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Systems Administrator

New Zealand High Commission London
United Kingdom
Full Time
On site, no remote
Applications close:
Posted 3 weeks ago

Systems Administrator

The New Zealand High Commission in London is seeking to recruit a Systems Administrator responsible for providing IT systems, communications and security support for all High Commission staff and some New Zealand agencies. If you are highly skilled and experienced in IT support and data communications, and you are able to provide first and second tier support, we would like to hear from you.

 Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

The Systems Administrator is responsible for providing support relating to Information Technology (IT), MFAT communications systems and security, and official electronic devices, for all High Commission staff, to help ensure the efficient and smooth running of the High Commission. 

 This is an open tenure full-time role.  The successful applicant is employed locally, with terms and conditions set in accordance with UK employment regulations, and must be able to obtain and maintain a New Zealand security clearance. The High Commission does not provide assistance with accommodation or airfares and applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.  

 The starting salary is likely to be around the median of the salary range, which is £47,871, depending on the level of skills and experience of the successful applicant.  Please note: If the successful candidate has worked or lived in New Zealand and is subsequently employed as locally engaged staff in a NZ Government Embassy or High Commission, they may, subject to individual circumstances, have NZ Tax Residency obligations. We advise any applicant, who may be in this situation, to discuss their tax residency status with the NZ Inland Revenue (IRD) and determine any potential personal tax obligations to IRD.

Mā‎ wai te mahi nei? – Who are we looking for?

The successful applicant should have at least the following qualifications, skills and experience:

•     Extensive experience of IT and premises security and communications systems environment; cabling technologies, i.e. fibre optics, data networking and communications and cryptographic equipment;  Microsoft Operating systems, printers and multifunction devices; PABX systems

•     Attention to detail and thoroughness in following through tasks

•     Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective relationships and working within a team

Mō mātou - About us

The High Commission represents New Zealand in the United Kingdom to deliver on the Government’s goal of making New Zealanders safer and more prosperous.  By building connections with and influencing the United Kingdom, we advance New Zealand’s interests and pursue New Zealand's values.  We provide advice to the Government on the implications for New Zealand of what is happening in the United Kingdom.

 The High Commission seeks to reflect New Zealand’s diversity and heritage in all that we do.  Our values are:

·       Impact – We achieve for New Zealand, every day, everywhere

·       Kotahitanga – We draw strength from our diversity

·       Courage – We do the right thing

·       Manaakitanga – We honour and respect others

Me pēhea te tuku tono - To Apply/Interested?

A position description is available upon request and an application form can be downloaded from the New Zealand High Commission’s website at NZ High Commission Vacancies. Applications will only be accepted by email. Please send a CV, completed application form and a covering letter to [email protected].

 Applicants must already hold the right to live and work in the United Kingdom, and be able to obtain and maintain a New Zealand security clearance. Use this online tool to self-check your eligibility to obtain a highest level security clearance. Please note that this tool is not part of the formal security clearance process: http://www.protectivesecurity.govt.nz/eligibility-tool

 Applications close on Friday 24th November 2023 at 5pm UK time.  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


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