What do you do day to day?

I’m the IT Department, I work from home part time at present but would love to work full time in the future when the work load requires it.

Day to day I make sure the servers are fully functional, network is stable and try to fix any issues as they arise. Some issues take longer than others, some can be done remotely and some need a physical presence. I’m a programmer at heart but enjoy every aspect of IT.

What qualifications and experience do you have?

As for experience, I was in the Royal Navy for 11 years mainly on ships but once in a submarine, that gave me lots of experience over a very wide spectrum. I was part of the demolition team, the boarding party, at one point I was in charge of 4 accommodation blocks housing 750 juniors in training, I drove the admirals boat, chased pirates in Hong Kong, exercised against the SAS, was mentioned in dispatches during exercises with submarines, tracked Russian submarines, got to see the world, trained with the Ghurkas in Borneo, learned to program.

My career outside the RN has allowed me to work for and write programs for some of the big financial houses including JP Morgan, Aviva and Lloyds Bank plus multiple others.

I have been programming for over 30 years and working in IT for slightly longer.

What do you like about working here?

I like the adult way things are done at JSA, no bickering or falling out.

What do you enjoy doing when you're not working?

Outside of work I like to relax with my wife and dogs, we go all over in our caravan so we get to see Britain, don’t go abroad anymore, wouldn’t leave the dogs in kennels. Maybe if we could find a house / dog sitter we may go again one day.

Love to spend time with my grandchildren (7 of them) and also with our families.