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Head of Information Technology

NHS AfC: Band 8c

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Information Technology
NHS AfC: Band 8c
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Ormskirk DGH
£61,777 to £72,597 per annum
01/11/2019 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.


Working at Southport and Ormskirk means joining a team of 3,000 staff and professionals who local people look to keep them well and support their well-being. We’re a friendly bunch who’ll give you the opportunities to grow your skills and make an impact that gets noticed.

We have a new and dynamic leadership team that’s starting to shape how we’ll care for patients in the years ahead. It’s an exciting time we want people like you to be part of.

An exciting opportunity has opened 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 an increase in digital maturity, as assessed nationally, across its hospitals.

The journey to increase the maturity indices 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 engage, influence and drive clarity of communication between digital and clinical stakeholders, to drive adoption of innovation, to enhance clinical services

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

The ideal candidate will have a broad range of technical capabilities, lead and role model exceptional levels of service, drive a culture of continuous improvement and personal development and have significant knowledge of NHS technical standards and procurement processes.

Closing date will be 1st November 2019.

Shortlisting will take place week commencing  4th November 2019. 

Interviews will be held on 20th  November 2019.

This post will be subject to a Standard DBS Check

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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

For candidate briefing pack contact:

Ian Grant, Divisional Lead for Informatics & Digital at Finegreen

0161 4166085