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Data Centre Manager- Exeter or Bristol

Job Reference: 202-A-19-10939

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Exeter or Bristol
£37,570 pa - Indicative

An opportunity has arisen for a Data Centre Manager to be based at Trust HQ, Exeter or our North Clinical Hub in Bristol.

The post holder will be expected to the subject matter expert in managing the Trust’s Data Centres in Exeter, Bristol and St. Leonard’s ensuring that they provide a resilient 24x7x365 environment.

The primary purposes of the role are to:

  • Create, implement and develop Data Centre improvements;

  • Maintain safe, secure, and resilient Data Centres;

  • Work closely with the Estates and the wider IT team to deliver resilient solutions;

  • Manage a number of professional third parties such as Dell, Microsoft, Cisco, etc. to deliver appropriate technical solution. This may be using on-site or off site resources;

  • Manage the Senior Server Engineers;

  • Ensure that appropriate Data Centre products and services are procured and managed;

Practical knowledge of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery operations is essential, including electrical and air-conditioning works.

You will be expected to have a good understanding of Windows server and Cisco network technologies and have the ability to work closely with the server and network engineers in supporting systems.

The role includes the line management of 4 x Senior Server Engineers so previous management experience will be expected.

Working with the Trust project teams, you will be required to assist in the design and implementation of new application services.

The post is part of the on-call engineers team required to support 24x7 services delivering our 999 and Urgent Care Services.

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.

If you are shortlisted for this post, we will send you a direct email to the address entered on your application form. Please ensure you check you Junk items.

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I am sure that you will appreciate the financial pressures on NHS organisations and our desire to prioritise resources into patient care. Whilst we would wish to respond to all correspondence, we are unable to contact candidates who have not been shortlisted for interview. If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

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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