About The Role

Be part of growing the advances and achievements in the design and delivery of digital products and services. The work NHS Digital does in information standards is world-leading, and underpins some of the most visible and impactful national health digitalisation initiatives.

The Informatics Delivery Programme Head is a brand new exciting role that has emerged given the increase in demand for information standards project, programme and portfolio delivery.  The portfolio is diverse in terms of technologies, standards, stakeholders and levels of engagement with the NHS and professional groups.  It is a great opportunity to join one of the most dynamic and rapidly changing fields in digital health.

The role could either be based in Leeds or London.

As an Informatics Delivery Programme Head you will be responsible for:

  • Leading the delivery portfolio covering predominantly focused terminology products (e.g. SNOMED CT, dm+d) and their implementation in the NHS.
  • Providing leadership to the team with spanning responsibility for leading projects, programmes, work packages or workstreams in their portfolio.
    • Maintaining and developing the function to enable information Standards implementation which will include the following (list not exhaustive):
      the implementation of Key NHSX standards initiatives on clinical Terminology, Pathology requesting and reporting standards
    -  Interoperable Medicines
    -  coordinating engagement and support with the MOD’s Defence Medical Services
    -  delivering transformation work on the Organisation Data Service and lead the engagement and cross-organisational work for NHS Digital on clinical reporting standards for Genomics laboratory hub work

About You

Some of the key skills and experience you'll bring:  

  • Knowledge of the international terminology and classifications standards landscape (e.g. for dm+d, SNOMED CT, ICD-10/11) including standards not currently used nationally in the UK (like ICHI, UCUM, LOINC, etc)
  • In-depth professional knowledge in a range of disciplines e.g. financial management, performance management, information systems
  • Experience of delivering value driven, medium size programmes (/implementations) in a complex operating environment.
  • Ability to manage complex stakeholder networks and expectations at senior levels.
  • Proven extensive knowledge and leadership in delivering standards-related informatics initiatives in at least one specialist field (e.g. Pharmacy, Mental Health, Nursing, Primary Care, Emergency Care, Pathology, Public Health, etc)
  • Experience of establishing and operating programme governance to facilitate delivery, risk management, assurance and stakeholder involvement.

About Us

NHS Digital is a great place to work. What we do matters.
Our outstanding teams are passionate about technology and public service, making use of everyone’s skills to improve people’s lives.
We collaborate to deliver world class tech and intelligence, come and join us. We are committed to sustainability, diversity and inclusion; our people are at the heart of what we do.
Find out about the amazing work we do by visiting our website: https://digital.nhs.uk/about-nhs-digital/our-work
Find further information on the current work we are undertaking meeting the challenges of the pandemic here: https://digital.nhs.uk/coronavirus
What we offer
In addition to a competitive salary with planned, transparent progression you can look forward to the following benefits:
  • 27 days annual leave entitlement increasing with service
  • Buy and sell annual leave scheme
  • Contributory Pension (with a 20.6% contribution from us toward the cost of your pension)
  • Flexible working opportunities - we value and respect the diversity of our employees, and applications from prospective candidates who require flexible working arrangements are welcomed
  • A range of NHS Discounts covering, for example, shops, restaurants, gym, mobile phones and insurance
  • Employee benefit schemes which include Season Ticket Loan and Car Lease
For more information visit our Working at NHS Digital page.

Next steps

Remote interviews will take w/c 30th August  using Microsoft teams. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by email.

To view further information please see the attached role profile and to apply for the role click ‘Apply for job’ below.

We are unable to accept speculative CVs, all applications must be made through NHS Digital’s career site.

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