- 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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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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Please see Job Profile for further details.
Aberdeen City Council is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.
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.
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 AskHR@aberdeencity.gov.uk
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: email@example.com 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
Further information can be found at https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services/jobs