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Head of Technology

Bolton Council
Bolton, Greater Manchester
Closing date
11 Jul 2022
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Are you a senior ICT professional looking to make your next career move and seeking a role where you can show case your ability while significantly contributing to Public Sector service delivery? Are you passionate about running excellent day-to-day ICT service while equally wanting to transform Technology over the longer term? Do you thrive on putting the customer first?

It’s an exciting time in Bolton Council, with a Digital Strategy launched in 2021 and a newly enlarged ICT team with wider scope to drive Technology outcomes.  We have a significant programme of work to help bring into play new Digital tools at the Council, and to underpin the efficiency and quality of service delivery to residents and businesses across the borough. It is a significant time of transformation, not least of which includes a project to establish a new third party ICT services contract.  To achieve the change agenda we’re looking for a newly created Head of Enterprise Technology role to take overall end-to-end charge of ICT, leading a freshly realigned and larger team, overseeing core third party delivery, and liaising with colleagues from across the Council to achieve the best outcomes.

This is a senior role based in the Transformation team, reporting to the Chief Officer for this area.

You will need:

·       Proven success in leading Technology end-to-end, from strategy and enterprise architecture, to service delivery, operations, and delivery of Technology solutions to achieve Digital projects.

·       Experience of leading and developing a Technology organisation within a large, complex and cross-functional organisation.

·       Excellent communication and influencing skills, at all levels of the organisation including C-suite.

·       A natural gift to engage and inspire your team.

·       Impulse to understand and fulfil customer requirements.

·       Team spirit, tenacity, and focus on delivery!

About Us

Bolton is a great place to work. We are a welcoming organisation that wants to contribute to a place where people feel active, connected and prosperous.  The Council is based in various locations across the borough, including in the historic Town Hall in Bolton, which provides a modernised and superb work place.  These and other Council locations are open plan offices in the town centre, with nearby parking and access to excellent rail and bus networks.

Our team uses technology that enables them to work flexibly and efficiently, including when working remotely.

As an employer we want to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment, by giving them the opportunity to access a range of exclusive rewards and benefits, including discounts and exclusive gym membership prices and salary sacrifice schemes. In addition, we offer a generous annual leave allowance, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, as well as access to employee support services and assistance programmes.

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