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Desktop Support Engineer

Job Reference: 202-A-22-17310

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Trust HQ
£22,549 - £24,882 PA

An opportunity has arisen within the Trust for a Desktop Support Engineer based at Trust HQ, Exeter

The Trust provides IT support to its entire staff (over 4,000) and is looking for enthusiastic and courteous staff that would be able to offer excellent Customer Service to our non-technical users.

The successful candidate will carry out first line support on the Trust’s Service Desk, providing on-site support for desktop technology incidents and assist with the maintenance and deployment of computerised hardware and software systems. They will be required to work with the Exeter team to cover standard office hours, and will be expected to be able to deal with telephone calls, emails and personal visits from within the Trust.

The role will need to provide basic support of IM&T systems and services throughout the Trust, to support first class patient care. They will need to be familiar with Service Desk procedures and be able to log all activity on Service Desk applications. Training in the ITIL methodology will be provided.

Applicants must have GCSE’s (Grade C or above) or equivalent, including English and Mathematics. You will need excellent communication and customer service skills as well as an excellent


understanding and previous experience of supporting current Microsoft Office, Windows Operating Systems and desktop hardware.


Travel to Trust sites is part of the role, so a current valid driving license is required.



At South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) every team member matters, we have a culture where everyone is valued for being themselves. Our aim is to work together to promote the most inclusive environment possible, which attracts people from the widest possible range of backgrounds and experiences to enrich the work that we do together, for the benefit of all of our employees and patients and communities we serve. We offer flexible working opportunities, inclusive policies and a range of feedback mechanisms to support individual needs and to enable a positive, welcoming environment in which our people and their careers can thrive.

As the first Ambulance Trust in the Country to be registered as a NHS Foundation Trust (FT) SWAST offers consistent high-quality, locally responsive and trusted care to the residents and the transient population of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.

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

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