Senior Engineer Storage Visa Sponsorship Uk

June 5, 2024
£51.5 - £57.8 / year

Job Description


We have about 10,000 employees working for 1.6 million patients in our trust. It consists of the Royal Free Hospital, Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital, and over thirty community services. This larger organisation offers us a once-in-a-lifetime chance to carry out our innovative work, especially in terms of figuring out how to give our patients even better treatment.

Our five governing objectives are: excellent outcomes, excellent patient and staff experience, excellent value for taxpayers’ money, being safe and fulfilling our external duties, and building a strong organisation. We will continue to assess our progress against these goals. Our mission is to provide world-class care and expertise in our clinical services, underpinned by world-class teaching and research.

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust welcomes all people. We take pride in our diversity and will keep coming up with new projects to further equality for BME, LGBT+, gender equality, staff carers, and individuals with disabilities and life experiences in order to foster positive relationships and mutual understanding among our employees.

Detailed job description with primary duties

Aim to become a subject matter expert on the trust’s data storage and protection technologies, making sure they are optimised for optimal performance and in compliance with manufacturer guidelines and best practices.

In charge of managing tickets in the Service Desk system, identifying and fixing issues in compliance with service level agreements, and reporting potential violations to the Principal Specialists

Will need to use discretion to address technical problems found through a variety of communication channels, such as emails, diagnostic monitoring alerts, and IT ServiceDesk, in addition to analysing infrastructure problem areas. Cooperation with staff members from managed or outside system providers as well as other Digital Services teams may be required for this.

Offer technical assistance to coworkers in the field of digital services, end users, members of the trust and non-trust, vendors, and satellite sites for other NHS organisations.

Take proactive environmental monitoring to guarantee that SLAs, availability, and uptime are maximised and in line with business RPOs and RTOs by implementing the appropriate interventions as indicated by Alerts, Dashboards, and other tools.

Send the Principal Systems Specialist monthly reports on the functionality and performance of the trust’s infrastructure systems, both clinical and non-clinical, so they may assess if they are meeting expectations and pinpoint any shortcomings.

the capacity to autonomously plan one’s workload and make judgements. Must be adaptable and have the ability to organise, arrange, and manage complicated activities and projects, changing priorities as needed.

Have a lot of experience producing technical documentation in-depth, and make sure all configuration documentation is kept up to date.

To enhance digital services, do research on new technologies and stay current with them.

Be ready to assist with both scheduled and ad hoc work outside of regular business hours as needed. In order to minimise any interruption to the trust, this also applies to weekends and nights.

will be expected to work a rotating schedule at any of the three primary hospitals. For group meetings, you might also have to travel to other office locations.

The position holder will be expected to take part in the after-hours on-call schedule for critical system assistance.

Person specification

Values of the Royal Free World Class

Important standards

a track record of upholding the Trust Values

Qualifications in education and the workplace

Important standards

master’s degree-level educated or with comparable experience

Ideal standards

IT Service Management Certification: ITIL4 Foundation

MSCE certification

VMware certification


Important standards

oversight and assistance with the following Monitoring and event management under the ITIL 4 Framework’s availability management section – Performance and capacity management – Modification control – Monitoring and event management – Service configuration management – Incident management – Handling of portfolios – Management of suppliers and contracts – Major incident management; – measurement and reporting; – ongoing improvement – Information handling

a working understanding of the Windows Server Platform in all of its incarnations, as well as all of its necessary functions, features, and parts (PowerShell, File Sharing, IIS, Print, Windows Clustering, SQL))

Working familiarity with Access Control Management and Active Directory services (DFRS, DNS, GPMC, ADFS, and ADCS)

Working knowledge of VMware vCentre versions 6.5 and higher

Ideal standards

advanced knowledge of PowerShell

Covid-19 Immunisation

The greatest line of defence against COVID-19 is still vaccination, both the initial shot and the booster.
As soon as staff members become eligible, we support and urge them to acquire the COVID-19 vaccine and a booster dose.

AT*: Training for Apprenticeship. When AT* appears next to the job title, it signifies that this position is open for apprenticeship.

By submitting an application for this position, you acknowledge that, should you be hired, your personal information may be moved from the Trust to another NHS organisation when you change jobs within the NHS.This is in line with the streamlining plan, which aims to improve efficiencies across the NHS and save you time when you shift jobs.As a result, before joining our organisation, you must finish your stat and Man e-learning modules.

To work in the UK, you will need a visa if you are an EU or EEA citizen without EU Settlement or Pre-Settled status.

Job seekers who need sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome to apply, and their applications will be taken into consideration with all others. Please be sure you qualify for the UKVI points-based system before submitting your application to prevent disappointment.

If you receive an offer of employment from one of the NLPSS partner trusts, your identification and documents proving your right to work will, in most cases, be remotely validated by TrustID, a licenced identity verification service provider, as part of pre-employment screenings. In order to perform face matching, you will be required to take a picture of the pertinent documents and, if possible, a “selfie” using your tablet or smartphone. Additionally, TrustID will carry out a soft check for digital addresses using Equifax and Trunarrative that has no impact on your credit score. To learn more, go to

The Trust gathers personal data via computerised new starter forms on Trac. The information gathered is used to create the employee record in the ESR HR system and is safely preserved.

If the role involves activities that are regulated, the Trust will obtain a DBS (CRB). The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and the Disclosure and Barring Service Codes of Practice are both complied with by the Trust.

By submitting an application for this position, you consent to the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust sending the data to its preferred applicant management system. Information will also be entered into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system if you receive a job offer.

Please be cautious of scammers. Unless otherwise noted, our only means of communication with you will be via email at or, and we will never want payment from you.

We are accepting applications from those looking to work flexible hours or as a job share. We’re dedicated to providing equitable chances.

Note this, please:

We reserve the right to close this position before the specified closing date in light of the volume of applications received for certain positions. Therefore, if you are interested in this position and meet the requirements of the Person Specification, please apply as soon as possible.

The only applicants who will be shortlisted for this position are those who can distinctly show how they match the person specification.

Email correspondence will be used to make interview arrangements, so after the deadline, please make sure you frequently check your inbox.

Please be aware that all Royal Free accommodations are fully booked and that waiting lists are being kept as a result of the incredibly strong demand. Twelve months is the average wait time. When you start your role, please do not rely on Trust housing; instead, make sure you look for alternate accommodations for when you arrive.