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Director of Digital Transformation

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
£83,571 to £96,376 per annum pro rata
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8D
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking a highly skilled and passionate individual to lead the delivery of our digital transformation programmes within the Kent and Medway Pathology Network.

The postholder will strategically lead, manage and coordinate the delivery of the digital transformation programmes for the Kent and Medway Pathology Network. They will oversee and help develop the Pathology IT teams for Kent and Medway, ensuring adequate support, resilience and capacity for the network.

This role will also have responsibility for delivering the remainder of the Kent and Medway imaging network digital programmes for 2024/25, when these programmes will finish.

Kent and Medway Pathology Network is a formal partnership of seven laboratories across three pathology services in four acute Trusts. Our 800 colleagues provide services across the health and care sector to a population of nearly 2 million.

We are at an exciting point of our network development with large-scale transformation including a single Laboratory Information Management System, Managed Equipment Service and digital projects. We are developing a clinical strategy enabling pathology to drive change and improvement in patient pathways and population health.

Main duties of the job

o Finish delivering the Kent and Medway Diagnostics Digital Roadmap, with responsibility for all contracts within both programmes of work, worth over �15m over their respective lifecycles. Reporting through multiple approval forums to Board level in NHS Trusts and ICB and NHSE.Develop and implement a future digital and IT roadmap for the Kent and Medway pathology network, working closely with IT directors across the county to ensure support and that all interdependencies are considered.o Recruit and manage project teams as required including subject matter experts from the operational teams and specialist resources brought in to support deployments.o Work collegiately with supplier project managers to ensure that procured systems are implemented in full accordance with the contract, on time, to the required scope, within the prescribed budget and meeting agreed quality standards.o Manage project budgets totaling over �1m per annum and in total more than �15m for the complete lifecycles of the projectso Provide line management for the Pathology IT and Systems Manager and other roles moved into the Kent and Medway Pathology Network

About us

MTW is a large acute hospital trust in the south-east of England.

We provide a full range of general hospital services and some aspects of specialist and complex care to around 600,000 people living in west Kent and East Sussex. We have a team of over 8,000 full and part-time staff. We also provide specialist cancer services to around 2 million people across Kent and East Sussex via the Kent Oncology Centre.

Would you like to work flexibly? In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Once your pre-employment checks have been completed you will be contacted by Recruitment to arrange your start date which will be in line with one of our Corporate Inductions.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at Standard Level.

At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.

We support our staff with disabilities to ensure they have the adjustments they need to be the best they can be in the workplace. Collaborating with Access to Work means that our staff are assessed by experts in the workplace and we ensure that their recommendations are implemented as quickly as possible. You can find out more here: Access to Work: get support if you have a disability or health condition: What Access to Work is - GOV.UK (

Stakeholder Panel (Microsoft Teams): 25th July

Interview (Face-to-Face in Kent): 26th July

Person Specification



  • Masters level qualification or equivalent level of skills and experience of working at a senior level in a relevant area.
  • Evidence of ongoing and continuing professional development.
  • PRINCE 2/MSP or equivalent project management practitioner qualification or equivalent knowledge and skills gained through experience.


  • Relevant IT or digital leadership qualifications, such as ITIL



  • Experience of leading complex change programmes in digital or IT in NHS organisations.
  • Experience of implementing clinical systems or applications involving systems integration.
  • Experience in leading and developing teams
  • Programme management experience
  • Experience of developing and implementing business cases.
  • Experience of managing significant budgets


  • Leading successful pathology or imaging digital transformation projects involving multiple organisations
  • To have operated to, at senior managerial level, in a similar size organisation.



  • Highly developed communication skills with the ability to communicate on highly complex matters and difficult situations.
  • High level analytical skills and the ability to draw qualitative and quantitative data from a wide range of sources and present in a clear concise manner.
  • Ability to provide and receive, convey and present highly complex, sensitive and/or contentious information to large groups, responding openly to questions to ensure full understanding and engagement.
  • Ability to communicate with clinical, academic and all levels of staff across multiple organisations effectively.
  • Ability to analyse numerical and written performance and other data, assess options and draw appropriate conclusions.
  • High level critical thinking skills
  • Proven ability to think and act fast, and deliver pragmatic and effective solutions.
  • Ability to develop, maintain and monitor information systems to support initiatives.
  • Demonstrates sound judgement in the absence of clear guidelines or precedent, seeking advice as necessary from more senior management when appropriate.


  • Knowledge of pathology disciplines and medical terminology

Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust


Kent House, Ashford or Gail House, Maidstone


TN23 1PJ

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