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Director of ICT

Posted: 1 Oct 2020 Closes: 31 Oct 2020
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, United Kingdom Attractive six figure package
Permanent & Full-time NHS_c35XVUMJ2WNb

Director of ICT

Job Reference: 271-ICT-2672153

Employer: Department: ICT Location: Great Ormond Street Hospital, London Salary: Attractive six figure package

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH) is the leading hospital for children in the UK and renowned the world over for its dedication to paediatric research and medicine.

At GOSH we are constantly planning for the future and we are investing significantly to replace and develop our ICT infrastructure, reshaping the business to deliver the highest levels of performance and best clinical outcomes possible. This extensive strategic investment in Information Management and Technology builds on our existing systems to deliver digital enhancements across all aspects of care. We have a strong enterprise electronic patient record (EPR) which sits at the very heart of the Trust digital footprint.

The role of ICT Director is pivotal to the success of the digital strategy and so we are looking for a driven, exceptional candidate who is excited by daily challenges and thrives in a busy and ever-changing environment. We will reward your enthusiasm with exposure to world class technologies, the chance to work with outstanding individuals all backed up by a successful and highly skilled ICT team that underpin your opportunity to contribute to improving the unique way Great Ormond Street provides specialist care to children.

This post will have lead management responsibility for the provision of professional IT solutions including systems development, implementation, IT support services, and strategic planning of future IT requirements for the organisation to enhance clinical and corporate services.

The post holder will provide strategic and professional leadership on information technology projects and developments, you will bring an enthusiasm and passion along with considerable experience as the lead expert for all aspects of IT infrastructure and have senior management responsibility for the monitoring, support, maintenance, and security of multiple information systems.

You will have good person management skills and be able to lead a large team to deliver a strong service to the trust.

You will be able to support the digitalisation agenda and data sharing collaborations globally, to further effective research and care across the world.

You will be responsible for agreeing and managing a number of large contracts so will have a strong commercial ability to influence key contracts and develop excellent relationships with external bodies.

As the successful candidate, you will have strong core values in line with those at GOSH and a strong track record of leadership and delivery in the areas above. You will possess the ability to understand and translate how technology will enable the unique needs of GOSH to provide the best possible care for children whilst researching and developing new medicine and treatments, working successfully and comfortably with staff at all levels and from any professional discipline. Finally, you will bring a high level of expertise and charismatic leadership to the department, and a passion for supporting the goals and ambitions of this world leading hospital.

Please be advised that:

The recruitment process for all admin and clerical roles at Bands 2-5 will be a two stage recruitment process whereby shortlisted candidates will undertake an online literacy, numeracy, ICT and typing test.Only those candidates who pass the competency test will proceed to a formal interview.

The closing date given is a guide only. There may be some occasions where we have to close a vacancy once sufficient applications have been received. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Only those candidates who clearly demonstrate how they meet the person specification criteria for this post will be shortlisted. Please note that where high volumes of applicants have been received, additional criteria may on occasion be used to determine the final shortlist.

Please also note that all recruitment is currently subject to restrictions on the allocation of Certificates of Sponsorship.

We are an accredited Living Wage Employer.

Please note that the Trust will shortly be introducing the TRAC recruitment system. Once the system goes live, after applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into TRAC. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system. Please note, all communication regarding your application will be made via email, please ensure you check your junk/spam folders as emails are sometimes filtered there.

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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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