Service Desk Analyst

University of Northampton
July 29, 2024
Offerd Salary:£23,144 - £24,533
Working address:N/A
Contract Type:Fixed Term for 6 mon
Working Time:Full time
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Service Desk Analyst

Job Type

Full Time Fixed Term


£23,144 - £24,533 per annum


Waterside Campus

Closing Date


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  • Job Description - Service Desk Anaylst.pdf (PDF, 139.43kb)
  • About The Job

    Fixed Term for 6 months

    Interview Date: 20 August 2024

    The University of Northampton is seeking a motivated, personable and customer focused Service Desk Analyst to join our first line support team. As a key member of the IT Services Customer Team, the Service Desk Analyst is the first point of contact for all IT support related issues. You will be part of a larger IT Department that covers Operations, Project Management, Infrastructure and Applications. You will provide technology related assistance and facilitate resolution of incidents and requests for both students and staff, either face to face, through self-service or via the telephone.

    We are an accredited Living Wage Foundation Employer and currently pay the real living wage. In recognition of this, the starting salary for this post has been increased to pay the higher amount which currently supersedes the actual Grade 4 salary.

    We want you to be able to carry out your work in a way that best supports UON and our students, but also you as an individual. We understand this may vary between different areas of the university as well as from one person to another. With Smarter Working you can work with increased flexibility, if you would like to, which can facilitate greater freedom and autonomy.

    About You


  • Experience of ITIL and service operation processes
  • Experience of working within a customer service / IT Service desk team environment
  • Experience of supporting Apple, Non-Wintel, and basic networking (Cisco) hardware/systems
  • Experience of working to service level agreements for service-related incidents and requests
  • Experience of Service Desk Tooling
  • Personal Qualities:

  • Ability to adapt to organisational change
  • Ability to adapt to technological advances in the workplace
  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills with peers and stakeholders
  • Self-motivated an able to work on own initiative
  • Demonstrates excellent customer service skills to a range of customers
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrates ability to work collaboratively
  • Enthusiasm to work within the IT field
  • Qualifications


  • Educated to GCSE level or equivalent
  • Desirable:

  • ITIL Foundation
  • ITIL Service Operation
  • IT Services

    The IT Services department comprises 75 staff, divided into 5 teams, and runs the information and technology services of the university. The teams include

  • Customer Services and Support
  • Technology Operations
  • Application Services
  • Cyber Security
  • Change and Relationship Management
  • About Us

    Come to the University of Northampton and you will see that we do things a bit differently.

    We are one of the youngest universities in the UK but we are already leading the way in adding value to society, which we call social impact. We have won multiple awards for our work in this area, among others, but what matters the most to us is ensuring that our students and graduates have the opportunity to make their mark on the world too. That's why we were the first university in the UK to be named as a Changemaker Campus in 2012.

    We want to break the mould of what Higher Education can be. This has led us to build a whole new University from the ground up that is designed to reflect the way that students actually learn rather than the way they are expected to learn. Waterside Campus opened in September 2018.

    Our commitment to transforming lives and inspiring change is at the heart of all that we do.

    Right To Work

    All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview. Due to the requirements laid out by UK Visas and Immigration regarding Right to Work in the UK, the University can only accept applications from individuals who currently have a status allowing them to work in the UK for this position. Due to this criteria we regret that we are unable to offer sponsorship at this time.


    We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

    The University of Northampton is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable work, study and living environment that values equality, diversity and inclusion.

    This commitment, along with our legal and moral obligations, provides an inclusive environment for staff, students and the public who may be affected by our activities.

    Together @ UON confirms our commitment to equality and inclusion, underpinned by our belief in taking action. We are dedicated to creating an environment that celebrates equality and harnesses the power of diversity.

    Together @ UON demonstrates our pledge to our staff, students and partners to nurture and develop an environment where equality and inclusion can thrive whilst we Transform Lives and Inspire Change

    To find out more, please visit: https: // www. us/governance-and-management/management/equality-and-diversity/

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