Deputy Head of Digital Infrastructure and Technical Support


Band 8B


St George’s Hospital but the post holder will be required to work at any of the Trust’s sites

Closing date:

19 September 2021

About the role:

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a large acute provider in the south west region of London. It serves the London Borough of Wandsworth, from its two sites, St George’s Hospital, Tooting and Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton. St George's Hospital is one of the UK's largest teaching hospitals and one of the largest hospitals in Europe. We offer a full range of local hospital services and are home to one of four major trauma centres and one of eight hyper-acute stroke units for London. As well as acute hospital services, we are proud to provide a wide variety of specialist care and a full range of community services to patients of all ages following integration with Community Services Wandsworth in 2010. We care for a population of more than 1.3 million people and are one of the largest employers in the region, with 9,000 staff and volunteers. In addition, a large number of our services, such as cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences and renal transplantation, also cover significant populations from Surrey and Sussex, totalling about 3.5 million people. Valuing the diversity of our local population is fundamental to realising our vision to provide outstanding healthcare to our diverse community

We aim to deliver outstanding care for our patients and provide the best working environment for our staff. As a Trust there is a lot to be excited about, we are on a journey of improvement and are extremely proud to have a national and international reputation for many of our specialist services. Our vision is to deliver outstanding care, every time for our patients, staff, and the communities we serve.

This is a fantastic opportunity to play a key senior role in the Information Communication & Technology (ICT) Directorate at the Trust. Deputising for the Head of Digital Infrastructure, you will be responsible for ensuring that the ICT function is based on sound infrastructure and system management arrangements.  You will lead on the development, planning, testing and provision of Digital infrastructure: networks, systems, services and equipment for the Trust. Working closely with key stakeholders, you will be responsible for the operational leadership and strategic provision of information and cybersecurity services across the Trust.

We are looking for a motivated and experienced leader with excellent technical skills and a successful track record of delivery in senior digital infrastructure roles. You will be accustomed to working with senior colleagues and be responsible for ensuring that the organisation has robust digital infrastructure to allow it to deliver on our exciting digital strategy.

In return, you could be part of an aspirational journey, in which there is both permission and support to be innovative, in order to ensure the Trust develops a leading ICT function.

If you would like a further discussion on the role, in the first instance please contact our executive search partner Finn McNulty at Hunter Healthcare on 07966 006 091 or [email protected]