Chief Technical Officer - IT / CTO

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  • Salary:

    £60,000-£80,000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Michelle Dalby

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  • Contact phone:

    01636 611320

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  • Published:

    about 3 years ago

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Chief Technical Officer, £60,000 to £80,000 per annum

UK Travel occasionally / Homebased

Reports to: Operations Director

This role will be accountable for leadership of all company technical operations including: excellence, strategic planning and development, innovation, efficiency, and compliance. Responsibilities will include managing technical operating costs, ensuring efficiency KPIs are met, service and product development and innovation


Job Description:

• The leadership of individuals working across all technical operational functions

• Contribute to company margin performance by managing technical operating costs and

delivery efficiency

• Develop and implement the technology strategy - ensuring it serves the company’s

overall business strategy

• Work with other departments to introduce new technologies to streamline the company

policies and rules

• Oversees IT budgets

• Develop and direct all networking safeguards to reduce the risk of outside breaches

and protect sensitive internal and external client information

• Develops and implements all internal communication systems, such as SharePoint,

email and instant messaging

• Plans and implements appropriate technical standard operating procedures (SOPs) and


• Evaluates new technology and makes recommendations on technological solutions

• Produces and delivers presentations to the board of directors and chief executive officer

and external clients where required

• Directs the development and implementation of policies in instances of a breach

• Lead the technical development roadmap and innovation workstreams

• Lead and manage all IT suppliers and contractors

• Contribute to the development, delivery, and reporting of an evidence base and

corporate KPIs


Key attributes and competencies

• Proven leadership style and a demonstrated ability to communicate and execute strategy

• Proven self-starter, commercially focused, detail-oriented and highly motivated

• Highly planned and organised over a 5-10 year time window

• Proven track record in technical operational efficiency

• Experience in managing Profit and Loss, cash flow models, and balance sheets

• Planning and managing technical roadmaps and 5-year development projects

• A deep understanding of the NHS technical environment, future strategies, and operation

• Strong knowledge of budget management and business processes

• A detailed understanding of the critical areas of compliance and regulation within a

healthcare technology and data environment

• Strong process development, process management, and process documentation


Experience required:

• Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field

• Proven experience in a CTO or similar leadership role

• A track record of over 5 years working in or in partnership with the NHS

• A strong understanding of the technology and data landscape within life science and


• Minimum of 10 years of leadership experience and people management

• Proven experience of strategic technical development and execution over 5 years

• Experience of implementing Data Security Policies, incorporating ISO27001, Information

Governance of Healthcare Data and GDPR compliance.

• Extensive knowledge of healthcare technology landscapes, policies, and drivers

• Extensive experience with management of large, complex projects and teams

• Experience of cultural and corporate value development 


Call Michelle on 01636 611320 / michelle.dalby@ambitionspersonnel.com