Head of Digital Services

Rotherham, South Yorkshire
£61,468 to £65,770 (plus relocation)
28 Feb 2018
22 Mar 2018
Job role
Head of Service
Contract Type
Full time

The fastest growing city economy in Yorkshire. A major town centre regeneration in the pipeline, along with 1,000 new homes. An overall ‘good’ Ofsted rating for children’s services. Clearly, Rotherham is changing. Driving this change is a council that’s passionate about putting Rotherham on the map for all the right reasons. Now you’ll take us even further by bringing the same commitment, tenacity and ambition to this critical role.

Delivery of a digital first approach

This is a new role leading and managing the support, delivery and development of Council Digital and IT services, and driving digital collaboration across partner agencies.

Leading a range of specialist professionals, you’ll develop a customer-focused service, which is responsive, flexible to customer needs and delivered to high standards.

The key is to achieve value for money by establishing effective systems of governance and accountability, target setting, performance management and procurement.

A skilled and confident leader

You will help us drive a digital first approach, internally and externally.  So you’ll need to have experience of leading a major IT or Digital Service successfully.  You will have managed budgets in a comparable organisation, evaluating priorities within tight financial limits.

An experienced project manager with a range of project management credentials, you’ll also be a skilled negotiator and someone who thinks creatively as well as analytically. A talent for communicating, both in person and on paper, will be vital for explaining proposals clearly and building consensus.

Motivational rewards

This is an exciting time to join Rotherham. You can look forward to all the satisfaction of building on the changes we’ve already made, reinforcing our momentum and driving further progress. It’s a receptive, enthusiastic, collaborative environment in which to make your mark. The more tangible rewards are highly attractive too and include a relocation allowance of up to £8,000 on top of your salary.

To arrange a time for a confidential discussion, please contact Luke Sayers, Assistant Director, Customer Information and Digital Services directly on 01709 823249.

To apply, please visit rotherham-jobsonline.co.uk or click on the apply button which will direct you to the Rotherham MBC Jobs website.