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Livestock Information • remote

Service Desk Lead

Employment type:  Full time
Salary:  £40,000 – £50,000 per annum

Fully-remote – Must be UK based

A little flex time

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Job Description

Service Desk Lead - £40,000-£50,000

Are you a Service Desk Lead looking for something new? 

Do you have experience of managing a service desk in a Microsoft environment? 

Would you be interested in helping with the running of crucial platforms that help the government keep Livestock safe and healthy? 

If so, we’d love to hear from you! 

At Livestock Information Ltd, our mission is to be an outstanding service provider of livestock data, empowering government, industry, and farmers to effectively manage disease and infection control, whilst enhancing productivity and innovation in agriculture. To achieve this, we need great people, who share in our values. 

As a Service Desk Lead at Livestock Information Ltd., you will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Service Desk, ensuring high quality customer service and support across all IT incidents and requests. Operating within the ITIL framework, you will oversee incident management, request, and problem resolution processes, aiming to minimize disruptions and maintain optimal service levels ensuring all service targets are achieved.       

This is an interesting role that’s a dynamic blend of problem-solving, communication, and adherence to industry-leading standards for optimal IT service provision. 


  • Leadership and Management: Lead, motivate, and support the service desk team. Plan and schedule staff shifts to ensure optimal coverage. Conduct performance reviews ensuing that service standards are being achieved.  

  • Incident and Request Management: Oversee the efficient handling of service incidents and requests, ensuring they are logged, prioritised, assigned, and resolved within agreed timelines. Escalate complex issues to appropriate technical teams as needed.  

  • Major Incident Management: Oversee the running of Major Incidents, set up and run bridge calls ensuring that resolution targets are achieved and that stakeholders are kept informed inline with process communication plans.  

  • Problem Management: Lead problem management activities to identify the root causes of recurring incidents and work with relevant teams to implement permanent fixes.  

  • Continuous Improvement: Utilise ITIL best practices to continually assess and improve service desk processes, tools, and performance metrics. Working with our CSI Lead to implement strategies to enhance customer satisfaction and service delivery efficiency.  

  • Communication and Collaboration: Serve as a primary point of contact between the IT department and business units. Communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels regarding service disruptions, updates, and continuous improvement initiatives.  

  • Knowledge Management: supporting the Knowledge manager in ensuring the service desk team maintains and utilises an up-to-date knowledge base. Promote knowledge sharing and documentation of solutions to improve resolution times and self-service capabilities.  

  • Quality Assurance: Monitor service desk activities and performance metrics to ensure service levels are met. Implement quality assurance practices to maintain high standards of service. 

Essential Requirements 

  • ITIL Certification, with a thorough understanding of ITIL service management processes.  

  • Solid experience in IT Service Desk or Support role, with at least 2 years in a supervisory or leadership role.  

  • Strong leadership, organisational, and decision-making skills.  

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organisation.  

  • Proven ability to manage and prioritise tasks and projects in a fast-paced environment.  

  • Experience with service desk software and ITSM tools.  

  • Analytical skills with a problem-solving attitude. 


The salary for this role is £40,000-£50,000. 

As an LI employee, you will be entitled to our company benefits which include: 

  • Remote-first working set up 

  • 33 days annual leave, inclusive of Bank Holidays 

  • 4 x annual salary Life Assurance 

  • Market leading pension through Legal & General 

  • Enhanced Parental leave  

  • Excellent learning, training and, career development opportunities and funding 

  • 24/7 access to our Employee Assistance Programme 

  • An inclusive culture where everyone is respected and valued 

Application and Interview Process 

To apply for this role you will need to submit a CV and answer some pre-screening questions. 

The interview and assessment process for this role will involve a telephone interview with our Talent Team, followed by a first stage and a final stage interview. All interviews will be conducted fully remotely via MS Teams. 

If we need to make a reasonable adjustment so that you can complete your application, please contact us as soon as possible by emailing talent@livestockinformation.org.uk before the closing date to discuss your needs. 

Diversity statement 

At Livestock Information, we value diversity and believe that every individual brings different strengths. We understand that not everyone may possess every single skill outlined in this job description, but if you believe you have a solid skill set that enables you to excel in this position then we really encourage you to apply. 


Livestock Information Ltd. cannot sponsor work visas at this time. 

Livestock Information Ltd. Does not discriminate based on race, sex, colour, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits. 

Livestock Information Ltd. Does not accept unsolicited CVs from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited CV’s not originating directly from a candidate and sent to Livestock Information Ltd or any Livestock Information Ltd employees, including unsolicited CVs sent to a Livestock Information Ltd mailing address or email address, are rejected. Livestock Information Ltd will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited CV. Livestock Information Ltd considers any candidate for whom the recruiter has submitted an unsolicited CV referred by the company free of any fees. 

Company benefits

Flexible working week
L&D budget
Open to part-time employees
Open to part time work for some roles
Mental health platform access
Compassionate leave
Accrued annual leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Adoption leave
Shared parental leave
Carer’s leave
Matched pension contribution
Life assurance
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can find the perfect balance of life and work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
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Employees feel that the diversity, and the efforts to improve and maintain it, are great
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Employees are very happy with their salaries and feel that it is well above the market average

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United Kingdom

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