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Systems Manager - Servers & Desktop Engineering

Posted: 8 Oct 2020 Closes: 6 Nov 2020
Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom £47,544 - £53,459 per annum, incl HCAS
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Systems Manager - Servers & Desktop Engineering

Job Reference: 384-PP-EMF7041

Employer: Department: 384 497781 IT Infrastructure Location: Guildford, Surrey Salary: £47,544 - £53,459 per annum, incl HCAS

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is a friendly, supportive, busy but welcoming acute and community Trust that is ambitious about developing our services and your career.

Our compassionate, caring and friendly colleagues make up our Royal Surrey family and are at the heart of what we do. We all have a passion for learning, continuous improvement and excelling together through innovation, research and development. There are over 4,500 members of our Royal Surrey family.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in the community and homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall 'Good' rating from the CQC, with our Maternity services deemed 'Outstanding'. We also received a rating of 'Outstanding' for medical care and end of life care. We are investing in our colleagues through our new health and wellbeing programme and a commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than £45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years.

There has never been a better time to join us.

Systems Manager - Servers & Desktop Engineering

Band 8a: £47,544 - £53,459 per annum, incl HCAS

Full Time/Permanent

We are seeking to recruit an experienced Systems Manager.

The Server & Desktop Engineering Systems Manager supports the Head of IT Infrastructure Manager who is responsible for the administration and optimisation of the organisation's IT data centre, network, client devices and associated components to achieve high performance and availability of a range of business applications.

As a leader of a highly skilled team, the post holder will work largely independently as a specialist leading a small team, delivering and contributing at a highly technical level to the analysis, design, programming and/or configuration work associated with the major development and routine deployment of one or more of the complex computer systems designed, developed and supported

This will involve regular interaction with the wider IT Infrastructure Teams, Trust IT team, clinical and business service leads, consultants, senior nursing staff and other senior clinical leads within the Trust, members of the Trust Executive Team, suppliers and in some cases, senior members of other organisations.

This is a 'hands on' role that involves managing the development and configuration of servers and desktop engineering systems, availability management, supplier management, change management and ensuring data integrity. The post holder will also provide specialist escalated tier 3 support for relevant critical infrastructure used at the Trust and more widely across the Health community.

The IT team currently operates core-hours between 8.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, and the successful candidate will have a flexible attitude to be able to adjust to the operational needs of the department as and when required.

If you would like to talk to a member of the team about this vacancy then please contact:

Adrian Burnett - Head of IT Business Management


If you are interested in applying for this post please use the links provided to access the full job description/person specification and apply online.

The Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all its employees as well as maintaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of the local communities we serve. In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.

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