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Senior Network Engineer

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year p.a. inc.
Closing date
29 May 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Network Engineer to join our professional team in delivering crucial NHS services to Hackney and beyond. As a member of the Network team, you will be responsible for providing IT networking services from the core infrastructure to desktop, both within the Homerton campus and wherever external services may be required. Your work will involve ensuring the security and confidentiality of the services delivered.

In this role, you will be required to play an active role in Information Security and contribute to planning, developing, and maintaining a sound platform to provide an effective, resilient, and flexible infrastructure for both voice and data. The ideal candidate will have excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills, experience in integrating multiple technology platforms and brands of products, strong communication skills, and a passion for solving complex problems at scale.

Main duties of the job

The main responsibilities of the Senior Network Engineer include
  • managing, maintaining and monitoring the network, telecoms, security, and computer systems to meet the organisation's current and future needs.
  • Responsible for identifying performance issues proactively
  • Manage internal and external access to IT services
  • Contribute to IT and directorate business plans and projects
  • Provide technical support to the helpdesk team
  • Provide training to technical and non-technical staff.
  • Responsible for ensuring security measures are effective, investigating security breaches
  • Communicate highly complex technical information to staff at all levels within the organisation.
  • Manage the network team, supervise temp staff, and deputise for the Network Manager when required.

About us

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of \Outstanding from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard's Hospital and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, procedures and People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well-regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ & Nursing Times Best Places to Work list.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s on this page.

The person specification below is not the full person specification but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification

Education/Qualification, Experience and Technology Ceritification


  • Networking Technologies Certifications and/or ability to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and experience
  • Firewall Technologies Certifications and/or ability to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and experience
  • Experience managing network services in NHS or similar sized, multi-site org delivering 24/7 services
  • Experience managing firewall services in NHS or similar sized, multi-site org delivering 24/7 services
  • Familiarity with the NHS' data security protocols and the obligations of the Trust in safeguarding patient data and systems
  • In depth knowledge of HSCN networking
  • Virtualisation & Cloud Technology Certification and/or ability to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and experience.
  • Firewall Technologies Certifications and/or ability to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and experience
  • In depth technical skills in network and systems
  • Understanding and demonstration of the Trust Values


  • ITIL qualification
  • CCNP
  • CCNA
  • Project management

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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