Chief Digital Information Officer
Role: Cabinet Office, Chief Digital Information Officer
Location: Based in London, paying to £149,000
Closing Date: noon, Wednesday 22th May 2019
Since its inception in 2011, The Government Digital Service (GDS) has led the transformation of the digital agenda across Government, redefining how Government works, building and running platforms as well as developing those standards and services that are changing the face of public services. By developing innovative technology and harnessing cross-government transformation and collaboration, GDS has transformed how people interact with Government through the creation of GOV.UK, a website that has attracted 3.4 billion hits since it launched in 2012. They continue to innovate and iterate with platforms such as Verify and Notify, transforming the relationship between citizen and state.
Reporting to the Director General and responsible for managing an annual budget of c£51 million, the Chief Digital Information Officer is responsible for the construct and delivery of the Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) strategy across the Cabinet Office and it’s various agencies, including the Government Property Agency, Civil Service HR, Government Digital Service, and Crown Commercial Service. You will ensure the successful running of an ambitious programme of work, driving the consolidation of IT and digital services and playing a key part in the implementation of the technological infrastructure that will be supporting the Government Property Agency Hubs Programme, as they create a modern, sustainable estate across the UK. You will be shaping and transforming the way that business is done across the Cabinet Office estate and delivering high quality and resilient live IT services to over 10,000 users.
You will be a highly credible, collaborative leader who is passionate about technology. As an experienced Board-level technologist, you will have the gravitas to communicate effectively at the most senior levels in Government. You will have a flair for engaging with people and be well versed in influencing and enthusing stakeholders and colleagues. You will also be experienced in setting long term strategy and adept at considering the bigger picture in a nuanced political landscape, possessing the ability to make the intricate seem both simple and compelling and able to build momentum for change.