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Job ID9264BR
Job TitleSenior Office 365 Specialist
Position TypePermanent
Business BrandHome Credit
DepartmentIT Support
LocationBradford
SalaryUp to £43,000 +Bonus +Pension +Onsite Gym
About Us
About Us

Established in 1880, PFG is one of the UK's leading suppliers of personal credit products to the non-standard lending market. We are a FTSE 250 company that provide a portfolio of products designed to meet the particular needs of those who want credit products, however are unable to obtain them through mainstream products and services. The group is made up of Provident Home Credit, Satsuma Loans, Vanquis Bank, Cheque Exchange and Moneybarn.

Why Provident?


Provident is currently undergoing significant transformational change within the Consumer Credit section of the business. Now is an exciting time to be part of the Tech & Change function as we shape the future of the business and more importantly how we continue to keep our customers at the heart of everything we do.

We are very excited about our future and the road map ahead of us.
About the Role
About the Role

In this role you will be the Subject Matter expert on Office 365, contributing to the development of Office 365 strategy, group standards and identify and implement new practices, processes and cloud/hybrid technologies where appropriate.

Key Responsibilities
  • To develop, lead and advise on the strategic direction of the Microsoft Office 365 cloud platform.
  • To maintain a strong working knowledge of the Office365 service and all required tools and products.
  • Defining solutions and services, from assessment to proposal, for migrations to Cloud-based strategies that embrace the entire Microsoft 365 Enterprise platform.
  • Act as an escalation resource for issues not resolved by our 2nd line End User Computing & Collaboration Team. Troubleshoot and resolve 3rd line Office 365 related problems (including hardware and software issues).
  • Work on a range of other collaboration technologies such as (but not limited to) SCCM, AD, MDM, Unified Communications, Video Conferencing and provide support for these as required.
  • Audit system configuration to ensure data integrity and security.
  • Actively participate in developing operational models, processes, and procedures in relation to a range of Collaboration technologies.
  • Support multiple projects or initiatives.
  • Provide on-call support as needed.
Skills and Experience
About You

You will bring the experience of working on enterprise scale projects from design stage through to operational delivery with a focus on quality and business benefits within a service orientated IT structure.

Essential Skills and Experience
  • Comprehensive understanding and experience with the full Office 365 family of cloud and hybrid based products
  • Knowledge of Azure Active Directory/ADFS
  • Demonstrate ability and understanding of a wide range of collaboration technologies and market development.
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Advanced problem solving skills, i.e. an ability to adapt existing approaches and create innovative solutions to highly complex problems
  • Strong discipline for creation of technical and process documentation, frameworks and working to defined build standards and templates.
Desirable

Experience of some of the following technology platforms:
  • Messaging/Exchange Architect Experience in Hybrid Exchange environments.
  • AD/SCCM/Windows Client Environments.
  • Communication platforms such as Genesys/Avaya/Verint/Microsoft CloudPBC/Skype/Teams Polycom Video Conferencing Solutions.
  • Airwatch Mobile Device Management.
  • ITIL Background, firm understanding of ITIL practices, incident, service, change, problem and release management.
Qualifications

Essential
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent.
  • MCSA Office 365 or relevant equivalent product families.
Desirable
  • ITIL v3 Foundation.
  • Microsoft MTA/MCSE.
The Benefits

The satisfaction of working for a successful and ethical business who are here to help people is a big benefit of joining us, but it is not the only one. We will invest in your development, giving you the support and training to become better and better at your job. We take the work/life balance seriously, with plenty of flexible working options. Working in a bright and refreshingly relaxed environment, you will find your opinions are valued and listened to.

On top of all this, we will give you a package including:
  • 25 days annual leave increasing with service.
  • Up to 7% annual profit bonus.
  • Onsite subsidised restaurant.
  • Onsite Gym - Provident have joined with Nuffield Health. Weekly classes are held throughout the day and pre 09:00 and post 17:00, you can attend anything from Spinning to Pilates to Boxercise.
Plus pension and a whole range of other benefits besides.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion EDI

Provident is one of a select group of forward thinking organisations that have signed up for the National Equality Standard NES. The NES provides a cultural assessment through the lens of diversity. It looks across all 9 protected characteristics set out in the Equality Act 2010 to ensure true inclusion in the workplace. The NES adopts a pragmatic & holistic approach to EDI and achieving it will enable Provident to showcase our business as leaders in this field.

Updated05-10-2018