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Applications are open for one exciting positions at TheHill, Oxford

Digital Skills Programme Manager

Job details


£38,890 – £41,723 a year

Job type
Temporary contract
Fixed term contract
Temp to perm

Full Job Description

PLEASE NOTE: All interviews will be held remotely (via Microsoft teams), first round of interviews (around 40-45mins) will be on Wednesday 6th July, if successful second round of interviews (15-20 mins) will be on Thursday 7th July.


Job Title: Digital Skills Programme Manager

Programme: TheHill

Band: Band 7 (Salary is pro-rata for part time hours)

Hours of work: available for 24hours to 37.5hours per week

Tenure: Fixed Contract for 12 months

Directorate: Corporate

Responsible to: Clinical Engagement Manager / Director


TheHill is a health and care digital transformation catalyst, part of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We work locally, nationally and internationally with the NHS, hospitals, educators, digital developers, innovators and investors to promote and encourage commercial and impactful technological solutions to problems in health and care.

Our mission is to get digital innovation into the NHS, and particularly into Oxford University Hospitals, for the benefit of staff and patients.

Our remit within OUH is threefold: to support staff with digital innovation ideas; to accelerate new solutions of both internal and external origin, facilitating the co-creation of relevant technologies; and to create and maintain external partnerships. This role will support digital innovations across TheHill, in particular contributing to our goal of developing a culture of innovation across OUH and enhancing the ability of clinical staff to engage with digital technologies. The digital skills programme will also contribute to the financial sustainability of TheHill through participation in the programmes by external participants.

Example activities run by the team include our Accelerator programme, innovation competitions, opportunities to engage with innovation (e.g. by coming to our showcase events or becoming an Ambassador), workshops to determine needs and share best practice, cross-ecosystem networking events, 1:1 mentoring and support and the development of a pipeline of digital innovation for the Trust.

We are a diverse, collaborative team who maintain an agile and resourceful approach to digital innovation. We are embedded within Oxford University Hospitals and work closely across the organisation, whilst maintaining a wide network of external partners and a ‘start-up’ culture within the team.

This role will manage our digital skills programme, which supports our overall goal to build capacity within the NHS to understand digital technology and adopt new innovations. We are seeking someone who has the confidence and experience to manage the set-up and delivery of the programme, including managing a budget, securing accreditation, liaising with specialist speakers, working with the communications manager to promote the programme and managing participants. It is not necessary for the role to be able to teach on the programme or have specialist digital or health experience, although an ability to facilitate discussion / introduce speakers would be an advantage.

Job overview

  • Review and update existing digital skills training materials to meet the needs of participants, working with other members of the team and the Ambassadors for expert advice;
  • Participate in the design of course materials, manage a learning management system or library of materials, and liaise with expert speakers;
  • Manage the delivery of virtual training workshops, webinars and events to meet the needs of course participants;
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the programme and training delivered, and use the feedback to improve the programme, ensuring impact is evidenced by high quality data collected;
  • Contribute to strategic decisions concerning the design and delivery of the Digital Skills programme;
  • Manage the accreditation of the programme, including selection of an accreditation partner and working with that partner to provide all necessary evidence and materials;
  • Programme manage multiple digital skills courses, ensuring effective and efficient delivery of high quality training;
  • Identify external specialist training providers or individual academics, ensuring a high quality of delivery and return-on-investment;
  • Be responsible for a budget to support the effective delivery of the digital skills programme and generate income for TheHill’s other activities, with support from the Operations Manager;
  • Work with the Partnership & Communications Manager, Operations Manager and Director to increase the participation by individuals in the digital skills programme, including a programme of promotion;
  • Work with the Partnerships and Communications Manager, Operations Manager and Director to increase institutional support for the programme, including helping partners to understand their digital skills needs and support the programme;
  • Assist the Director and Partnerships Manager in managing relationships with potential funders and partners, including Health Education England.


The job description and person specification are an outline of the tasks, responsibilities and outcomes required for the role. The post holder will be expected to carry out any other duties as may reasonably be required by their line manager to fulfil the objectives of the team. The job description may be amended in light of changing circumstances, following consultation with the post holder. The job description does not form part of the Contract of Employment.

Risk Management

The management of risk is the responsibility of everyone and will be achieved within a progressive, honest and open environment.

Staff will be provided with the necessary education, training, training and support to enable them to meet this responsibility.

Staff should be familiar with:

· Major Incident Policy

· Fire Policy

And should make themselves familiar with the ‘local response’ plan and their roles within the response.

Responsibilities for Health and Safety

The post holder is responsible for ensuring that all duties and responsibilities of this post are carried out in compliance with the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, Statutory Regulations and Trust Policies and Procedures. This will be supported by the provision of training and specialist advice where required.


The post holder must adhere to local guidelines on confidentiality and the requirements of the Data Protection Act.

This job description is not definitive or restrictive in any way and should be regarded only as a guideline to the duties required. Also it be will understood that in a time of rapid change within the NHS other responsibilities may be added in consultation with the post holder as part of the annual performance review. This job description does not form part of the Contract of Employment.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Fixed term contract, Temporary contract, Temp to perm
Contract length: 12 months
Part-time hours: 24-37.5 per week

Salary: £38,890.00-£41,723.00 per year


  • Casual dress
  • Company pension
  • Flexible schedule
  • On-site parking
  • Sick pay
  • Work from home


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • No weekends

COVID-19 considerations:
Working from home, when attending the office (once a fortnight) staff complete a lateral flow before visit.

Application deadline: 05/07/2022


TheHill is embedded within Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, working closely with our colleagues, and our aim is to bring digital technologies to the NHS for the benefit of patients and staff.

We are a small team with a can-do approach, we have developed a strong team culture and collaborative working style. We have a flexible approach to working hours and locations which we’ve developed further through the pandemic.

We encourage you to apply to join our remarkable team and to share this information with your networks.


Danii Bird
Operations Manager