Network Engineer - Expiring soon!

Posted 25/04/2024 by Central Bedfordshire Council

SG17, Shefford, Central Bedfordshire
£48,585 - £52,547/annum Hybrid working, Pension

Central Bedfordshire Council are seeking experienced Network Engineers to support our key projects and work streams. This is a 12 months contract role on a hybrid working basis. Due to the nature of the work, you will be required to work frequently at a CBC location.

About Us

Central Bedfordshire is an ambitious authority, determined to be an exemplary one. Our strategic location and high quality of life mean we are one of the fastest-growing areas in the country.
As a council, we face the same challenges every business does - investing in the right places and delivering great results. Except for us, it’s all about our 289,000 residents. We’re totally focused on helping to improve their lives and making Central Bedfordshire a great place to live and work.
We have set values and principles to represent the way we work and how we operate as an organisation. This is a great time to join us on our journey.

Key Responsibilities:

  • You will have a critical role in moving our data centres into the cloud as well as improving our networks and telephony to key service areas and sites
  • Design, develop, implement and maintain the council’s Azure-cloud network environment providing IAAS and PAAS instances, along with connections to remote sites and third parties
  • Maintain, support and develop Cisco and Fortinet firewalls in our on-premises datacentre, our local sites, and in the Azure cloud
  • Maintain, support and develop switching, routing and wifi solutions across our sites across the Council area, including libraries, leisure centres, day centres and staff offices
  • Support and develop our Teams telephony solution with contact centre integration
  • Develop, implement and maintain IT wifi network solutions to new sites and service areas, such as wifi to new sites and connectivity to new providers
  • Develop, implement and maintain our new Voice AI solutions, connecting to existing and new applications
  • Prepare relevant, accurate technical documentation
  • Manage changes in accordance with ITIL processes

Skills and Experience:

  • Proven experience of a Network Engineer in a large organisation and have the ability to hit the ground running
  • Proficiency in configuring and supporting Azure Network environments 
  • An expert supporting contact centre and Voice AI solutions such as those provided by Cirrus and AWS
  • Expertise in providing 3rd line Network and Telephony support 
  • Excellent technical and customer skills, acting as a specialist to provide professional advice to IT colleagues and swift resolution of third-line incidents and requests to our staff


  • Cisco CCNA and upwards
  • Fortinet Certified Professional
  • Microsoft Teams administrator

This is an opportunity to be involved in developing our new Azure platform which will host all our systems. You will work with tools across Microsoft’s cloud platform along with cloud based firewall solutions. You will also manage, maintain and improve our more traditional switching and edge devices and the internet connectivity to sites across the Council.

It is a challenging and rewarding role within a supportive team environment and you will have a chance to make a significant impact on Central Bedfordshire Council's IT network.

This role is covered by the Code of practice of the English language requirements for public sector workers.

This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.  


  • Annual leave allowance of 25 days+ statutory holidays rising to 32 days with length of service
  • Generous family-friendly policies and practices 
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) - This is a valuable part of our rewards package for employees and includes life insurance
  • Staff electric vehicle (EV) leasing scheme at competitive rates (permanent staff only) 
  • A comprehensive IT package 
  • Annually paid social work fees for qualified social workers in adults and children’s (including senior practitioners) and Team Managers where required
  • Access to discounts on top UK retailers and local retailers 
  • A hybrid working arrangement 
  • A £250 one-off hybrid worker payment to help you adapt your home for safe and suitable working conditions

Sounds interesting? Click the APPLY button to send your CV for immediate consideration.

Candidates with previous experience or job titles including; Network Administrator, Network Technician, Network Analyst, Network Specialist, Network Architect, Systems Engineer, IT Infrastructure Engineer, Network Operations Engineer, Network Support Engineer, IT Network Consultant will also be considered.

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