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Head of IT Infrastructure

Job Reference: 349-COR-418-19

Employer:
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Head of IT Infrastructure
Location:
Manchester
Salary:
£61,777 - £72,597 per annum

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

Be at the centre of an exciting, digitally-enabled future at one of the UK’s largest Acute Trusts.

On 1 October 2017, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) was created from the merger of Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM). The merger was founded on a desire to deliver significant improvements in health outcomes and healthcare for the people of Manchester and surrounding areas.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

The Trust comprises of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

Did we mention these are exciting times?

The MFT Group Informatics service must respond quickly and flexibly to the demands of this new organisation, ensuring that we provide multiple services fit for purpose, whilst evolving our capability and tools to deliver an ambitious transformation change programme for the future.

This exciting post will provide an opportunity for you to join a team of senior technology specialists reporting directly to the CTO to help develop, support and drive forward the Technology functions within Group Informatics.

The Technology function of group informatics is constructed into four distinct areas,

  • IT Operations
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Applications & Systems
  • Software Development

We are looking to recruit a dynamic forward thinking Head of IT Infrastructure who will be responsible for delivering next generation infrastructure for the trust. The post will form part of the senior Technology team and take responsibility for the management and leadership of Datacenter, Network, EUC, DBA technology stack and teams. The post will play a key part in delivering an £8.5m capital investment into Technology modernization during 19/20.

The Trust's Technology teams are going through a transformational programme that is focused on improving security and consolidating IT Infrastructure from the legacy organisations. The Trust is also underway with the procurement of an Electronic Patient Record and the necessary transition from paper to electronic health records. We need to develop an infrastructure capable of supporting and delivering the new EPR platform

If you strive for excellence, have an appetite for improvement and want your service to be at the vanguard of the NHS then this role is for you.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dan Prescott, Associate Chief Informatics Officer – Technology (CTO) on 0161 701 7042 or e-mail dan.prescott@mft.nhs.uk




We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £29.50(standard disclosure) or £47.50 (enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0161 276 6198

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system - TRAC systems. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to MFT transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system



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