Head of the Centre of Expertise Development
Salary: £91,004 to £104,927
Location:London / Leeds with travel required between both locations.
NHSX is leading the largest digital health and social care transformation programme in the world.
With investment of more than £1 billion pounds a year nationally and a significant additional spend
locally, NHSX has been created to give staff and citizens the technology they need.
In December 2018, the Office for Life Sciences published the second Life Sciences Sector Deal,
which set out the first-steps towards ensuring the benefits of health data are realised across the
country. Alongside five guiding principles for NHS Organisations entering into data sharing
agreements, we committed to establishing a National Centre of Expertise (the ‘Centre’). The Centre
will oversee our developing policy framework, provide specialist commercial and legal advice to NHS
organisations entering data agreements. Ultimately, the vision of the Centre is to provide NHS
organisations with the capability, capacity and confidence to enter into data-sharing partnerships
that benefit the NHS, Patients and the Public.
We are seeking a Head of Centre of Expertise Development, the role will focus on establishing the
strategic direction and value add of the Centre of Expertise over the next one and five years.
Supporting the Director to establish the Centre you will help to shape its strategic direction, priority
areas for early impact and build a credible brand at national, regional and local level, with the NHS,
government, industry and other stakeholders, including patient and public interest groups.
You will lead the design and development of the Centre’s core functions, including mapping the
policy and regulatory landscape, collating research and gathering intelligence to inform the Centre’s
strategy, as well as defining the early core activities for the Centre to undertake, and priorities to
You will build relationships and networks across all stakeholders with an interest in this space to
understand their ’ask‘ of the Centre, and raise awareness of its role in advising NHS organisations on
data partnerships. You will also work to identify strategic partnerships that can bring together the
right organisations and skill sets and that can offer significant benefit for the NHS, patients and the
We’re looking for a personable and confident professional who will strive for continuous
improvement and innovation. Educated to Masters level or equivalent degree, or demonstrable
relevant experience, you value diversity and difference and operate with integrity and openness.
To find out more please see the attached candidate pack.
To apply, please submit a CV together with a personal statement (maximum
1000 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org