Chief Digital and Information Officer

Discipline: IT

Sector: NHS

Location: East of England

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 04/03/2022

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £93,735 - £108,075 per annum


Allen Lane is delighted to be partnered with the Lincolnshire Health and Care Collaborative (LHCC) in their search for a new Chief Digital and Information Officer (CDIO). This is an exceptional opportunity to lead on the overall delivery of digital and informatics capabilities for the LHCC, which has been set up by the health and care providers and commissioners to achieve safe and high quality care to the residents of Lincolnshire.

We are looking for a highly experienced Digital Leader, who will lead on the digital transformation to meet the ambitions of the Lincolnshire Long Term Plan, and ensure delivery against the annual Lincolnshire single system plan. Alongside this, but not limited to, the successful candidate will be responsible for;

  • Ensuring that at all stages the Lincolnshire Digital Programme fully meets its responsibilities in relation to public consultation, IG and all regulatory assurance frameworks, in relation to any proposals being considered
  • Working collaboratively, and building strong working relationships with partners in the LHCC to provide assurance for the wider range of stakeholders, which include the Integrated Care Board (ICB), provider Trusts, commissioners, regulators, local authorities, third sector and local citizens
  • Reviewing and refining the Lincolnshire Digital Road Map and articulating it into a Lincolnshire Digital Strategy, ensuring alignment to the Lincolnshire Single System Plan
  • Determining digital solutions and services, which are fully supported by the right architectures and systems, and that dependence on existing legacy systems and contracts are dramatically reduced
  • Driving and modelling innovation across Lincolnshire through the proactive deployment of new technologies, ensuring that digital initiatives are aligned to business goals and decisions
  • Working with the Procurement team to manage collaborative procurement and commercial relationships to ensure Lincolnshire delivers digital services efficiently
  • Assuring digital services comply with NHS Digital service standard and projects are delivered in line with NHS Standing Financial Instructions
  • Building a culture of customer and data-driven delivery ensuring the delivery of technology services is supported by effective analysis of the financial benefits of taking an agile, open, user-driven approach

Required Experience, Knowledge and Attributes required for this post include, but are not limited to;

  • Significant commercial experience of sourcing services, and of managing relationships with supplier
  • Significant experience of successfully developing digital strategies and managing the delivery of associated technical services, solutions and architectures.
  • Significant experience of presenting or attending at Board/Governing Bodies level
  • Experience of managing significant budgets and maintaining operationally critical systems in the face of increasing demands
  • Clear understanding of digital technology landscape and marketplace
  • In-depth knowledge of the potential for data to be linked across health and care systems to enable population health intervention
  • High level of communication skills, negotiation and relationship management skills
  • Credible leadership skills with a proven track record of leading people
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of NHS systems and processes and how digital capability can impact on healthcare outcomes

The CDIO vacancy is open to applicants with all sector backgrounds.  Lincolnshire NHS Trust is committed to providing a supportive and inclusive working environment and we particularly welcome female / BAME / disabled / LGBT+ applicants.

For further information, please download our candidate information pack.

In order to apply, applicants must provide a CV and supporting statement (up to 1,250 words) by Sunday 20th March 2022 at 23:59, emailed to

This role will play a crucial role in the future of health and care for the residents of Lincolnshire, and is an opportunity to showcase how much of a positive impact digital health services can have, so if you believe you have the requisite skillsets and experience, and wish to learn more including how to apply, please get in touch with Joe Tyrrell or Ed Stroud at Allen Lane. For any enquiries, please email

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