Government Equality Hub offers £100k for digital chief

Tech leader will oversee platforms including tools for gender pay gap reporting and new ‘State of the nation’ service

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Government’s Equality Hub is offering a potential salary in excess of £100,000 for a digital leader to oversee platforms including online services to provide info gender pay gap and government ethnicity data.

The hub, which is based in the Cabinet Office, is advertising a vacant position as head of digital. The deputy director-level role sits at the head of a seven-person team, including four full-time civil servants and two contractors. 

This team is responsible for the management and maintenance – including regular statistical updates – of a range of digital services that form part of the remit of the Equality Hub. This includes the Gender Pay Gap online tool, and government’s Ethnicity Facts and Figures service on GOV.UK.


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The hub will also take on responsibility for new online tools being developed by the Social Mobility Commission which, according to the job advert, includes a “State of the Nation data explorer”.

“We are looking for someone who has experience in the digital arena, but is also able to work closely with ministers, has experience in communicating and managing project risks, and will work closely with policy deputy directors across the hub,” the advert added. “Making decisions that lead to efficiencies is a key objective within this work area. This role is responsible for all digital aspects of the Equality Hub and manages a small team of developers, content designers and user researchers.”

In addition to the technical expertise, “the post requires political sensitivity and an understanding of equality policy issues, including race, disability, LGBT and gender equality”.

The position, which will be based in Glasgow, London or York, sits within pay band 1 of the senior civil service, offering an annual pay packet of between £73,000 and £117,800. Applications are open until 11.55pm on 2 July. 

Sam Trendall

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