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Technical Architect

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
Farnworth, Bolton
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Pa Pro Rata
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Here at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust our non-clinical and clinical teams work hand-in-hand to ensure the best care for the people of Bolton. This includes our dedicated in-house IT team, and we have an opportunity for someone, with the right technical skills, and a real passion for innovation and brilliant customer service, to join that team as a Senior Technical Team Lead.

We are seeking a highly skilled 3rd line senior technical engineer with in depth understanding of Enterprise IT Systems and Hardware as well as the systems used within the NHS and healthcare. As a Senior Technical Team Lead you will be responsible for the design process, create the high-level architecture. This involves creating designs from conceptual, logical, and physical plans, including a high degree of information modelling.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Main duties of the job

In this role, you will be responsible for ensuring the stability, security, and efficiency of the trust IT digital infrastructure. Responsible for mentoring and steering the senior technical team. You will also take the lead on technical projects, using your technical expertise to ensure successful delivery.

To ensure that the management configuration maintenance and implementation of enhancements to the current digital infrastructure across Bolton NHS Foundation Trust are completed in line with agreed procedures.

If you are a skilled 3rd line senior technical engineer looking for the next step in your career with a passion for network security and optimisation, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity. The NHS offers a competitive salary and benefits package, and a supportive work environment that values teamwork and collaboration.

About us

The Trust is a great place to work, evidenced by the most recently NHS Staff Survey results where our staff ranked us as the best NHS place to work in Greater Manchester. We are really proud of this and ensure that everyone in the Trust is both seen and heard. It has been a challenging time for the NHS with the national pandemic response at the forefront of our minds and activities, but we are coming out of pandemic pressures with renewed energy, and it is a truly exciting time for the Trust with investment and development of the IT Infrastructure of which this role will be a key part.

We hope the above has encouraged you to join a high-performing IT team in an equally high-performing Trust! We look forward to hearing from you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For detailed job description and main responsibilities please see attached job description and person specification, for further information please see contact details.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • MCSE / Degree Level / Equivalent
  • Demonstrate commitment to ongoing personal development


  • ITIL



  • Experience in delivering complex technical IT facilities
  • Demonstrate a proven track record as a technical lead on the development of business critical applications to defined timescales
  • Good knowledge of quality standards, legislation and best practice
  • Up to date knowledge of technical applications
  • Ability to think ahead and anticipate problems, issues and solutions
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Strong Programming / VBS / Powershell
  • Experience providing IT focused Enterprise Architecture and strategy
  • Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp Experience
  • Supplier management experience
  • Large scale LAN knowledge
  • Windows Operating systems and Active Directory Management
  • Exchange 2016 and O3652010/13 infrastructure knowledge
  • Firewall technologies knowledge
  • Anti-Virus domain infrastructure
  • SAN Technologies
  • VMware knowledge
  • Disaster recovery and Business Continuity knowledge
  • Problem management within an IT environment
  • Change management experience
  • Risk management experience
  • Windows Server knowledge all versions Experience of developing operational policy and procedures
  • Staff appraisal, interviewing and management experience
  • Knowledge to be a lead specialist in at least 4 technical disciplines as defined by the Knowledge Skills Framework Document


  • Experience of supporting a Virtual Environment
  • Line / people management experience is desirable

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to organise self and others and to work on own initiative
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Strong people management skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines, prioritise tasks and manage in a busy pressurised climate
  • Ability to prioritise and plan use of resources


  • Ability to communicate complex information to all levels of staff



  • Knowledge of current NHS Information Technology issues, standards and procedures



  • Flexibility of working hours
  • Well motivated
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Good communication skills - written and oral


  • Business insured car user

Employer details

Employer name

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust


Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

Kinlay Road

Farnworth, Bolton


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