Director of Digital Transformation and Information Technology

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience Dependant on Experience
Closing date
1 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a key role within the corporate leadership team of the Trust, and a core member of the Chief Strategy and Partnerships Officer's (CSPO) team alongside the Strategy, We Care and Efficiency functions of the organisation.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will hold the delegated trust wide digital transformation and IT portfolio on behalf of the CSPO and be operationally responsible for the 130 wte that makes up the IT team. The responsibilities of the post holder will include the development and implementation of the digital transformation agenda and ensuring that all digital services meet the Trust's operational requirements.

The post holder will work alongside the Chief Clinical Information Officer and the Chief Nursing Information Officer to ensure that systems and processes are focused on supporting the delivery of safe and effective services to the population of East Kent.

About us

We offer a full package of benefits, including a car lease scheme on-site childcare generous annual leave in line with NHS terms and conditions high street and public transport discounts a 24/7 staff support service - and the little things that make life easier, like on-site Amazon lockers and fresh fruit and veg stalls.

At East Kent Hospitals we have the unique opportunity for collaboration and digital innovation that can transform the way in which healthcare is delivered to the communities we serve.

This is an opportunity, for an experienced individual, to join the organisation and create and drive the digital transformation programme to ensure that technology and its use enables the organization to thrive.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in 'supporting documents. If you have further queries please dont hesitate to get in touch using the contact details below.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Masters level qualification or equivalent experience including relevant digital qualifications.
  • Substantial continued professional development


  • Masters Level Qualification

Skills and Experience


  • Experience of leading technology transformation and innovation to support strategic priorities
  • Experience of running large, complex �multi- million programmes.
  • Knowledge of architectural design and strategic planning skills.
  • A pragmatic and independent thinker with experience of delivering strategic direction
  • ability to communicate and collaborate across teams, working with partners and teams to deliver solutions to organisational needs
  • An extensive track record of delivering and enabling large-scale complex change programmes


  • Evidence of delivery of digital transformation in the health sector



  • Demonstrable evidence of successfully delivering high quality, customer focussed services.
  • An in depth understanding of IT strategy, business technology and its application in a complex service environment including clinical risk management and GDPR rules

Personal/professional attributes


  • An inspirational leader, able to motivate teams to succeed
  • Support and role model the Trust's We Care values and behaviours
  • Strong presentational and inter-personal skills with the ability to communicate at all levels, working on a wide-range of challenges simultaneously, to demanding timescales

Other requirements


  • Ability to travel between Trust sites in a timely manner

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


Kent and Canterbury Hospital

Ethelbert Road



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