Director Digital, Data and Technology

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Wiltshire Council
£99,856 - £110,084
Closing date:
17th June
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Recruitment timetable

Closing Date
17th June 2019
Longlist Meeting
24th June 2019
Preliminary Interviews
8th July 2019
Shortlist Meeting
8th July 2019
Final Panel Interviews
16th July 2019

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This year sees the 10th anniversary of Wiltshire Council, the unitary authority whose promise is ‘where everybody matters’.  Our vision to create stronger, more resilient communities underpins our work and provides a clear focus on the actions we take, enabling us to protect those who are most vulnerable, boost the local economy and support and empower communities to do more for themselves. 

We have an ambitious digital transformation programme which has an ambition of the council to be ‘Digital by Choice’, so that customers can choose to interact with us through digital channels, rather than by phone, email, letters or face-to-face. Maximising the potential of our workforce and working more collaboratively across the local public sector is also a key part of the strategy and the programme will exploit developments in Artificial Intelligence, including ‘robotic process automation’ and Business Intelligence to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the council’s operations.

In this cross cutting and pivotal role you will lead this programme, providing blended teams with inspiring strategic leadership and expertise to ensure that we define, deliver and maximise sector leading platforms, products, services and capabilities in support of our business strategy.  Putting our diverse customers at the heart of your thinking, your provision of a high performing, integrated technology infrastructure will provide a strong foundation for pioneering digital solutions, advanced analytics capability and optimum ways of working and you’ll lead others to deliver change in a large-scale live environment.

With experience of defining and delivering ambitious technology-enabled transformation in an organisation of a similar size, scope and complexity, you will be an accomplished and credible leader and change agent, able to secure cooperation and support for a high value portfolio of work from a variety of internal and external stakeholders, exceeding expectations through exceptional delivery.  An inspiring and effective communicator, you will bring experience of having transformed services and technology provision elsewhere, having led a step change in delivery capability and embedded an enterprise wide appetite for continuous improvement. You will also be commercially astute, able to build strong working relationships with a range of external partners to maximise impact and agility.

We are looking for an inspiring leader who is attracted to our strong vision for our communities.

Further info

Please see the link below for Wiltshire Council's mid term financial strategy:

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.


The following consultants are managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification on the next webpage.

Phillippa Dunlop
0203 854 2203
Stephanie Wilson
07880 382745
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