Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) was formed in June 2018 when South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) acquired Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership Trust (SSOTP). For further information please click on the Trust name above.

The Trust works in partnership with the NHS programme ‘Step into Health’, supporting ex-service personnel into a career in the NHS.

There has never been a better time to join the Trust and help shape its future; take a look at our Benefits Leaflet to see what else we can offer you.

Staffordshire and Shropshire Health Informatics Service (S&SHIS) is a shared service hosted by South Staffordshire & Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. We provide a portfolio of IT services to NHS organisations across the Staffordshire and Shropshire health economy.

We work in teams and in a recent staff survey the top three words to describe our service are: friendly, supportive and hard-working. We have specifically developed our staff structure to provide both excellent service to support clinical services as well as offering a clear career path for those who want a career in NHS IT.

We are looking to recruit to our Operational Development team, an enthusiastic individual with experience working within a busy desktop IT support role. This team of Operational Development Engineers will be responsible for the design, testing and deployment of new systems, technologies & solutions, alongside the day to day business operations including Problem, Change and Release Management.

Interaction with our other support teams is vital, to quickly identify common faults, provide workarounds and develop resolutions where required. This role therefore requires technical ability, a positive can-do attitude, and a good eye for problem solving due to the variety and complexity of daily tasks.

This is a new role created to provide better services to the NHS. It will suit IT Support professionals who would like to expand on their already proven desktop support skills. Our service is highly professional and we are proud to have achieved ISO 27001 accreditation which we aim to extend and increase. We are committed to maintaining a high standard of service and back this up with training (e.g. ITIL, Microsoft, Cisco, SCCM) and support (e.g. personal development plans, talent management). The experiences gained though this role will provide excellent opportunities for further career progression into technical, project and supervisory management roles.

The role will be primarily based at Trentham, in North Staffordshire, however there will be requirements to complete onsite working from any of our customer locations, sometimes using your own vehicle as transport. Corporate vehicles are also used within this post and therefore a full UK Category B driving license is required.

The post falls within the NHS AFC pay structure, with a starting salary of £24,214, and annual increments up to £30,112. Annual leave starts at 27 days (excluding bank holidays), increasing to 33 after 10 years continuous service.

All essential requirements are outlined in the Person Specification.


The closing date for applications is Thursday 26th December and shortlisting will commence immediately afterwards

Interviews are currently scheduled to take place on Thursday 9th Jan 2020

If you would like to discuss applying for this post please contact Dan Fleet, Operational Development Manager via [email protected] or 01782 137777.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION about your application. Please read. . . . . . . . . . . .

The Trust treats personal data collected during the recruitment process in accordance with the Information Governance Policy. Information about how your data is used and the basis for processing your data is contained within the Trust’s Privacy Notice

1. UPDATES & CORRESPONDENCE – All correspondence will be sent via email to the email address you used when making your application. Please check your email regularly. If you have selected updates by text messaging we will also correspond via this method.

2. EMPLOYMENT CHECKS – If selected for interview, you will be sent an email with the details of the documentation you need to bring along with you to verify your Right to work in the UK, your identity and DBS Check. Failure to bring the documentation will delay your employment if you are successful at interview.

3. REFERENCES – Please ensure you provide email addresses for all referees for the last 3 years of employment and advise of any gaps in employment. We will not request references prior to interview unless you have given permission on your application form to do so, however, if you are offered a position with the Trust, references will be requested at the point of offer and by completing this application you are giving your approval for this information to be requested.

MPFT is commited to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of age,ethnictity, sexual orientation, gender, disability and religion/belief.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early



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