Digital Deputy Director for Devolution, OGD and ALB Department for Work & Pensions

Newcastle upon Tyne, North East

Reference 1620391
Number of vacancies 1
Location Newcastle upon Tyne, North East
Salary £75,000 — £90,000
Work hours 37
Employment type Permanent
Job benefits
Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.
Closing date 17 March 2019

Job description

Digital Deputy Director for Devolution, Other Government Departments and Arm’s Length Bodies
About the Role

We are on a journey to develop a step change in the way that the whole of DWP operates, delivering the service that citizens expect from government and Digital Leaders have a pivotal role to play in this delivery. They provide the direction and leadership for the technology, data and security which supports our key business areas.

This is a very exciting, challenging and visible role responsible for shaping and delivering the future digital landscape for DWP.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing approximately 6 multi-disciplinary project teams comprised of both internal DWP staff and external consultants/contractors.

They will lead the Digital Cross Boundary Team to deliver a wide ranging and diverse portfolio of projects which includes:

• Leading Digital Group activity to deliver the Scottish Devolution Programme; ensuring DWP services to UK citizens are maintained and supporting the Scottish Government team to successfully implement its discretionary powers and ultimately migrate delivery responsibility for the Scottish caseload.

• Representing DWP Digital in the progression of EU Exit related policies and initiatives, co-ordinating any changes necessary within DWP applications and ensure the interest of DWP and those if its customers are fully taken into consideration.

• Delivering the Electronic Exchange of Social Security Information (EESSI) Programme which will enable UK institutions, including DWP, to share citizen information across 32 EU member states.

• Engaging on behalf of DWP Digital with Other Government Departments and Arm’s Length bodies, providing them with technical advice, guidance and support where appropriate.

Reporting directly to the Digital Director, the role offers an excellent opportunity to lead, innovate and transform.

Person Specification

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following key skills and experience:

• Highly developed interpersonal skills – proven ability to build effective, collaborative relationships at senior levels and lead Digital engagement with other Government Departments and agencies.

• Experience in the running and delivery of large technology programmes in both major, complex, multi-supplier environments and in-house development environments.

• Proven ability to lead and develop a large highly-skilled specialist multi-disciplinary development teams. Experience of developing and operating critical digital services, delivered to a high volume of users.

• Experience in the provision of advisory or consulting services to third parties.

• An exceptional and authentic leader, with the ability to build, inspire and engage their teams to deliver results even in times of ambiguity; to enjoy their contribution and to be proud of their achievements.

• A self-starter bringing their own energy, resilience and enthusiasm, to continually drive through improvements to the service provided to DWP.

Please refer to the Candidate Information Pack on Civil Service Jobs for full key accountabilities.

We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
Communicating and Influencing
Working Together
Delivering at Pace

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