This is an opportunity to work for an ambitious fast-moving local authority with a vision for improving the quality of life for everyone in the borough. At Hertsmere you’ll be working for a unique council which owns the world-famous Elstree Studios in an area rich with film, television and media connections. Located just outside of North London in South West Hertfordshire, Hertsmere benefits from both extensive greenbelt countryside and also excellent transport links to London.
Technology is key to Hertsmere’s corporate strategy and we are looking for someone to be the driving force behind the technological development that supports the delivery of all Council services whilst ensuring the security, resilience and efficient use of our systems. We have an ambitious IS Strategy and we are looking for a dynamic individual who can engage and collaborate across services to deliver on this vision.
We are looking to recruit an experienced, qualified IDS Manager to manage our busy Information and Digital Services team. The role is responsible for setting strategy; governing the direction and conduct of project management for IT projects; resource management within the section; authorising allocation of resources for programmes and projects, and maintaining an overview on their contribution to organisational success.
You will ideally have a relevant industry related management qualification and have extensive experience of project management within a senior managerial role in the IS Function. You will have the necessary skills to manage and motivate a team and communicate at all levels, adapting your style accordingly. Negotiating and influencing skills are key to this role as is the ability to think creatively when considering digital and development initiatives.
If you have the skills and experience and are keen to work for an organisation which makes a real difference to the lives of Hertsmere residents, then this is the role for you. Benefits include 25 – 30 days annual leave (depending on the length of Local Government Service) plus one floating day per annum, local government pension scheme, flexible working hours (including home working), free car parking, free use of leisure facilities, cycle scheme, season ticket loans and access to a large staff roof garden.
The post is offered on a full time, permanent basis (36 hours per week).
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Matthew Bunyon, Head of Finance & Business Services on 020 8207 7453 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This recruitment is being handled externally by Allen Lane recruitment. To apply, please click on https://www.allenlane.co.uk/vacancies/9511/ where you will find further details about the post and information on how to apply.
Closing date: 9am, 17 January 2022