The Company: 

Part of Hill and Smith Holdings Plc, based in Middlesbrough, Lionweld Kennedy are the recognised UK’s leading supplier of Safe, Sustainable Access solutions in Steel or GRP. We have a strong heritage of supporting multiple vertical sectors with products adaptable to the latest built environments and have a modern approach backed by 100 years of experience.  

Why work for us: 

We are in a strong position and have the investment and appetite for growth. As part of a FTSE 250 Plc with companies based worldwide. We are part of a strong and dynamic team delivering sustainable and innovative products and services. 

The Person:  

  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team. 
  • Strong time management and prioritisation skills 
  • Well organised and punctual 
  • Excellent people/communication skills 
  • A ‘can-do’ attitude and a keenness for professional self-development 
  • A thirst to take on growing responsibilities and projects. 


Qualifications And Experience:  


  • Strong Windows server administration skills 
  • Strong network administration skills – wired and Wireless 
  • Strong troubleshooting/diagnostic skills 
  • Microsoft Azure/365/Exchange administration experience 
  • Software deployment and Group Policy experience 
  • Information Security best practises 
  • Virtualisation experience 
  • Backup systems experience 
  • Microsoft/Cisco certification or equivalent 
  • Microsoft licensing experience 
  • ITIL certification or equivalent 
  • SharePoint online administration experience 
  • SQL database management experience 
  • SAP B1 experience 
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment. 
  • Other industry recognised accreditations 


Position Description:  

They will be Responsible for continued operation/upkeep of existing IT infrastructure systems, solutions implementation and project work, and provision of day-to-day IT support. 



Responsibilities to include:   

  • Responsibility for all aspects of IT data security and enforces industry standard best practises where appropriate. 
  • Responsibility for the continued running and upkeep of the on-site and hosted servers providing IT services to the business. Scope includes security, maintenance, and depreciation planning. 
  • Responsibility for the running and upkeep of all aspects of the onsite network. Scope includes capacity and traffic management, security, redundancy, and auditing. 
  • Responsibility for disaster recovery and backup solution management to include backup integrity verification and validation. 
  • Identifies and proposes solutions to streamline processes and bring efficiencies and cost savings to the business. 
  • Delivers in-person and remote 1st/2nd line support to users within the business. 
  • Takes responsibility for Asset and Licence tracking. 
  • Creates and updates reference documentation for systems and processes. 
  • Takes ownership over project work and contractor management. 
  • Ensures that procedures are followed, particularly those relating to safety and security. 
  • Works with Group IT and third parties to resolve issues and facilitate outcomes. 
  • Provides training and guidance where required. 


Position: Full Time with an immediate start 

Hours of work: Mon- Thursday 9.00am -17.00pm, Friday 8.00am – 2.00pm 

Salary:  Negotiable depending on experience 

Holidays: Full time – 25 days per year (Holiday year Jan – Dec) + 8 Bank holidays, Pro rata for part time. 

Life Insurance: 3 times basic salary whilst in employment 

Pension Scheme: Automatic enrolment if meet criteria, 5% Employee, 3% Employer. After 1 year in April – Age related up to max 6.5%. 

Hill and Smith Share options scheme: When available and if applicable. 

Employee Assistance Programme: Free to employees (Lifeworks) 

Employee Engagement Platform offering discounts – (Rewards Gateway) 

Free on-site parking. 

Close Proximity to Town Centre, Bus & Train Stations 


We welcome applicants from all sectors of the community, and we aim to recruit a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. 


All applicants will be asked to prove that they have the right to work in the UK. 

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