Job Reference: 895-GMSS-1081-1

Location: St James's House, Salford

Salary per: annum


Please note that any vacancy with the reference number commecing with 895-GMSS is being advertised on behalf of NHS GMSS and not Oldham CCG


At NHS Greater Manchester Shared Services (GMSS), we provide expert support and advice to clinical commissioners to help deliver improved health services to their local populations. We offer an extensive range of services (from IT to Finance) and employ over 300 staff, securing an annual turnover of approximately £20.9 million, of which £13.9 million is secured through the provision of IT services.

We are appointing our new CIO at a pivotal time, as devolution significantly impacts the regional approach to health and social care in Greater Manchester. With change comes opportunity and we are committed to ensuring that we maintain and build on the major economic gains we have delivered regionally during the past five years, building on our relevance and value as a partner to each of the 10 localities that make up our region through the delivery of exceptional customer outcomes.

As our new CIO, you’ll be required to review and build on our current services and offerings in response to customer need and opportunity. We are committed to growing our organisation and the foundational work you do at the outset of your tenure will enable you and your team to develop products, services and expertise to truly meet the needs and expectations of an increasingly diverse client base. Your ability to operate commercially within the value set of our organisation and the sectors we serve will be critical to success, helping us to secure longer term contracts and maximising return from investment to enable us to grow, diversify and support the region.

We’re looking for an exceptional, future focused leader who will help us to grow our organisation, ensuring that we offer compelling products and services to our growing customer base. Strategic yet pragmatic, you’ll form strong working partnerships with key external stakeholders to support and inform their respective technology and data strategies, inspiring confidence and securing partnership at all levels. A customer champion, you’ll question and where appropriate, re-shape our approach to customer service and delivery, setting high standards and clear expectations for internal teams and providing coherent and inspiring leadership to ensure that staff are fully developed and suitably equipped to provide sector leading customer experience.

As a member of our senior management team, you will be required to make a significant contribution at a critical time, helping us to become more agile, future focused and commercially viable as the sectors we serve evolve and change. You’ll ensure that we have a valuable role to play as the regional health economy moves into a new era, operating with influence and in a spirit of partnership in a region we care about.

Application information:

  • A Current CV;
  • Supporting Statement (no more than 2 pages) that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements.(please add this in the “Supporting Information Section”;
  • Your latest remuneration including any benefits and notice period;
  • 2 Referees (we will not contact without your express permission)
  • Confirmation of your availability for meetings on key dates as outlined below. Please contact Toria Lorman-Connolly, Senior Project Co-Ordinator on 0113 205 6062 if you have any concerns regarding dates.

If you think you have the required skills, aptitude and commitment to join us on our journey, we would love to hear from you.

Stephanie Wilson, Partner

T: +44 (0) 7880 382745 E: Stephanie.wilson@gatenbysanderson.com

Eleanor Lawrence, Senior Researcher

T: +44 (0) 7590 355825 E: Eleanor.lawrence@gatenbysanderson.com


Please note this vacancy may close early after a sufficient number of applications have been received.

Please also note that if you are short listed for interview you will be contacted via email and it is important that you check your email regularly. If you do not hear from us by four weeks after the closing date then you may assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

As a fair collection notice for all NHS employees previous service details will be requested electronically from their previous employer.

The successful candidate will be subject to the completion of satisfactory probationary period.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we have implemented a Privacy Notice to inform you, as prospective employees of the organisation of the types of data we process about you.

NHS Jobs/TRAC – (Recruitment Systems) – If your application form has been submitted on NHS jobs, we will need to transfer your personal data information (application form) from NHS Jobs to upload into our new recruitment system, TRAC systems.


Contact name: Stephanie Wilson

Contact telephone number: 0788 038 2745

Contact email: stephanie.wilson@gatenbysanderson.com

Contact URL: https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/?vac_ref=915852565