Database Administrator (DBA)

Working within the awesome IT Team, the Database Administrator (DBA) leads in managing the development and support of MS SQL Databases that support our applications. To deliver a first-class service, the role must ensure the optimal performance and security of all production databases, advice management of potential risks and mitigations and proactively take steps to ensure smooth performance.

Working as part of a multi-discipline team, the role also includes Application Support responsibilities.

Based in our Head Office in Burton on Trent, Staffordshire

Key Accountabilities


We need someone who can:

  • Responsibility for ensuring availability and performance of the databases that support the system
  • Work to ensure that the associated hardware resources are allocated to the databases and a high resilience (including performance tuning as required)
  • To proactively monitor the database systems to ensure secure services with minimum downtime (SQL Server 2014 & 2016)
  • Responsibility for providing meaningful analysis to support any informed decisions regarding resource management
  • Troubleshooting and problem solving in the SQL environment
  • Taking ownership and to be the point of contact for escalated queries in the event of issues
  • Responsibility for Installation, configuration and upgrading of Microsoft SQL Server software and related products (for example SSRS)
  • Responsibility for implementation and release of database changes, service packs etc according to agreed timescales and costs
  • Establishing and maintaining sound backup and recovery policies and procedures
  • Responsible for restoration of our environment in the event of invoking Disaster Recovery
  • Implementing and maintaining database security (create and maintain users and roles, assign privileges)
  • Application Support for various applications, for example Dynamics NAV 2018 & EDI data flows


Pubs, people, and possibilities are at the heart of everything we do, so the ideal candidate will:

  • Prompt response in troubleshooting issues and striving for a right first-time approach when dealing with all queries


To be bold and proactive, we need a team member who can:

  • Ability to recognise and quickly respond to the wider business activity and objectives, identifying ways in which the wider IT function can support


Accuracy is key to this role, so we need a team member who can:

  • Deliver exceptional customer service and support to both external customers and internal stakeholders in a professional manner and in line with company policy
  • Self-motivated, able to work on own initiative and drive results
  • Building strong and effective relationships across all areas of the business as required


As part of a team, you will be required to:

  • Proactively liaise with colleagues and suppliers as appropriate, in order to achieve accurate completion of all tasks and enquiries
  • Any other ad hoc work as required to support the team and wider business

Key Relationships

You will work with your Finance Team Manager and the:

  • Service Delivery Manager
  • Infrastructure Team Leader
  • Test & Development Manager
  • Head of IT
  • The wider IT team

Person Specification – Technical Competencies/Professional expertise

The ideal candidate will be/have:

  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to conduct research into issues and products as required
  • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language
  • Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment work, being flexible and able to cope under pressure/adapt to changing priorities
  • Passionate about providing a first-class customer service
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • In depth SQL Server Database Administration experience
  • Experience of managing multiple MS SQL 2014 & 2016
  • Strong self-sufficiency and initiative working on projects
  • Practical experience in monitoring and tuning a database to provide a high availability service
  • Experience of Transactional SQL and DTS stored procedures
  • Practical experience in managing the internal and external MS SQL database security
  • Experience with High Availability Database
  • Competent user of MS Office programs

Closing date: Sunday 10th April 2022