Title: Junior Network and Security Engineer

Job Location: London

Job Type: Part Time

Pay: £29,888 – £36,738/Annum

Guy’s and St Thomas’ is among the UK’s busiest and most successful NHS foundation trusts. We provide a full range of hospital and community services for people in south London and as well as specialist care for patients from further afield including cancer, renal, orthopaedic, respiratory and cardiovascular services.

Guy’s is home to the largest dental school in Europe and a £160 million Cancer Centre opened in 2016. As part of our commitment to provide care closer to home, in 2017 we also opened a cancer centre and a kidney treatment centre at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup. St Thomas’ has one of the largest critical care units in the UK and one of the busiest emergency departments in London. It is also home to Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

Evelina London cares for local children in Lambeth and Southwark and provides specialist services across south east England including cardiac, renal and critical care services. We lead a number of specialist service networks aiming to ensure children are treated locally where possible, but have access to specialist expertise when they need it. Our community services include health visiting, school nursing and support for families of children with long-term conditions. The Duchess of Cambridge became the Patron of Evelina London in 2018.

Our adult community services teams deliver care at the heart of the local communities we serve, working in partnership with GPs, local authorities and other healthcare and voluntary sector organisations. Working with our partners in Lambeth and Southwark, we are focusing on new ways of working to improve care for local patients.

In February 2021 the Royal Brompton and Harefield joined Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, bringing together world-leading expertise in the care and research of heart and lung disease. Our merger provides a once in a generation opportunity to build a lasting, world-renowned heart and lung centre, providing the highest quality care for patients and conducting world-leading research.

We have a reputation for clinical excellence and high quality teaching and research. We are part of King’s Health Partners, one of eight accredited UK academic health sciences centres. In partnership with King’s College London we have dedicated clinical research facilities and a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre.

Patients are at the heart of everything we do and we pride ourselves on ensuring the best possible patient experience as well as safe, high quality care. We are proud to have one of the lowest mortality rates in the NHS. Following a comprehensive Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection in 2019 we maintained our overall rating of ‘good’. Our adult community services achieved a rating of ‘outstanding’.

The commitment of our 22,000 staff is key to our success. We are one of the largest local employers and we aim to develop and support all our staff so they are able to deliver high quality, safe and efficient care. The 2019 NHS staff survey results show that we have one of the most engaged and motivated workforces in the NHS. We know this has a positive impact on the care provided to our patients.

We have one of the most ambitious capital investment programmes anywhere in the NHS.

Guy’s and ST Thomas NHS Trust Network and Security team have a great opportunity for the right candidates. Working in a highly motivated and dedicated team supporting one of the UK’s largest NHS trusts across multiple sites. As a world leader in healthcare, IT has become a supporting pillar and the network and security is the foundation of the IT Services. Working on day to day challenging calls to multimillion pound projects to keep staff working and up to date and providing better patient care. The N&S team support a highly complex operation and administration of multiple critical services.

Services the team cover:

  • LAN – supporting Access Layer
  • Data Centre Connectivity
  • WLAN – Large WLAN estate to support mobile users including Critical Clinical applications and Wireless VoIP
  • WAN – Wide Area Network / External networks (connections to all existing and new satellite sites)
  • Security systems – Firewalls, Mail Filtering, Web Filtering, RAS, S/FTP, Certificates
  • KHP Interconnect – Kings Health Partnership
  • Internet and HSCN (NHS Network connecting to all NHS Sites and Some suppliers)
  • Protection of Patient Data from malicious attacks and Proactive management of security events
  • Transportation and Support of the VoIP telephone system.
  • Monitoring and Management Systems
  • Security alerting systems
  • Integral Transportation of other trust wide critical systems – Crash Call, Bleep, CCTV and Door Activation
  • Guest Wi-Fi – for suppliers and Patients

This role will hold responsibility for managing and maintaining the network and security infrastructure services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year across the Trust sites plus  our off site services. The position holder will be expected to keep calm under pressure, focused and deliver to a high standard. The post will cover installations of new equipment, capacity planning, documentation, monitoring, mentoring, highly complex troubleshooting and problem solving as well as design work and supporting laymen to decide on best solutions for their problems.

Further responsibilities include supporting the business to deliver all requests and projects, identify and resolve all issues whether they are raised by the business through service desk request or they have been identified by Network Management support tools or through analysis of trends.

  • One of the key job responsibilities for the post holder is to be able to act on their own initiative and manage multiple work streams at once
  • Working as part of an ON CALL team you will be expected to react to OOH (Out of Hours – 24*7*365/6) issues.

If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please send through your CV to jobs@creationtrust.org or call on 0207 701 2982.