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Head of Technology
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/19/8698
  • Published: Thu 15/08/2019, 11:46 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 18/09/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours
  • Salary: £50,000 - £99,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Chicksands, Shefford, Bedfordshire

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Head of Technology

Team: Community Services

Job Family:  Managing 16

Salary: £62,058 - £66,712 per annum 
Contract: Permanent

Hours: 37 hours per week

Location: Priory House, Shefford
Closing Date: Wednesday 18 September 2019
Interview Date: Friday 27 September 2019


Central Bedfordshire Council has a leading Information Technology service, with a forward-thinking approach that supports a modern and efficient local authority.  We know that the right technology and support can transform services, improve outcomes for our residents, and boost the performance and productivity of our staff.


We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Head of Technology to join the IT service.


You will be responsible for technology innovation and transformation, enterprise architecture, infrastructure and run all activities for hosted services on internal and external platforms.  


Your main responsibilities will be to develop and maintain the technology roadmap, identifying the opportunities for supporting and influencing the overall IT strategy.  You will oversee the infrastructure team, initiating and implementing robust solutions that are fit for the future.


The whole Council is engaged on an increasingly transformational approach to service provision and IT is critical to the success of this as we drive a digital first agenda to ensure staff are engaged in activity that adds the greatest value.  Working with the Chief Information Officer, you will develop the teams to work collaboratively to deliver a robust and responsive service that supports the council to deliver its transformation agenda.


If you have experience of taking a similar remit forwards, including considerable transformation in a large organisation and a proven track record of seeking out and landing game changing innovation we’d love to hear from you.


You will need to be a strong influencer and an ability to form robust relationships across a large and complex, understanding the interdependencies in a large technology function. 


Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.


The Council is committed to making Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’ and this is reflected in the package that it offers its employees.


Membership of the competitive Local Government Pension Scheme from day one, agile working (plus laptop and smartphone), relocation package (subject to eligibility), and many other staff discounts (such as discounted gym membership). A full overview of benefits on offer is included in the Recruitment Pack.

Join us, and take advantage of our rewards package, agile working and the chance of continuous professional development. Find your greatness playing your part in our area’s growth.


For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Emel Morris at or call 0300 300 5827


For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at 


Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confidentemployer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.