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ICT Information and Desktop Support Officer | Canary Wharf

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Job Introduction


We'll assess you against these Level 2 behaviours during the selection process:

  • Communicating and Influencing 

  • Working Together 

  • Managing a Quality Service 

  • Delivering at Pace  

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, to find out more, please click here.

Throughout the recruitment process we will also assess your Experience, Strengths, Technical Skills and Values.  As part of the application process, you will be asked to complete sift questions based on the essential criteria. 

Anticipated assessment and interview dates are between 12 and 14 April 2023.

We reserve the right to close this advert early if a high number of applications is received.

Main Responsibility

As an ICT Information and Desktop Support Officer you will be welcomed into a dynamic and inclusive ICT team working to provide operational service support to ICT services and security teams. The IOPC is on a journey to develop its culture, perspectives and ethos to support the organisations core outcomes and this is your opportunity to enter into the varied world of IOPC ICT, allowing you to develop your mindset and approaches to contribute to improving the police complaints system in England and Wales.


The ICT services team needs an Information and Desktop support officer responsible for providing support to IOPC supporting prevailing BAU & project rollout work. Also, to support the administration of various processes including; starters, movers & leavers, ICT service requests, IMACS, information asset management, document libraries, ICT system access control, digital media management, incident reporting and day to day support of tickets coming into the ICT Support Centre.


This role will need to work closely with internal stakeholders, including but not limited to People (HR), FM and Finance and Investigation Support Units, all of whom are also involved in key processes. Being part of the desktop support team, this role will require travel to the designated office and other offices based on a business need. The need can come from escalations from the Service Desk team for hands on end-user support and project related activities. The role also collaborative working with other members of the broader ICT team and in particular the IOPC outsourced suppliers.

The Ideal Candidate


  • To be part of a team responsible for maintaining a rigorous service delivery management regime in relation to the IOPC’s ICT supplier(s), maintaining control over service demand, ICT provision and ensuring the supplier meets the required and contracted levels and standards.
  • Analysing current processes and procedures and developing new procedures based on CSI (Continual Service Improvement).
  • Contribute to policies, processes and procedures.
  • Reporting faults within the ITSM tool.
  • Undertaking Installations, Moves, and Changes (IMACS) related to desktop equipment. Action ICT service requests, ensuring compliance with agreed governance processes
  • Work with IOPC’s outsourced ICT providers to ensure that incidents are resolved promptly, problems accurately reported and diagnosed and that ICT services are efficiently delivered. Managing local “break-fix arrangements” through swap-out and stock maintenance
  • To support refresh and change projects related to the desktop environment including user acceptance testing and cutover activities
  • Working with the IOPC’s outsourced ICT providers, their service desk and resolver groups, raising/approving requests on 3rd party supplier ITSM portals.
  • To maintain document libraries used to ensure that the ICT  problem, incident, CMDB and Commodity catalogues and ICT assets are tracked and verified.
  • To administer service requests and starters leavers and mover process as it applies to providing access to corporate applications, file stores and mailboxes
  • To undertake other activities needed from time to time to provide resilience across the team and to provide data input and reporting to others in the wider ICT team
  • To be involved in ICT procurement – determining requirements for day-to-day ordering, requesting quotes, raising requisitions.
  • Negotiating with suppliers on costs, ensuring integrated and efficient services.
  • Negotiating with staff of all levels, planning for future activities, for themselves and for other members of the team.
  • Strong customer focus and experience of building good working relationships with stakeholders and end users
  • Managing service change, ensuring continuity whilst implementing complex key technical changes.
  • Providing hands-on support to local users in their use of the IOPC standard desktop/laptop and end devices such as scanners, plotters, printers, local telephony, Wi-Fi networking, fixed and soft-phone telephony and video conferencing as well as specialist equipment used for Major Investigations.
  • Being a SPOC for your designated office and taking ownership of incidents/requests/project work require at that site.
  • Be willing to travel for ICT projects.
  • Ensure new end user requirements or requests are captured and either escalated to the Business Relationship Managers or fed into the appropriate processes such as Service Improvement board / Technical Design Authority etc.




