Home Office seeks 'police and public protection tech' leader

Written by Public Technology staff on 19 October 2018 in News
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Deputy director role set to pay up to £105k a year

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The Home Office is looking for a deputy director of police and public protection technology to oversee the delivery of the country's forthcoming automatic number plate recognition service scheme. 

The department said it was seeking a “transformative technology leader who operates with commercial acumen” to work within the department’s Digital, Data and Technology Directorate.

The successful candidate will help to deliver a range of police systems critical to national infrastructure in partnership with the fire service, the Home Office, the law enforcement community and digital data and technology teams.


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They will be expected to have a deep understanding of the design and engineering of technology, systems, services and applications across a range of core technologies.

One of the national technology schemes the candidate will be responsible for is the National ANPR System (NAS), a single system that will work across all English and Welsh police forces and 17 law-enforcement agencies. This will replace the Automatic Number Plate Recognition service which currently works across UK law enforcement through 14,000 cameras feeding up to 40 individual systems, each with its own connections and partnership arrangements.

“If you have the appetite for very large-scale digital transformation, to manage the technology that supports critical solutions to our nation, and to lead the teams that will deliver it, I look forward to receiving your application,” writes Joanna Davinson, Home Office chief digital, data and technology officer in the information pack for candidates.

The role, worth up to £105,000 annually, is based in London.

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