IT leaders/CIO

Competitive Salary
22 Oct 2020
11 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full time

We’re creating two new unitary councils in Northamptonshire – North Northamptonshire Council and West Northamptonshire Council. It’s an incredibly exciting and positive change. It’ll allow us to provide more efficient service delivery for our residents and local businesses, improve outcomes and increase value for money.

Our two new Chief Executives have been appointed in addition to our Directors for Finance, Legal and Democratic Services, Adult Services; and a shared Director of Children’s Services, working with the planned new Children’s Trust.

We now need to ensure that we have the right and modern technology, skills and infrastructure to underpin the two new councils. We want to reflect the new 24/7 world our commnuities live and work in, by being there for them whenever they need us – day and night. We’re also focusing on innovation. The creation of two new councils is a chance for us to do things differently and improve what’s gone before. We’re not afraid to make bold decisions and do things differently. It’s all about doing the right thing – now, and for the future.

Our two new IT leaders will join colleagues ensuring our new Councils are “Safe and Legal Plus” from Day 1 take us on a transformational journey to deliver the future strategy and shape the services a new council will need.

They will bring the leadership and experience required to transform our IT and Digital services into a truly customer centric service. Each will develop a new and innovative IT & Digital strategy to help reshape the delivery of our services onto a digital first platform for our communities and residents. They will also create a flexible environment for our workforce, putting in place a best in class infrastructure that will support continuous improvement and the empowerment of our people.

We know it’s a cliché, but if you are looking for a fresh challenge and have the ambition to deliver a new authority and all it’s technology, please do reach out to our advising consultants at Penna.

For further information, please visit our dedicated microsite, which will offer you more detail on our ambition or contact Joanne Cumper on 07925 894 863 or

Closing date: 5pm Wednesday 11th November 2020.

Interviews: Week of the 16th November 2020.

Final Interviews: Week of the 23rd November 2020. All interviews are likely to be conducted virtually.