Azure Systems Administrator

Transport for the North

Transport for the North

Azure Systems Administrator
Reference: MAY20234373
Expiry date: 12:00, Fri, 9th Jun 2023
Location: Manchester
Salary: Competitive
Benefits: 28 days holiday per annum plus bank holidays, access to the local government pension scheme, access to various salary sacrifice benefits, access to Flexi-Time Scheme, allowing accrual of up to 18 additional days leave per year
Attachments: RoleProfile-AzureSystemsAdministrator(ProfServices)-4L.pdf

To work as part of the IT & Information Team with a focus on supporting TfN’s Transport Appraisal, Modelling and Economics (TAME) team. Core activities include:

- Microsoft Azure systems support.
- Microsoft Office 365 support, including SharePoint.
- Supporting a team of data analysts by providing advice and technical assistance on data processing activities. Support with software development tools such as Anaconda and Visual Studio.

You can expect to be involved across all three activities above, however the main focus of the role is supporting TAME analytical requirements.

As an Azure Systems Administrator you will be required to support and maintain our Azure environment and to support the TAME team as set out within your role profile below.

You will be expected to collaborate with others to deliver outcomes and contribute to the improvement of existing processes and procedures within the organisation.

A high level of effective communication skills will be required. You will be the bridge between the IT & Information team and the TAME team, working with both internal and external stakeholders, assisting and supporting their needs in terms of Azure environment incidents and management (virtual machine creation, VPN support, software installation, backup, patch management).

What we are looking for:

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrable experience within a similar IT support, systems administration, security & data compliance role within cloud and desk-top based environments. Competent use of Microsoft Azure cloud services. Virtual machines creation, VPNs, Storage accounts, backup and patch management and experience of ITIL aligned Service Management Processes. Competent in the use of Microsoft Office365, O365 Admin Centre and knowledge of server and application platforms.

Closing Date: 12:00pm on 9 June 2023

Provisional Interview Date: TBC

In return, as well as a competitive salary, our other benefits are:

If you believe you have the skills

- 28 days holiday per annum plus bank holidays
- Access to the local government pension scheme
- Access to various salary sacrifice benefits, including Travel Pass purchase scheme
- Hybrid working model
- Access to TfN’s Flexi-Time Scheme, allowing accrual of up to 18 additional days leave per year

Please note the salary is pending Cost of Living uplift for 2023/24.

If you believe you have the skills and experience, we’re looking for please apply online, ensuring that in your application you provide evidence in the form of specific examples of how you meet the essential criteria in the role profile.

All candidates will be required to prove their right to work in the UK as part of the recruitment process.

At TfN, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are particularly keen to encourage applications from women, members of ethnic minority groups and people with disabilities who are currently under-represented.

As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, all applications will be considered on their merit.

As an organisation we always strive to do the right thing and understand that in order to make a difference in our society and workplace, we must be committed to respecting equality and diversity, showing kindness, tackling discrimination and promoting inclusion and have signed the CIHT Diversity and Inclusion Charter Statement to further endorse our commitment. We are also an accredited Living Wage Employer, this means that every employee earns a real Living Wage and are recognised as Disability Confident employer (stage 2) acting as a disability confident champion within our local and business communities and business networks.


  • Location: Manchester
  • Job Title: Azure Systems Administrator
  • Salary: Competitive Salary
  • Closed: 9 Jun 2023

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