About the role

Where you make a difference

As the national safe haven for patient data, NHS Digital has a responsibility to provide near-real-time, cost-effective, comprehensive, quality-assured data and data services covering the whole health and care pathway on every individual in England.

As part of our vision to increase our reach and impact on health and care outcomes, the Data Services Directorate is redesigning the way we operate. We will curate high-quality, timely data for analysis and reporting to enable quality care provision and enable users to inform national policy and local commissioning. Alongside this, we will minimise burden on the wider health and care system in relation to the collection and provision of that data.

What's involved, top line

As we move to a new user-centred Operating Model, the Associate Director for Data Acquisition & Delivery plays a pivotal role in leading within the Data Services Directorate and beyond. The role leads the relationship with NHSD data providers, ensuring that data extraction is according to specification, has minimal burden, and that it is effectively managed through end-to-end processing pipelines.

Demonstrating a deep understanding of the benefits and value that the effective use of data can bring to the life of our citizens as well as knowledge and experience of national and local processes for capturing, transforming, processing and flowing data, you will utilise proven leadership skills to support the transition to the new Operating Model and ways of working.

More about the role

The role can be based in either Leeds, London, Southport or Exeter however we are currently operating a hybrid working model where we balance attendance at the office with home working.

Reporting to the Director of Data Curation and Open Data you will be directly responsible for: 

  • Maintaining the relationship with NHSD data providers to both ensure the delivery of timely data and to help providers and NHSD to improve the quality of data, in order to support analysis and reporting for the enablement of quality care provision
  • Working with the rest of the directorate to consult, agree and assure well-defined datasets and collections
  • Drive the optimisation of data ingestion mechanisms
  • Driving and improving the successful delivery of data programmes and pipelines across the Directorate, acting as an end-to-end coordinating and delivery function
  • Working with the rest of the directorate to maintain partnerships with domain experts and professional bodies for insight into raw clinical data streams

What's in it for you

  • A role as part of a dynamic team using data and digital technology to transform health and care
  • A range of opportunities to build your experience in an environment where your work has a direct and positive impact
  • A real commitment to your personal and professional development with access to a broad range of learning opportunities

Why you should apply

We value the different experiences our people bring to their work at NHS Digital. We're working to create an environment where everyone can make a full contribution no matter their background, identity, or circumstances.  

Which means, we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities. Don't worry if you don’t meet all the criteria we’ve suggested – knowledge and experience you've gained in other ways might make us think about the role differently. Go ahead and apply. 


About you

Some of the skills and experience we're looking for:

  • A deep understanding of the benefits and value that the effective use of data can bring to the life of our citizens
  • Knowledge and experience of complex data sets, and processes for extracting and capturing that data on a national scale
  • Demonstrable experience and knowledge of service delivery in areas related to data collection, processing and dissemination
  • Demonstrable evidence of leading significant business and operational delivery portfolios in large, complex organisations
  • Astute & inspirational leadership that supports the development of our people and the products and services we deliver
  • Ability to influence effectively at all levels based on exemplarily stakeholder management skills and business knowledge

About us

Remote interviews will take place w/c 18th July via  Microsoft Teams. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by email

To view further information please see the attached role profile and to apply for the role click ‘Apply for job’ below.

Please ensure your supporting statement includes demonstrable evidence and specific examples on how you meet the criteria for each of the key skills specified above and those given in the role profile.

We are unable to accept speculative CVs, all applications must be made through NHS Digital’s career site.

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