Job Reference: 418-CORP3552-MF

Location: All Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust sites. Base to be agreed with the post holder.

Salary per: annum

The Luton & Dunstable University Hospital is a highly rated, diverse and forward thinking place to work. We are a Foundation Trust serving a multi-cultural population of over 350,000 across Bedfordshire and North Hertfordshire.

It is an exciting time to be joining the newly formed Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust which has resulted from the merger of The Luton and Dunstable University Hospital and Bedford Hospital NHS Trusts. The merger took place on 1 April 2020 and under the umbrella of the single NHS Trust both hospitals will retain their identity and individual hospital names. This will bring many benefits for patients and opportunities for staffBoth hospitals will retain their identity with individual hospital names and key services will remain on both sites and be managed as single teams across the whole Bedfordshire catchment area. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

Through tremendous commitment and hard work, our Paediatrics, Emergency Care Services and Outpatient Services achieved “Outstanding” in our 2016 Care Quality Commission inspection. Similarly we had an overall rating of “Good” across the rest of the hospital. We were praised as compassionate, empathetic and exhibiting patient outcomes above the average when compared with other acute Trusts.

We are a regional centre of excellence for several key specialties including, Obesity Research, Neurophysiology, Cardiology, Ophthalmology and Cancer Services. We are a tertiary level NICU provider and one of the largest centres for breast screening in the country.

The hospital continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

The newly formed Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is looking to recruit a Chief Digital Information Officer. This is a fixed term appointment for 2 years whilst the current post holder gains further Digital experience of the other sector NHS Provider organisations.

We are looking for a strong and credible leader to join the Executive team and represent Digital at Board level. We are a high performing Trust, with an outstanding track record of Digital innovation and delivery, we are looking for an individual with strong interpersonal skills who can continue to build on the success of the organisation and in doing so, drive forward our Digital vision and HIMSS 7 strategy. A strong network builder and a digital visionary, they will work collaboratively with the CCIO, CEO, and CTO, our commissioners, stakeholders, and NHS X, HIMSS Europe and Bedfordshire Care Alliance partners in shaping healthcare for the future.


If you are someone who is truly passionate about the transformational opportunities Digital offers, and wants to continue to develop and drive digital maturity in an outstanding Acute Healthcare setting, read through the application pack, this might be the role for you.

The post will be expected to work on all of the Trust sites and the base will be agreed with the successful applicant.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For an informal conversation please contact David Carter, Chief Executive on 01582 497001

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all members of the community including people with disabilities.

All correspondence relating to vacancies will be via the e-mail address you have provided on your application form.

For details of how the Trust will process your identifiable information please see the ‘Privacy Notices for Staff’ on the public website (see link at bottom of the Home Page) or ask a member of the Trust’s Recruitment Team for a copy

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Contact name: David Carter, Chief Executive

Contact telephone number: 01582 497001

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