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Chief Digital Information Officer

Job Reference: 918-IM4615

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
National -To be agreed with the successful applicant
Circa £140k

At NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) we know that first class IT services play a critical role in donation and transplantation across the UK. It’s a fundamental part of our goal to be the best donation service in the world for blood, organs, tissues and stem cells. And that’s why we need a visionary leader to frame the digital, data and technology solutions that will make it happen.

This is an unequalled opportunity to play a key role in the strategic direction of our organisation. Working directly for the Chief Executive Officer, you’ll take on a high-profile board-level role at the heart of the NHS Blood & Transplant’s Senior Leadership team. You will develop and deliver the IT services that keep our donation and transplantation services running efficiently and smoothly.

You will lead our transition away from legacy technology stacks to the delivery of user-centred platforms, products and services that will help our organisation to deliver outstanding operations. As part of this, you will work with many stakeholders throughout NHSBT to drive an appetite for innovation and create a roadmap that will carefully balance your objectives with their needs.

Strong leadership is also key to this role, as you will head a sizeable co-located team of around 250 employees. You will be expected to review the team’s structure, roles and operating model to improve our capabilities and deliver our ambitious strategy. On top of this, you will inspire confidence to the highest levels across your team, stakeholders and the senior leadership.

A board-level leader, you will have an exceptional track record leading complex portfolios of digital, data and technological change – everything from infrastructure and legacy systems to data solutions and critical 24/7 nationally-based operations. You will also have experience dealing with considerable budgets and large teams, as well as negotiating and influencing decisions at a high level.

We’re looking for personable, confident professionals who always strive for continuous improvement and innovation. Excellent judgement, networking and influencing skills underpin all your work, along with a genuine commitment to diversity in the workforce.

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent and be able to demonstrate your continuing professional development.

To find out more, please go to our website to view videos which explore the journey of donors.

Interviews will be held on the 18th and 22nd of October in London.

Three small words, one big difference - Caring, Expert and Quality.

Together we'll save and improve more lives than ever

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) offers a dynamic and friendly working environment where teamwork is highly valued. Personal development is also considered a priority and is supported through extensive training and development opportunities open to all employees.

We’re an inclusive organisation that reflects the diverse communities we work with and positively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

Three small words, one big difference - Caring, Expert and Quality.

Together we'll save and improve more lives than ever

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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