Head of Digital
Buckinghamshire County Council is seeking a Head of Digital to provide strategic leadership in the development and implementation of our Digital Strategy and supporting the wider Bucks County Council Technology strategy.
We are changing the way we work. Bucks County Council is at the heart of the community delivering essential services seven days a week, all year round to over half million plus residents, businesses and visitors. Touching the lives of everyone, the Council provides over 100 services from childcare to countryside parks, schools to social care and from roads to the registry office. From over 500 different locations, more than 10,000 employees work hard to meet the challenge of delivering outstanding service across a portfolio of services. Looking to the future we are committed to digitising our services, improving accessibility and ease of use for our residents.
About the role
You’ll play a pivotal role in our Digital Strategy, as we push forward with the digitization of our services. We will both improve the accessibility and the ease of use of Council services for the public, as well as cut costs, through adoption of an increasingly forward-thinking digital approach.
As part of the Technology Leadership group you will add wider value beyond purely functional expertise for Digital. You’ll operate at a senior level, working together to craft strategies to lead Buckinghamshire County Council into the future.
With several projects in flow already, you will both take charge of on-going work as well as contribute to defining and roadmapping future projects, consistently working from a customer-focused perspective
Please see the attached job summary for further details.
You will be a consummate professional with an eye for how digital means can be best put to use in a wide range of areas. We’re looking for someone with innovative ideas and embedded knowledge of the capabilities of digital technology, not just to digitise records but to help forge a vision of convenience for the customer and commercial advantage from adopting digital methods.
Confident liaising with other senior members, you’ll be ready to cooperate and challenge as necessary, ensuring your expertise is utilised to the fullest extent.
You’ll be committed to user-centred design, and an understanding of the underlying principles of this approach is essential.
In addition an awareness of the government ‘Digital by Default’ agenda would be of benefit, along with a commitment to the adoption of Agile methodology.
The attached job summary contains further details.
Where our roles are customer-facing and you are required to speak to members of the public, the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the role.
Ambitious. Accountable. Caring. Collaborative.
Our values are what make our culture at BCC unique and we expect all our people to live them in their approach. Ambitious. We want people with a strong desire and determination to succeed. Accountable. Our people take pride in owning actions and decisions. It’s all about using our resources wisely and recognising that the public money we use is all going towards a better future. Caring. We’re people, working for people. Being caring, kind and supportive is intrinsic. Collaborative. Working in a team, sharing ideas and knowledge only means positive things. By creating more effective solutions together, we are able to deliver better outcomes to the county as a whole.
About the Business Unit
Encapsulating our Corporate and Shared Services - including HR & Organisational Development, Finance and Technology Services - you’ll change how we deliver Council services throughout our communities, making sure that all needs are championed and that we exceed our promises. Delivering a wide range of professional services, we are customer-focused and entrepreneurial with big ambitions. As well as providing high quality services to other areas of the Council, more than £6m of our revenue comes from external clients. We have a strategy to grow this even further and are looking for exceptional individuals to help us achieve it.
We Recognise and Reward You
Hard work and success deserves recognition. That’s why we pride ourselves on the benefits we give our people. Everything from a good work-life balance and flexible working to discounted public transport and sports centre membership.
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