Database Administrator

Coventry or Manchester
Cash remuneration between £27,951 to £30,859 dependent upon the skills and experience.
13 Feb 2017
06 Mar 2017
Contract Type

Database Administrator

Higher Executive Officer

Salary: Cash remuneration between £27,951 to £30,859 dependent upon the skills and experience that is brought to the role and a pension contribution of around £6,175.

Location: Coventry or Manchester.


Would you relish the opportunity to be part of a Government Department in the middle of one of the most exciting and challenging IT programmes across Whitehall?

Are you someone that can look at, or be given a problem and remove all things that are hindering or blocking its successful delivery?

Public sector IT projects are different in scale to anything you can find in most private sector organisations, so how about being part of a team that is responsible for leading IT change projects for an entire Department and beyond?

Department for Education are looking for a Database Administrator to join our team of IT specialists. You will be working with experts across many different areas, so there is huge scope for exchanging ideas and innovations. You will be responsible for monitoring database usage and performance, as well as proactively intervening to prevent database issues. You will oversee the integration of different service, such as SSRS to SQL and load data to SQL as required. You will also produce guidelines and processes for best practice, and establish effective and efficient designs and solutions in SQL usage through liaising with the development teams. We pride ourselves on using modern software development techniques to help deliver exceptional services.

We want people who are passionate about providing professional services and want to make the Department a great place to work. You will have experience as an SQL Database Administrator, including SQL Server 2012/2016 in an enterprise environment. You will have good knowledge of a modern programming language including a full suite of SSIS, SSAS & SSRS, with particular emphasis on SSRS integration. You will have Azure experience, and preferably relevant Microsoft certifications.

In return, you will enjoy an excellent rewards package which includes flexible working, Civil Service Pension and career progression, as well as constant investment into your development.

Closing date: midnight on Monday 6th March 2017.