Home Office relaunches £105k bid for leader to oversee police tech
Remit of position first advertised in October will include oversight of ANPR programme
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The Home Office is offering an annual salary of up to £105,000 in a sceond bid to recruit a leader to over the use of technology by law-enforcement bodies.
The department is advertising for a deputy director of police and public protection technology, a role that comes with “overall accountability for the successful delivery of some major programmes”. The position was first advertised – on identical terms – in October 2018.
This includes assuming government responsibility for the use of automatic number plate recognition technology. The chosen candidate will also take “ownership of existing police national systems, which are legacy systems spanning multiple regions and functions”.
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The deputy director will then manage development teams to design, build, and implement new systems, and work with police officers and civil servants to ensure their successful rollout.
“You will work on technology strategy, implementation and transformation on a scale only governments can undertake,” the Home Office said. “You will come from a technical background, probably testing, software engineering or development and have worked your way through the programme route, currently working on large-scale technology change, strategy and implementation projects in the private or public sectors.”
The department added: “You will work with partner central government departments as well as blue-light services UK wide in moulding and implementing complimentary systems and services, maximising the data available to them and helping to streamline critical information flow from organisation to organisation.”
Applications are open until 21 June.
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