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Head of Information Technology

NHS AfC: Band 8c

Main area
Information Technology
NHS AfC: Band 8c
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Ormskirk DGH
£61,777 to £72,597
30/07/2019 23:59

Working for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust offers all the benefits of coast and country living with the convenience of big city life.

We have miles of unspoilt coastline on our doorstep, attractive commuter towns, picturesque villages and stunning countryside all within easy reach. Excellent transport links mean the vibrant, historic city of Liverpool is only a short journey away. Shops, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, a World Heritage listed waterfront and, of course, two Premiership football teams makes this a destination for travellers from across the world.

The University of Liverpool has awarded us the status of University Clinical Education Centre in recognition of the high standard of training provided for students on placement to the Trust.

We pride ourselves in providing safe, clean and friendly care, and recruit to our SCOPE values. We also offer a range of family friendly options to staff.

Please note that all successful applicants to non-medical positions will be subject to a six-month probationary period.


An exciting opportunity has an arisen for an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual to lead the Trust’s IT Department in playing its vital part in the Trust’s ambition to provide excellent services.

A revamped Trust Board, with a new Chair, Chief Executive, Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Medical Officer is leading the journey towards improved clinical services supported by modern digital hospital hospitals recognised by the national ratings systems.

That journey is dependent on an ambitious programme of expansion of the Trust’s Electronic Patient Records system along with investment in the Trust’s IT infrastructure to deliver a multi-site Trust that is a specialist in the delivery of care for older people, is a hub for routine planned care from dedicated facilities, is part of an integrated care system and is a great place to work.

Your proven strategic vision, excellent leadership and strong record of success will support our delivery of safe, effective and high quality services in a financially challenged environment.

You will work with a dedicated, knowledgeable team that covers clinical application, end user, infrastructure, cyber security, telephony, interface management, web development and IT project management services. You will also work closely with your counterparts in our Clinical Business Units to support and enhance their clinical services through the use of information technology.

Frequent interactions with Directors, clinicians, operational managers and external stakeholders will require excellent communication skills.

Additionally, the ideal candidate will have a high degree of technical skills, a continuous improvement approach, be an inspirational leader and have a good working knowledge of NHS technical standards and procurement processes.

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Closing date will be 30th July 2019.

Shortlisting will take place on 7th August 2019. 

Interviews will be held on 23rd August 2019.

Should you require further information or would like to arrange a visit please contact Maddy Makinson, Corporate Office Manager/PA to Director of Finance:

Please note the above will not form part of the interview process.