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Head of Digital Transformation

Band 8c

Main area
Digital and Health intelligence
Band 8c
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Woodland House
Llanishen, Cardiff
£63,751 - £73,664 per annum
Salary period
01/12/2020 23:59



Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) is a Smoke Free Health Board. Smoking is banned across all of the UHB sites. Staff are therefore not able to smoke in the hospital grounds or on any other UHB premises.


The UHB reserves the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.


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We are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We welcome applications from everyone and actively seek a diverse range of applicants. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential no matter their disability, sex, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity or marriage and civil partnership status.


Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English


Head of Digital Transformation

CAV UHB are seeking to appoint a Head of Digital Transformation to its Digital Health and Intelligence Directorate.

This is a key position within the team and will play a major part in the delivery of our digital transformation at an exciting time when the organisation is launching its Digital Strategy and developing an ambitious Digital Road Map, supported by:

  • The Patient Channel programme
  • The Clinicians Channel Programme
  • The Analyst and platform Channel Programme
  • The Capabilities Channel Programme

This post will play key role in shaping CAV Digital Services in the post COVID era.

CAV has an infrastructure digital footprint including:

  • An In house developed pervasive Patient Management System (PMS) covering all acute services
  • A comprehensive Mental Health and Community System EPR
  • A Health Board wide Clinical Portal
  • A pervasive BI System
  • A developing Local and National Data Repository (LDR and NDR)
  • Over 13,000 access devices
  • One of the biggest networks in Wales
  • Over 350 servers in 4 data centres
  • Over 100 applications

The successful candidate will provide the technical and managerial leadership for the following areas within Digital Transformation:

  • The Development Team
  • Integration Team
  • Application team
  • Digital and Clinical system support
  • Training and Implementation
  • Operational Analysis

Applicants should have extensive technical and IT service delivery experience in the above areas. This technical experience will help the successful candidate to lead on Digital Transformation providing the best digital solutions to the organisation.

The applicant will be responsible for defining the full Technical Digital / Clinical Systems Architectural strategy and roadmap for the Health Board so that digitally enabled high quality care can be delivered. Additionally the post holder will be responsible for developing the vision, governance and leading on overseeing adherence to the architecture strategy and framework. As a key member of the Digital Management Team they will provide digital solutions/technical applications advice and support to the directorate.

The Head of Digital Service Transformation will lead the technical development and service management of digital and clinical IT systems and applications locally to support the delivery of Health Board’s digital strategy and clinical service strategy.

We are looking for someone whose interest in technology means they keep abreast of emerging technologies and can visualise their use in the modern NHS.

In the delivery of our digital services, we contract services from a range of commercial suppliers. The successful candidate will have experience in negotiating and managing relationships with commercial partners.

This high profile role will report to the Assistant Director of IT (Deputy Director).

If you think you are the right person to join our team and help drive our digital agenda and would like an informal conversation please contact to arrange a chat with David Thomas, Director of Digital and Health Intelligence or Nigel Lewis, Assistant Director of IT.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Closing date: 1st December 2020

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Applicant requirements

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

David Thomas

Director of Digital and Health Intelligence

07984 683074


Nigel Lewis

Assistant Director of IT

07977 473913