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Reference: 67986

Date Added: 28 September 2018
Closing Date: 14 October 2018

Job Title: IT Support Analyst

Working For: Policy Research Unit

Location: London

Salary: £25,000 to £29,000 pa.

Job Details

The Policy Research Unit (PRU) is a pooled research facility for around 290 Conservative MPs from the front and backbenches, based in the House of Commons. Cross Reference is our constituent casework management system.

We are looking for an IT Support Analyst to support clients of Cross Reference. This opportunity to begin or advance a career in Parliament will be ideally suited to someone who wants to work in a policy environment, but whose background and career interest is in IT.

Key responsibilities

  • Being an expert in how Members and their staff use Cross Reference, appreciating its role in supporting Members in their duties.
  • Answering technical support queries via telephone, email and online web chat with a high level of customer service.
  • Troubleshooting issues raised by logging remotely into customers’ computers.
  • Logging and updating all calls and cases on the company’s system.
  • Providing demonstrations and training for users.
  • Assisting with any other aspects of the day-to-day running.

Candidates must demonstrate IT helpdesk or technical support experience, plus a genuine interest in working in Parliament. Other requirements include excellent verbal and written communication skills, excellent organisation skills and attention to detail, strong IT skills including Office and preferably some experience of using a CRM or customer service system. Some knowledge of 2008/2012 Server maintenance, SQL and .Net would be desirable, as would an interest in moving into software development. It will be essential to appreciate the sensitive nature of the information held in Cross Reference and the wider Parliamentary context, and show appropriate discretion.

You should bear in mind that the PRU’s subscribers are Conservative MPs and must be comfortable supporting them in their Parliamentary duties.

We actively promote a policy and practice of equality of opportunity in recruitment and employment for all our people. The Unit is always open to requests for flexible working, although this is a customer-facing role and there will be limited opportunities for remote working.

Upon appointment you will be required to comply with the Baseline Personnel Security Standard, undertaken by the Members’ Staff Verification Office (MSVO). See Members’ Staff Verification Office (MSVO) page for further info.

Closing Date: 14 October 2018

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will likely be in w/c 22 October. The start date is negotiable, ideally ASAP after appointment.

Application Details

Please send a CV and a substantive covering letter, outlining your suitability for the role, to pruenquiries@parliament.uk

Website: http://www.pru.org.uk

Additional Notes