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Associate Director of Data Optimisation

Job Reference: 928-879

Employer:
NHS Digital - Information Management
Location:
Leeds or London
Salary:
£84,507 - £102,506

NHS Digital is the national information and technology provider for the health and care system. Our team of 2,700 information analysis, technology and project management experts create, deliver and manage the crucial digital systems, services, products and standards upon which health and care professionals depend, working in partnership with both national and local organisations. Our vision is to harness the power of information and technology to provide better health and care.


About the role

It is an incredibly exciting time to join NHS Digital. We are undergoing significant transformation to deliver a range of advanced data services which are future and forward looking. Data is the fundamental building block of our business that enables our services to be effectively delivered. We are seeking a highly experienced leader in data optimisation, who can operationally run lead and develop the direction of our core data services on our newly establishedData Processing Services.

Our organisation is receiving larger amounts of data than ever before and this trend is only set to increase and diversify. The post holder will be responsible for leading a team whose key goal is optimising the fundamental data building blocks of the nations’ health and care data, that NHS Digital holds in trust. A passion for enablement and automation coupled with clear logic and precision are vital qualities for the post holder. Experience of driving and leading established teams into new ways of working and using new technology as well as building new functions within a directorate is a key requirement for the individual successful in the role.

About you...

We want to make sure that you are set for success, these are the skills, knowledge and experience you will have:

  • Extensive knowledge of Data Optimisation and Management principles and practices as defined by DAMA (Data Management Association)
  • Extensive knowledge of Data Optimisation Management service design, delivery and service management
  • Experience of leading a large-scale data processing functions in a complex organisation including strategic oversight of large datasets with complex data linkage components
  • Evidence of working at board level in a specialist area in a large and/or complex organisation

For informal enquires and discussion please contact Daniel Ray Director of Data atdaniel.ray2@nhs.net

What we offer

In addition to a competitive salary with planned, transparent progression you can look forward to the following benefits:

  • 27 days annual leave entitlement increasing with service
  • Buy and sell annual leave scheme
  • 14% contribution to your NHS pension
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • A range of NHS Discounts covering, for example, shops, restaurants, gym, mobile phones and insurance
  • Season ticket loan
  • Car Lease scheme
  • High profile work providing professional development and ability to significantly impact on health and care services

About us

We are the national information and technology partner to the health and care system. Our task is to build and run excellent digital products and services that NHS and care staff across the country can rely on every day.

We have proven expertise in delivering large scale technology infrastructure and work with our NHS partners to ensure the technology we build is adopted quickly, safely and effectively, bringing about maximum benefits for patients.

We power the research that is developing new ways of tackling disease and fully support the role the Government wants the NHS to play in keeping the UK at the forefront of life sciences research.

We are proud of what we have achieved and our amazing people, many of whom have deservedly received public recognition in forums ranging from Women in IT awards to our own Queen’s Honours List.

Next Steps

Please view the role profile for more information.

For a detailed overview of the role, please view the full job description.

NHS Digital values and respects the diversity of its employees and aims to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities.

Roles at NHS Digital are subject to a basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service following an acceptance of an offer of employment. Basic checks provide details of convictions and conditional cautions that are considered to be unspent under the terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.




NHS Digital recognises that a diverse workforce and an environment in which individual differences and the contributions of staff are recognised and valued are important to the performance and success of the organisation. NHS Digital is committed to providing a working environment that promotes dignity and respect to all.

Please note this vacancy may close before the advertised closing date (without further notice) if sufficient suitable applications are received. Therefore please ensure you apply without delay.

This advert may be used to fill other similar vacancies across the organisation.

NHS Jobs is an automated system and unsuccessful candidates will be notified via email.

Appointment to any position is conditional on the satisfactory completion of core pre-employment checks, which will involve verifying relevant documents and information provided in the application form for authenticity.

For new appointments the starting salary will normally be the minimum point of the pay band for the post. For existing NHS staff, pay on promotion will be set either at the minimum of the new pay band or, if this would result in no pay increase, the first pay point in the band that would deliver an increase in pay.

Contact will normally be maintained via email, therefore applicants are advised to check their email accounts regularly.

Where appropriate, priority will be given to staff employed in any of the in-scope organisations affected by the Government’s healthcare reforms who are at risk or affected by change. Internal staff applying for secondment opportunities must have agreement from their Line Manager to be released on secondment.


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Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

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