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Recruitment for the Public Sector


  • To be the professional lead for the development and documentation of the ICT Technical Strategy and associated roadmaps.

  • To undertake the role of technical design authority for all ICT change.

  • To ensure that the ICT architecture meets all the relevant industry/national standards and demonstrates consistency of design across all ICT related programmes and projects.

  • To take responsibility for understanding strategic business requirements, collecting data, delivering analysis and recommending technical options. Collaborates with, and facilitates stakeholder groups to ensure the contribution of all relevant stakeholders is maximised.


  • To deliver an environment of continuous improvement and innovation in respect of the ICT architecture and ensure that emerging technology and new initiatives are fully evaluated and relevant proposals are proactively driven through the ICT Management Team and the enterprise design practice. Identifying all potential technical risks and mitigation options to ensure the successful delivery of ICT solutions.


  • To maintain a documented map of the current hardware, operating systems, licensing models, programming and networking solutions that are used and address where technologies are being duplicated or where they are being under utilised.

  • To be a core member of ICT’s Intelligent Client Function (ICF), acting as a key influencer and decision maker in respect of ICT governance, strategy, planning, assurance and standard-setting, both internally with key stakeholders and externally in driving maximum value from strategic supplier relationships.


  • As part of the ICT management team, to exercise excellent people skills (e.g. effective listening, empathy, insight and intellect) and to contribute to the mentoring, coaching and development of ICT team members. 


  • To take individual responsibility for fully understanding, and acting upon, situations that require the pursuit of purpose over process.


  • To represent effectively and promote the reputation and values of Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police and the Enabling Services Directorate at various meetings and groups both internally and externally, including the development of appropriate and constructive partnerships with relevant organisations and areas of both forces.


  • To undertake other duties commensurate with the nature, level of responsibility and grading of this post, as required.

Special Conditions: None

Security level: Management Vetting



  • To be educated to degree level (Level 6) or equivalent, or have substantial relevant knowledge gained from direct experience in complex ICT environments

  • ITIL Certification (Service Management), or equivalent framework experience

  • Project management methodology (e.g. PRINCE2)

  • Formal specialist technical training in some of the following ICT systems; desktop, server, database, networks, telephony (or similar)

  • Substantial knowledge of ICT enterprise architecture principles gained through significant experience of solutions delivery in similar size organisations

  • Knowledge and experience in applying architectural tools and methods using industry best practice




  • Demonstrate significant experience of designing and architecting technical solutions within in a large complex multi-faceted organisation.

  • Demonstrate ability to think strategically whilst having a strong focus on ICT technologies and operational service delivery.

  • Demonstrate experience of translating user requirements into ICT solution designs

  • Able to take ownership of the solution design from inception to delivery to the end customer

  • Experience in leading and supporting other architects to deliver a cohesive end-to-end architecture

  • Ability to take the lead during meetings and help to drive governance and programme level boards with associated stakeholder management


Key Skills:


  • Strong problem solving skills with ability to gather and assimilate information

  • Demonstrate a high level of communication, negotiation and influencing skills.

  • Ability to think ahead and anticipate/mitigate risks and find suitable solutions to issues

  • Demonstrate ability to manage teams of key stakeholders and suppliers with the flexibility to adjust approach and style accordingly.

  • Excellent people skills built on a combination of great listening, empathy, insight and intellect.

  • Ability to positively influence others and lead change within organisations

  • Confident in the ability to be professional and influential on key issues at Local, Regional and National Levels