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System Administrator – Data Office

Met Police
Across London
£43,292 to £47,380 plus an allowance of £1,639
Closing date
13 Oct 2021
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System Administrator – Data Office

Salary: £43,292 to £47,380 plus an allowance of £1,639. You will receive £43,292 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £47,380 will be via incremental progression

Location: Across London

Our systems are in your hands. Put vital data in ours.

Data is changing the way we protect London, and helping the Met to be more effective. As a System Administrator in our Data Office, your work will help us perform at our best and keep the capital safe.

The Met is increasingly data-driven, with a well-established Data Office. Your task, as a System Administrator, will be to keep vital tech running smoothly by maintaining, upgrading and managing software and servers.

Day to day, you’ll analyse and correct IT issues as they occur, perform scheduled maintenance and build new machines. You’ll also manage Microsoft Windows servers and Active Directory, adding new users and applying security models.

SQL database administration a key part of the role, and we’ll be looking to you for SQL back-up, recovery and security, and the management of SQL Server databases through product lifecycles, from development to production. Tableau Server is also one of our systems, and we’ll need your help with software updates and adding new users.

At this level, you’ll need proven experience in a similar role. You should have managed Microsoft Windows Server and Microsoft Domain administration, and maintained both hardware and software licence lists and registers. With this background, you’ll be able to set up accounts, computers and software for new starters, drawing on knowledge of group administration and Active Directory. A good teamworker, you know how to build relationships. 

Discover a fascinating role that’s essential to the success of the Met. As part of our team, you can expect a range of benefits plus excellent training and the chance to develop.

Job Summary

As a System Administrator within the Data Office, you will be responsible for maintaining, upgrading and managing the software and servers on our domain. This will include analysing and correcting IT issues as they occur, performing scheduled maintenance, building new machines and management of Microsoft Windows Servers and Active Directory including adding new users and applying security models.

 This role encompasses SQL database administration and so you will also be responsible for SQL data backup, recovery and security and managing SQL Server databases through product life cycle environments from development to production.

 We use Tableau Server to host the dashboards we produce and so there is also a requirement for the system administrator to support how we use this system by adding and removing users and applying new software updates.

Please click on the below link to view an online candidate information pack that will you give you an insight into the Met, the competency framework we use which shapes our daily work behaviours, the application process and a host of other information, that will help inform and support your application:

To apply, please visit our website by clicking the apply button below. Applications will be via a detailed CV and online application form.

Completed applications must be submitted by 13/10/2021

We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all of London’s communities. Applications from across the community are therefore essential.

As a Disability Confident Committed Employer, the Met have committed to ensuring that disabled people and those with long-term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.


London covers 620 square miles and is home to millions of people speaking over 300 different languages. In this most vibrant and complex of cities, this presents an ever-evolving challenge for the Met when fighting to reduce crime - and the fear of crime.

Forging close relationships, building trust and understanding the issues within London’s different communities all form part of the fundamental platform on which effective, credible policing is built.

As a result, we must continue to recruit the brightest and the best people from every background and use the full spectrum of their skills, knowledge and experience to make London safer for everybody.

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