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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/02/2020.

Senior IT Specialist (Cloud)

Job Reference: 120-AC467-0220

NHS Wales Informatics Service
Azure Cloud Services
Tŷ Glan-yr-Afon, 21 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff
£30,401 to £37,267 per annum

NHS Wales Informatics Services has a large portfolio of information and technical service programmes and projects, which will enable a digital future and the modern services needed by NHS Wales, health and care professionals, patients and citizens.

NWIS is the first organisation in the UK to receive the new "British Standard for Valuing People"

Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English

NHS Wales Informatics Service has an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled and professional Senior IT Specialist to join the Data Centre Services Team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing & monitoring cloud services for NWIS.

The initial focus of the position will be Azure adoption, however NWIS’ long term strategy is likely to develop to include multi cloud service deployments to ensure service and application availability.

Ideal candidate

The ideal candidate will have experience of using Azure Infrastructure as a Service.

Azure Experience:

  • An understanding of the following of the following native Azure Features
    • Azure Networking
    • Azure Virtual Machines
    • Azure Storage Accounts
    • Azure Backup
    • Azure Availability Services
  • Experience of the following would be beneficial.
    • Azure Site Recovery

Operating Systems: Should have experience of Windows Server 2012 R2 to 2019 deployment and management.

Scripting : Powershell, Azure CLI, Azure Powershell. (Other Azure Supported Shells)

Automation: Azure Automation, Powershell, Azure Resource Manager Templates

Security: Cloud Private Network Security along with key security principles (Confidentiality, Integrity & Availability)

Networking: Fundamentals of TCP/IP, networking interfaces and routing.

Qualifications: The following qualifications would be extremely beneficial.

  • AZ-103 – Microsoft Azure Administrator

The successful applicant will :-

  • Implement, Manage and maintain the national services used to provide critical systems to NHS Wales using cloud based services.
  • Work with design team to ensure effective implementation and acceptance into service of new systems.
  • Work with and provide guidance to other teams and organisations in NHS Wales.
  • work well alone and as part of a team.
  • take pride in service stability.
  • get satisfaction from fixing a complex issues.
  • want to make a difference to the NHS in Wales.
  • want to get involved with the latest technologies.
  • Be interested in job security tied to a good salary and pension bundle.

This is not a complete list of duties and attributes that will be required but covers the main aspects of the role.

We are looking to recruit a technology lead into this varied and challenging post and we need highly motivated individuals who can operate on multiple projects simultaneously whilst being heavily involved in developing, implementing and managing highly complex solutions.,

Ideally, candidates must be educated to masters level or have equivalent experience within an IT infrastructure environment.


  • Industry seminars and in-house workshops.
  • On-site technical training courses.
  • Vendor Training


  • Automatic membership of the NHS pension scheme - 27 days paid leave plus bank holidays, increasing to 33 in two increments over ten years. - Childcare vouchers and flexible working hours
  • Competitive Pension

If you would like to contribute to the future of NHS Wales and make a contribution to the future of healthcare in Wales, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

All support work is undertaken in accordance with National policies, processes and procedures described by the Welsh Health IT Service Management Boards as part of its adoption of ITIL best practice.


The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Closing date: 25th February 2020


For further details / informal visits contact:

David Owen

Arweinydd Gweithrediadau Seilwaith (Gwasanaethau Ganolfan Ddata) | Infrastructure Operations Lead (Data Centre Services)

Gwasanaeth Gwybodeg GIG Cymru | NHS Wales Informatics Service

Tŷ Glan-yr-Afon, 21 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, CF11 9AD | 07891 421448

Applicants that require a Tier 2 (General) Certificate of Sponsorship are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications but will be subject to satisfying the resident labour market test, unless an exemption applies. Compliance with all other guidance set by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and Immigration rules, is also required. For further information please visit the UKVI website.

Please note that if your successful employment is subject to a Time Limited Right to Work, then the tenure of your contract of employment will be limited to reflect your Right to Work

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