Location: City of London, London
Salary: £24000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 months ago
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Office Support
Contact Name: George Lumor

IT Assistant

Job Description

Job Title: IT Assistant

Reports To: IT Manager

Department: Operations

Location: London

The Company:

Our client was formed to provide premium quality accounting, fund administration and investor reporting services together with a selection of consultancy services to real estate and private equity fund clients. The Company was started in 2006 and now has operations in London, Hong Kong, Netherlands, the Channel Islands and the USA with over 400 staff. The Company is the fastest growing in its sector and continues to expand rapidly. The Company was the first in its sector to be nominated and to win the BVCA "Best specialist professional services firm of the year" and recently won the ICFA "European Property Administrator of the Year" against the top European banks in the sector.

The Role:

This is a great opportunity for a driven and talented individual to make a real difference as part of a dedicated and professional team. The IT Assistant will have responsibility for IT support for the global IT function. There will be scope for improving the IT function and processes whilst ensuring that our IT solutions are effective and sustainable.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • AD permission management.
  • O365 administration.
  • Mimecast administration.
  • Avaya system manager administration.
  • Evaluating user and business needs and ensuring that IT solutions in place meet these needs on an ongoing basis;
  • Planning and managing desk moves when required.
  • Maintaining working relationships with vendors and third party providers, ensuring cost maintenance.
  • Manage IT helpdesk calls in order to ensure all are identified, received, documented, distributed, and corrected.
  • Scheduling software and hardware upgrades and in consultation with relevant third parties.
  • Maintaining smooth running of all IT systems, including anti-virus software, print services and remote monitoring.
  • Facilitating the provision of secure access to the network for remote users;
  • Acting as the first point of contact at our for all IT and desktop related queries, providing user training and offering users appropriate support and advice;
  • Keeping up to date with the latest technologies.

In addition to the duties listed above, the candidate may be requested to perform any other ad hoc duties or projects as requested.

Required Skills:

  • Strong decision making skills.
  • Strong ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations.
  • Able to follow strict procedures.
  • Experience of effectively presenting information to users where they can easily understand and respond to questions from Senior Management regarding the infrastructure.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Confident and proactive approach and professional attitude to work.
  • Highly organised with good time management and planning skills.
  • Experience troubleshooting office network issues.
  • Strong IT skills.

Required Technical Knowledge / Skills:

  • Experience working in a 1st line support role.
  • Strong technical knowledge of Active Directory, O365, Office 2013 including Outlook.
  • Knowledgeable on terminal services, network infrastructure and network patching.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft products including MS Office 2013/2016.
  • Knowledge of Avaya Call Manager telephone system or similar VOIP system would be an advantage, but is not essential.


The candidate will have an IT related degree or equivalent, with a minimum of 2 years desktop support experience.


Disclaimer: This vacancy is based in the United Kingdom. Barker Ross Recruitment only operates in the UK and can only process applications from candidates who are currently a resident and eligible to work in the UK.

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