Technical Architect - NHSX

National Health Service

Leeds, Yorkshire

£47126 - £53219 / Per Year
Leeds, Yorkshire, UK
Leeds, Yorkshire
1 day ago

Job Reference: 990-1-EI7292-CE

NHS England and NHS Improvement
Quarry House, Leeds
£47,126 - £53,219 per annum

Our Organisation

NHS England and NHS Improvement came together on 1 April 2019 as a new single organisation. The NHS Long Term Plan focuses on delivering integrated care to patients at the local level and we can best support the NHS to deliver this as a single integrated organisation.

At the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that’s job share, part time or another flexible pattern. In addition, although the role advertised may have an ‘home’ office base indicated, we remain committed to supporting flexibility around workplace locations. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Our new operating model represents a strong shift to regional delivery supported by expert corporate teams. Local health systems are supported by our integrated regional teams who play a major leadership role in the geographies they manage.

We are jointly committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

NHSX is a joint unit between DHSC and NHSE/I. This role is being recruited into NHSE/I.

NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE/I) came together on 1 April 2019 as a new single organisation. The NHS Long Term Plan focuses on delivering integrated care to patients at the local level and we can best support the NHS to deliver this as a single integrated organisation.

NHSX is leading the largest digital health and social care transformation programme in the world and has been created to give staff and citizens the technology they need.

We are a joint unit made up of colleagues in the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and NHS England and Improvement (NHSE/I) and will harness the best expertise from industry, the NHS, Government and the health and care sectors.

NHSX will deliver the Health Secretary’s Tech Vision, building on the NHS Long Term Plan. We will speed up the digital transformation of the NHS and social care. We have set ourselves five missions, which are focused on how we can make things better for patients and staff.

We have established NHSX on 5 core values:

  • Open
  • Respectful
  • Collaborative
  • Innovative
  • Inclusive

These values are guiding the way that NHSX works now and develops in the future, we would expect applicants to demonstrate, at interview, a commitment to these values.

This role will work as a generalist architect to support the development of architectures and their delivery against the aims of NHSX and its missions.

The successful candidate will have experience of working in an architecture role or as technical business analyst looking to make the move into architecture. They will be able to adapt and take on areas of working getting up to speed on the topic area quickly.

They will support Lead and Senior Architects within the team working alongside colleagues such as business analysts, user researchers and delivery managers. They will be responsible for a range of areas of work including documenting as is and to be states through to development standards and content required to realise the architecture.

They will be able to analyse a situation which may not be familiar to them and know the right questions to ask of the team with domain knowledge.


  • Support an area of architecture for as long as they are assigned to the programme
  • Support the development and implementation of the architecture for the area to which they are assigned
  • Provided support to the business aspects of the programmes they are working on
  • Work with NHS Digital to define and manage national components of the architecture
  • Work with the wider NHS to provide guidance and best practice to local implementations
  • Contributing to the development of the architecture practice within NHSX and the wider NHS

Skills required

  • Technical architect working across a range of disciplines
  • Ideally experience of a healthcare setting but not essential
  • Ability to analyse problems and work with the wider team to design complete solutions
  • Experience providing technical governance to projects
  • Experience developing detailed solutions to complex problems
  • Working as part of a multidisciplinary team covering many architecture disciplines
  • Great communication skills and the ability to describe highly technical concepts to very mixed audiences
  • Understanding of technical concepts such as Cloud technologies, network connectivity and IT security
  • Ideally experience in Agile methodologies and ways of working

For further details contact:

Name: Hanna Mickiewicz
Job title: Project Coordinator
Email address:
Telephone number: 07702417698

Our commitments to you

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better patient outcomes. We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.

Applications are welcomed from applicants who wish to apply for a position on the basis of a smarter or flexible working arrangement. Where candidates are successful at interview, such requests will be taken under consideration and accommodated where the needs of the service allow.

Please note that we currently do not accept applications via CV or recruitment agencies.

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