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Head of Digital Place

  • Employer: Croydon Council
  • Reference: 08476
  • Published: Mon 04/02/2019, 12:27 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 17/02/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • Salary: CSR A £62,583 - £68,751
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: London Borough of Croydon
About Croydon Croydon hasn’t seen expansion like we are currently experiencing since the 1960s. We’re already well underway with some £5bn of investment that will be completed over the next few years. New offices, new retail, and new homes will provide well-paid jobs and high-quality accommodation for our rapidly growing population.

Croydon is a naturally ambitious council – so we’re looking for inspirational leaders who share our passion for supporting business growth and responding to local needs.

Strong partnerships are the foundation for the future. That’s why we’re constantly looking forward. We need to find creative new ways of working together with other agencies and the private sector to deal with the financial challenges ahead.

 

Because with growth comes increased demand – but also huge opportunity.

 

Chances like this only come along once in a generation, and our task, and maybe yours, is to shape a positive future for Croydon’s residents and businesses alike.

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About the Role

About the Croydon Digital Service

It’s an incredibly exciting time to be joining Croydon – especially to work on digital, data and technology services. Digital transformation is central to our ambitious plans and we are, in the words of our Chief Digital Officer, not messing around.

 

We are establishing a new Croydon Digital Service within the council – transforming our ICT team into a GDS-style service that can support the digital transformation of the council, revolutionise our online services for residents, and lead cross-sectoral work to enhance the borough through digital and technical innovation.

 

We have signed the Local Digital Declaration, committing us to delivering user-centred services that meet the Government Service Standard, and to following the Technology Code of Practice. We seek to collaborate, wherever possible, across London boroughs (led by City Hall) and all local authorities to share learnings, ideas and solutions. We work in the open, inviting feedback and input from our stakeholders.

About the role

We are looking for a Head of Digital Place to work closely with our digital service leadership team to develop and deliver the place related elements of our wider digital strategy. They will be responsible for ensuring we maximise the opportunities of digital, data and technology innovation to enhance our public places and support the success and growth of our tech sector.

 

The successful candidate will need to influence teams across the council, mobilise the local tech community and deliver change through cross-sectoral partnerships and a range of commercial models.

 

Responsibilities

Set and deliver an ambitious strategy to enhance the borough of Croydon through digital, data and technology, as part of the Digital Strategy, and in line with the Corporate Plan 2018-2022 and wider growth plans.

 

Experience

Significant knowledge of smart city issues, digital infrastructure and tech/innovation business ecosystems

 

Significant experience of working in partnership with public, private and community sector partners and agencies, to develop and implement strategies and deliver complex projects

 

Experience of working within a politically driven organisation operating at a senior level and with elected members

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What’s in it for you?

This is an exciting opportunity to work for a Council with ambitious plans to grow and genuinely want to develop their technology setup to improve customer experience. The successful candidate will play a key role within Croydon’s town centre regeneration which will bring about change in the way residents, businesses and visitors use and experience the town centre.

 

We invest in our employees to help develop and achieve professional goals whilst also providing you with the opportunity to work with brilliant minds and be part of an exceptional high performing team. We also have a generous benefits package

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Equalities Statement

Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements.

 

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role.

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  • Employer: Croydon Council
  • Reference: 08476
  • Published: Mon 04/02/2019, 12:27 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 17/02/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • Salary: CSR A £62,583 - £68,751
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: London Borough of Croydon

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