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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/05/2021.

ICT Specialist

Job Reference: 192-CS-21-0452

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust
£31,365 to £37,890 per annum

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust was rated good by the Care Quality Commission in its recent inspection report published in January 2020.

The Trust is committed to driving excellence in care for patients and communities, through its five-year strategy ‘Working Together’. In support of its strategy, in July 2020, the Trust became a university hospital, and will work to drive benefits for patients, colleagues and the local community by embedding research, education and training across the organisation.

The Trust’s main hub is the Queen Alexandra Hospital, which started life more than a century ago as a military hospital. Today it is one of the largest, modern hospitals on the south coast, with 1,200 beds housed in light, bright, infection resistant, en-suite wards. With a turnover of close to £600m, the Trust provides comprehensive secondary care and specialist services to a local population of 675,000 people across South East Hampshire. Some tertiary services are provided to a wider catchment in excess of two million people. The Trust employs over 7,300 staff and is the largest employer in Portsmouth.

We welcome and encourage applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds. We recognise the value that a diverse workforce has in initiating fresh ideas and the contribution to delivering excellence for our patients, their families and carers.

IT Specialist

Band: Band 6

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Contract Type: Permanent

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust is one of the largest acute Hospital Trusts in the country. We provide acute and specialist services to people across Portsmouth, South East Hampshire and West Sussex. We continue to build our reputation for innovation and excellence, consistently delivering outstanding performance, whilst developing the skills and abilities of our staff.

IT Specialist (Operations and Support)

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust is one of the largest acute hospital trusts in the country. We provide a full range of services to more than 650,000 people across Portsmouth, South East Hampshire and West Sussex. Most services are provided at Queen Alexandra Hospital but we also offer a range of outpatient and diagnostic facilities closer to patients’ homes. We handle around 130,000 Emergency Department admissions a year and have the busiest maternity department on the South Coast. The Trust employs around 6,000 staff and is the second largest employer in Portsmouth.

Portsmouth Hospitals are looking to recruit an IT Specialist (Operations and Support) to join the IT Operations department. This is a hands-on technical position where you will be operating within the IT Operations and Support team but supporting the wider IT department and Trust staff on a daily basis. The role is a mix of proactive internal project/improvement work and reactive Incident/Event/Problem Management

We’re looking for a team player with experience of server administration, networking, monitoring and escalation handling who is keen to develop their skills and knowledge. Applicants should have a can-do attitude with strong analytical skills and the ability to see things through to completion. Technically, you should have a working knowledge of as many of the following as possible: -

  • VMware vSphere 6.5 / 7.0

  • Windows Server 2008-2016,Core

  • SAN Storage,

  • Cisco networking,

  • Solarwinds Orion,

  • Citrix NetScaler/XenApp/Virtual Apps and Desktops

  • AppSense Environment/Application Manager

  • App-V Packaging and Deployment

The IT Specialist (Operations and Support) will need to demonstrate excellent communications skills and attention to detail to ensure the highest levels of customer satisfaction and service delivery. Excellent interpersonal skills are required as well as being both highly motivated and a good team-player, to deliver an efficient, effective customer-focused support service.

This is a great opportunity to join an NHS organisation that continues to invest in enterprise class technology whilst also offering great benefits including a fantastic pension scheme, excellent holiday entitlement, continuous personal development and most importantly a team ethos.

Closing date: 19/05/2021

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