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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 14/03/2021.

Digital Director

Job Reference: 265-A-21-23879

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
Kettering General Hospital & Northampton General Hospital, Kettering & Northampton
£91,004 - £104,927 per annum

Northampton General Hospital and Kettering General Hospital have embarked on an exciting journey to become a University Hospitals Group, serving the whole of Northamptonshire and beyond through closer alignment and partnership with University of Leicester, University of Northampton and all other University partners. University of Leicester, with Northampton and Kettering Group, is committed to enhancing the partnership between academia and the NHS in Northamptonshire. A strong synergy between organisations is the key to success, major contributions made by consultant colleagues to the academic mission through research, teaching, education, clinical leadership, enterprise and innovation recognised by the award of a range of honorary titles from Honorary Fellow to Honorary Professor.

With four teaching schools (Allied Health Professions, Biological Sciences, Leicester Medical School, Psychology), six research departments (Cardiovascular Sciences, Genetics and Genome Biology hosting the Leicester Cancer Research Centre, Health Sciences hosting the Leicester Diabetes Research Centre, Molecular and Cell Biology, Neuroscience Psychology and Behaviour, Respiratory Sciences), the College’s mission is to pursue the highest standards of research, education, training in biomedical and related subjects, to apply this knowledge and expertise to enhance the quality of life and economic prosperity of populations, locally and in the world. The high calibre of our academic endeavour is increasingly being recognised. In the 2020 Shanghai International ranking, the Medical School in Leicester was ranked 20 (of 3,000 medical schools); Leicester was 5th in the UK (Highest rank for clinical medicine outside of the Golden Triangle). In April 2017 NIHR Biomedical Research Centre commenced, a collaboration between University of Leicester, University of Loughborough and University Hospitals of Leicester. The BRC brings together the work of Respiratory Medicine, Cardiovascular Science, Diet, Lifestyle and Physical Activity.

Digital Directors

Kettering General Hospital and Northampton General Hospital

Band 9

In just a few years’ time, Kettering General Hospital and Northampton General Hospital will have an amazing story to tell… how they turned competition into collaboration, variation into seamless alignment, and CQC ratings of ‘Requires Improvement’ into ‘Outstanding’.

We are looking to recruit two dynamic Digital Directors who can join our group model and who can implement our digital vision across both Kettering and Northampton.

The key responsibility of the Digital Director is to provide vision and technical leadership in the delivery of the digital and technology aims of each Trusts, aligned to the Group Digital Strategy to enable wider improvements across the group in quality, efficiency and business effectiveness. We will be valuing collaboration behaviours over individual technical brilliance, as teams at each site work to:

  • Do the basics brilliantly
  • Do things once for both
  • Do the hard work to make things simple
  • Be the best you can be

We need kind, compassionate and inclusive leaders who will make great things happen in each Trust and bring people together and with them on our ambitious group journey. We are looking for leaders who will support our organisations in “applying the culture, processes, business models & technologies of the internet era to respond to people’s raised expectations” [Tom Loosemore’s Definition of Digital].

We will be looking for someone who has demonstrated their alignment to this way of delivering change in a large complex organisations (in or outside the NHS).

We truly aspire to be the most digital hospital group in the UK by 2023. Does this sound like a challenge you wish to accept?

We would like to invite applicants from unrepresented groups to apply or call us to discuss the role further.

Andy Callow

Group Chief Digital and Information Officer

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Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust recognises that staff of differing backgrounds and life experiences enrich our workforce and bring different skills and knowledge. We therefore encourage and welcome applications for our vacancies from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.


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