Bolton seeks head of technology to spearhead cloud shift

The north west town is recruiting a senior manager to take on a key role in its transformation team, which is in the midst of delivering a major reform programme

Bolton Council is recruiting a head of technology to help lead the authority to deliver a major programme of transformation and cloud adoption.

The successful candidate will become a senior member of the authority’s dedicated transformation team and will earn an annual salary of up to  £71,117.

The postholder will “take overall charge of ICT, end-to-end, leading a dynamic team, overseeing core third-party delivery, and liaising with colleagues from across the council to achieve the best outcomes”, according to the job advert.

The chosen application will join the organisation at “an exciting time [for] Bolton Council, with a well-established Digital Strategy, and a technology service that has recently set out on a new set of service arrangements supplied by Agilisys”.

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“We have an exciting programme of work to help bring into play new digital tools at the council, and to underpin the efficiency and quality of service delivery to residents and businesses across the borough,” the advert added. “It is a significant time of transformation, not least of which includes a major programme to shift the council to a cloud-first organisation, operating on a new network, and with a view to making some significant shifts forward in technology strategy.”

Applications are open until 8 July and Bolton is interested in hearing from tech leaders from both private and public sector backgrounds.

“Either way you will have amassed experience at running a complex and voluminous technology-based service across a large organisation,” the advert said. “You are likely to be driven, with a passion to achieve strategic improvements coupled with the ability to oversee your team’s delivery on strong day-to-day service.”

The metropolitan borough area overseen by the council is home to about 300,000 citizens – the majority of whom live in Bolton itself, which is one of the UK’s largest towns, and forms part of the Greater Manchester region.

Sam Trendall

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