Head Of Infrastructure (AFC 8C)

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary See description

Updated 3 days ago

Reference 1403834

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Head Of Infrastructure based in Belfast.


Business Services Organisation (BSO) is part of Health and Social Care, the largest employer in Northern Ireland with approximately 70,000 staff covering all elements of the delivery of Health and Social care.  BSO provides a broad range of shared services including regional business support functions and specialist professional services to HSC.  This includes Enterprise IT services and the delivery of a range of transformational technology-led programmes and projects for use by all HSC organisations. These IT services are delivered by the ITS function within the Customer Care and Performance Directorate of the BSO.

BSO Information Technology Services has a requirement for a Head of Infrastructure. The Head of Infrastructure’s responsibility will include leading the delivery of a portfolio consisting of all infrastructure services delivered by ITS to Managed ICT Services and Enterprise ICT services customers. The role will involve management and oversight of all Infrastructure services, and infrastructure input to projects and programmes delivered by BSO ITS.

This is an exciting new post which also represents an opportunity to shape the use of technology and supporting services within Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland.

The range of infrastructure services will include

  • Regional Data Centres and hosting
  • Virtualized environment for Server (compute) and Storage
  • Client devices including PCs, Tablets and other mobile devices
  • Telephony ( fixed and mobile) and unified communications
  • Collaboration platforms
  • Wide Area network service provision
  • Local area network provision
  • Identify management and access control
  • Managed Internet access
  • Email
  • Managed print services

Cybersecurity services including

  • Secure Remote access
  • Firewall management
  • Mobile device management
  • Antivirus and other exploit prevention
  • Web filtering
  • Mail scanning
  • Device patching
  • Threat intelligence and assessment

The Head of Infrastructure will be one of 3 direct reports to the Assistant Director of BSO ITS working closely with the other 2 direct reports, the Head of Operations and Head of Programme Delivery.

A key part of the role, in addition to Infrastructure, will be to act represent the interests of the BSO, the Director CCP and AD ITS within all programme governance structures and other forums as required. This will require the post holder to have detailed knowledge not only of all Infrastructure activity but also detailed working knowledge of the ITS Programme Delivery and Operations functions.

The successful applicant will have experience of delivering infrastructure services and programmes/projects at an Enterprise scale.

AFC 8c Salary £58,504 -£71,243

Location: Centre House, Belfast

This is an exciting new post which also represent an opportunity to shape the use of technology and supporting services within Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland.

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Closing Date: Friday 19 April 2019 6:00pm