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New Vacancy: Technical Adviser to the Ecosystems Platform Project

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System
Fixed term / secondment opportunity for 2 years as a Technical Adviser to the Ecosystems Platform
Project; closing date Monday 23 May 2022
NHS Pay Band 8b-8c depending on experience, equivalent salary range £54,764 to £65,664
Hosted by Nottinghamshire County Council


It is an exciting time to join our Integrated Care System (ICS) in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Our partners put people, teams and communities at the heart of what they do. By joining the £4.3 million Ecosystems Platform Project, you will become part of a new team working on the development of a new ecosystems capability for all of our health and care system. You will be providing technical advice and support to colleagues and experts across the wider ICS, as each of those organisations learn how to extract key data from clinical application systems and social care systems and make this data available in a number of ways to users in our complex, busy, health and care system.

You will be working with 3 NHS trusts, 2 councils and the data management team of the CCG; each of them will be looking to welcome new talent into their development teams to better deliver the digitisation and integration objectives which are critical to the success of this project.

You will also be working closely with the Interweave consortium, which developed the Yorkshire and Humber Care Record, so that the N&N instance of Interweave , hosted by Google Cloud, can be developed to meet the specific needs of the N&N Ecosystem Platform.

The following are a summary of the type of work you will be doing:

  • Collaboration with each partner organisation to guide and lead technical developments and align technical designs to local and ICS-wide business requirements
  • Act as a key point of contact on IT technical project implementation for stakeholders
  • Ensure and engage in the development of systems which are secure by design, manage security reviews, internal penetration testing and liaising with 3rd party penetration testing suppliers
  • Liaison with national bodies to ensure strategic alignment of technical capabilities
  • Taking part in regional and inter-regional working groups and forums to inform technical deliverables
  • Contribute to data standards discussions locally and regionally to guide consistent information sharing
  • To ensure that applications are built where practical using modern architectures (e.g. service orientated) to allow for versioning, future expansion and re-use
  • Promote innovation in the delivery of solutions
  • Support other members in the team and encourage knowledge transfer
  • Provide regular status reports to the Management Team highlighting exceptions and risks.

You will be operating at 2 or 3 of these levels in the SFIA framework[1]: DBAD5, ITOP4 and NTAS5.

You will need

  • Specialist analytical skills to interpret complex data specifications and requirements to derive work plans for the data analysts
  • Effective interpersonal and influencing skills and the ability to interpret and communicate complex information to staff with varying technical knowledge
  • Aptitude to design technical solutions that will be future-proofed
  • Logical approach to problem solving
  • Understanding of the law regarding the Data Protection Act 2018 / General Data
  • Protection Regulation (GPDR)

We will be following DevOps and Agile software development practises. You must be able to demonstrate competency in integration work using RESTful APIs, OAuth, FHIR & HL7 v2/3 and you will need to demonstrate experience in 2 or more of the following technologies to the above levels of competency: 

  • Cloud Computing: Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform & Containerization 
  • Coding: .NET, Java & JavaScript 
  • Web Development: HTML, CSS & JavaScript front-end frameworks 
  • Data & Analytics:  MS SQL Server & Python

Partners in the ICS

  • Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS FT
  • Nottingham City Council
  • Nottingham University Hospitals Trust
  • Nottinghamshire County Council
  • Primary Care Data Management Team at Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG
  • Sherwood Forest Hospitals and their partner the Nottinghamshire Health Informatics Service

Partner organisations across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire are proud to work as an Integrated Care System. We know that by working more closely together, and trying new ways of working, we will be better able to support our residents and communities to access a range of health and care services across organisational boundaries. 

We also know that without the right technology, our service transformation will be limited in scale and our teams will continue to encounter barriers to truly integrated working. 

So this is one of a number of projects to ensure health and care professionals across our ICS can access the data, information and tools they need, where and when they need them. 

This is an excellent opportunity to join us on our journey to health and care integration. You will play a key role in supporting teams within the above organisations and across boundaries to work together more seamlessly, to have a better digital user experience and to transform our resident’s health and wellbeing and their experience of health and care in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.


Applications are requested by email to { by Monday 23 May; please send a CV and a 1-2 page covering letter describing why you are a suitable candidate for this role.


Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed during May by Andrew Haw, Programme Lead for Interoperability for the ICS, by Jan Punter, Chief Technology Officer, ICT Services at Nottinghamshire County Council and possibly by another colleague who is familiar with our target technology.

Further information

For more information about the work Digital Notts do in supporting access to digital health and care, visit

The strategy for Data Analytics Information and Technology DAIT Strategy was approved in Sept 2020[2].

The Interweave set of products and services can be found at: Technical Papers | Yorkshire & Humber Care Record ( 

For a conversation about the role, please contact Andrew Haw at


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