IT Systems Support

Job role: IT Systems Support

Department: Information Technology

Contract type: Fixed-term 6 Months

Responsible to: Senior Systems Developer

Salary range: £25,000 – £30,000 per annum  (dependent on experience)

Working Pattern: Onsite Monday – Friday with occasional work from home option

Location: Putney, Southwest London

Closing date: 29th April 2024


The RHN is a leading national centre of excellence, providing adult person-centred services that span the entire care pathway from post-acute rehabilitation services to end of life care, for people with complex Neuro-disability and their families, underpinned by a strong research and education programme.

Main Objectives of the role – this is a fixed term six-month contract

The IT Systems Support role is to ensure the smooth functioning and running of our internally developed systems. There will be a particular focus on the RHN Roster.

You do not necessarily possess prior IT experience but show a strong aptitude for learning and problem-solving. You will be responsible for providing assistance, troubleshooting issues, and offering basic user support to make sure our systems are used to best advantage everywhere they can be. You will actively engage direct with staff and RHN IT Developers to resolve support issues efficiently.  You will work directly with staff to foster effective communication channels to address concerns and collaborate on system improvements.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Become the expert user of the RHN Roster and build supporting relationships with the ward managers
  2. Manage helpdesk tickets by prioritising, categorising, and tracking issues reported by staff in relation to internally developed systems.
  3. Troubleshoot software-related issues reported through the helpdesk system, employing systematic problem-solving techniques to identify root causes and implement effective solutions.
  4. Liaise with IT developers and staff to resolve helpdesk tickets in a timely manner, ensuring clear communication and collaboration throughout the resolution process.
  5. Provide regular updates to staff regarding the status of their helpdesk tickets, maintaining transparency and managing expectations regarding resolution timelines.
  6. Escalate complex or unresolved issues to senior IT staff or developers for further investigation and resolution.
  7. Continuously improve helpdesk ticketing processes and procedures to enhance efficiency and customer satisfaction.
  8. Collaborate with IT developers to identify recurring issues and opportunities for software enhancements or improvements based on helpdesk ticket trends and user feedback.
  9. Document troubleshooting steps, resolutions, and other relevant information within the helpdesk ticketing system to facilitate knowledge sharing and future reference.
  10. Ensure compliance with service level agreements (SLAs) by meeting established response and resolution times for helpdesk tickets.

Person specification: Essential and Desirable

  1. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to explain technical concepts to non-technical users.
  2. Proactive problem-solving abilities with a keen attention to detail.
  3. Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  4. Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and willingness to take on new challenges.
  5. Customer service-oriented mind-set with a commitment to delivering high-quality support to internal users.
  6. Experience with a roster system or similar IT system is desirable.

We welcome candidates with a strong willingness to learn and grow in the field.

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Candidates applying for a role at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability will be expected to have received their vaccination against the coronavirus strain (COVID-19) as part of our pre-employment process before commencing employment at the RHN. Please let us know if you have not managed to arrange to receive the vaccine via other channels yet, as we can arrange the administration of the vaccine within the hospital. Please note that if you have a medical reason as to why you are not able to have the vaccine or you have any questions on the vaccination, please feel free to contact