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Transition Director – Digital Technology and Information (DT&I)

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Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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Denmark Hill
24/01/2021 23:59

King’s College Hospital and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trusts

Transition Director – Digital Technology and Information (DT&I)

Competitive Salary plus excellent benefits


King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (KCH) and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT) are two of London’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals, with a long and proud history, international reputations for their speciality services, teaching and research excellence, and a strong profile of local services to local residents in south east London. Together the Trusts have an annual turnover of nearly £3bn and employ around 30,000 staff, with main sites at King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, St Thomas’ Hospital, Guy’s Hospital, the Princess Royal University Hospital and Orpington Hospital. The Trusts are key partners within King’s Health Partners AHSC (KHP), and Guy’s and St Thomas’ will merge with the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS FT (RBH) in the Spring of 2021.

The two Trusts share a Chief Digital Information Officer (CDIO) and a vision for digital services that are lean and agile, that maximise the benefits of a shared service operating model, and deliver the digital ambition for both Trusts. This ambition is supported by a forward-looking and strategic approach, and significant investment in a new Electronic Health Record (EHR) which will catalyse a programme of work across both Trusts to transform the way technology and data is used across our services. We will increase the care that can be provided at home, build our focus on wellness and prevention, and engage patients as partners in their care. The Covid-19 pandemic has emphasised the need for these new models of care and patient interaction that enable flexibility in the face of changing demand.

The role of Transition Director is key to achieving these ambitions and an influential member of the DT&I senior leadership team. Reporting to the CDIO and acting as her deputy across the KCH sites, the Transition Director will shape and drive the transformation of the DT&I functions across both Trusts, transitioning towards a shared operating model. They will also manage a number of key Directorate functions across both Trusts including the DT&I Portfolio Office, Information Governance, Health Records, and FOI.

We are seeking an expert in the data, technology and information field, with a proven track record leading complex and large projects using established project management methodologies.  You will have extensive, comprehensive transformation or organisational design experience in large complex organisations, ideally in a health care or health service environment.  You will have led the design, development, implementation, and management of change in a complex, political, multiple stakeholder environment.  With strong leadership and management skills, you will bring the ability to lead and inspire team members and internal and external stakeholders whilst effectively managing resources across a complex portfolio of activities.

While this post is primarily located at Kings, working relationships across GSTT, KCH and RBH will be essential, and there is an expectation that the Transition Director will work across all three sites. The role offers the opportunity to lead transformation across two of the UK’s largest healthcare portfolios, creating a digital environment that in turn will make a fantastic difference to so many.

To arrange an informal discussion with Beverley Bryant, CDIO, please contact Sally Storey (sally.storey@gstt.nhs.uk) or Lisa Duff (lisa.duff@gstt.nhs.uk). If you are interested in this role, please submit your application online.

The closing date for applications is 24 January 2021.

GSTT and KCH have an active commitment to equality and diversity, welcoming people of all backgrounds, nationalities and religions.

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Sally Storey
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