Network Engineer

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Police Staff
Full Time
Information Technology
Portishead, Police Headquarters, Valley Road, Portishead- BS20 8QJ
£42,607 - £45,550 (inc. market uplift)
Please note, if this is a paid role and the role is part time then the salary quoted will be pro rata based on the hours worked per annum.  
Call Out / Standby, Market Factors Allowance
This role is currently eligible for a market supplement in addition to the basic salary to reflect determined market conditions. Eligibility for and value of Market factors are reviewed on an annual basis and are not contractual. It can be confirmed, therefore, that a market supplement at the rate of £4,600 (£pro rata) per annum will be payable.

29/02/2024, 23:55

Network Engineer - £42,607 - £45,550 (Hybrid)

Are you a skilled and passionate Network Engineer seeking a new challenge in a dynamic and innovative environment? Look no further! Avon and Somerset Police is currently seeking a talented individual to join our team as a Network Engineer.

About Us:

Avon and Somerset is a diverse organisation – with almost 8,000 staff, officers and volunteers working to deliver policing services across a significant and diverse geographic area of over 1.7 million members of the public.  Recognised as one of the most forward-thinking and innovative police forces in the country, we have a broad and ambitious portfolio of digital transformation underway that directly influences how policing is carried out in Avon and Somerset.  We pride ourselves on fostering a collaborative and inclusive culture, where innovation and professional growth are encouraged.

About the position:

Technical analysis, design, development, installation, configuration, tuning and support of all devices, infrastructure and applications. The role will encompass all elements of the lifecycle, this will involve the analysis, design and creation of solutions, working within or acting as the technical lead for projects as well as inputting into architecture and strategy functions and the design and development of technical standards.


  • Design, implement, and maintain the company's network infrastructure.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to analyse and optimise network performance.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve network issues, ensuring high availability and reliability.
  • Implement security measures to protect the organisation's data and systems.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends and emerging technologies to drive continuous improvement.

Skills & experience required:

  • Able to demonstrate clear understanding of WAN/LAN, knowledge of Juniper SRX Service Gateways, MPLS/VPLS technologies inc. EFM and ADSL
  • Experience with Cisco, Juniper, or other networking equipment.
  • Good understanding and knowledge of Routing Protocols (TCP/UIP, OSPF, BGP, VRRP)
  • Solid knowledge of security best practices and firewall configurations.
  • Understanding of contract processes and procedures with good analytical and numerical skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills.

Additional information:

  • Please note, the base salary for this role is £38,007 - £40,950 plus a market allowance of £4,600 subject to annual review.
  • Due to the on-call status, you will need to hold a full UK driving licence. You will be required to upload copies of your licence during the application process.
  • To be eligible to apply for this role you must have a 3 year ‘checkable history’ in the UK – ideally this means that you would have been resident in the UK for the last 3 years.

If you are ready to take on this exciting opportunity and contribute to our success of, please click 'Apply'

Avon and Somerset Police is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

About us

Diversity is a strength and individuality is an asset.

We recognise the benefit different life experience and perspectives can bring.

We are on a journey to become the most inclusive police force in the country. 

Find out more about our benefits and culture

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Blended Working/ Hybrid Working

Avon and Somerset Police encourage flexible working where operationally possible.
This role has been identified as a blended role.
The successful candidate for this role will have the opportunity to work from home whilst also at a secondary work location, which will be a police premises. The successful applicant will have the option to discuss working arrangements with their line manager. All applicants must reside within the UK.

Important information before you commence an application (for external applicants)

You will require the following detail to complete this application form:

  • National Insurance Number
  • Identification Detail e.g. passport
  • Address information including proof 
  • Referee information
  • Full employment history including dates and any qualifications you may have attained
  •  Tattoos - you will also be requested to provide photos and describe of any visible tattoos you have

If the role requires you to drive you will also be required to upload details from your full driving licence including photos. 

Important information before you commence an application- for ALL applicants

The application system only remains active on a single page for a period of 60 minutes.

Please ensure you allow time to complete your application fully as part complete pages do not save.  

If the role has evidence questions you may wish to save these remotely and paste your answers into the boxes at time of submission. 

This vacancy is closed to applications.