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  • Ref no: ABC06595
  • Published: 11/5/2020
  • Closes: 25/5/2020
  • Location: Marischal College, Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1AB
  • Salary: £88,165.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week

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Job Description

Chief Officer - Digital & Technology

Salary: £88,165 per annum

This role holds the responsibility for the provision of a corporate ICT service encompassing strategy, operational support, infrastructure and security.

The role is also the lead for digital innovation, delivering the digital strategy and managing the Digital Partner(s), while continuing to introduce technical and service innovation at the Council. As part of this, the role will also be responsible for the ongoing phased digital transformation for the Council, demonstrating strong leadership delivery of a development plan for the overall division, whilst maintaining good communication throughout the process.

The role ensures the Council’s compliance with statutory obligations and scrutiny regimes pertaining to the services provided by functions.

Reporting directly to the Director of Customer, the Chief Officer - Digital and Technology will play an intrinsic part of the extended Corporate Management Team and will ensure excellent working relationships with all appropriate stakeholders including other functional areas, elected members, trade union representatives, employees and ALEOs.

Key external stakeholders will include all Community Planning Partners and our existing supply chain of private and third sector bodies, locally and nationally.

To apply for this role, please send a copy of your CV and a supporting statement (no more than two pages) to Lesley Strachan, Talent Acquisition Lead at: by Sunday 24th May 2020 (12 midnight)

Please note: the selection process for this role will comprise an assessment centre and appointment panel interview. 


The Post Holder must hold:

Relevant degree or professional qualification and/or extensive experience related to the role and provide evidence of continued professional development.



As a minimum the Post holder is expected to demonstrate proven extensive experience in:

Design, development and implementation of customer centric digital services

Managing Digital and Technology strategy within a large complex organisations

Managing and delivering effective human resource capital

Service Planning, strategic policy development and implementation

Developing/Managing strategic partnerships

Service transformation and improvement

Successful balance sheet management

Developing integrated services

Experience of providing strategic and technical IM&T advice

Delivering large scale change and knowledge of quality improvement   methodologies and evidence.

Creating integrated digital platforms of online and offline solutions

Procuring and implementing digital solutions in large complex organisations 


Managing consultation forums and relationships with trade unions.

Risk analysis, risk awareness, monitoring and management of risk.

Practical knowledge of negotiating and influencing in complex environments.

Practical knowledge of working in a commissioning organisation.

Embracing new technology to deliver services in an innovative way.


The Individual

Please see Job Profile for further details.

Aberdeen City Council is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Flexible Working

We are happy to talk flexible working and offer flexible working for most roles in the organisation meaning that many of our employees enjoy the freedom of choosing a working pattern that suits them as much as it suits the organisation.

Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident Employer.  If you consider yourself to have a disability and think you may require a reasonable adjustment to be made for this part of the selection process, or would like further information in relation to reasonable adjustments, please contact

Armed Forces

We are a forces-friendly employer, have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and are a silver award recipient in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.  We have a specific email address for those in the forces, those who have left the forces, as well as their partners / spouses / families: We are able to answer questions about jobs and our application / selection process, as well as about our employee support provisions.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

We have a number of guaranteed interview schemes available to applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our roles and who:

have a disability

are care-experienced and aged 16-29

are aged 16-24 and live in Aberdeen City or have been to an Aberdeen City Council school and are applying for a Modern Apprenticeship (except Trades apprenticeships)

have done a Foundation Apprenticeship with Aberdeen City Council and are applying for any apprenticeships relevant to the area in which they did their Foundation Apprenticeship

are New Scots aged 16-24 and are applying for any apprenticeships

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