London Borough of Waltham Forest seeks technology innovation ‘visionary’

Written by Sooraj Shah on 5 June 2017 in News
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£85k per annum role for ‘thought leader in digital and technology’

London Borough of Waltham Forest Town Hall Credit: Flickr - Matt Brown

The London Borough of Waltham Forest is searching for an Assistant Director of Technology Innovation.

The borough is offering a salary of up to £85,000 for the successful candidate, who should be interested in using the latest technology to deliver exceptional customer experience and a new cloud-first technology strategy.

The move is part of the council’s ambition to build ‘a council for the future’ and become a truly modern and digital borough.


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“We are looking for a visionary thought leader in digital and technology; someone who will build and then make real, actionable plans that secure major transformation of how the council does business,” the job advert reads.

The selected candidate will be tasked with delivering the borough’s core technology platform, ensuring it has the right architecture and security in place. They will also have to create an ‘innovation culture’, secure best-in-breed applications enabling it to capture and better use its data. In addition, the Assistant Director will champion Agile and Lean approaches.

The job advert says: “You will achieve all of this with and through a digital and ICT division that is determined to become one of the highest performing services in the sector.,To be the best we need to recruit and develop the best. Waltham Forest managers are practical and pragmatic and get things done. They are outstanding leaders and communicators able to make change happen at pace.”

Waltham Forest is looking for a candidate with a grounding in either engineering or development. They need to have a strong grasp of cloud technologies, digital services and IT procurement, and a track record that includes designing and delivering a technology roadmap for a large, complex organisation.

The closing date for applications is Monday 19 June.

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