Database Administrator (INTERNAL ONLY)

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 21 July 2024

Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team as Database Administrator.

Working as a senior technical expert the Database Administrator has complete management responsibility for the Trust's Database Management Systems (DBMS). Specifically, to proactively manage the database environment in order to ensure maximum availability and efficient operation of the 24/7x365 business critical systems that are relied upon for real time operations in the Control Rooms / Call Centres.

In addition the role of Database Administrator extends to the design and implementation of database solutions across all areas of the Trust.

Main duties of the job

  • Formulate strategic plans for Trust wide database management in terms of resource, costs, business continuity, availability and impact
  • Responsible for the daily management and operation of complex database systems and ensuring that business critical systems are highly available and operating at optimal performance
  • Plan and carry out proactive preventative maintenance of database environments across the entire database landscape to achieve required high availability and performance, including design of database schemas, creation of necessary software, to load, unload, reload or reorganise data with databases
  • Focus on the achievement of agreed service levels, Key Performance Indicators and performance reviews. Also investigate complaints through the escalation procedure
  • Take overall responsibility for technical design, implementation & support of database related services
  • Responsible for taking direct action to recover database services in the event of disruption acting on own initiative

About us

Working for us is an experience like no other. We provide emergency and urgent care, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, operating across the largest ambulance region in England and responding to an average of 2,650 incidents every day.

We remain committed to ensuring that we provide the best possible care for all our patients, which is reflected in our new five-year strategy which has continually improving patient care at its very core.

The role is based in Exeter, one of the most vibrant, attractive and historically interesting cities in England, with excellent transport links and a great mix of independent shops, cafes and bars.

If you embody our values of one team, compassionate and innovative and are looking to make a real difference to peoples' lives, then we would love to hear from you.

In return we will equip you with the skills and resources you need to thrive in your role.

You will have opportunities to progress to roles across the Trust and enjoy continuous professional development.

Benefits

  • Competitive NHS salary
  • A standard working week of 37.5 hours
  • Holiday entitlements of 27 days per year, plus general and public holidays, rising to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Pay enhancements for out of hours, shift and overtime working
  • Generous Pension Scheme
  • Career and salary progression
  • Car leasing scheme
  • Free parking across Trust sites
  • Staff networks
  • Wide range of discounts from various organisations across the UK

Date posted

02 July 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

202-6437366

Job locations

Exeter HQ

Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Sowton Industrial Estate

Exeter

EX2 7HY


Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about this role please see the attached job description and person specification.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about this role please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Education and qualifications

Essential

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in the area of informatics
  • 5 GCSE 'O' levels or equivalent, including English & Mathematics
  • Current, clean driving licence

Desirable

  • IT Professional qualification (e.g. Microsoft Certified Specialist in SQL Server Database Administration)
  • ITIL Service Management qualification

Previous experience

Essential

  • Knowledge and experience of Microsoft SQL Environments

Desirable

  • Public sector experience: national or local government, NHS or 'blue light' services
Person Specification

Education and qualifications

Essential

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in the area of informatics
  • 5 GCSE 'O' levels or equivalent, including English & Mathematics
  • Current, clean driving licence

Desirable

  • IT Professional qualification (e.g. Microsoft Certified Specialist in SQL Server Database Administration)
  • ITIL Service Management qualification

Previous experience

Essential

  • Knowledge and experience of Microsoft SQL Environments

Desirable

  • Public sector experience: national or local government, NHS or 'blue light' services

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Exeter HQ

Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Sowton Industrial Estate

Exeter

EX2 7HY


Employer's website

https://www.swast.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Exeter HQ

Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Sowton Industrial Estate

Exeter

EX2 7HY


Employer's website

https://www.swast.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

ICT Services Manager

James Crichton

James.crichton@swast.nhs.uk

07745038912

Date posted

02 July 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

202-6437366

Job locations

Exeter HQ

Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Sowton Industrial Estate

Exeter

EX2 7HY


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