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Deputy Director of Digital (Tech & Data Platforms/CTO)

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£85,582 to £98,387 per annum including 5% fringe HCAS
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8D
Contract Type
Full Time
At SABP we have recognised the barrier technology has often become in helping our professionals provide the best care. A few years ago, and out of feeling frustrated and fed up at traditional and frequent approaches to innovation and change, we took the radical decision to implement a full-scale better way of doing things. By bringing user-centric, cloud and dynamic approaches into the way we do improvement, we radically altered the value that digital investments and technologies offered. This comes to the fore through our SABP Digital mantra #PeopleBeforeTechnology.

We are now looking to radically accelerate our technology and data platform approach to meet our grand ambitions not just for our professionals but the people we serve. We are definitely not looking for more of the same but someone to drive a shift to next generation open architectures and technologies not just for the Trust but our wider partners across the continuum of health and care. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of our radical journey as we look to appoint an experienced Deputy Director of Digital (Tech & Data Platforms / Chief Technology Officer).

In addition to contemporary technical acumenwe are looking for someone who can develop and lead new capabilities, drive strength in depth of diverse and adaptive teams and collaborate on unlocking the potential of shifting the paradigm of personalised integrated care.

Main duties of the job

We are never looking for the status quo, so we'll need an adaptive and dynamic leader to continue the development of our approach of empowering teams, challenging doctrine, working more in the open, flexible work approaches whilst able to demonstrate our value and driving effectiveness. You will be prominent leader able to work across a complex and radically shifting system helping inform and deliver not only local approaches but regional and national thinking and policy. We are looking for someone who can lead and involve diverse, multi-disciplinary groups and build on the momentum we have whilst evangelising an approach to not just technology and data but also our ethos of what it means to be 'digital'.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an assessment centre, the outcome of which will inform who will be invited to interview.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please check the job description & person specification document for more information on the requirements for this job

Person Specification



  • Masters degree in a relevant subject or equivalent experience
  • Registered with relevant digital professional body, e.g. BCS, FCI, AphA, IHRIM or equivalent professional registered body
  • Continuing evidence of on-going continuous professional development


  • FEDIP Leading Practitioner and Chartered IT Professional (CITP)



  • Successful implementation of technology and data platforms to improve service quality and effectiveness, putting people at the centre
  • Substantial experience in a senior technology management roles with at least 5 years working with executive and board-level personnel
  • Five of more years of progressive leadership experience in leading cross-functional teams and enterprise wide programmes, operating and influencing effectively across organisational boundaries and within complex contexts. e.g. trans-organisational initiatives
  • Financial Management of budgets in excess of �5M
  • Demonstrable knowledge of data and technology leading best practice, legislation and regulation
  • Experience of leading and influencing across organisations and healthcare systems with a broad range of multi-professional stakeholders within and outside the organisation

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


18 Mole Business Park

Randalls Road


KT22 7AD

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