Head of ICT Operations

Posted 16 September by NHS Business Services Authority

Job title: Head of ICT Operations

Location: 66 High Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1SD

Job reference: 34722

Duration: up to 24 months subject to review. This is a temporary bank placement through NHS professionals inside IR35

Would you like to be part of a team that has a real supportive and inclusive ethos and sense of community

If you answered ‘yes’ to the above, we would love to hear from you!

We have long term placement opportunities available for a Head of ICT Operations available at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

In this senior role you will be providing operational management, high level technical leadership, and design capability to technical teams comprising infrastructure, networks, communications, and data centres. 

You will be responsible for ensuring that Trust ICT infrastructure services are fit for purpose, and will work with the Chief Technology Officer and specialist project management staff on planning service improvements for the long term, within the overall context of the Trust’s ICT Strategy. We’ll expect you to maintain a high profile within the organisation, engaging with senior Divisional and non-clinical staff about Trust infrastructure and ICT services, understanding the user experience and using this knowledge to inform on-going improvements to services

Specialist knowledge of ICT infrastructure technologies including networks, data centres, security systems, gained from significant operational management experience in large complex organisations. Educated to post-graduate level in a technical or computer science related subject or equivalent, or substantial level of equivalent work experience. You’ll need significant experience of solution/enterprise architecture within large scale projects and programmes within an organisation that uses a structured design methodology.

Buckinghamshire Healthcare provides acute, community and specialist healthcare services to patients across the county of Buckinghamshire, and neighbouring areas. Overall the Trust has around 6,000 highly trained, qualified doctors, nurses, midwives, health visitors, therapists, healthcare scientists and other support staff caring for more than half a million patients every year. Our patients are at the heart of everything that we do, and our aim is to provide safe and compassionate care, every time. Our focus is on providing right care, right place, right time, first time and everything we do is aimed at delivering high-quality care when and where our patients need it.

 Information Technology is integral to the Trust, and this is an exciting time as we undergo a major transformation of our Information Technology platforms and services to support the growing Digital requirements of the Trust, with major programmes underway to upgrade and transform our infrastructure with particular focus on our Voice & Data Networks, Telephony, Data Centres and Devices (with our move to Windows 10).pro

Within our operational ICT services we are also seeking experienced professionals to provide effective management of our core technology functions, while we transform our infrastructure for the benefit of our patients, staff, and our dedicated Informatics  team.

In return for your hard work commitment NHS Professionals (NHSP) can offer you some fantastic benefits: –

  • Competitive Pay Rates - work this week, get paid next week!
  • First choice of placements at over 50 NHS Trusts in England
  • Dedicated consultants
  • Flexible working options
  • Free DBS and free training
  • Build holiday allowance: For every hour you work (not including lunch or tea breaks and up to 37.5 hours per week), you will build paid annual leave on top of the hourly rate quoted. You will start building annual leave from the first shift you work for NHSP. Please note: Holiday can only be claimed after you work a minimum of one shift per week over a 12- week period. This will make the full rate of pay £42.83
  • Support when you need it – 24/7 365 days
  • Stakeholder pension scheme

Who are NHS Professionals?

NHS Professionals (NHSP), owned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), works in partnership with hospital trusts to provide a bank of highly skilled temporary workers who want to work flexibly within the NHS.

Working through the NHSP bank means Trusts do not have to rely on expensive agencies. Right now, we have over 130,000 members registered on our bank from various roles, grades, and specialties, saving the NHS over £70 million each year. This money is then reinvested back into the NHS.


Register today for various flexible working options and long-term placement opportunities.

For more information on the roles or details on how to join NHS Professionals, simply get in touch with the admin and clerical team on .

We look forward to hearing from you soon.


Please note, you will be contacted by email throughout the recruitment process, so please check your emails, including your junk/spam regularly. We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion

Reference: 40884916

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