Head of Digital Enablement - UK

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Ref: 19 Date Posted: Tuesday 28 Nov 2023

WSS Associates are Exclusively appointed by NHS Property Services to identify their Head of Digital Enablement, accountable for delivering technology-based solutions to meet business outcomes in the support of the NHSPS vision and strategy. The role is a leading component of transforming from a project-based technology function to a customer-centric, product-focused, Agile and value-driven high-performing team.


The Digital & Data Team at NHSPS help colleagues across the business with all their IT and technology needs. Acting as a consultative partner and service provider in enhancing business operations, improving business productivity, and raising business performance. The Head of Digital Enablement is primarily responsible for the Product Management and Software Engineering teams, driving the function and product roadmaps of the NHSPS products and platforms. You will provide direction, leadership, and coaching to the Digital Enablement team, driving continuous improvement and ensuring they operate effectively to deliver their collective goals.


NHSPS seek a confident and a natural leader, able to define clear cultural values and instil within a team. Drive and prioritise goals and objectives based on the strategic direction and vision of the organisation/function/team. A strategic, change and people manager, you are experienced in leading product, engineering and delivery teams, with a deep understanding of product delivery, lifecycle and strategy, including the creation, definition and delivery of roadmaps, backlogs and planning. Knowledge of methodologies including Agile frameworks (Scrum, Kanban, and SAFe) is essential.


As a critical member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), you are co-responsible for defining, articulating, and executing the Digital strategy. Delivering the organisational strategy and goals, communicating vision, strategy and setting the cultural tone of NHSPS by role-modelling and embedding values and behaviours.


WSS Associates are managing the search on behalf of NHS Property Services, this is a wonderful opportunity to lead the transition to become a product-based organisation, Agile Delivery (SAFe), developing business value and a mechanism for business agility. We thank all applicants for their interest, and we endeavour to respond to every application we receive within 14 days. If you haven't heard from us within that time frame or should you have any specific questions about this or other applications for positions at WSS please contact Anthony Jessup – Managing Partner - 0208 629 3154 or anthony@wss-associates.com.


WSS & NHS Property Services are committed to creating a diverse & inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all sections of the community