Enterprise Architect

Brent Council
Brent, London (Greater)
£57,171 - £60,396 p.a. inc.
01 Jul 2021
29 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Full time

Exciting new role within the Shared Technology Service

Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.

The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.

The Post

Shared Technology Services are looking for an Enterprise Architect to develop and implement overarching architectural principles to contribute to the long-term strategy and effectiveness of the Service.

The Enterprise Architect will support the Head of Strategy & Technology to strive towards continuing improvement and development throughout the service, with a focus on efficiency, to secure our success.

We will need you to be a leader by setting quality and professional standards to help support all organisations partnered with STS. You should take a holistic approach to supporting their IT systems and infrastructure through the use of identification, implementation, design and updating as necessary.

You will be tasked with the development and management of the Technical 5-year roadmap, the Technical Design Authority and Change Management process, in conjunction with partner architecture resources. The role will be ‘hands-on’ and will require you to assist with TA and SA needs alongside your EA responsibilities.

The successful candidate will look to add value through the establishment and enforcement of security policies across the estate.

This role includes line management responsibilities for 1 x Change and Problem Manager and 1 x Technical Architect

The Person

For this role you will need to be ITIL-accredited and have a good understanding of the Change Management processes involved in ITIL in practice, as well as a wide knowledge of IT Security and policies.

We would look to see you have Continued Professional Development, knowledge of project management processes and strong diagnosis skills. The successful candidate will be flexible, with an understanding of how to prioritise effectively and have clear communication that is accessible to multiple stakeholders.

You should have the ability to manage people, performance and budgets, with experience of line and/or team management. You should also have experience of working with and managing external vendors.

Please note, this person/skills specification is an overview and you should take a look at the full list of technical criteria before applying

Closing Date: 29 July 2021 (23:00)

Additional Information

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.

Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.

As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on recruitment@brent.gov.uk.  Please note the information you provide will be treated fairly and confidentially.

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.

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