Deputy Director - Chief of Staff

Omni RMS
London (Greater)
15 Apr 2018
19 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently recruiting for one of the UK’s leading NHS Trusts which comprises of two of London’s best known teaching hospitals.

In recognition of the growing importance of digital technology, informatics and information governance the Trust recently employed their first Chief Digital Information Officer. Data, Technology and Information’s vision is to deliver “World class digital services for world class healthcare” and combines the activities of a traditional IT, telephony and Information Governance & Management organisation.

The Deputy Director will play a pivotal role in leading the day to day management of the Data, Technology & Information (DT&i) Directorate, and managing the Office of Chief Digital Information Officer. The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering the Directorate’s Digital Strategy, the operating and workforce strategies, and policies and initiatives that support DT&i plans. The Deputy Director will be responsible for managing the departmental budget. They will also lead the resources team to coordinate the planning and management of the Capital expenditure (CapEx) budget. The Deputy Director will provide the Directorate the support required to ensure that it’s improving quality, safety and efficiency to deliver on the DT&i vision, aims and objectives.

Reporting to the Director and Chief Digital Information Officer (CDIO), the Deputy Director will ensure that the Trust ambition is effectively achieved through the digital, technological and information strategies. The Deputy Director has full, designated responsibility to deputise for the Director and Chief Digital Information Officer (CDIO), and along with the CDIO, is a member of the Trust Management Executive. They will drive delivery performance and driving the DT&i to ‘stabilise’, ‘consolidate’, and ‘innovate’. The Deputy Director will manage a team of dedicated resources and provide support and guidance to the DT&i leadership and delivery teams embedded within it.

Key Responsibilities

* Designing and maintaining the services provided by the IT&T Directorate including OLA’s and SLA’s
* Ensuring the IT&T Directorate delivers it’s OLA’s and SLA’s by effectively managing the internal service team, and third party suppliers
* Ensuring that all Technology programmes and projects take proper consideration of ongoing service support and that adequate revenue funding is identified and approved to deliver to the agreed OLS’s and SLA’s.
* Developing the service teams ITIL Capabilities and foster continuous improvement.
* Managing all aspects of Change in IT Services efficiently and effectively in a manner which maintains the integrity of the systems and provides accurate traceability for all changes introduced into the production environment.

Key Requirements

* Educated to PhD/ Masters or equivalent level of knowledge and experience.
* Formal qualification in Project & Programme management (PRINCE 2 / MSP / APMP)
* Expert in the data, technology and information agenda.
* Broad knowledge of current and emerging technologies, technology directions, and strategic application to business needs.
* Strong transformation programme management experience in large complex organisations, which preferably should be in a health care or health service environment.
* Extensive experience of the design, development, implementation, and management of change in a complex, political, multiple stakeholder environments.
* Strong experience of senior staff performance management, including motivating, developing, and coaching to meet appropriate deadlines.
* Experience of providing board level advice.
* Strong communication skills.
* Experience of driving exceptional department performance management frameworks and
* Programme and project management expertise.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an NHS Trust leading the way within innovation and technology. Please forward a copy of your CV or call (Apply online only)

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