Gloucestershire offers £80k for IT chief
County council seeks leader to work with suppliers, staff and elected members
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Gloucestershire County Council is offering a salary in excess of £80,000 for an IT leader to help direct digital transformation.
The authority is seeking a “natural leader” to take on the post of assistant director of digital and ICT. The position comes with a remit to “deliver the digital solutions, information and technology that our employees and citizens need and deserve”.
To do so, the chosen candidate will need to work effectively with external providers, staff, and elected members.
“As well as your technical knowledge and understanding of the supplier market, it is essential that you have the credibility to assure our stakeholders and act with integrity in the political context,” Gloucestershire said. “You will be pragmatic in your approach and able to deliver at pace within budgetary restraints.”
The assistant director will report to the council’s director of digital and people services Mandy Quayle.
“There is an opportunity here for the right person to effect much-needed and sustainable improvements,” the council said. “As a key member of the corporate resources management team, you will provide strategic direction for our digital transformation and be responsible for ICT service performance.”
Applications are open until 1 February, and the successful candidate will earn an annual salary of between £75,348 to £83,220.
The authority advised candidates that moving to the county brings with it many advantages.
“Gloucestershire offers a great lifestyle, with more than half of our 1025 square miles designated as areas of outstanding natural beauty, including parts of the Cotswolds, the Wye Valley, and the Forest of Dean,” it said. “And our vibrant towns offer a wealth of festivals, arts and culture, shopping, sports and leisure. As well as being the gateway to the south west, we are well connected to the rest of the country and within easy travelling distance of Birmingham, Cardiff, Bristol, and London.”
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