Making Nuffield Health the best it can be
Meet Rebecca Isherwood, Lead Enterprise Architect. We asked Rebecca about her career at Nuffield Health to date, and why she decided to join us 6 and a half years ago.
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How long have you worked for Nuffield Health? 6 and half years
Tell us about the team you work in?
I work in the Architecture Team which is part of the Technology, but as an Enterprise Architect I spend a lot of my time speaking to the business. For me this primarily means Senior Leaders in our Operations Teams so I can understand their problems, where they want the business to be in the future and then I can work out how best to align our Technology Strategies to the capabilities required to deliver that business vision. It’s not always a straightforward path and, as a complex business, there are often competing priorities to take into account when building the blueprints and roadmaps to get us there. The Architecture Team is a small and busy team, collaboration is key to our success, especially in the Enterprise Architecture space where we need to take into account the breadth of work going on, not just the depth within the areas we are aligned to.
Why did you choose to work at Nuffield Health?
When I joined Nuffield Health I was looking for a new challenge as I’d worked in various roles in the insurance sector for many years so going into a Healthcare Charity was a step outside my comfort zone. This continues to be the case due to the varied nature of Nuffield Health – I have worked on digital, wellbeing, clinical, finance and hr projects during my time here and in my role as Enterprise Architect I get to ensure all those things work well together and are taken into account in any development roadmaps. I am constantly learning which is where I like to be.
What’s your favourite thing about working at Nuffield Health?
The people I work with are fantastic, hugely helpful and supportive. You always get the sense that, even when we differ on the right way forward we are all doing it because we want to make Nuffield Health the best it can be and support as many people as possible to be the best they can be through the services we offer.
Tell us about your career progression at Nuffield Health?
I started as Business Analyst and then progressed in the same team to a Senior Business Analyst. One of my goals throughout that time was to become more strategic and have more influence on the strategic priorities so when an opportunity came up in the Enterprise Architecture Team I put my hat in the ring and was lucky enough to be supported through the transition from BA to EA by some great leaders and team mates. More recently I have just been promoted to Lead Enterprise Architect where I have the honour of managing my fellow Enterprise Architects.