RSPB • Flexible in UK

Systems Engineer - Change

Employment type:  Full time
Salary:  £28420 - £31529 per annum

3–4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

Job Description

We are looking for systems engineers for our Technology Operations - Change team. You will work alongside our architects, project managers and other engineers to research, design and deliver technology solutions. These will range from a new business application (CRM, finance) to deploying new hardware.

What’s the role about?

As an engineer in our Technology Operations - Change team, you will take on a variety of tasks, from designing and planning solutions to meet user requirements through to managing software and hardware rollouts and documentation. You will also work as part of a larger team to bring organisation wide projects to completion.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills are important in this role as you work with a range of technical and non-technical audiences. The ability to gather and analyse requirements is key as you work to select appropriate solutions and then go onto deliver them.

You will have a good breadth of knowledge as you will work across a very wide range of technologies. You will often find yourself learning something completely different, so a positive approach to the unknown is welcome.

You will work alongside colleagues in the run team to ensure solutions are delivered into operational support smoothly and assist them with your expertise on the tactical demands for resolving incidents and problems.

Above all else, you’ll be an advocate for saving nature. Nature is in big trouble – the climate crisis and loss of habitat are pushing some of our best loved species towards extinction. We won’t let nature fall silent. This role is your chance to make real change possible.

Essential skills and expertise required in the role:

  • Experience of planning, implementing and supporting IT systems in a Microsoft client/server environment
  • Ability to interpret service requirements from what may be non-technical user specifications
  • Ability to contribute to the development of a knowledge base and document best practices
  • Good communication, interpersonal, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience of working on projects, either leading small deliveries or as a member of a larger team
  • Ability to plan and progress work activities under your own initiative
  • Experience of implementing business systems and applications
  • Experience of transitioning work into operational support
  • Experience with Azure technologies
  • Experience of infrastructure technologies (Windows Server, VMWare, Aruba networking)

This is a Permanent, Full-Time role. We are looking to conduct interviews for this position from 3rd April 2023. For further information please contact peter.welch@rspb.org.uk

As part of this application you will be asked to provide a copy of your CV and complete a short form. If you wish to provide a cover letter with your application, please include this at the end of your CV document upload.

We are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse RSPB, in which everyone feels supported, valued, and able to be their full selves. To achieve our vision of creating a world richer in nature, we need more people, and more diverse people, on nature’s side. People of colour and disabled people are currently underrepresented across the environment, climate, sustainability, and conservation sector. If you identify as a person of colour and/or disabled, we are particularly interested in receiving your application. Contact us to discuss any additional support you may need to complete your application.

The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

The RSPB is a licenced sponsor. This role is eligible for UK Visa Sponsorship.

Before applying for this role, we recommend reading through the candidate guidance notes attached to the top of this advert.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Shared parental leave
24 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options RSPB provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure RSPB is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

Working at RSPB

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Office locations

Across all 4 UK Countries

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
What employees are saying

I feel the RSPB is very flexible and this is reflected through the Line Management chain - I know I have the flexibility on a daily basis to start early / finish late, if something crops up at home - I am very satisfied :)

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