Digital Systems Specialist – Cyber & Systems – Tendring District Council - Working for Essex
Salary: £27,852 to £37,261 per annum
Closing date: 07 Dec 2022
Location: Clacton on Sea
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 9874
Role: Information Services
About the role

Digital Systems Specialist – Cyber & Systems – Tendring District Council

Fixed Term, Full Time

£27,852 to £37,261 per annum

Location: Clacton on Sea

Essex County Council (ECC) are delighted to be supporting Tendring District Council to recruit a Digital Systems Specialist for their Cyber & Systems team.

The role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Cyber Security & Systems Team for a Digital Systems Specialist, initially for a fixed term period of 2 years. The team forms a key strand of Tendring District Council’s Digital and Assurance Service which supports around 650 officer colleagues and 48 councillors.

The role plays a key organisational function supporting the Cyber Security & Systems Manager with a variety of tasks relating to Cyber Security, Systems Administration, IT Support and developing others. You’ll be joining a team exploring, delivering and supporting secure services through emerging technologies, predominantly using the Council’s Microsoft 365 platform with a focus on Cyber Security and best practice in line with the (NCSC) National Cyber Security Centre recommendations for Local Government.

You’re also likely to find yourself leading projects or providing specialist technical skills, supervising contractors and coaching junior staff members, and working alongside development, technical operations, IT ServiceDesk and information governance colleagues.

You will also be provided with the opportunity to achieve the CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) qualification if this is something you do not currently hold.

The Experience You Will Bring:

  • General education to A Level standard including 4 GCSEs (A* - C) English Language, Mathematics and a Science or Computing or equivalent
  • ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management/ knowledge would be an advantage
  • Expert/ detailed knowledge of a wide range of business supporting software applications, systems and/ or supporting hardware infrastructure and processes and procedures
  • Experience of providing customer focused support which involved face to face, telephone and written communication with customers including detailed use of Information Technology and its delivery.
  • Research, data analysis and report writing/ presentation skills.
  • Project Management skills including an understanding of the Council’s risk management policy.

We’d be interested to hear from individuals who can demonstrate transferrable skills as it’s your enthusiasm, passion, tenacity, and drive that we want.

Exact work location: Clacton on Sea, with the ability to work from home / remotely 2-3 days per week.

Hours: 37 Hours per week.

Salary: £27,852 to £37,261 per annum

Please note that this is a fixed term contract / secondment opportunity for a period of 24 months.

Why work with us?

  • Make a difference to the local community and help the council transform Tendring as we focus on positive society-wide benefits.
  • Gain experience through working in a unique area and using a wide range of powers with the freedom to innovate
  • Work for a high performing department with great team morale and friendly, helpful, and supportive colleagues.
  • Happy to consider candidates with a Public or Private sector background.
  • Free On-Site Parking.
  • Great funded training pathways. Encouraged to all staff for their continuing professional development.
  • Flexible working – with no official start or finish time you can make your work arrangement work around the other elements of your life offering a fantastic work / life balance.
  • Remote Working where possible.
  • Local Authority Defined Benefit Pension Scheme.
  • Up to 25 days annual leave plus bank holiday.
  • 37 hour working week.
  • A fully funded Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Discounted Corporate Gym Membership.
  • A number of Salary Sacrifice initiatives.
  • Continuous Service – Joining us from another local authority? Then you could benefit from bringing your time served and benefits with you.

What you should do next

If you have queries on this role or require anything further, please email or Sam Wright on 01255 686249 or

If you would like to see a full job description for this position, please email quoting reference REQ 9874