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Chief Technical Officer

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Ashton under Lyne
£70,417 to £81,138 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
Reporting into the Chief Information Officer, this newly created role will beresponsible for helping to set the technical direction within the organisation. The CTO will be expected to lead a diverse range of people, over multiple services in a fast-paced technology step change programme to improve the digital maturity of the Trust and collaborate effectively with the senior leadership team.

The role of CTO is to ensure inspirational and values-driven leadershipand management of the technology, digital, IT and cyber function to ensure:- Technology and digital supports the drive to modernise PCFT- Delivery of a fit for purpose IT service responsive to user needs - Digital and IT skills are developed and maintained across all users - Develop and Deliver an integrated cyber strategy across systems, data and users - Collaborate with other care providers and key suppliers to enhance our digital outcomes - Continuous improvement and value for money in decisions supporting change and growth.

The role will provide operational and strategic Digital leadership across the whole Trust. Reporting to the Chief Information Officer, the incumbent will play a key role in shaping and operationally managing Digital services.The role will develop a culture within the team that facilitates excellence bydeveloping and maintaining robust systems that are resilient, documented and in-line with industry standards

Main duties of the job

To view the details job description and main responsibilities, please see the attached job description and person specification.

About us

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We're really proud of our#PennineCarePeopleand do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work.

All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view the details job description and main responsibilities, please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • ITIL 4
  • Educated to degree level.
  • Educated to masters level or equivalent level of experience at a senior level.



  • Proven experience working as a senior manager within health or social care Digital/Technology functions
  • Demonstrable experience of developing Technology Strategies across complex systems, taking into account local, regional, national and supplier requirements/constraints
  • Experience of delivering presentations on complex IT subjects to large groups /conferences both internally and externally



  • Specialist knowledge of Information Technology including infrastructure, End User Compute, Service Desk and DSPT
  • Expert understanding of the background to & aims of current healthcare National and Local Digital Strategy and policy & appreciate the implications of these on PCFT
  • Extensive knowledge of the NHS performance, delivery & contracting processes.

Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT


Trust Headquarters

225 Old Street

Ashton under Lyne


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