  • Demonstrable knowledge of Citrix XenApp thin client
  • Microsoft Office 365 cloud services
  • Microsoft Azure cloud services
  • InTune/Endpoint management
  • Experience supporting various end user devices utilising appropriate management tools such as Microsoft Active Directory & Mobile Device Management systems
  • Willingness to work towards the principles of ITILV3/V4 and corresponding ICT service management
  • Experience of working with outsourced IT service delivery teams and awareness of ITIL incident and asset management principles
  • Experience of working in a secure environment
  • Knowledge of shared WiFi, VPN, LAN and WAN technologies
  • Experience of managing a range of enquiries from internal stakeholders
  • Demonstrable experience in the management of detailed records in relation to actions taken



  • Some familiarity with the ICT project lifecycle
  • PM qualification or experience – PRINCE Foundation useful
  • Experience of managing hardware related faults
  • Experience of working with outsourced IT service delivery teams and awareness of ITIL incident and asset management principles
  • Working knowledge of one or more of the IOPC’s corporate applications such as SharePoint or HP Records Manager
  • Knowledge of ITSM tools such as Freshservice/Service Now.
  • Reporting and trending experience in ITSM tools.
  • Experience/knowledge of automating tasks/processes


Reasonable Adjustments

The IOPC is a diverse and inclusive workplace and we want to help you demonstrate your full potential whatever type of assessment is used. We are open to providing you with the tools you need to succeed, from extra time to formatting changes, to name a mere few. If you require any reasonable adjustments to our recruitment process, please email

Package Description

  • 27.5 days paid annual leave (increasing with service to 32.5 days)
  • Options to carry over, buy or sell annual leave
  • Civil Service pension
  • PAM employee assistance programme
  • Access to Civil Service Sports Council (CSSC) membership
  • Staff networks focused on each of the protected characteristics – run for staff, by staff
  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity behaviours

Additional Information:

The IOPC is not eligible to participate in the Civil Service transfer process, therefore successful candidates will not be able to transfer to the IOPC on their existing terms and conditions.

The IOPC does not participate in the UK Visa Sponsorship Scheme therefore, candidates will have to provide evidence of their Right to Work in the UK if offered a role with us.

This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, therefore a standard Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be carried out for the successful candidate during the pre-employment process.

Any move to the Independent Office for Police Conduct from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may, however, be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility at


About the Company

As a completely independent organisation, the IOPC seeks to uphold the rights of the public and investigate the most serious matters, including deaths following police contact, to promote learning and influence change in policing. The IOPC is an organisation steeped in history, influenced by significant figures such as Stephen Lawrence and Sir William Macpherson. We are looking for people to uphold our core values, and in return we will give you a supportive and inclusive work environment to flourish in.


Be yourself

The IOPC is committed to promoting equality and valuing diversity in everything we do. Our vision is to be, and to be seen as, a leader in inclusive employment and services, demonstrating this ethos in everything that we do.

  • As a silver standard Stonewall employer, we continue to commit to being a LGBTQ+ employer through the work of our Pride LGBTQ+ Staff Network, creating welcoming environments for lesbian, gay, bi and queer people.
  • We are pleased to share that we are a signatory of the Business in the Community Race at Work Charter. The Charter is composed of five calls to action for leaders and organisations across all sectors. 
  • Being a Disability Confident employer, the IOPC is dedicated to removing the barriers for disabled people to thrive in the workplace.
  • Our Staff Networks are constantly working to make the IOPC the leaders of inclusive employment, from our Allyship Programme to Operation Hotton, to Welsh Language Standards and our Know the Line Policy, we are constantly seeking new ways to create an environment for all to develop and thrive.

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