DCMS looking for deputy director of IT

Written by Sooraj Shah on 14 March 2019 in News
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Department offers candidates up to £80k a year for Westminster-based position

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is on the hunt for a deputy director of IT, which is a newly created role.

The fixed-term, two-year position will pay between £68,000 and £80,000 and will be based in Westminster.

The role has been created to lead an expanded team within the department itself that will be responsible for the delivery of existing IT services, as well as putting together a programme of IT improvements that will transform the way the department does business.

DCMS explained in the job advert that this was a change to the business model for IT delivery that it has followed over the last few years, which has largely been delivered through a shared service within the Cabinet Office.

“While a number of our IT services will continue to be delivered by the Cabinet Office, this new team will lead work across a wider range of delivery partners and draw on their expertise and insights to deliver services and infrastructure that meet the needs of a department that has grown threefold in the last four years,” DCMS said.

DCMS said it was looking for an individual with both strong technical knowledge, who is able to confidently lead a team of IT experts both within and outside the department, and someone who is also excellent at stakeholder management, negotiating and influencing to ensure DCMS’ specialist delivery partners perform in its best interests.

Interested candidates should apply by 27 March 2019. A shortlist meeting is then expected to take place on 2 April, followed by leadership assessments between 8 April and 19 April.

Finally, technical assessments, presentations and interviews are expected to take place on 16 May in Westminster. 

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