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Chief Information Officer

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Doncaster and Bassetlaw
Depending on experience VSM Dependent on experience
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Full Time
This post will be based in the Recovery, Innovation and Transformation Directorate. The post holder will be accountable for providing direction and leadership for the delivery of IT and information services across the Trust.

The Chief Information Officer (CIO) will be responsible for defining the investments to be made to the IT and information services at DBTH to support high quality and efficient service delivery. This will include IT strategy development, technology planning, project management, IT governance, information assurance, IT security, information asset management and IT vendor relationships. To do this, they must be credible and demonstrate a wide range of knowledge in the relevant areas.

The CIO will be responsible for introducing and standardising 'best-practice' in technology across the Trust. In addition, the CIO will support the Strategy and Improvement Directorate to enable the implementation of new models of service delivery at DBH and work closely with all members of the Executive Team in delivering technology enabled change and improvement. This will entail engaging with a wide range of stakeholders including clinicians, administrative and managerial staff to assist in the design and develop a vision for future service delivery.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will play a lead role in transforming care and outcomes through the delivery of high quality and efficient IT and information management services at the Trust.

Providing strategic direction and leadership for the delivery of IT services across the Trust and informing the strategy of the Doncaster place.Act as the Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO) fulfilling those responsibilities as the Chief Executive Delegate.

Co-create and maintain an inspiring, compelling, forward looking and customer-centric vision for IT and information management services which will support the Trust's Strategic Direction. This will include considerable stakeholder engagement at all and other senior management groups.

Ensuring all operational IT and information management services across the Trust are appropriately managed, supported and developed in line with best practice in IT Service Management (ITIL).

Transforming the Trust's culture and capability around the use and sharing of information capitalising on opportunities to raise data literacy and confidence, building and preparing colleagues for the implementation of new service delivery models.

Managing IT and information management security controls in line with current best practice (ISO2700x) and Government guidelines.

Maintain personal awareness of all local and national policies, strategies best practice and initiatives which may impact on the delivery of IT and information management services.

About us

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our people including:o Extensive range of learning and development opportunitieso We support work-life balance and provide a range of flexible working opportunitieso NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependantso Generous holiday entitlement commencing at 27 days holiday per year plus bank holidays (pro rata) rising to 33 days per year (depending on NHS service)o Comprehensive and externally recognised health and wellbeing support programmeo NHS Car Lease schemes and a range of salary sacrifice schemeo Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance through external providers

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment, we value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy, and maternity and those from under-represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for full role details.

If you are inspired by the opportunity to positively contribute to our exciting future by being part of our amazing team, please apply today. For further information and an informal discussion about the role please contact Jonathan Sargeant on or 01909 571025.

Person Specification

Experience and knowledge


  • Significant knowledge of IT and digital transformation practise
  • Significant strategic management experience at very senior management level, putting quality and patient safety at the heart of the organisational goals
  • Evidence of strategy development and implementation in line with nationally recognised planning guidance and policy
  • Evidence of development of development and deployment of organisational vision and objectives
  • Ability to, or evidence of significant and successful contribution at Board and senior management level in a large and complex organisation
  • Significant experience of NHS planning and business case development
  • Evidence of the use of information and data to determine strategic and operational opportunities
  • Experience of transformational change through digital means
  • Successful track record of delivering IT infrastructure and operations services at a senio


  • Development of strategic direction or similar in large scale organisation
  • Director level experience
  • Previous NHS experience would also be useful in this context
  • Other relevant ICT and programme management and delivery qualifications including Agile, ITIL, Prince and MSP, cyber security



  • Degree or equivalent Master's degree or equivalent experience in management or leadership
  • Evidence of continuous professional development within last two years
  • Knowledge and understanding of national and local NHS policy drivers and regulatory framework

Interpersonal & organisational skills


  • Exceptional leadership and communication skills with experience of working with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Empowering leadership style to support improvement culture
  • Track record of contributing collaboratively as part of a high performing te
  • Track record of partnership working across complex networks, delivering through influence and nego
  • Gravitas and confidence in delivering complex information to colleagues and in external si
  • Ability to cope with complex organisational issues and able to relate to a wide spectrum of NHS professionals
  • Ability to prepare and produce reports and communications for dissemination to a broad range of stak

Organisational skills


  • Ability to ensure appropriate levels of governance to implement successful change
  • Budgetary management responsibility
  • Ability to work under pressure and sustain concentration over long periods to tight deadlines and have good time management skills with the ability to prioritise effectively
  • Exstensive IT literacy and experience working with a range of NHS and industry-standard digital systems

Employer details

Employer name

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT


Cross site

Doncaster and Bassetlaw


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