DVLA launches search for IT services leader

Written by Sooraj Shah on 5 June 2017 in News
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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.” 


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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.

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