Careers at Commercial

Network Manager



Closing Date





Available on request

Working Hours

Full-Time 37.5 hours per week


We currently have a vacancy in London for a leading independent school, for an experienced IT Network Manager.

Person specification:

The successful candidate will have experience of working within an educational environment, have a track record of supporting teaching and learning and a track record of providing strategic leadership. Holding industry certifications such as VMware VCP (or higher), Citrix CCA (or higher) and Microsoft MCSE or have 5+ years of customer facing hands-on support, maintenance and installation with the technologies listed below:

  • VMware ESX/ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V
  • SAN Technologies
  • Windows Server 2008R2 and 2012R2
  • Exchange, Office 365
  • Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop
  • Server hardware (preferably HP)
  • Active Directory, Group Policy and Domain Services
  • TCP/IP, VLAN, switching, routing and firewall configuration, VPNs and WAN environments
  • Corporate wireless systems
  • Virtual server backup technologies such as Veeam and vRanger

It would also be beneficial to have experience of:

  • VMware Site Recovery Manager
  • Microsoft SQL Server administration
  • SharePoint
  • Anti-virus technologies
  • Web, E-mail Security
  • MIS systems, classroom management tools and teaching and learning applications and equipment such as smart-screens whiteboards etc.
  • Mobile Device and Application Management 

Applicants are required to have proven experience of technical project implementation and troubleshooting, possess exceptional customer service and communication skills with an ability to develop and build strong stakeholder relationships.

Attention to detail is a must with a methodical and professional approach to service delivery including appropriate due diligence, planning, documentation and engagement with management, support staff and third parties. This key role will be responsible for the delivery and quality of IT support services on a day to day basis.

This role requires line management and development of two on-site IT support staff, therefore, managementsupervisory experience would be beneficial. Candidates with experience of ITIL based service management and/or development of IT services within an educational setting will have a distinct advantage.

Remuneration & benefits:

  • Competitive basic salary
  • 25 days holiday per annum (plus bank holidays)
  • Company laptop
  • Company mobile phone
  • We also offer other benefits including a Company contribution pension scheme, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme and an employee support programme.

Working hours:

Operational hours: 08:00 – 18:00 Monday to Friday (Staggered shift pattern).

Occasional overtime may be required to meet the demands of the business.

Regular travel between sites will be required (Ashford, Surrey & Kensington)

About the Company:

Commercial Group was established in 1991 and has since grown to become the largest independently owned Business Services Group in the UK. Today, comprising of 4 divisions; IT Services, Office Supplies, Interiors and Print, the £65m turnover Company is renowned for delivering superior quality product, service and consultancy to business nationwide.

We are currently embarking on exciting and ambitious growth plans to grow to a turnover of £70m by 2019 so we need talented people to support this growth. We understand that superior performance starts and ends with our people; people with passion who like to make a difference and most importantly love what they do. If you would like to be a part of this exciting journey then we would love to hear from you!


Our IT Services Division designs, implements and supports the IT infrastructures of some of the UK’s top organisations within both the public and private sector. No client has the same needs and our solutions and support packages are tailored to the specific requirements of each client. As a leading IT Solutions provider we keep up to date with the very latest technologies.

Here a Commercial IT Services we pride ourselves on our people and as such offer industry recognised training, including Microsoft, VMware and Citrix. We help all of our technical staff to gain industry standard certifications including MCSE, VCP and CCP. We encourage career progression and developing our talent is something we do well!