IT Support Engineer

IT Support Engineer
Salary (Grade 5):  £25,700 per annum
Hours: 37.5 hours per week - permanent
Location: Ability to adopt hybrid working (this can be a combination of working from home and 3-4 days per week at our Portsmouth site).

The NMRN’s vision is to be the world’s most inspiring Naval Museum. Its mission is inspiring learning, enjoyment and engagement with the story of the Royal Navy, and its impact in shaping the modern world.

The Coronavirus pandemic accelerated the need for increased IT and digital capabilities.  To support this, we are restructuring our IT team to support the development and implementation of business transformation and ensure the resilience of our systems.  As a result, we are introducing IT Support Engineer roles to support in the delivery of a proactive and customer orientated IT service, delivering a robust, efficient and secure IT infrastructure and capabilities including: network management, server management, local desktop support, desk and mobile telephony, hardware and software provisioning and distribution, audio visual equipment support, applications support and inventory management. 

As an IT Support Engineer, you will work alongside other members of the IT team, acting as a first point of contact for our users. This role will include troubleshooting PC software and hardware problems and may also include occasional Windows server maintenance in order to support the various IT software applications in use across the organisation.

Key Opportunities

• Develop your skills and knowledge working as part of a small, friendly and supportive team, you will be able to develop your skills and knowledge across a wide range of competencies and get the opportunity to use a wide variety of systems.

• Get involved with new IT projects you will work within a varied role offering vital support to the business and supporting implementation of new IT projects within a unique heritage environment.


We are looking for someone with a proactive attitude who is able to identify tasks and plan ahead, helping to provide an efficient IT service to the National Museum. 

• You will be able to demonstrate a keen interest in IT and want to develop your IT skills.
•  Previous IT experience is essential, be that through an existing role, or through a qualification gained through college/university or volunteering.
• You will have the ability to organise and prioritise workloads and meet tight deadlines.

This role is based in Portsmouth but requires the IT Support Engineer to visit other sites from time to time. You will also be on a rota to respond to out of hours calls, which may occasionally require attendance onsite to resolve any technical issues significantly impacting the business (if you are called out of hours you will be eligible for an on-call payment).

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We provide:

• The opportunity to be part of a friendly and diverse workplace within a unique heritage environment.
• Group pension plan with Royal London (6% employer contributions, 2% employee contributions and death in service benefit).
•  25 days’ annual leave (plus bank holidays), increasing to 30 days’ annual leave (plus bank holidays) after 5 years’ service.
• Occupational sick pay.
• Flexible working.
• Employee Assistance Programme.
• Digital mental wellbeing resource for you and a ‘plus one’.
• Free admission to other national museums and attractions within the reciprocal agreement.
• Discounts at our shops and cafes.
• Free and discounted tickets for family and friends.

For further details, or an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact George Wilson, Acting IT Manager:

Applicants are asked to submit a CV and a statement indicating how their knowledge and experience match those specified. Applications should be forwarded to the HR Team at and are required by 6.00pm Wednesday 23 March 2022

The selection process is expected to be held on Monday 4 April 2022 in Portsmouth.

The Coronavirus pandemic has highlighted our responsibility to ensure appropriate safety measures are in place, and we would like to assure you that these are reviewed on a regular basis as the safety of our staff and visitors is of utmost importance to us.

If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to the application process because of a disability, please contact the HR team on for support.

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