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Infrastructure Engineer

Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

As an Infrastructure Engineer at Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust, your role is to ensure the smooth operation and upkeep of critical networking and telephony systems across multiple clinical and corporate sites.

You'll be working in a team of dedicated technical professionals with a common goal of providing high quality digital services to colleagues and service users across Sheffield.

Main duties of the job

  • The high availability and fit for purpose performance of the Trust's wired and wireless network infrastructure and VoIP telephony systems and hardware (IT Infrastructure) achieved through:
    • proactive network & performance monitoring
    • proactive capacity planning, maintenance/patching and upgrades
    • effective incident & problem management
    • successful change management
    • clear documentation and diagrams
  • The upkeep & maintenance of the Trusts Comms rooms, ensuring the environment is maintained to the highest professional standards.
  • Undertaking large and complex IT Infrastructure projects including the design, commissioning and support of new IT Infrastructure to support new services.
  • The provision of 3rd line IT technical support, assistance and direction to all members of the Digital Department.

About us

Benefits Include:
  • Wagestream - instant access to wages, savings, track your earnings and independent financial advice
  • Holiday - 27 days p.a. rising with length of service
  • Flexible working - flexitime, compressed hours and leave for taking care of loved ones
  • Workplace wellbeing - free, confidential counselling, guidance and various support
  • Career development - ongoing learning and training opportunities
  • Physiotherapy - speeding up the process to be your best following an injury, muscle or joint pain
  • Coaching - professional development by learning from someone else or sharing your skills
  • Recognition - Annual recognition and achievement awards, come together and celebrate colleagues with 30 years' service
  • Career break - support to take a career break
  • Discounts - access to several discounts and money-saving offers
  • Chaplains - multi-faith chaplains at the trust
  • Free Parking
  • Transave - Savings and loans offered by a non-profit credit union

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To proactively monitor the availability and performance of core IT infrastructure via a combination of point in time checks and software monitoring tools e.g. Solarwinds. To ensure new connections are added to existing monitoring processes.
  • To ensure that new IT infrastructure is:
    • Designed to be resilient and highly available as appropriate to the needs of the service and based on any cost constraints applied.
    • Designed to be scalable in order to meet future growth and demand. To ensure that growth in usage/resources is managed and brought to the attention of the Network Specialist. To ensure that the performance of key IT services are not degraded as a result of a lack of capacity.
    • Documented appropriately to facilitate ongoing operational support.
  • To ensure that IT infrastructure is kept secure and available through:
    • Configuring and setting up VPNs, Firewalls and security appliances to protect access to core Trust IT infrastructure, systems and data.
    • A program of proactive maintenance and patching in line with manufacturers recommended best practice.
    • An appropriate method of backups, which are regularly tested.
  • To follow formal Trust Incident Management procedures ensuring that any network or telephony outages are resolved quickly and efficiently and lessons are learned to prevent a reoccurrence.
  • To follow formal Trust Change Management procedures, ensuring that changes made to the live IT Infrastructure are successful. This to be achieved through careful planning, assessing & minimising risks, planning contingency, managing user expectations, testing changes in advance and applying change at an appropriate time to minimise clinical disruption.
  • To apply detailed technical knowledge and generic technical problem solving skills to investigate complex incidents and problems, analysing data, error messages, event logs, reports and audit trails, identifying faulty or malfunctioning equipment/software, tracking who did what and implementing corrective action.
  • To install and configure new IT infrastructure typically comprising switches/routers/firewalls (but also including new servers and virtual machines as necessary) to best practice configurations ensuring documentation is updated and appropriate backups are implemented.
  • To log and manage 3rd line support calls and co-ordinate complex service incidents and change requests, with third party suppliers / other organisations.
  • To proactively share knowledge with colleagues and co-workers, offering one-to-one training and producing documentation to support shared learning. To provide training and mentoring to less experienced or more junior staff in the team
  • To participate in the On Call standby rota if required supporting core Trust IT Systems out of normal working hours.
  • To maintain and enhance technical knowledge & skills through attending appropriate training courses as agreed in any performance & development review or as necessitated by Trusts Digital strategy or individual projects. This should include taking any examinations associated with the course.
  • To ensure security, access and information governance policies are adhered to as defined by the Trust and report any breaches to the Information Governance Manager.
  • To ensure the safe disposal and destruction of equipment as set out by WEEE regulations and Information Governance policies.
  • To assist with any other task which will help to provide a service that complies with the Departments agreed levels of service and expected levels of customer service.

Person Specification

Training and Qualifications


  • Degree (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant IT related field or equivalent relevant experience
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Foundation level qualified


  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Fortinet NSE4
  • Aruba Certified Network Technician (ACNT)

Technical Skills


  • Comprehensive understanding of network concepts, LAN/WAN/VLAN & wireless
  • Able to prioritise and organise their own work, completing in an accurate and timely manner
  • Practical knowledge of Configuring and maintaining: Routers & Switches, TCP/IP Networking, DNS/DHCP, Firewalls



  • Aruba switch and wireless networking experience, including installation, configuration and management.
  • Extensive experience of working in a third line Infrastructure support role supporting a multi-site network
  • Experience of working in Comms Rooms


  • Experience working in an NHS organisation accessing clinical sites and NHS related networks such as HSCN.

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust


Wardsend Road

45 Wardsend Road North


S6 1LX

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