About the role
Bracknell Forest is changing. Whilst a major regeneration project re-energises Bracknell town centre, Bracknell Forest Council is also undertaking a major long-term Transformation Programme that will change how our services are delivered. Underpinning our transformation is an ICT Strategy which will improve flexibility and productivity, playing a vital role in shaping the council’s future.
We are an ambitious council that has a firm grasp on the journey ahead. These are challenging yet exciting times for the council and this post will place our new Chief Officer at the very heart of what is to come.
In this pivotal and influential role, you’ll help ensure the council maximises the benefits of technology, and creates capacity working with other leaders to look holistically at how services are delivered as we move forward with our transformation agenda.
Positive steps have already been made. We now need to accelerate delivery of the ICT Strategy and ensure we continue to deliver a credible ICT
The successful candidate will understand the potential of ICT and be able to articulate and deliver a clear vision of how it can enhance our services and reduce our costs.
You’ll be able to analyse changing situations quickly, and contribute strongly to strategic forward planning. We’d expect you to show both strong influencing skills and political sensitivity, whilst able to find new ways to meet information challenges and have the drive and determination to see them through.
You will of course have significant experience at Chief Officer or Senior Manager level in ICT services in the public or private sector and the ability to inspire, lead and develop a team of IT professionals. You will also be able to contribute to the wider corporate agenda and challenges we face.
As an area, Bracknell Forest has much to offer. Bracknell itself is a modern town that is currently benefitting from a major programme of regeneration. This has revitalised the town centre brought an abundance of new retail outlets, restaurants, cafes and leisure opportunities. Bracknell Forest also has a strong historic background. Once part of the Windsor Great Forest, one fifth of the borough is woodlands, with another fifth protected for its high wildlife value including ten sites of specific scientific interest.
Located in the heart of the Thames Valley, Bracknell Forest has excellent road and rail links to all areas of the UK, with the council office situated within two minutes walk of the railway station. There is also onsite parking, making it extremely accessible.
Bracknell Forest Council prides itself on being an employer of choice. We offer a fantastic range of benefits including flexible and agile working arrangements, as well as learning and development opportunities which will offer the chance to develop and progress your career.
Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.