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£32,409 to £35,223 Per year Senior Officer 1
23 May 2023 16:08:00
Closing Date:
07 June 2023 17:00:00

A bit about the role…

As an ICT Database Administrator at Durham Constabulary, you will play a pivotal role in looking at administration, maintenance, performance tuning, high availability, backup, and DR across the Force’s database environments.

This is a dynamic and exciting opportunity to work with innovative technologies to ensure that service is maintained and constantly improved to mission critical parts of the business.

What we offer…

Durham Constabulary is one of the top-performing police forces in the UK. You will be based at our new purpose-built police headquarters at Aykley Heads just north of Durham City. This can also be balanced with up to 60% home working.

We are an equal opportunities employer and boasts generous terms and conditions of employment including: 

  • Minimum of 26 days annual leave rising to 31 days after five years continuous service plus bank holidays. Pro rata for part time posts
  • A defined benefit pension scheme (career average) with death in service benefit.
  • Flexible working arrangements including flexitime
  • Remote/home working, up to 60% of the time
  • Access to a range of Health and Wellbeing services including an Employee Assistance programme 
  • Access to a wide range of Staff Networking groups 
  • Access to a range of high street discount services e.g., Blue Light Card
  • Secure on-site parking and are located close to the local bus and train services.
  • Interest free loans
  • Onsite café serving fresh food daily and employee kitchen facilities
  • Access to continuous professional development opportunities, including technical training options such as Microsoft Enterprise Skills Initiative and Pluralsight


A bit about you…

You will be a Database Administrator who is committed, self-motivated and lead by example. You will be required to support, monitor, and maintain the databases that service all in-house and third party supplied applications as well as designing and developing performant new database solutions that support the Force’s plan on a page.

You will be an excellent team player with the ability to use your knowledge of technology, user needs and business goals to frame problems and set priorities, while working within the parameters of the Departments Service Level Agreements, the Service Catalogue and ITIL.

Working in a fast-paced environment requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal, alongside analytical skills, investigative work and ability to adapt and learn on the job.

Qualifications / Experience Test
  • A relevant degree or equivalent industry recognised qualification.


How to apply
For further information please view Job Description and Person Specification.
To apply please forward a copy of your CV along with a covering letter, outlining how you meet the criteria for the role by 5pm on Wednesday 7th June 2023. Please indicate the job reference and job role in your covering letter.
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Candidates must have indefinite leave to work and live in the UK and be free from any restriction. Any successful candidate will be asked to provide evidence of this.
Hard copy applications will not be accepted.
Candidates will be contacted via email in relation to the recruitment process and are advised to also check Junk/Spam folders for email updates.


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