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Database, Infrastructure & Application Support Specialist

Database, Infrastructure & Application Support Specialist

Free shuttle bus available between central Milton Keynes and Hanslope Park
Like all organisations, applications and databases are vital to our operations. The difference here at UK NACE is that our work has a direct impact on the safety of the UK's information, assets and people. If you're an IT professional looking for a new challenge with a meaningful purpose, look no further.

At the UK National Authority for Counter Eavesdropping (UK NACE), we protect national security against technical espionage and attacks. Our applications and databases are at the very core of what we do because they enable our colleagues to do their important, mission-critical work efficiently and accurately. So, it's vital that these systems are kept in optimal condition. That's where you'll come in.
Maintain systems that are vital to preventing technical espionage

As our Database, Infrastructure & Application Support Specialist, you'll monitor, configure, optimise and maintain our systems. Working as part of a small team, you'll play a critical role in identifying any problems, giving your expert advice to ensure they are resolved quickly and appropriately. Day-to-day you'll be in contact with internal users and stakeholders to ensure everything runs smoothly.
Use your software skills to keep mission-critical work on track

You will need existing SQL database and Windows Server administration skills and experience, along with a Level 3 qualification (or equivalent) in an IT-based discipline. You will also already have experience working in a fast-paced team under pressure and a willingness to learn. In terms of your qualities, you'll be ready to take ownership and use your initiative. Someone who is comfortable making decisions, and keen to pass on your knowledge to help upskill others. And finally, you will be passionate about our purpose, and excited by the challenge of contributing to work that protects the UK's people and assets from harm.
But please note, due to the nature of the work this role requires on site attendance and is not suitable for Hybrid working.
Help shape the future of IT at a historic organisation

And as for what we do for you, we offer a competitive salary, 25-30 days' annual leave per year (depending on length of service) and a Civil Service pension. We also invest in our people - so you'll have access to training and other development opportunities to help grow your career with us. Our offices have an on-site gym, nursery, canteen and restaurants, and we offer interest-free loans on season tickets and bikes to help you get there. Want to see your future team's work in action? Step into our Virtual Embassy, to see how we deliver for government customers and how you could help. Explore the embassy now at Every single colleague must be security cleared before joining us. If you're successful in your application, we'll ask you to undergo our vetting process to achieve Developed Vetting (DV) clearance. To find out more about us and what a career with FCDO Services can offer you, please visit: Or you can start your application today by clicking the APPLY button.
The closing date for applications is 9th April 2024.
It takes a diverse team to protect a diverse world
The vital work we do takes an incredible community of colleagues, with different skills, backgrounds, cultures and identities. We support every individual, so that you always know you're welcome and valued. It's what makes us a Disability Confident employer. And Employers for Carers. And it's how you know you're joining an inspiring, inclusive organisation.

Hanslope Park based posts attract a Location Allowance of £1,750 per annum.

FCDO Services are regulated by the Civil Service Commission.

Job summary

£35,510- £44,197 Plus Location allowance of £1750 and additional Benefits
Hanslope Park
Closing Date
09 April 2024 at midnight

Further information

The following documents provide supporting material for this role. Please note for some documents you may require Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • 1.  Role Profile
  • 2.  Extra Information
  • 3.  Civil Service Recruitment Principles
  • 4.  Civil Service Code