East London NHS trust offers £140k for chief digital officer

Mental health-specialised organisation seeks tech leader

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One of the country’s largest specialist NHS trusts is offering a salary of up to £140,000 for a chief digital officer.

East London NHS Foundation Trusts is seeking a tech leader to spearhead a digitisation programme that it hopes can improve clinical outcomes and care levels. The organisation is also seeking to better equip its 5,500 employees with technology and data.

The role comes with a remit to “deliver true innovation, optimisation and transformation through development of an internal digital innovation process to identify and prioritise opportunities for digital transformation, source or build digital solutions, [and] test and scale these within the organisation”, the trust said.

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It added: “This will be through ensuring we are supporting our workforce with the capabilities required to use digital as well as drive innovation in the use of digital health services with those who we provide care and treatment to. The role will also join up our clinical care intelligence, information and digital health services to provide support to service delivery through our directorates.”

The successful candidate, who will sit on the trust’s board, will require a track record of managing the IT and digital strategy of a large organisation, as well as “significant experience in a senior position within the public sector”.

Applications for the post are open until 1 January.

East London NHS Foundation Trust provides a wide range of community, mental health, and inpatient services across the capital and Bedfordshire. It serves a total population of almost 1.4 million people, and provides some £400m in services each year.


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