1st Line Support Analyst

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£23808.5 - £28010 per annum
England, Essex, Chelmsford
Job Type
Full Time

1st Line Support Analyst

Fixed Term, Full Time

Up to £28,010 per annum

Location: Chelmsford

Working Style: Anywhere worker

Please note this is a fixed term contract opportunity for a period of 6 months.

The Opportunity

Technical Services is focused on ensuring current and future investment in technology to maximise the opportunities to support the Authority from a technological perspective. Bringing a new focus to understanding and supporting the business functions will be key in exploiting technology to deliver positive business outcomes. Service Management is a vital element ensuring TS Services are delivered to provide continuity of operation to agreed levels of service in support of business operations.

The First Line Support Analyst is responsible for the processing and coordination of appropriate and timely responses to Incident reports and Service Requests, including channelling requests for help to appropriate functions for resolution, monitoring resolution activity, and keeping customers appraised of progress towards service restoration. Wherever possible resolving incidents at the first point of contact to reduce time to fix and increase user satisfaction.


  • Responsible for investigating and resolving incidents following agreed procedures to maintain the quality and consistency of the service, enhancing customer experience and maintaining high levels of satisfaction.
  • Responsible for facilitating recovery to normal operation following resolution of incidents ensuring business services are operating normally to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Responsible for ensuring that resolved incidents are properly documented and closed in order that normal business operation is confirmed and lessons learned can be acted on to support service improvement.
  • Responsible for analysing the causes of incidents, informing service owners in order to minimise probability of recurrence, contribute to service improvement ensuring continuity and effectiveness of business operations.
  • Responsible for analysing metrics and reports on performance of the incident management process to highlight lessons learned in support of continual service improvement to ensure minimal disruption in the business environment.
  • Responsible for wherever possible resolving reported incidents at the first point of contact or making a quick decision to escalate as appropriate ensuring optimum service resolution to reduce business disruption and increase customer satisfaction.
  • Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework

The Experience You Will Bring:

  • Educated to A Level or equivalent in experience in a relevant subject. Hold ITIL Foundation level accreditation or equivalent professional qualification.
  • Evidence of continual professional development to keep pace with technical and business change that meet defined SFIA V7 competencies.
  • Must demonstrate a track record of working within effective teams delivering high quality Service Management Services that have been proved successful in meeting complex business requirements and in enabling standardisation, simplification, sharing and re-use.
  • Able to demonstrate a clear understanding and capability to work within relevant ICT related standards including IITIL V3, ISO/IEC 38500, ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 22301, ISO/IEC 20000, PRINCE2 and MSP.
  • Good written, verbal communication and presentational skills.
  • Good customer service skills.

To read more about us please visit: Corporate Services

Why Essex?

Essex County Council has a location to be proud of. Our 1,300 square miles stretch from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, from the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England's oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest - Basildon and Harlow - are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career. Read more about us.

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