Leader sought for Whitehall tech interoperability programme

Written by Sam Trendall on 21 September 2022 in News
News

Cabinet Office-based role comes with remit to develop technical and commercial strategy

Credit: Gerd Altmann/Pixabay

Government is seeking to recruit a senior manager to lead a major programme intended to ensure the interoperability of technology across departments.

The One IT scheme is being led by the Central Digital and Data Office, which is based in the Cabinet Office. The project has a “vision to harness existing and emerging digital technology to enable seamless interoperability across UK government organisations”, according to a recently posted job advert for a programme head. 

Ensuring interoperable IT will enable departments to collaborate more effectively, as well as reducing risk, improving security, and helping to mitigate issues caused by legacy technology, it added.


Related content


The programme leader, who will earn up to £77,000 a year, will be expected to provide “leadership in developing the technical, commercial and procurement strategies for cross-government interoperability projects”.

The appointee will also be responsible for “commercial management of complex relationships” with suppliers, while also “engaging effectively across government organisations”.

“The successful candidate will manage delivery of cross-government projects to drive collaboration and enable a seamlessly interoperable civil service,” the advert said.

Applicants are invited to submit a CV and covering letter of up to 750 words by 11.55pm on 26 September.

 

About the author

Sam Trendall is editor of PublicTechnology. He can be reached on sam.trendall@dodsgroup.com.

Share this page

Tags

Categories

CONTRIBUTIONS FROM READERS

Please login to post a comment or register for a free account.

Related Articles

Government must earn public trust that AI is being used safely and responsibly
5 January 2023

Leaders from two of government’s core digital and data units – the CDDO and CDEI – introduce new guidelines intended to promote transparency in the public sector’s use of algorithms

PublicTechnology’s biggest stories of the year
29 December 2022

A reminder of the shocks, scandals and success stories that shaped the world of government technology in 2022

Consultancy signed to £6.5m deal to advise on eight-department shared-services plan
27 January 2023

The Matrix programme – which includes Treasury, Cabinet Office and DHSC – begins engaging with potential suppliers

MoD redesigns online Armed Forces memorial
24 January 2023

Service has been redeveloped to improve ease of use and better adhere to GDS standards