- giant group
- giant precision
- Hybrid - London/Chelmsford & office
- £45,000 to £58,000
- Job Tenure
- Full Time Permanent
At giant group we have an exciting opportunity for a Network & Systems Manager to join our growing team.
Using 30 years of specialist knowledge we help organisations more effectively manage their workforce and with our people at the heart of what we do, we engage internally and externally with honesty and empathy.
For 30 years giant have provided specialist, end to end workforce management software and support services to recruitment agencies and corporate companies, internationally.
To understand more about giant and our services please browse our websites at:
www.giantpay.co.uk for workers
www.giantgroup.com for recruitment agencies
www.giantprecision.com for corporates
about the role
As the Network and Systems Manager you will drive management of the company’s network and systems management function supporting the ongoing delivery of services and the development of systems & solutions
Your ultimate objective is to ensure the company’s infrastructure remains operational, secure, and resilient and to support the business in delivering its services and software solutions.
Ideally you would have a Computer, IT, or related degree, at least 3 years’ experience as Network manager or systems manager and have proven communication and team leading skills.
Have a wide understanding of network technologies e.g. Cisco and of system management requirements and operational software i.e. Microsoft OS and applications.
You will be able to communicate technical issues in plain simple language to the business whilst being able to talk technically with the development and technical staff.
You must be able to work with stakeholders, business partners, internal teams, and business analysts, and have great enthusiasm and attitude for the role, a high level of resilience and strong written and verbal communication skills and emotional intelligence.
A good understanding what is required to deliver services and the organizational skills and practical abilities to work within a fast-paced environment, including being flexible in responding to IT issues whenever they happen.
Understanding and striving to achieve the giant people values is an essential part of this person’s role.
Your career path at giant will be consistent with how well you are carrying out your current role including reference to whether you have met or exceeded your objectives and importantly how you demonstrate the giant people values.
Understanding your aspirations ultimately helps us to guide your individual career path whether it is in your current area of the business or in a different area that your skills and knowledge can be developed.
In this role your career path is to progress to Head of IT and in time to CTO
We provide in-house certified training as well as role relevant accredited training to enable you to do the role efficiently.
giant people values
At giant we have people values that we always aspire to. They are the cornerstone of our culture:
personal growth: we strive to understand ourselves.
we are self-aware and in control of our insecurities, moods and emotions and their effect on others.
we control our reactions and think before speaking so we can empathize and understand other’s emotions and their views.
we are good at building rapport and relationships with others often by finding a common ground.
we take ownership of tasks/projects, whilst freely admitting our mistakes, and we stretch ourselves to grow (being nervous shows you are being stretched!),
we listen well, encourage others to speak and we communicate in a straight-forward honest manner leaving nothing unsaid - we say the good & the bad! All whilst always being fair, respectful, and emotionally intelligent.
working as a team
we achieve goals together as a team, with humility not ego, where everyone is equal and feels safe to challenge others and have their views heard and always with a sense of humour!
Studies show that working for and with people who have emotional intelligence increases job happiness (satisfaction and motivation) exponentially. By following these values, we can be the best at what we do, provide greater job satisfaction for those around us and we can all grow to be the best version of ourselves!
To help you progress in your career you will be set clear objectives and you will be expected to constantly give and receive feedback. Every three or six months (monthly in your first three months) you will have a straightforward review meeting discussing your achievements, the progress of your objectives, examples of how you have demonstrated the giant people values, together with any other relevant discussion points including of course any feedback (good and not so good!) on your line manager.
giant employee survey
We engage our people, understand their development needs and adapt the way we work, this is demonstrated in our 2021 employee survey results which indicates on average giant employees are:
• 97% are clear on their role
• 93% understood their KPI’s
• 93% understood objectives align with giant's mission and overall company objectives
• 89% were trained and developed
• 94% agreed that regular communication & teamwork take place
All our posts are subject pre-employment checks. We are committed to equal opportunities in employment, and we look forward to all applicants and applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the job and to consider them on their abilities.
Please note we reserve the right to close this advert early and therefore we encourage you to apply for this position early.