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Job listing closed on 20 Apr 2024
12 Apr 2024

IT Systems Specialist

🇬🇧 Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Full Time
5+ years exp.
Location Newcastle upon Tyne
Discipline: Security
Job type: Permanent
Job ref: 002543
Published: 6 days ago
Expiry date: 18 Apr 2024 22:30

IT Systems Specialist

Location – Hybrid


Competitive Salary

Closing Date 19/04/2024

We are the heartbeat of the city. Come and be a part of a long and proud history where we strive to be the best in everything we do, on and off the pitch. Bringing the people and communities together, join the Newcastle United Family, as we embark on the next steps of our exciting journey.

About the role

Reporting into the newly recruited IT Operations Manager you will maintain and upgrade the Club’s network and server infrastructure. Implementing systems and services in-line with the Club’s technology roadmap, ensuring that they are value for money and commercially best in class solutions.

Your impact

You will have significant experience of working in a large IT environment, particularly monitoring, and managing alerts and incidents with a focus on manging Active Directory, Azure 365 and Exchange Online.

You will identify and rectify cyber security risks and contribute to policy and standards and monitor the Club’s IT environment by alerting and monitoring systems and responding to outages or incidents.

Maintaining and supporting the Club’s IT systems collaboratively with the IT Senior Systems Specialist and third parties to ensure service levels are met you will also possess industry certifications or training in IT such as Cisco Certified Network Professional, Microsoft’s MTA, MSCE or MCSA and VMware Data Centre Virtualisation.

You will have strong communication and negotiation skills and be comfortable liaising with third-party suppliers to ensure projects are delivered on time and/or within SLAs and to specification.

Why choose us?

We’ve got a range of great benefits and rewards, from flexible ways of working, participation in our non-contractual employee bonus scheme, NUFC life assurance, free parking, discount at Shearers Bar and the Club Shop, Helping Hand – where you can access free GP appointments, Wellbeing Resources, Legal and Financial Support, pension contribution, free lunch and the best part, free tea and coffee. In addition, we run a salary sacrifice scheme which includes, tech, car, cycle to work and many more.

United As One

We’re committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and believe in equal opportunities for all. We recognise that the diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths. We work together to reflect the communities we serve and to maintain an inclusive environment in which everyone can be their authentic self and is enabled to achieve their full potential.


We’re committed to being a place where everyone is safe, heard, valued and able to thrive so we place high value on the safeguarding and welfare of everyone we engage with.

For further information on this role and about the club and our values please visit our careers page.

Please apply as soon as possible as this vacancy may close early should we receive a high volume of suitable candidates.

Recruitment Agencies – please note that we do not accept unsolicited / speculative candidate details or applications. Any candidates supplied, unless formally requested, will be taken as a direct / free candidate.