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Technical Architect

North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 pro rata per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Full Time
We have a fantastic opportunity for aTechnical Architect to join us for a fixed term period of 12 months. We are seeking self-motivated, experienced candidates who can influence, drive and deliver the requirements of a major digital change programme.

Following years of joint working between North Tees & Hartlepool and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trusts, we have formally agreed to form a group to enable closer partnership across our two organisations. By formalising this partnership, the group will deliver better outcomes for: our patients, our staff, and the wider population we serve, by collaborating to work on endemic health issues and having a coherent voice to represent the people of the Tees Valley and parts of County Durham and North Yorkshire.

The group model means that our two organisations remain separate so they can represent their communities effectively, but it has the flexibility to enable the Trusts to work at scale to take strategic decisions, which benefit the group as a whole and the patients we serve.

This is a complex and exciting programme of change. Our group is ambitious to deliver more together for the populations we serve developing clinical services that reflect the best use of resources. We will achieve this by working together to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities we serve, tackling the long-term inequalities in health that the pandemic has exacerbated, and playing a part in bringing more inward investment to the area.

Main duties of the job

The role of the Technical Architect is to support the University Hospitals Tees agenda through the effective delivery of IM& T products and specialist services that will enable clinical process and efficiency improvements.

The core remit is focused on the management and delivery of IM& T services focused on the development and enablement of national level business and clinical capabilities. This includes the delivery of IM& T services, systems, data and contracts which enable cross-Board/ boundary integration, workflow, information sharing, cost efficiency realisation and collaboration.

About us

At North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust our main priority is, and always will be, to provide safe and high quality care to our patients every day the kind of care we would want for ourselves and our loved ones. We want our organisation to be the best place to work with the right staff, in the right roles, at the right time, to ensure we deliver exceptional patient care and experience.

We will support staff through providing an inclusive and supportive workplace with health and well-being initiatives, staff benefits and opportunities for personal and professional development. Staff recognition is very important to us as well as performance reviews and appraisals, we recognise staff through Star and Team of the month, colleague recognition - a note of thanks, Managers Awards, Shining Stars and Service Awards.

We support the Making Every Contact Count approach to behaviour change in the promotion of health and wellbeing of individuals and communities.

We recruit for values and Together we are North Tees & Hartlepool

Job description

Job responsibilities

Providing focused IM& T expertise, advice and bespoke systems development, maintenance and support assuring inter-operability of the architecture. Managing service delivery assurance for systems after go live. Managing the delivery of customer service, LAN, desktop and other infrastructure services. Managing the delivery of architecture services, solutions, application and data architecture, governance and consulting. To act as a design authority for the strategic IT Department within the University Hospitals Tees.

Responsible for management of the strategic IT Department / Service Area and associated contracts / suppliers. Responsible for all aspects of the design, development, operation and management of several large scale services or software applications. Accountable for deciding the course of action to resolve complex, contentious issues within the department area and responsible for communicating decisions to group senior managers. The post will be hosted by North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust on behalf of University Hospitals Tees.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Training


  • Masters degree or equivalent experience in an IT technical environment
  • Technical architecture and design frameworks or methodologies knowledge and experience (e.g. TOGAF, Zachman) or equivalent


  • Project Management Qualification

Knowledge and Experience


  • Knowledge and experience of technical architecture and design methodologies and principles
  • Experience of leading the technical architecture and design activity for major programmes
  • Experience of defining end-to-end technical architectures and designs, giving due consideration to domains such as applications, data, integration, security and infrastructure
  • Experience of enabling and supporting projects through to successful implementation, working as part of multi-disciplinary delivery teams


  • Tools/applications to support the delivery of new initiatives
  • Product vendor certification (e.g. Microsoft, AWS, GCP etc.)
  • Knowledge and experience of NHS England and the current technical and organisational landscape for both clinical and non-clinical services

Employer details

Employer name

North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust


Tees Hospitals

Hardwick Road


TS19 8PE

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