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Recruitment for the Public Sector


  • To be educated to degree level or equivalent, or have substantial relevant knowledge gained through direct experience in leadership in a directly relevant Technology/DS environment

  • Knowledge and understanding of Technology/DS Industry Best Practice, standards, frameworks and guidelines.



  • Experience of leading all Technology/DS arrangements in a large complex multi-faceted organisation.

  • Proven leadership experience of transitioning the maturity level of an organisation’s Technology/Digital Services function in terms of its maturity level, processes, practices, people, structures and culture

  • Proven leadership experience of comprehensive and complex whole organisation technology service estate stabilisation and re-platforming and refresh programmes in real time, mobile enabled and critical business environments.

  • Demonstrable and proven experience of moving from a traditional predominately internally provided service portfolio to an appropriately blended one i.e. managed services and/or outsourcing

  • Proven successful experience – in terms of running Technology/DS as a business or against commercial principles

  • Experience in creating and maintaining a culture of high performing staff, with the right skills and abilities, through leadership, training and continual assessment

  • Experience of working in a target/performance driven environment

  • Experience of successful enabling of organisational change through development and delivery of Technology/DS strategy

  • Experience of successful commercial engagement with suppliers and consultants.

  • Experience of managing an organisations Technology/DS revenue (circa £20m) and capital (circa £40m) budgets and of Technology/DS whole life costing

  • A track record of developing strong working relationships with a wide number of stakeholders - internal and external, e.g. reporting bodies, senior executives, professional advisers, Trade Unions, users, etc.



Key Skills:
  • Ability to think and contribute strategically at an executive level whilst maintaining a strong focus on Technology/DS operational activity and engagement

  • Proven commercially based service delivery skills

  • High level of Customer/User engagement and service delivery skills

  • High level of communication and influencing skills

  • Sound facilitating style and proven ability to understand key levers in different business models, managing staff and key stakeholders and the flexibility to adjust the approach and style

  • Ability to operate calmly and professionally under pressure

  • Ability to be persuasive, yet sensitive and tactful. To resolve conflict wisely and authoritatively

  • Ability to provide senior leadership on change management

  • Ability to inspire, enthuse, to keep people focused despite setback/difficulty