DVLA launches search for IT services leader

Written by Sooraj Shah on 5 June 2017 in News
News

The £90k role will oversee the delivery of the DVLA's ICT and digital vision

DVLA hopes to continue to build new services, designing them from customer engagement, and moving from legacy technology to new, cloud-based platforms Credit: DVLA

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is on the lookout for a Head of IT Service Creation, and will pay up to £91,500 per year for the right candidate.

In a job advert, the DVLA suggested that the role, based in Swansea, was an opportunity for someone to help transform one of the largest government departments through the delivery of its IT programme.

“Transformation projects don’t come much bigger,” the advert says. “If you want to work with one of the most diverse and experienced IT teams in government, using leading technologies, you’re looking in the right place. We have an extensive change programme that supports the transformation of DVLA to digital user-led services which underpin the agency’s ‘simpler, better, safer’ vision.” 


RELATED CONTENT


This year the department has continued the transformation of its legacy estate, using a set of services that has been developed and supported in-house.
 
“Our services will reach every household in the UK, the size and scale would be the envy of any UK ecommerce service provider, so it will be a fabulous opportunity to make a difference for us and for you,” DVLA claims.

“We are looking to appoint an experienced professional with a proven track record of delivering cross-government systems or IT delivery in a large organisation.”

DVLA said it wants the Head of IT Service Creation to help it to shape and deliver its business, ICT and digital visions. The successful candidate will have experience of programme and project management; business analysis; solution architecture; software engineering and deployment; cloud infrastructure deployment; quality engineering; and transition to operations.

Over the next two years, DVLA hopes to continue to build new services, designing them from customer engagement, and moving from legacy technology to new, cloud-based platforms. It said it is currently shaping and delivering around 50 projects of varying size, risk and complexity to pave the way for future business and service transformation. 

The salary range for the role is between £60,435 and £71,535 with a ‘Digi Tech allowance’ of up to £20,000 depending on skills and experience. Applications close on 30 June 2017.

Categories

Share this page

Tags

Categories

Add new comment

Related Articles

CCS chief executive Harrison to leave Whitehall
15 February 2018

Head of government buying agency will exit in July to take post with Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply

Oliver Dowden given ministerial responsibility for GDS
15 January 2018

Hertsmere MP’s brief as minister for implementation also includes IPA, CCS, and cybersecurity initiatives

DWP in-house IT company BPDTS appoints Loveday Ryder as CEO
12 January 2018

First set of annual accounts for BPDTS Ltd reveal that company delivered more than £12m of IT services to department in first four months of existence

Driverless pods, smart sensors, and citizen apps – inside the plan to future-proof Milton Keynes
4 January 2018

In a town gaining 40,000 extra citizens each decade, the council's strategy chief Geoff Snelson tells PublicTechnology why smart-city ideas and technology need to be an...

Related Sponsored Articles

Who keeps your organisation secure?
19 February 2018

BT's Amy Lemberger argues that having the right security in place to protect your organisation is no longer just an option. It is a necessity.

WATCH: Digital transformation - the key to success or a security risk too far?
13 February 2018

BT brought together some their top security experts and CIOs from well known UK organisations to discuss digital transformation and the impact that it’s having on organisations