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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/03/2020.

Director of Digital Primary Care, NHSX

Job Reference: 990-A-20-61058

NHS England and NHS Improvement
London / Leeds
Circa £100,000

Our Organisation

NHS England and NHS Improvement came together on 1 April 2019 as a new single organisation. The NHS Long Term Plan focuses on delivering integrated care to patients at the local level and we can best support the NHS to deliver this as a single integrated organisation.

Our new operating model represents a strong shift to regional delivery supported by expert corporate teams. Local health systems are supported by our integrated regional teams who play a major leadership role in the geographies they manage.

We are jointly committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

Director of Digital Primary Care, NHSX

Band: ESM1

Salary: Circa £100,000

Location: London / Leeds with travel required between both locations

NHSX is leading the largest digital health and social care transformation programme in the world. With investment of more than £1 billion pounds a year nationally and a significant additional spend locally, we need the right people in our team to help us to get the technology right for staff and citizens.

We are looking for an experienced Digital leader to lead the transformation of the digital primary care programme.

You will be working with the Chief Clinical Information Officer and their team to help deliver the missions of NHSX, and the long-term plan commitments to help digitise the NHS. You will lead a large scale digital transformation programme and help the clinical team in scoping, designing and delivering new programs as required by the wider system. Leading on task-and-finish work requiring a primary care perspective and clinical leadership, including areas which fall under NHS England’s primary care remit.

You will promote the General Practice Long Term Plan, leading relationships, stakeholder engagement and speaking to large groups of primary care professionals.

Deputising for the Chief Clinical Information Officer across a broad technology/digital portfolio, with scope for developing specific areas of interest or expertise.

You will be part of the Primary care senior management team representing the digital agenda and working closely with the Medical Director of Primary Care to represent them across the broad technology/digital portfolio.

You will need experience of working in general practice with a detailed knowledge of primary care together with significant experience of senior clinical leadership in a politically sensitive and complex environment and demonstrable experience of delivering complex change and strategy development programmes.

We’re looking for a personable and confident professional who will strive for continuous improvement and innovation. Educated to Masters level qualification in a relevant discipline or equivalent compensating experience at a senior level in a relevant business environment, you value diversity and difference and operate with integrity and openness.

To find out more please see the attached candidate pack.

Please submit a CV together with a personal statement (maximum 1000 words.)

For further information please contact:

Our commitments to you

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better patient outcomes. We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, disability, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.

Applications are welcomed from applicants who wish to apply for a position on the basis of a smarter or flexible working arrangement. Where candidates are successful at interview, such requests will be taken under consideration and accommodated where the needs of the service allow.

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