Executive Recruitment

Chief Digital Information Officer

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York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Up to £140,000
Closing date:
2nd March
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Recruitment timetable

Closing Date for Applications
Monday 2 March 2020
Preliminary Interview at our Leeds Office
w/c Monday 23 March 2020
Final Panel Interview
Wednesday 22 April 2020

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At York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, we provide a comprehensive range of acute hospital, specialist healthcare and community-based services for approximately 800,000 people living in and around York, North Yorkshire, North East Yorkshire and Ryedale; an area covering 3,400 square miles. We employ 9,000 staff across multiple sites and support a dispersed workforce who provide a complex array of services.

A Chief Digital Information Officer (CDIO) is now required to support the delivery of our 2018-2023 strategy. This will be achieved within the context of partnership (including the Humber, Coast and Vale Health & Care Partnership) and will deliver on patient’s expectations for outstanding, integrated care.  This strategy has been shaped by what we know about the people we serve, including demographic changes; deprivation in some of our communities; the national move towards integrated care systems and the drive to avoid unnecessary hospital admissions/longer stays. 

Reporting to our CEO, you’ll be required to shape and secure support and cooperation for a strategy and programme of work that answers to these considerations, underpinning our vision, mission, strategic goals and themes through a step change in digital, data and technology provision.  This will involve some key decisions regarding strategic platforms and services, to ensure that foundations are laid for patient-centred, integrated care and partnership working in a regionally active, multi-site Trust.  It is imperative that the function is an enabling one that delivers exceptional user and patient experience regardless of geography, so that patients and communities can ‘start well, live well and age well’.   

Operating at the level of Executive Director, you will be a key member of the Executive team, demonstrating credibility and applying personal subject matter expertise to support our Trust as we strive to improve in all aspects of our activity across multiple dispersed sites.  An experienced CDIO, you’ll quickly inspire confidence, empowering and influencing staff at all levels from ward to Board and contributing to a culture which is patient-centred, empowering and which promotes personal accountability.  A strategic technology leader, you will have the clarity of vision to identify commercial, innovation and inward investment opportunities, the acumen and political awareness to capitalise on them for the benefits of our patients and outstanding leadership capability that will enable you to develop, lead and inspire blended internal and external teams to deliver outstanding outcomes.

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How To Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement (no more than 2 pages) that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. We will not approach your referees without your prior permission.

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The following consultants are managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification on the next webpage.

Gemma Heron
07964 826 291
Stephanie Wilson
07880 382745
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