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Cyber Security Engineer

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
18 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Cyber Security Engineer

Department - IT Department

Band 6 �35,392 - �42,618 per annum

Hours: 37.5 per week, all MKUH roles will be considered for flexible working

Join Our Journey Towards Digital Excellence

As a Global Digital Exemplar Fast Follower, it's an exciting time at Milton Keynes University Hospital. We're on a journey to become a state-of-the-art digital hospital, and we're looking for an Cyber Security Engineer to join us on a permanent basis.

In this role, you'll be part of a friendly multi-disciplinary team in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. You'll work with staff across the organisation and collaborate with a range of external partners. Your work will be crucial in maintaining the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of our IT infrastructure.

This is a unique opportunity to help shape the future for Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. If you're passionate about IT security and want to make a real impact in healthcare, we'd love to hear from you.

Previous applicants that have applied in the last 3 months need not apply

Interviews: w/c 27th May 2024

Main duties of the job

Key Responsibilities
  • Continuously assess and maintain the security of IT infrastructure
  • Monitor systems for signs of security breaches and investigate alerts
  • Provide technical security support and training to users
  • Assist with IT audits and work towards Cyber Essentials Plus certification

What We're Looking For
  • Proven experience in maintaining the security of IT infrastructure, including firewalls, network switches, servers, VM environments, client machines, and cloud services.
  • Proficiency in security-related software and tools, understanding of secure network architectures, experience with encryption and security protocols, and familiarity with threat modelling and risk assessments.
  • Relevant certifications such as CISSP, CISM, CEH, or equivalent are highly desirable.
  • Strong analytical skills to identify security threats and implement effective solutions.
  • Ability to explain complex security issues to non-technical staff and provide security training and awareness.
  • Experience working within a multi-disciplinary team and collaborating with a range of external partners.

About us

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours. At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:
  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible workingopportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job description for more details on role and responsibilities.

MKUH is committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and as such we offer a range of flexible working practices. We promote an inclusive workforce and encourage applications from applicants from all backgrounds.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

MKUH uses identification scanning technology to confirm the authenticity of documents all prospective employees of MKUH will have their original documents verified using this technology.

By applying for this role, you accept if successful, that information from your application will be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) system. Your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS. This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which aims at saving you time and improving efficiencies within the NHS when your employment transfers.

Upon commencing employment with the Trust, all employees (except Medical & Dental Staff on national terms and conditions) are subject to a probationary period lasting a period of six months with an option to extend for a further six months to a total of 12 months.

Person Specification

Qualifications and knowledge


  • IT related degree or equivalent qualification/relevant experience
  • Understanding of Information Security principles.


  • CISSP, CISM or Security + Certification
  • Industry standard IT qualifications e.g. Microsoft, Cisco, ITIL
  • Knowledge of the Data Protection Act



  • A working Knowledge of Health Computing Systems or a similar large organisation and data structures.
  • Experience with network and switch technologies such as Wi-Fi, VLANs, Routers, Switches, Firewalls etc...
  • DHCP, DNS, Active Directory, Group Policy Exchange, and Hyper-V experience
  • Experience investigating the latest threats and trends.
  • Experience of working with minimum supervision, with the ability to use initiative and experience to present solutions to overcome technically challenging issues
  • Proficient in Microsoft Desktop operating systems and applications


  • Mobile Device management
  • Virtual Server Management
  • Experience of Penetration and Vulnerability Testing tools and techniques
  • Use of Service Desk Tools and Technologies
  • Experience of PowerShell scripting
  • Experience with Azure
  • Experience with O365



  • Analytical and logical approach to problem solving
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of personal information
  • Ability to work in a busy environment where continuous interruptions and re-prioritisation of workload is to be expected
  • Ability to lead and motivate a team
  • Ability to remain calm and composed in high pressure situations
  • Self-motivated and able to work to tight deadlines with a flexible approach to work
  • Able to form good working relationships with staff in the Trust and partner organisations

Personal and people development


  • Willing to develop own skills and knowledge
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Excellent inter-personal skills



  • Ability to interpret and communicate complex technical information to both technical and non-technical staff
  • Ability to communicate effectively to both clinical and non-clinical staff at all levels throughout the organization
  • Requires excellent communication skills both verbal and written and have the ability to communicate effectively, both formally and informally to all levels of staff.

Specific requirements


  • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations


  • Hold a valid Category B UK Driving License.

Employer details

Employer name

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


IT Technical Services (Dept)

Milton Keynes


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