IT Infrastructure Manager - #982309

Great Places Housing Group


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Manchester
Salary: £53,000 / year
Contract type: Full time
Work schedule: Full day
Great Places Housing Group
Salary: c£53,000
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
Location: Head Office - West Didsbury
Benefits: Competitive pension, 26 days holiday plus bank holidays, increasing with service, cycle to work scheme, season ticket loans for public transport plus much more.

The Tech Service Team at Great Places is essential in providing our colleagues with a modern and innovative infrastructure platform. We have a cloud first philosophy and are continuing our journey to Azure; we like to be ahead of the curve. We are keen to develop our inhouse capabilities and are looking for an IT Infrastructure Manager who has broad experience to lead our team onto the next phase of our journey.

What you’ll be doing


  • Managing a team of Infrastructure Specialists delivering projects for Great Places Housing Group and providing BAU technical support.
  • Managing and monitoring of Great Places Azure and on premises infrastructure to ensure system stability.
  • Provide strong change management leadership to ensure changes are implemented smoothly with minimal disruption
  • Work closely with the Infrastructure security specialist to ensure the highest level of cyber security
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement including process and automation to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of IT Infrastructure.
  • Work with the infrastructure team to ensure all delivered solution are comprehensively documented.


What you will need


  • Proven previous experience as an IT Infrastructure Engineer
  • Experience leading a team; either at team leader or manager level.
  • Experience of Active Directory Configuration including LDAP structures
  • Experience of running complex IT infrastructure including Azure, VMWare, Hypervisor, WAN and LAN Networking, SDWAN, IP Telephony, Office 365 and SharePoint
  • Excellent problem-solving/ troubleshooting abilities, and confident in communicating with internal and external stakeholders at all levels


As a line manager you will need to actively support your colleagues with their development and well-being therefore management or leadership experience is essential.

What we give you in return for your hard work and commitment

Pension | DC scheme (up to 10% contribution from both colleagues and Great Places)
WPA | Healthcare auto enrolled at no contribution level with £1250 of savings available - option to increase & add family members
Annual leave | Start at 26 days annual leave, increasing up to 30 days + Bank Holidays
Flexi time | Allows colleagues to achieve a healthy work life balance whilst carrying out requirement of the role. A maximum of 13 days flexi can be taken in a year
Greater Working | We offer Hybrid and flexible working to fit your schedule as well as the requirements of the business, so you can work to your greatest ability
Professional fees | The business pays the cost of one professional membership fee for each colleague
The Market Place | high street, restaurant & supermarket discounts, gym memberships, cycle to work, smart tech loans and much more
Health and wellbeing initiatives | Our colleagues enjoy wellbeing campaigns throughout the year, with activities designed around our four pillars of wellbeing, these include career wellbeing, mental wellbeing, physical wellbeing and financial wellbeing

Great Places reserves the right to close the advert early, should we receive enough interest / suitable applicants.

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