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Chief Information Officer

Job Reference: 358-A-19-29166

University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
Very Senior Management

With an annual turnover of more than £960m and serving a diverse community of one million people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, University Hospitals of Leicester is one of the country’s busiest and largest acute hospital Trusts with a number of nationally and internationally respected services and a reputation for clinical excellence.

It’s an exciting time to join our senior management team, our new Quality Strategy – ‘Becoming the Best’, sets out our new approach and key priorities over the coming years and this will underpin the next chapter in our own organisational development, building on the Trust’s strong foundations and considerable potential.

We are looking to appoint substantively to our role of Chief Information Officer, reporting directly to our Chief Executive.

The successful candidate will be the senior responsible officer for managing the delivery of Information Management and Technology (IM&T) services across the Trust and for the implementation of the Trust’s IM&T strategy, ensuring UHL’s clinical and business requirements are reflected in our technology applications and services. Quality and safety are at the heart of the objectives of our IT and digital programme; we aim to support safe and effective care by progressing our eHospital plans to implement user-friendly and integrated solutions that make people’s jobs easier to do.

You will also take the lead role in representing UHL within the wider health economy, reflecting our desire to develop new opportunities and continue to engage with and support the full potential set out in the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Sustainability and Transformation Programme – ‘Better Care Together’.

You will need to draw on your natural ability to form strong working partnerships with key internal and external stakeholders to support and inform their respective technology and data strategies, inspiring confidence and securing partnership at all levels. You will strategically drive new approaches to customer service and delivery, setting high standards and clear expectations for internal teams and provide coherent and inspiring leadership to ensure that staff are fully developed and suitably equipped to ensure excellent customer experience.

This is a truly exciting and pivotal time to join us and will afford the successful candidate the opportunity to make a real difference and support the delivery of safe and excellent patient care.

The closing date for applications is 15th January 2020


We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. This is due to the fact that it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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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