UK export credit agency offers up to £130k for digital head

Newly created role comes with remit to create digital strategy and lead 90 staff

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The government’s credit agency for exporters is offering an annual salary in excess of £100,000 to fill the newly created role of director of digital, data and technology.

UK Export Finance is seeking applicants for the senior managerial post that sits at the head of the “newly formed directorate”; the postholder will directly manage the organisation’s chief digital officer, chief technology officer, and head of change, as well as having oversight of a wider team of 90 staff.

The job comes with the objective to “design and deliver UKEF’s Digital, Data and Technology Strategy”, and thereafter “shape and oversee the delivery of a programme of digital service development co-designed to meet business need [and] deploying agile methodologies”.

Over the coming years, the department aims to develop a range of services for use both by UKEF staff and external users.

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“The director of DDaT is a new role created through our need to put our digital, data and technology teams at the centre of our business,” the job advert said. “The scope of the role is wide, ranging from enhancing our fintech capabilities through to our internal ways of working. We want the DDaT group to become a key delivery partner for realising the ambitions set out in our current and future business plans.”

It added: “You will be both leader and expert, having a breadth of experience across all the service areas for which you will be responsible, and also leading your teams and showing strong personal impact. Ultimately you are building an expert and sustainable function that will be fit for the future.”

Applications for the post are open until 11.55pm on 28 November. The position comes with a yearly salary of between £93,000 and £1300,000, depending on experience.

Based in central London and employing about 450 staff, UKEF’s remit is to serve as “the UK’s export credit agency”.

“We work with over 100 private credit insurers and lenders to help UK companies access export finance,” the organisation’s website said. “We exist to complement not compete with the private sector. We help UK companies to: win export contracts by providing attractive financing terms to their buyers; fulfil contracts by supporting working capital loans; get paid by insuring against buyer default; We can support exports for any size of company and across all sectors, from capital goods to services and intangibles such as intellectual property.”

UKEF is a government department, and works closely alongside the Department for International Trade, which was founded shortly after the 2016 EU exit referendum to support UK businesses operating internationally.


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