technologies in a Cisco environment,
Knowledge in common network services, including Domain Name System (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), and load-balancing techniques,
Strong experience in Cyber incident response and IT Health Check remediation within a Network environment
Experience of supporting enterprise Wi-Fi technology,
Knowledge of enterprise PKI, Active Directory and SD-WAN

What will I be doing?

You’ll provide technical and security network support expertise to 5000+ Northumbria Police colleagues, across 80 + sites and home working,
Liaise with other technical teams, stakeholders and 3rd party suppliers,
You will be actively involved in the design and implementation of Network and Network Security solutions to support the force’s ongoing programmes of change.
There will be a requirement to participate in a 24x7 365 day, On-Call rota.


For further information please see the role profile: Network Engineer

Benefits:
In return for your dedication and experience, we offer the following benefits:  

• 23 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, increasing to 28 days for 5 years+ service.  
• A very competitive pension scheme
• Flexibility in relation to home working
• A flexible approach to working your contracted hours to accommodate both successful service delivery and a healthy, balanced home life 
• Childcare vouchers
• Discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card

And to take care of your physical and mental well-being, we’ve invested in trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations.  

Vetting level: Management Vetting (MV)

All job offers with Northumbria Police are subject to pre-employment checks.  These are made up of vetting, medical and references.

In order to satisfy the vetting requirements, you must have been a resident of the UK for a minimum of 5 years.

Contact Details:
To discuss the position in more detail ahead of making an application, contact Paul Smith, Infrastructure Services Manager, by email at paul.smith2@northumbria.police.uk. 

If you have any queries in relation to the application process, get in touch with the Talent Acquisition Team at Careers@northumbria.pnn.police.uk
 
All staff including those appointed on fixed term contracts must successfully complete their probationary period before they are eligible to apply for a Northumbria Police vacancy.

Northumbria Police fully supports a policy of equal opportunities and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Appointments are based on merit alone

 

Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Rank/Grade
Grade I
Area Command/Department
ICT Department
Location
Forcewide
Hours
Full Time
Salary Range
£37,134 to £40,662
 

The role:
Location: Base Location as required within the Force area including Home Working
Salary Banding: From £37,134 – To £40,662 (plus on call allowance)

We have a team of 5 network engineers (including 1 senior network engineer) who support and maintain LAN/Wi-Fi services and network security appliances, across 80+ locations throughout Northumberland and Tyne and Wear supporting our #TeamNP colleagues to deliver an outstanding policing service. 

We’re increasing the strength and resilience of the team and want to recruit an experienced and talented network engineering professional with a focus on Network Security and strong skills in Firewall and associated security products.  You will have a passion to deliver outstanding customer service, have an aptitude for problem-solving and troubleshooting and embrace an environment of continual change and process improvement. 

What skills and experience do I need?

A CCNA, or equivalent qualification, and/or have significant relevant experience,
Excellent Knowledge of network security products and countermeasures, including firewalls, Virtual Private Networks (VPN's), encryption and authentication techniques, web proxies,
Strong Experience in the implementation and administration of firewall technology from various vendors such as Cisco, F5 and Checkpoint 
Experience in TCP/IP routing and switching technologies in a Cisco environment,
Knowledge in common network services, including Domain Name System (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), and load-balancing techniques,
Strong experience in Cyber incident response and IT Health Check remediation within a Network environment
Experience of supporting enterprise Wi-Fi technology,
Knowledge of enterprise PKI, Active Directory and SD-WAN

What will I be doing?

You’ll provide technical and security network support expertise to 5000+ Northumbria Police colleagues, across 80 + sites and home working,
Liaise with other technical teams, stakeholders and 3rd party suppliers,
You will be actively involved in the design and implementation of Network and Network Security solutions to support the force’s ongoing programmes of change.
There will be a requirement to participate in a 24x7 365 day, On-Call rota.


For further information please see the role profile: Network Engineer

Benefits:
In return for your dedication and experience, we offer the following benefits:  

• 23 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, increasing to 28 days for 5 years+ service.  
• A very competitive pension scheme
• Flexibility in relation to home working
• A flexible approach to working your contracted hours to accommodate both successful service delivery and a healthy, balanced home life 
• Childcare vouchers
• Discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card

And to take care of your physical and mental well-being, we’ve invested in trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations.  

Vetting level: Management Vetting (MV)

All job offers with Northumbria Police are subject to pre-employment checks.  These are made up of vetting, medical and references.

In order to satisfy the vetting requirements, you must have been a resident of the UK for a minimum of 5 years.

Contact Details:
To discuss the position in more detail ahead of making an application, contact Paul Smith, Infrastructure Services Manager, by email at paul.smith2@northumbria.police.uk. 

If you have any queries in relation to the application process, get in touch with the Talent Acquisition Team at Careers@northumbria.pnn.police.uk
 
All staff including those appointed on fixed term contracts must successfully complete their probationary period before they are eligible to apply for a Northumbria Police vacancy.

Northumbria Police fully supports a policy of equal opportunities and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Appointments are based on merit alone