Job Title: Database Administrator IT

Location: Within commutable distance to Bolton/Uxbridge/Wrexham

Hybrid Working: Available

Contract Type:  Permanent

Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum

We build teams that feel inspired to change the world – teams that crackle with energy, that experience the thrill of transforming people’s lives every day.

About the Role

Could you be our newest Database Administrator?

Outcomes First Group is on the lookout for a talented individual to come and join our growing team.

As our Database Administrator, you will be responsible for the maintenance and support delivery of the on-premise and cloud data infrastructure. You will proactively manage, and maintain the SQL Server environment, ensuring its health, security, availability and performance is managed at all times, 24/7.

As a member of the Infrastructure Engineering Team, you’ll also be involved in strategic developments and improvements to our SQL Server & cloud data environments.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server products, SWL databases and TSQL Code
  • Demonstrated efficient and effective use of problem-solving and task prioritization to solve complex challenges
  • Good working knowledge of testing and quality assurance processes
  • Knowledge of AWS Database technologies
  • Experience in balancing BAU service & maintenance alongside project work
  • Experience of creating Database Standards
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Knowledge of working within an ITIL framework
  • Must have strong attention to detail, the ability to follow processes and procedures and take ownership of tasks or issue
  • Able to work in an intensive, fast paced commercially focused, environment, is flexible and able to work occasional unsociable hour
  • Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills
  • A willingness to learn, prioritise workload and meet tight deadlines
  • A professional qualification (Microsoft SQL Server) or an IT Degree or working towards one
  • The ability to work on own initiative, tackle tasks proactively, address and resolve problems and able to follow a methodical approach to service issues
  • Contributes to, supports, and works within the team
  • Ability to work well with challenging customers and under pressure

We’re looking for a motivated individual, who wants to provide the best support to their colleagues and get stuck in with problem-solving and develop their skills.

About IT:

With four key functions spanning from Service Desk, Security, Infrastructure and Projects, our IT team runs on the ethos of promoting from within and building lifelong careers. Working with our highly experienced team, joining us means exposure to a range of problems, solutions, and technologies. We work as one driven unit to ensure that our goal to help build incredible futures for all the individuals who use our services is achieved.

Apply today and our Resourcing Team will be in touch!

About the Group

Outcomes First Group exists to make sure vulnerable children, young people and adults get the opportunities they need, whether that involves providing them with specialist education and residential care or finding them dedicated foster families in which they can thrive.


There are three organisations in our Outcomes First family: Acorn Education and Care, National Fostering Group and Options Autism. Together, we educate, care for and support children, young people, and adults across the UK, empowering them to be happy and make their way in the world.

Why work for us?

Your life is bigger than your work, of course, and we know that a healthy work-life balance is the key to feeling energised and alive. Whatever your role and wherever you’re located, you’ll love being among inspiring and supportive colleagues who value and respect the work you do – people who are equally passionate about giving you time and space to enjoy with your family and friends.

  • Holidays starting at 25 days per annum
  • Extensive training suite
  • Career development across the Group
  • Professional support network
  • Pension
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters"- access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services
  • Employee Rewards Hub – access to discounts, offers and cashback with 100s of retailers

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all employees to share this commitment and undertake appropriate checks.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Apply now