NHS England CIO recruitment launches

GatenbySanderson has launched a recruitment campaign to find the next Chief Information Officer (CIO) for NHS England.

The recruitment is seeking a CIO to “be accountable for the provision of digital technology both for the wider health system and for NHS England itself,” including accountability for a £400m IT and Digital budget.

Reporting to the National Director of Transformation, the national CIO will have a remit to improve “cross-cutting digital, IT and Information workflow” and “running and continually evolving critical technical infrastructure and cyber security for national products and platforms”.

Further responsibilities include developing and embedding technology, data and information standards and focusing on ways different parts of the health and care system communicate. Citizen transformation will play a key focus, with a remit of “building, procuring, testing and operating national scale citizen and clinical products and services such as NHS 111 Online and the NHS App and supporting business platforms.”

The essential criteria for the recruitment requires candidates with a “proven track record as a visible executive digital technology leader working in a large, complex, data rich, regulated environment” and “demonstrable success in managing ambiguity in delivering digital transformation across boundaries in a matrix management organisation, effectively shaping, communicating and executing a strategic vision into deliverable operational plans and outcomes”.

GatenbySanderson, a people intelligence advisory business within the public and not for profit sector, is leading the recruitment.

The closing date for applications is 15 January 2023, with preliminary interviews and assessments taking place from 25 January and a final interview 27 February.

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