Programme Director
Leeds or London

Job reference: 00568

Location: Leeds or London

Closing date: 23/03/2018

Salary: £79,415 - £100,431

Employment type: Permanent

Hours per week: 37.5

Do you want to be part of one of the largest digital transformation programmes happening anywhere in the world right now?   Do you have a passion for improving health and social care through harnessing information and technology?

We are looking for an experienced Digital Delivery Director to lead one of the most complex patient facing programmes in health and social care.

About the role:

In your first Digital Delivery Director assignment you will

  • Lead the programme (transformation and live service), ensuring it delivers and meets its commitments and measures in terms of outcomes, quality, value and safety
  • Be part of the Directorate leadership team, working with colleagues to ensure the it becomes a high performing function within NHS Digital aligned to our corporate values, behaviours and objectives
  • Produce and maintain detailed delivery and implementation roadmap, plan, backlog, velocity and quality tracking artefacts, ensuring all product, delivery and dependency commitments (functional and non-functional; e.g. citizen identity) are understood, met and measured
  • Ensure outcomes and deliverables are executed using appropriate scaled agile delivery methodologies in line with digital by default standards where relevant, with excellent quality standards, and are measurable (on product and outcome level), and are successfully and safely transitioned to service
  • Ensure governance assurance & approvals compliance to ensure we remain compliant and contributing to a continuous improvement culture within NHS Digital
  • Manage programme finances, working with colleagues to produce and maintain accurate summary and detailed forecasts for all costs & commitments
  • Work with commercial colleagues to ensure the programme maintains a clear demand pipeline and is compliant with corporate processes, support and inform wider commercial considerations
  • Work with stakeholders and commissioners (within NHS Digital and wider healthcare system NHSE, DH, PHE; as well as others such as GDS, IPA etc) to ensure programme strategy and outcomes are aligned with strategic and commissioning perspectives
  • Manage the team (to effectively deliver programme outcomes but also longer term sustainable capability), using a mix of methods including permanent, temporary and outcome sourcing, in line with corporate policy. Assignment manage direct reports and communicate effectively internally and externally to ensure team are clear on vision, strategy and delivery. Ensure capacity and capability is aligned to the
  • Work with regional and local colleagues to support effective healthcare system adoption, and advocacy of business change to fully exploit channel shift potential for the programme outcomes and deliverables

About us:

This role is central to our delivery of the 5 year Personalised Health and Care 2020 strategy in driving greater effectiveness and efficiency in health and care.  To be successful in this role you will have the ability to apply critical thinking and innovation to a range of challenges along with experience of delivering change programmes underpinned by technology.

NHS Digital is the data and technology partner of the health and care system. It delivers critical national services; leads major technology enabled adaptive change programmes, and holds health and care data in trust for the nation, enabling world class data science.  All to enable safer, better care for patient and citizens.

2017/18 is a transformational year for NHS Digital as we continue the implementation of the National Information Board’s vision of personalised health and care services supported by technology, data and information. This vision will be realised through a portfolio of work known as Personalised Health and Care 2020, which encompasses 33 programmes arranged across 10 domains, with a value of £4.2bn, in addition to existing systems, services and products. This provides the enabling technology required for delivery of the Five Year Forward View.

Personalised Health and Care 2020 is a fast-paced, evolving context but delivery does not start from a blank sheet of paper.  Some of the work involves accelerating or repositioning existing areas of activity as we move from a delivery function to a strategic partner at the heart of the drive to digitise health and care services.

Please note that whilst this post can be carried out from Leeds or London, regular travel between the two will be required as part of the role.

Roles at NHS Digital are subject to a basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service following an acceptance of an offer of employment. Basic checks provide details of convictions and conditional cautions that are considered to be unspent under the terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  



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