Chief Information Officer

North East, North West & Yorkshire
Agenda for Change Band 8d (indicative)
02 May 2019
29 May 2019
Public Health
Job Type

NAA Small

Chief Information Officer – Northern Ambulance Alliance (NAA)

The Northern Ambulance Alliance (NAA) was first created in 2016 with the three northern ambulance services of the North East (NEAS), North West (NWAS) and Yorkshire (YAS).  The aim of the alliance was to create a collaborative approach of working together to improve health outcomes for patients and deliver greater benefits for the populations it collectively services.  In 2018 the alliance was further strengthened with the inclusion of the East Midlands ambulance services (EMAS) as an associate member.

The main principles of the Northern Ambulance Alliance are:

  • To improve the quality and service delivery for all patients in the North of England.
  • To maximise standardisation of care at scale across the North of England.
  • Reduce the overall costs of the collective budgets of the three (now four) services.

The NAA has established a Board (NAAB) consisting of their Trust Chairs and Chief Executives that focuses on agreed strategic priorities across the footprint of the northern ambulance services.   Five key work-streams have been identified as follows:

  • Digital
  • Operations / Quality
  • Estates, Fleet and Procurement
  • Workforce
  • Value for Money

The formation of the NAA has created the opportunity to create a single strategic expert leadership role for digital technology, the Chief Information Officer role. For this role you will need experience of working collaboratively across multiple organisations, devising strategy, using expert knowledge and skills to set direction. You will need a proven track record of project and programme delivery in an IT setting where benefits were realised successfully.

You will need to have experience of delivering large scale and complex programmes, with demonstrable evidence of delivering tangible results, but more importantly you will be passionate about improving health outcomes for patients with a system wide focus.

As senior leader you will lead by example and demonstrate in all that you do the expected values and behaviours of the Trusts representing the Northern Ambulance Alliance, this means treating people with respect, dignity and compassion.

If this sounds like you, then we want to hear from you.  Full details of the role can be found in job description and person specification available here.

Please be aware this role will require extensive travel throughout the NAA areas with some national travel also required.  

The post holder will report into the to the lead NAA chief executive for the digital strategy

Base location to be negotiated upon appointment

Closing date for applications is:  29th May 2019 (midnight)

Interviews will be held on 1st July 2019


For further details / informal visits contact:

Jo Wilson, PA to Rod Barnes, Chief Executive.

Tel: 01924 584066 Email: