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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/09/2021.

IT Trainer

Job Reference: 348-CORP-594A

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Technology Training Team
Moorgreen or Tidbury Farm
£25,655 to £31,534 pa (based on full time hours)

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities.

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust is the largest NHS Community Healthcare provider and operates mainly in Hampshire. Its excellent IT infrastructure supports major patient management systems and other business software, operated mainly on laptops throughout the Trust. This means that maintaining the system/IT knowledge of our staff is important in the organisation.

To support this work, we are looking to recruit 2 IT Trainers to join an innovative and award-winning IT Training team to deliver training, using a variety of methods across the Trust. Trainers also work closely with the Technology Transformation team to change and reinforce the use of technology in patient care.

The job of the trainer has changed over the last few years, and all members of the team are expected to deliver training face to face or remotely on line, to design and create web-based learning, and to support staff in their workplace. Experience of some or all these methods/environments is important, but we will help the right candidate to develop existing skills and to learn new ones.

The IT Training team is primarily responsible for delivering clinical system training to clinical and administrative staff across the organisation, in line with changing processes. They will also support projects, design IT skills modules, and support local digital “champions” in their work. The work will be varied, challenging, and rewarding, and will involve travel across Hampshire, so a car is essential. Some work outside core working hours may be required.

The successful candidate will be comfortable to work on his or her own initiative but will also be a good team player, working within a mutually supporting close-knit team, and able to build effective working relationships at all levels.

Knowledge of Windows and Office 365 is important. Knowledge of Rio, EMIS Web, SystmOne, or eCaMIS is an advantage, as is experience in building eLearning.

These are full time, permanent posts within the Health Technology structure. Priority consideration will be given to any staff currently at risk through organisational change.

If this is of interest, we would like to hear from you. If you would like an informal discussion, please contact John Newell on 02382 311262.

We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community and we are committed to equal opportunities. We strongly encourage candidates to read all available information to support their application, please use the application form to demonstrate that you meet the requirements laid out in the job description and person specification.

Previous applicants need not apply within a six month period for the same role.

A DBS check is required by the Employer for this post. The Employer will undertake an initial check at the appropriate level on appointment. As a condition of employment you are required to register with the online DBS update service and maintain this registration throughout employment; costs associated with this will be reimbursed, subject to taxation in line with guidance from HMRC.

Any personal information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.


Southern Health Foundation Trust (SHFT) is committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect. As an employee, you are accountable to ensure that you know to how to respond when you are concerned for the safety of a child, young person or adult at risk, applying the principles of the Family Approach to ensure evidence based analysis, risk management and appropriate action and escalation. SHFT require staff to work effectively together using the Family Approach to achieve better outcomes for adults, children and families. The Trust will support you in this duty by providing ongoing training, support and advice and have a Corporate Safeguarding Team who can be contacted for guidance and the provision of safeguarding supervision.

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