Head of IT Infrastructure - Band 8b

NHS AfC: Band 8b

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NHS AfC: Band 8b
37.5 hours per week
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£47,092 - £58,217 per annum
16/04/2018 23:59

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Head of IT Infrastructure (NHS), to £58.2k, Bristol

Head of IT Infrastructure required by one of the UK’s largest NHS Hospital Trusts, to work under the direction of the Assistant Director of ICT. This is an excellent opportunity to further develop your strategic and operational IM&T infrastructure leadership skills within a large, highly complex and mission critical environment.

To £58.2k + excellent NHS pension and benefits and 27 days of AL + bank holidays

Why this Head of IT Infrastructure role?
• The exciting challenge of complex hospital IT infrastructure
• One of the most modern hospitals in Europe
• An international reputation for delivering exceptional healthcare
• Large scale IT operations: 8000+ staff, £550m turnover, 800+ beds, 2 hospitals
• Progressive and ambitious teaching and research organisation
• Excellent internal opportunities for career progression

And all whilst working with fantastic bunch of colleagues and making the world a better place working for the NHS!

The role

As Head of IT Infrastructure you will be responsible for the strategic and operational delivery of an IT / IM&T infrastructure that is able to proactively meet the Trust’s evolving needs. Key duties include leading:

• The Technical Services Team (Line management of 11 people)
• Operational delivery and maintenance of data and voice networks and the server estate to ensure capacity, performance, resilience, security, flexibility/ adaptability and cost effectiveness
• Technology strategy and assessment of emerging technologies in line with the Trusts strategic vision
• Utilising existing IT infrastructure assets as effectively as possible
• The promotion of IT enabled service transformation and new technology-enabled ways of working to clinical and non-clinical staff

You: As the successful Head of IT Infrastructure you will have good experience of:

• IT Infrastructure leadership within large organisations (e.g. 1000+ users) that supports multiple complex, mission critical and interacting systems

• IT Infrastructure leadership within large organisations (e.g. 1000+ users) that supports multiple complex, mission critical and interacting systemsExperience of managing IT suppliers to support critical systems, ensuring SLAs are met
• Experience of managing budgets and writing technical business cases
• You will have a highly developed specialist technical knowledge, which includes experience of managing enterprise storage systems, as well as managing a large complex IT network infrastructure including Core, Edge Switches, and WiFi.
• Effectively managing and developing technical teams
• Effectively managing business stakeholders from board level down
• Producing and delivering IT infrastructure strategies
• Communicating complex technical concepts to non-technical audiences
• Achieving high standards of customer service and service delivery within an ITIL environment

You will ideally also have experience of providing infrastructure to support clinical operations and of working with clinical stakeholders.

If it's not for you please share with anyone who may be interested - thanks!

Closing date: As soon as we have sufficient applications to shortlist so apply now!

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Further details / informal visits contact

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Linda Hall, PA to Director of IM&T or Kevin Houghton – Assistant Director of ICT on 0117 414 3781.

If you have problems applying, contact

0117 414 5970