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 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, including your current salary to

Equal Opportunities Policy Statement:

Health Data Research UK is an equal opportunities employer, and as such aims to treat all employees, consultants and applicants fairly. It is our policy to provide employment equality to all, irrespective of:

  • Gender, including gender reassignment
  • Marital or civil partnership status
  • Having or not having dependants
  • Religion or belief
  • Race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins)
  • Disability
  • Sexual orientation
  • Age

We are opposed to all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination. All job applicants and employees who work for us will be treated fairly and will not be unfairly discriminated against on any of the above grounds. Decisions about recruitment and selection, promotion, training or any other benefit will be made objectively and without unlawful discrimination.

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