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Server Security Engineer (FTC 12 Months)

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata plus HCAS
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
There is an exciting 12 months secondment /fixed term contract opportunity within the Healthcare Informatics Telecoms Team as a ServerSecurity Engineer.The position is based at the CEME Centre Rainham but will also require travel to various NELFT sites.

Main duties of the job

o Provide high level technical support remotely and over the phone, troubleshooting ICT support tickets of various levels of complexity.o Ensuring that the Patch Management of High and Critical Vendor (Microsoft\Non Microsoft) Updates are applied within 14 working daysin line with NHS Digital guidanceo Taking a lead on responding and actioning NHS Digital CareCert Remediation activities.o Respond, review, and action alerts driven by Microsoft Advanced Threat protectiono Respond, review, and action alerts driven by Azure Security Portalo Participate in the trusts internal and external Penetration Testing Remediationo Lead on Vulnerability Testing/Scanning/remediating across the NELFT server estate.o Review and monitor File Permissions ensuring only approved staff should have access to areas and documents they requireo Manage the trusts Password management solution (Authlogics, ensuring staff are using complex passwords and non-breachedpasswords

About us

COVID-19 Vaccination

We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focusing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

High Cost Area Supplement

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of �4,313 and a maximum payment of �5,436 per annum pro rata).

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification when completing your application

Additional duties for the role

Manage Azure\O365 security and governance features to ensure NELFT is compliant with all security requirements. Monitor the Trusts ITHealth Assurance Dashboard, and ensure all devices meet the trust standard baseline. Where these do not, takelead on the remediation activities. Routinely scan all file shares on file servers to ensure no Open file shares with full read\write access exist. Ensure Integrity of trust backups and perform backup restore tests to validate backups. Assist server manager administer Beyond Trust PAM Solution. Monitor and report noncompliance on Email security platform Maintain and keep all server security related SOP, procedure documents up to date. Assist server manager to ensure data centre and comms room physical security is maintained and report on any threats and risks to ITSecurity compliance manager. Review event log configurations on the domain controllers, and on any other production systems. Ensure logs are collected centrally,with adhesion to retention policy. Assisting the IT Security Manager in Maintaining and improving our annual DSPT and ensuring we achieve and maintain CyberEssentials Plus. Provide server security reports to management as and when requested. Liaise with 3rd party suppliers on detailed and complex support tickets. Ensure all support tickets, service requests and changes are documented and executed in accordance with NELFT agreed Service Level Agreements (SLAs) at all times.

Person Specification

Analytical& Judgemental Skills


  • Problem solving skills and ability to respond to sudden unexpected demands
  • Methodical approach to troubleshooting technical issues

Knowledge,Training& Experience


  • Educated to degree level in IT-related subject or equivalent qualifications/ experience
  • Significant experience working within an IT-Customer Support environment, providing 3rd line technical support. (preferably in the Cyber Security Area)
  • MCITP Microsoft qualification or higher or equivalent experience.
  • In-depth knowledge of Active Directory, DNS, DHCP , IIS, and the management and support of user accounts


  • VCP VMware qualification or higher or equivalent experience.

Planning& Organisational Skills


  • Must be able to prioritise own work effectively and be able to direct activities of others
  • Adaptability, flexibility and ability to cope with uncertainty and change

Comm & Relationship Skills


  • Works well within a team
  • Ability to provide and receive highly complex and sensitive information explains concepts to colleagues and non-technical staff in clear, concise language

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


CEME Centre


RM13 8EU

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