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Lead Infrastructure Engineer

Teach First


Posted over 30 days ago...


Join Teach First as a Lead Infrastructure Engineer and contribute to a fairer education system while advancing our IT infrastructure.


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East Midlands (Nottingham); East of England (Norwich); London; North East (Newcastle Upon Tyne); North West (Manchester); South Coast (Bournemouth); South East (Kent); South West (Bristol); West Midlands (Birmingham); Yorkshire & The Humber - Leeds

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Organisation Summary: Teach First is an inspirational organisation dedicated to creating a level playing field in education. It's an organisation where your work contributes directly to the advancement of children's potential, aiming for a brighter, fairer future for all. By joining, you become part of a passionate team that's making real-world impacts every day.

  • Implement and maintain the IT infrastructure to ensure system reliability, scalability, and security.
  • Work with ITIL framework and provide support to service desk and engineering teams as a primary escalation point.
  • Be on call for mission-critical services, including weekends, public holidays, and charity closure days.
  • Experience with security technologies (SIEM, IDPS, MDR, Endpoint protection, etc.) and delivering infrastructure & cybersecurity solutions.
  • Understanding of Cybersecurity frameworks, industry best practices, controls, and standards (Cyber Essentials Plus, ISO27001, NCSC principles).
  • Proficiency in Hyper-V, VMware, Active Directory, Windows Server, DNS, DHCP, LAN/WAN, VPNs, Veeam, Cisco Meraki, Watch Guard Firewalls, PowerShell scripting.
  • Strong experience in cloud technologies (Azure IAAS, M365, SharePoint, Azure AD, Intune, Azure SQL, SAML, SSO, Windows 365, Cloud Flare, Certificate management, Database Management).
  • 27 days holiday per annum plus pension scheme, life assurance, income protection, private healthcare, and access to additional benefits.
  • Complete the application on the Teach First careers website by the interview start date of 22nd April.
  • Prepare your CV and cover letter to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.
  • Applications are only accepted via the Teach First careers website.

Teach First values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity and fairness, ensuring all applicants and employees are treated with respect and protected from discrimination.

Teach First is committed to building a fair education for all, unlocking the potential in all children – not just some. Our work takes us closer to a better future every day, but we need your help to take on this big challenge.

The Role: As Lead Infrastructure Engineer, you will play a crucial role in implementing, and maintaining our organization's IT infrastructure. You will be responsible for ensuring the reliability, scalability, and security of our systems, networks, and servers. You will also have a great understanding of ITIL and be used to working with service desk and engineering teams being their primary escalation point. This role requires being on call for mission critical services and emergency duties on Saturdays, Sundays, Public Holidays and Charity Closure Days.

Job Requirements: We are looking for someone with hands-on experience working with security technologies such as SIEM, IDPS, MDR, Endpoint protection etc and proficient experience in independently delivering infrastructure & cyber security solutions, including on-premise, public and private cloud solutions. You should have a broad comprehension of Cybersecurity frameworks. Including working knowledge of industry best practices, controls and standards such as Cyber Essentials Plus, ISO27001 and NCSC principles. You should also have a proficient, hands-on experience in technologies such as Hyper-V, VMware, Active Directory, Windows Server 2016/2019, DNS, DHCP, LAN/WAN, VPNs, Veeam, Cisco Meraki, Watch Guard Firewalls, PowerShell scripting. Strong experience in cloud technologies including Azure IAAS, M365, SharePoint, Azure AD, Intune, Azure SQL, SAML, SSO, Windows 365, Cloud Flare and Certificate management, Database Management is also required.

Benefits: Teach First’s core benefits include 27 days holiday per annum (3 of which must be taken during the holiday shutdown period between Christmas Day and New Year's Day), participation in the pension scheme via Salary Exchange (with an employer contribution of up to 6%), life assurance, income protection and private healthcare. Through our flexible benefits platform access to subsidised dental membership, health screening, discounted gym membership, travel insurance, Give As You Earn and the option to buy annual leave.

Application Details: Take a look at the job description and then complete an application on our careers website. We are expecting to interview on and from 22nd April. Make sure you’ve got your CV and cover letter showing how you meet our essentials ready to upload. If you’re applying from an external job board, you’ll be redirected to our careers website. (Please note, we only accept applications through our careers website).

Teach First is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity and fairness in all areas of our work. All applicants and employees will be treated with respect within a culture where differences are valued, and rights are protected against disadvantage or discrimination related to age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnic background, disability or religion and belief.


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