Network Officer

Posted 15 May 2024
Salary £39,347
Job type Permanent
Discipline Technology RecruitmentInformation Technology Recruitment
ReferenceNetwork Officer
Contact NameRicky Sharp

Job description

Role: Network Officer

Location: Brighton

Salary: Starting at £39,347 and rising in yearly increments over 6 years to £46,974.

Benefits; An outstanding pension is on offer with 6.5% employee contributions and 17.95% employer contributions. 25 Days Annual Leave rising to 30 Days following 5 years of service, plus public holidays and discretionary leave between Christmas and New year.

Working Arrangements: Hybrid Working

Purpose of the role:

To assist in the effective and secure operation of the organisation's IT networks, implementing changes and enhancements as directed and required.

Skills Required:

  • Proficiency in networking concepts at all levels of the OSI 7-layer model, especially in relation to the IP protocol stack.

  • Solid knowledge and understanding of common LAN and WAN technologies such as: copper and fibre transmission, routing and switching protocols such as QoS, VLAN, VxLAN, SD-WAN.

  • Enterprise wireless technologies, standards and RF operation.

  • Knowledge of modern structured cabling standards and their implementation.

  • Understanding of encryption and PKI principles.

  • Practical understanding of network application protocols such as DHCP, DNS, SNMP, SIP and others.


  • Manage and implement IT infrastructure installation and network provisioning projects as directed, liaising as required with schools, faculties, departments and external suppliers.

  • Ensure that new data network installations conform to formal technical specifications.

  • Co-manage the stock of both active and passive components for the data network and related infrastructure, ensuring that these are deployed and replenished appropriately within budget.

  • Assist in the management and operation of the network, maintaining levels of high availability and performance in a cost-effective and sustainable manner.

  • Develop and administer the active network equipment, network security systems and network service systems, implementing agreed changes.

  • Assist in setting the strategy, design and the implementation of modifications to, and enhancements of the extent and configuration of the organisations IT networks.