GDS offers £135k for delivery and support head

Written by Sam Trendall on 25 February 2018 in News

Organisation seeks leader of delivery and support functions to manage 550 staff and £85m annual budget

The Government Digital Service is looking for someone to lead its 550-strong group of delivery and support professionals.

The successful candidate, who will report directly into director general Kevin Cunnington, can expect to take home a salary of about £135,000. As well as 400 rank-and-file delivery professionals, 100 staff from tech ops, and 35 product and proposition employees, the director of technology, product, and delivery will oversee the work of four deputy director-level senior managers.

The post comes with a remit to “lead the day-to-day running of GDS’s products and delivery”, as well as working with the rest of the management team to help formulate the organisation’s strategy.

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The job advert makes specific reference to the need to maintain a high level of performance across GDS’s range of Government as a Platform tools – including Verify, Notify, and Pay – as well as the GOV.UK online infrastructure for use across the public sector. The successful applicant will be responsible for working with a budget £85m.

“The post-holder will plan, direct, and coordinate all of GDS’s product management, technical capability and digital delivery,” GDS said. “The post-holder will streamline organisational performance, productivity and efficiency. They will develop and maintain a reputation as an exemplar of digital delivery and technical operations across government.”

Applications close on 18 March, five days after which a longlist of candidates will be decided upon. A shortlist is scheduled to be drawn up on 13 April, and the week commencing 16 April will mark the start of a four-stage process that will begin with individual leadership assessments, followed by staff-engagement exercises, fireside chats, and then interviews.


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