Salary range: £100,643 - £129,490 p.a. inc.
Hours of work: 40 hours per week
Location: Brent Civic Centre, Tooley Street - Southwark, Lawrence House - Lewisham
Delivering outstanding, public sector infrastructure services
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The London Boroughs of Southwark, Lewisham and Brent are seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to become the Managing Director of our Shared ICT Service.
The Shared ICT Service which has formed over the last four years provides secure, reliable and integrated technology solutions in alignment with business goals, while delivering excellence in customer service.
This is an exciting time to join the partnership as it seeks to consolidate its services and implement its new technology strategy.
This role will report to an Executive Director in one of the participating authorities, and will have leadership responsibilities across all authorities
If you would like to discuss this role informally, please contact the current interim Managing Director via email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Shared ICT Service supports circa 10,000 users on their Infrastructure, Platform and End User Compute environments across the partner organisations and is currently implementing new ITIL orientated processes following a significant increase in the scale of the department.
A newly formed technology strategy and IT roadmap has been developed and the post holder will be accountable for driving the implementation of the strategy and roadmap forwards whilst delivering excellent services to the partners of the Shared ICT Service.
Current key projects include the migration of an existing data centre to cloud based hosting, implementation of Office 365 and the rollout of new technology to all users of the users of the service.
Success in this critical leadership role demands innovation and creativity as well as the ability to form strong partnerships and productive working relationships. You’ll need substantial senior-level experience of strategic IT management in a large, complex and changing organisation. This should be backed by the ability to influence and motivate people at all levels and a strong commitment to the aims and values of local government
A skilled advocate and negotiator, you have the communication skills to drive change. With a strong focus on the customer, you’ll understand how IT can deliver the vision of the authorities and meet the needs of its staff, customers and stakeholders. Excellent problem-solving and project management skills are essential. Experience of managing resources and budgets is vital.
Closing Date: 17 May 2019 (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: To Be Confirmed
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
All successful applicants will be required to apply for a ‘Basic’ DBS Disclosure.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.