1st Line Analyst

Job Title: 1st Line Analyst
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Winchester, Hampshire
Salary: £12 - £15 per hour + No Benefits
Start Date: 12/04/2017
Reference: 1704-21_1493209202
Contact Name: Emma Broderick
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 26, 2017 13:20

Job Description

Sitec are currently looking to recruit a 1st Line Analyst for our client who are a leading player in the Utility Sector (Waste Management Division) the position will be based in Otterbourne, Hampshire. The post is Temp (3 months) to Perm and is paying competitively up to £15.00 per hour Ltd for a 40 hour week.

Position Goals
A 1st Line Analyst shares responsibility for the successful administration of the Service Desk's 1st tier operations and ensuring its function meets or exceeds exacting standards for service support as defined by service agreements. Reporting to the Primary 1st Line Analyst the role has responsibility for maintaining the interface between customers and IT operations and for providing a single point of contact for all service affecting requests and incidents.

Working within a team of service specialists a 1st Line Analyst will develop and operate systems for detecting, recording and resourcing service affecting incidents and seek measures to expedite the fulfilment of requests and minimise the effects of incidents of service degradation and interruption.

In the context of service operations and in accordance with agreed Service Catalogue definitions and standards:
* To identify all and any impediments affecting the efficient delivery of applications and services and determine and execute appropriate measures for their mitigation
* The proactive detection, recording and escalation of problems, ensuring management is kept fully aware of key issues and their status
* To develop knowledge and processes for the support of new systems and services
* To achieve and exceed Service Desk Service Level Agreements
* To carry out investigations to identify trends, problems and areas for systems/process improvements
* To resolve an agreed proportion of requests and incidents and progress remaining tickets to appropriate 2nd, 3rd line teams and/or 3rd party organisations
* To reduce the impact of service affecting incidents and problems and ensure an appropriate and timely response to all reported issues

Essential Qualifications:
* ITIL Practitioner or Foundation certified
* Advanced level education (or higher)
* One or more professional qualifications from leading solution providers: Microsoft, Cisco, Citrix, VMware, Oracle, etc.
* Candidates are required to have a basic understanding of the French language
* Microsoft MCSA, Cisco CCAA, Citrix CCENT, Symantec SCS, ServiceNow CSA

* Appropriate level experience of a busy 1st tier Service Desk operation
* Good application support experience with a proven ability to learn new and complex software applications
* Ability to work under pressure and deal with several problems simultaneously
* Demonstrable understanding of the ITIL Service Management framework and an appreciation of the complimentary quality standard ISO/IEC 20000.

Behavioural Attitudes
* Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with a variety of stakeholders, both orally and in written documentation
* Ensures that important messages are prepared, shared, explained and understood in a clear, consistent and timely manner
* Communicates fluently and persuasively; recognising the need to adapt the delivery style to suit the situation or audience
* Explains complex issues, in a way that is easy to understand
* Responds quickly and constructively to questions and comments

Influencing and negotiating
* Canvasses opinion and builds support amongst colleagues
* Promotes the benefits of a decision or situation to others
* Anticipates possible issues, objections and consequences

Problem solving
* Produces effective responses in difficult situations, resisting pressure to make a quick decision where fuller consideration is required
* Systematically gathers information from a range of sources, researching, reviewing and analysing the facts, before reaching conclusions on the action required
* Shows an ability to identify risk and consider its potential impact on the function/organisation
* Resolves issues at an early stage before they become significant
* Refers to policies and procedures as necessary before taking action

* Identifies and champions new approaches for improving results and achievement
* Keeps up to date with developments and new initiatives within own area of expertise
* Identifies areas of good practice and shares successes which may improve ways of working
* Able to question methods, where appropriate, and propose more effective alternatives

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec, part of the Sitec Group. The services advertised by Sitec are those of an Employment Agency.


This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.