Assistant Director for IT and Digital Services

Reading, Berkshire
Up to £93,812
02 Sep 2019
22 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full time

Reading is a fantastic city at the heart of the Thames Valley, with huge potential. As a progressive Council, we are absolutely focused upon improving the way we deliver services to our residents and ensuring that everyone who lives, works and visits Reading, can share in the benefits of a successful city of green spaces, smart technology and high economic growth. This key post within our Senior Leadership Team, will be pivotal to realising our potential.

As our new Assistant Director of IT and Digital Services, you will lead transformation of our IT and Digital service provision, positioning Reading Borough Council as an exemplar for our sector. You will be a champion for the development and implementation an ambitious IT and Digital strategy for the Council, supporting our wider corporate objectives for business change and continual improvement.

This role provides a unique opportunity to harness the opportunities presented by digital technology and agile ways of working, ensuring our IT and Digital services are designed around the needs of our users - citizens, staff, delivery partners and business - simple to access and rewarding to use. To enable this vision, you will ensure that the delivery of our IT service is robust, secure, responsive and that our commercial supplier arrangements are proactively managed to deliver added value.

We are looking for a candidate with senior leadership experience gained in the delivery of IT and Digital services within a complex, multi-channel organisation and operating environment. You will be ambitious, resilient and principled with a ‘can do’ approach and a role model for exceptional customer service delivery.

To find out more about this opportunity please visit click the 'apply' button below.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Adrian Barlow on 07393 011150 or Elly Lawrence on 07590 355825 at GatenbySanderson.

Closing Date: 22nd September 2019.