Chief Technology Officer

Health Data Research UK
London, NW1
Closing date
2 Nov 2020

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Director & Senior Management
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More than ever before, access to large scale health data and analytics is critical the fight against illness and disease. By combining data and expertise from academia, research and healthcare we can create a more informed picture of global health, and how we can best protect it.

Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) is the national Institute for health data science with a mission to unite the UK’s health data to enable discoveries that improve people’s lives. The work we’re doing is making a difference every single day. We’ve been absolutely central to the UK’s response to COVID-19, enabling a trustworthy, national approach to using health data that draws on the full capabilities of UK research.

It’s a fast-paced, cutting-edge place to work, and our success means we’re now growing rapidly – creating a host of opportunities for committed, motivated people across the organisation. We employ talented individuals who bring their own unique skills and experience to support the vision and benefit the whole team.

We now have a unique opportunity for a Chief Technology Officer to join the Executive Team to provide technology leadership for Health Data Research UK, including driving the technology vision of the Health Data Research Innovation Gateway. Launched in February this year, the Gateway provides a common entry point to discover and request access to UK health datasets, including those that are helping to tackle COVID-19, helping scientists to help answer their important research questions. You will also be responsible for ensuring HDR UK has the technology infrastructure and skills to deliver its mission.

This is a high-profile leadership role with major UK-wide responsibilities and so it is essential that you have authoritative knowledge and understanding of enterprise architecture concepts, agile system development and open source. You will be capable of building effective relationships and networks of individuals and organisations, both within the UK and internationally, with proven business analysis and leadership skills. For more information please see the supporting documents at

For an informal discussion about the role please contact for a discussion with the appropriate member of the team.

Please apply with a CV and covering letter of no more than 500 words explaining what you can bring to this role to

We give people who work with us a unique chance to learn from, and be part of, an extraordinary and talented team. We invest in people’s development and anticipate that each role will offer exciting career opportunities for each candidate.

By joining Health Data Research UK, you will work with some of the world’s leading experts in health data research, including academics, health professionals, industry leaders and people developing leading edge technology and tools such as artificial intelligence and machine learning.

We want talented people who can help Health Data Research UK to be a bold, responsive, and united organisation that thinks big and works in partnership to achieve its mission.  We are looking for people whose work and behaviour exemplifies the Health Data Research UK values of transparency, optimism, respect, courage, and humility.

This is an exciting time to join the organisation as we position ourselves at the centre of the UK’s efforts to bring about game-changing improvements in the health of patients and populations by uniting data at scale for research and innovation.

Our headquarters are in Central London at the Wellcome Trust, and we are geographically spread across the UK with locations in Cambridge, London, the Midlands, Oxford, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Contact Us
  • Gibbs Building, 215 Euston Road
  • London
  • NW1 2BE
  • United Kingdom
  • 07541774139
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