Associate Director for EPR and Digital Applications

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£83,571 to £96,376 a year pa
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8D
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for our new Associate Director of EPR Applications and Digital Operational Services. You will develop and implement our EPR operational strategy, be accountable for the delivery of digital services and supporting technology to ensure a flexible, consistent solutions based approach . You will lead on all operational management of our Trust-wide applications and coordinate a collegiate and compliant approach across our system managers. You will also lead a talented and diverse team of customer focused and values driven individuals.

We are a dynamic and fast paced environment, which is always evolving and always improving and encourages innovation. We are committed to your career development and offer a supportive, flexible and collaborative working environment.

Main duties of the job


You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents attached.

About us


As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

At UHS we are committed to providing a flexible working environment. We believe that it benefits everyone if we achieve a positive work-life balance. Whether you are balancing family, study or your wellbeing with your career, we want to support you so you can help our patients.

We're proud to have been voted in the Top Five acute Trusts for our commitment to supporting our staff to achieve work-life balance.

UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme and life insurance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • You will lead, shape and support the development and implementation of our customer focused applications strategy and our UHS digital operational services
  • Working across a wide network of diverse stakeholders, you will prepare strategies and operational plans to support continuous improvement of digital services, ensuring systems compliance with national requirements.
  • With a strong focus on customer experience, you will oversee system design and build at UHS, working closely with senior clinical and operational stakeholders.
  • You will have a proven track record of leading complex multi-million pound portfolios, including large scale contracts, technical business cases and leading digital services in a service critical setting.
  • You will bring knowledge of customer focused programme and project management within a technical setting , with experience of managing large scale highly complex programmes using multiple digital applications and tools
  • With excellent inter-personal, team development, leadership and communications skills, you will be committed to building positive working partnerships with senior managers, staff and a broad range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • You will be able to demonstrate and live our UHS Values and share our vision and direction for the division and the trust in a spirit of collaboration, inclusivity and compassion.


The closing date is 11th June 2023.

Shortlisting will take place on the 15th June 2023.

A Teams Stakeholder session will be held on 19th June 2023

Candidates will then be invited to a final panel interview at UHS on 3rd July 2023.

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Person Specification

Qualifications, knowledge and experience


  • Degree in computer related/numerate subject or significant equivalent experience with highly specialist technical knowledge in relevant field.
  • Educated to Master's degree or significant equivalent experience with highly specialist technical knowledge in relevant field.
  • Evidence of further leadership and management training or equivalent
  • Project management qualification or demonstrable experience
  • Complex multi-million-pound budget/project management
  • Significant proven and demonstrated experience as senior manager, head of service, programme lead or architect in IT / digital services.
  • Knowledge of supplier community and account management
  • Experience of managing significant and highly complex contracts, which includes overall responsibility for the relationship as well as for individual projects or programmes to be delivered
  • Programme / project manager within technical / IT setting. Experience managing large scale highly complex and sensitive programmes
  • Extensive experience of leading an operational environment and service-critical administrative IT systems
  • Previous experience of authoring complex business cases
  • Staff management experience at a senior level including change management and redesign of service delivery.
  • Procurement experience including options appraisal and selection of suppliers/authorising purchases


  • ITIL Expert
  • Prince II Project Management
  • MSP
  • Cyber/security accreditation or qualification
  • Working knowledge of Database design
  • Messaging systems such as HL7, XML, DICOM, FHIR
  • TOGAF 9 Certified
  • Professional Member of British Computer Society
  • NHS systems, data and commissioning processes

Skills and competencies


  • Budget management
  • Leadership
  • Advanced keyboard skills
  • Ability to learn and assimilate information quickly
  • Analytical thinking
  • Change management
  • Data analysis
  • Negotiation skills
  • Workforce planning
  • Presentation skills
  • People management
  • Financial management
  • Communication



  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Patients First
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Always Improving
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Working Together

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


Southampton General Hospital

Tremona Road


SO14 2AA

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