Database Administrator (DBA) - JRN 20095
 

The role:

Base Location as required within the Force area including Home Working

ICT design, implement and manage a large number of critical databases as well as maintaining and supporting the databases affiliated with the many third party and in-house built applications within Force.    

The Force is entering an exciting new era of technology and data led change which is heavily dependent on a number of key skillsets, including DBA skills.  

To support the effective and efficient delivery of the Force’s data and information service the ICT department would like to recruit a capable, experienced and motivated Senior DBA to assist in the implementation, management, and support of numerous Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server databases, including general support work.    

Tasks will include database design, database management, second line support of applications, user administration, managing database backup/recovery procedures, planning and implementation of upgrades, and documenting procedures.

The databases that the DBA team support are critical to the Policing service and when they don’t perform as expected, this can be incredibly stressful for the end user.  This role is looking for someone who understands the impact of a database failure to the business and can not only guide the solution delivery but also support the user through the experience.

In return for your dedication and experience, we offer 23 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, increasing to 28 days for 5 years+ service.  We support our people inside and out of work – offering a very competitive pension scheme, childcare vouchers, and 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.  We also offer flexible working both from an agile approach to work location through to flexing how you want to work your contracted hours to accommodate both successful service delivery and a healthy, balanced home life.

What will I be doing?

You will be ensuring that the databases servicing all in-house built and procured third party applications are performant with any issues, problems or service errors addressed in a timely and consistent manner whilst supporting the end user through the process. 

You will design and deliver performant database solutions that successfully meet the needs of the Force, considering resilience, back-up and recovery requirements in every instance.   

You will perform regular patching of the existing suite of databases in the Force portfolio and perform requisite upgrading of those databases already in service to ensure they remain secure and supported.

You will also support the ICT delivery teams with your expertise in database management and administration.

What do I need?

Experience in administering Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server; 
Experience in patching and support within Windows and Linux/Solaris environments;
Experience of backup and restore operations in Oracle or SQL Server;
Good understanding of disaster recovery procedures and documentation;
Good problem-solving and analytical skills;
Good planning, administrative and organisational skills;
Excellent communication skills with an excellent standard of written English;
Good interpersonal and team working skills;
A degree, HND or equivalent qualification, and/or have significant relevant experience.

For further information please see the role profile

Vetting level: Recruitment Vetting (RV) 

Applicants must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 3 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed.  A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information and references. 

If you have any queries with regard to the application process please contact the Talent Acquisition Team by email 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.

Vacancy Contact:
To discuss the position in more detail please contact Richard Temperley, Principal DBA, by email at Richard.Temperley.9668@northumbria.pnn.police.uk. 

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:

Base Location as required within the Force area including Home Working

ICT design, implement and manage a large number of critical databases as well as maintaining and supporting the databases affiliated with the many third party and in-house built applications within Force.    

The Force is entering an exciting new era of technology and data led change which is heavily dependent on a number of key skillsets, including DBA skills.  

To support the effective and efficient delivery of the Force’s data and information service the ICT department would like to recruit a capable, experienced and motivated Senior DBA to assist in the implementation, management, and support of numerous Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server databases, including general support work.    

Tasks will include database design, database management, second line support of applications, user administration, managing database backup/recovery procedures, planning and implementation of upgrades, and documenting procedures.

The databases that the DBA team support are critical to the Policing service and when they don’t perform as expected, this can be incredibly stressful for the end user.  This role is looking for someone who understands the impact of a database failure to the business and can not only guide the solution delivery but also support the user through the experience.

In return for your dedication and experience, we offer 23 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, increasing to 28 days for 5 years+ service.  We support our people inside and out of work – offering a very competitive pension scheme, childcare vouchers, and 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.  We also offer flexible working both from an agile approach to work location through to flexing how you want to work your contracted hours to accommodate both successful service delivery and a healthy, balanced home life.

What will I be doing?

You will be ensuring that the databases servicing all in-house built and procured third party applications are performant with any issues, problems or service errors addressed in a timely and consistent manner whilst supporting the end user through the process. 

You will design and deliver performant database solutions that successfully meet the needs of the Force, considering resilience, back-up and recovery requirements in every instance.   

You will perform regular patching of the existing suite of databases in the Force portfolio and perform requisite upgrading of those databases already in service to ensure they remain secure and supported.

You will also support the ICT delivery teams with your expertise in database management and administration.

What do I need?

Experience in administering Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server; 
Experience in patching and support within Windows and Linux/Solaris environments;
Experience of backup and restore operations in Oracle or SQL Server;
Good understanding of disaster recovery procedures and documentation;
Good problem-solving and analytical skills;
Good planning, administrative and organisational skills;
Excellent communication skills with an excellent standard of written English;
Good interpersonal and team working skills;
A degree, HND or equivalent qualification, and/or have significant relevant experience.

For further information please see the role profile

Vetting level: Recruitment Vetting (RV) 

Applicants must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 3 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed.  A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information and references. 

If you have any queries with regard to the application process please contact the Talent Acquisition Team by email 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.

Vacancy Contact:
To discuss the position in more detail please contact Richard Temperley, Principal DBA, by email at Richard.Temperley.9668@northumbria.pnn.police.uk. 

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