IT Support Engineer

  • Forbes Solicitors
  • Blackburn, UK
  • Aug 06, 2022
Full time IT Support IT/Systems Manager Legal

Job Description

Forbes Solicitors are looking for an IT Support Engineer to join the IT Team at our head office in Blackburn. This is a full-time role working 38.75 hours per week, Monday- Friday, based at Rutherford House with the option for hybrid working available.

This is a great opportunity for an IT Support Engineer to progress their career whilst bringing their experience and knowledge into a collaborative and professional team. Whilst the role will be working to the fast pace, customer focus, and high standards of a law firm, the role will also provide a sustainable work-life balance and relate to the regional area in which it is based.

You will be responsible for successfully delivering the following:

  • As the first point of contact with colleagues, you will problem solve users' technical questions with a wide range of abilities.
  • Assist colleagues in achieving their goals through the use of the hardware and software systems
  • Help diagnose malfunctioning systems, hardware, and software
  • To log and manage technical support incidents and queries
  • Setup new users on our systems and on any hardware required for their role
  • Update and create new wiki articles to assist colleagues and other members of the I.T team
  • Adopt a flexible working style to ensure the delivery of a high standard of service and a positive customer experience.
  • Assist with the ongoing provision of a secure I.T infrastructure
  • As part of the first line team, you will be responsible for managing the Helpdesk queues so as to deliver services within agreed SLAs
  • Maintain an accurate asset register
  • To adopt a flexible responsive maintenance service between the core working hours (currently, Monday to Friday 9.00 am – 5.30 pm)
  • To ensure all training and essential learning has been achieved within  a timely manner
  • To contribute fully to achieving the IT Dept annual plans and to its continuing development

In addition to this, the successful candidate will be a part of an on-call rota servicing colleagues' urgent out-of-hours issues for 1 week in approx. every 5 weeks.

Forbes Solicitors offer the full range of legal services to individuals, commercial clients, and a number of specialist sectors where we excel nationally. We have offices across the North but our roots are firmly based in Lancashire. Our clients tell us that we stand out from other firms. We are real people who are passionate about getting the best results. Working together and listening to our clients, we provide genuine and practical advice.

We are looking for someone who displays our values; specifically, someone who can excel is engaged, is a real person, displays fairness in all they do, and has a one-team ethic.

We are committed to being a supporting organization that keeps the people at the focus and therefore we offer a range of additional benefits including:

  • Competitive Salary;
  • 33 Days Annual Leave, including bank holidays;
  • Annual Leave Purchase Scheme (Subject to T&Cs);
  • A day off for your Birthday;
  • Ongoing Training and Development;
  • Progression Opportunities;
  • Company Pension;
  • Service Awards;
  • Health Care Benefits (Health Cash Back Plan and Mental Health Counselling Services);
  • Other Employee Discounts;
  • Recruitment and Legal Department Referrals (Subject to T&C’s);
  • Annual Events.

We will be progressing applicants to the next stage based on applications demonstrating the following knowledge, experience, and skills:

  • at least one year’s experience within a similar role (Essential);
  • 5 GCSEs  at grade 9-4, or equivalent, including Maths, English, and ICT;
  • further IT qualification, i.e. B-TEC/Degree (Desirable);
  • good interpersonal and organizational skills;
  • knowledge of IT systems and processes;
  • a clean driving license and access to a vehicle - Essential - travel will be required to service the firms' other offices in the Lancashire, Manchester, and Leeds area (*If you have a disability that prevents you from driving please specify so we can assess what reasonable adjustments can be made.)

Forbes is an equal opportunity and disability-confident employer and accredited to Investors in People and ISO 9001 quality management systems. We support the principle of equal opportunities in relation to any opportunities which we might provide through the engagement of employees; the provision of services to clients; and the appointment and engagement of suppliers. We are committed, wherever practicable, to maintaining a workforce that broadly reflects the local community in which we operate.

Due to the large number of applications we receive for each vacancy, we will only be able to contact you if you have been successful in your application. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, you will unfortunately not have been shortlisted for the post.


18k to 25k, DOE