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Senior Network Engineer

Job Reference: 202-A-20-12188

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Trust HQ, Exeter or St James, Bristol
£34, 961 to £42, 857 pa*

An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Networks Engineer to be based at Trust HQ, Exeter or St James, Bristol as there are two vacancies available.

The post holder, alongside the other member of the networks team, will be responsible for the installation, configuration and maintenance of the Trusts network environment (predominantly Cisco). This would include switches, router, Wi-Fi equipment and firewalls.

This post will be reporting to the Network Manager.

The role will provide network support to all areas of the Trust so good interpersonal skills are essential.

The role includes –

  • Responsibility for the support and maintenance of the Trust’s Local and Wide Area Networks
    • Includes Cisco Switches, Routers, Wi-Fi equipment & Firewalls
    • Providing 1st, 2nd and 3rd line support to network systems
    • Proficient in all 7 OSI layers of communication
      • Supporting and advising on the design and commissioning of new services
      • Ensuring that all systems and networks have appropriate configuration and support documentation
      • Liaising with third-party suppliers for the supply and installation of goods and services

Applicants would ideally have Cisco qualifications. Experience in BGP, Cisco Prime & ISE, Solarwinds (or similar monitoring systems) and Fortinet firewall products would be an advantage.

*There will be an expectation to join the on call rota that would attract an additional 4.5% salary uplift at the current rate

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) was the first Ambulance Trust in the country registered as a NHS Foundation Trust (FT) demonstrating the highest levels of service quality, performance and financial management. SWAST delivers high performing emergency and urgent care to the residents and transient population of Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Somerset along with NHS 111 service in Dorset.

SWASFT offers consistent high-quality, locally responsive and trusted care to patients, ensuring long-term sustainability and financial strength for the future.

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust reserve the right to close this vacancy early, should we receive sufficient applications.

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South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust is working towards equal opportunities. Due to under representation within the Trust we would particularly welcome applications from minority ethnic groups, women and those with a disability.

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