Chief Information Officer
  • Employer: London Borough of Havering
  • Reference: 621
  • Published: Tue 09/11/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 09/12/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £100,000 - £150,000
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: London

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Chief Information Officer

Click here to apply - Please note applications via the Havering website will not be monitored. 

£101,460 - £117,348 pa | Permanent | Full time | Havering/ Newham | Closing date - 28.11.21

About one source

We provide shared services and strategic and back office support to large councils like the London Boroughs of Havering and Newham, in addition to other public organisations across the country.

Our 1,000+ people weave technology and quality into every approach, always looking to set benchmarks for the industry. And with teams focused on Technology and Innovation, Finance, Legal and Governance, Procurement, Property and Asset Management, Exchequer and Transactional and HR & OD – we’ve opportunities to last an entire career!

Leading operational and strategic improvements of the Technology & Innovation service, we’re looking for an exceptional Chief Information Officer to contribute to our overarching vision, which is underpinned by our core objectives – driving council-wide improvements and nurturing relationships with stakeholders, whilst developing & empowering teams to achieve operational excellence.

About the position

As a member of the one source Management Team, reporting to the Executive Director, this role provides strategic direction and a strong collaborative leadership, ensuring the smooth delivery and growth of an integrated technology and data service, across two ambitious London Boroughs.

With a newly appointed IT leadership team, the CIO will bring a ‘thought leadership’ approach and sector wide expertise on the role of technology, digital and data in local government. Building on the great work already achieved by the service, the CIO will continue to lead the development of the technology and innovation agenda’s for Havering, Newham, and one source itself.

The CIO spearheads corporate approaches to the delivery of IT, transformation and change through the exploitation of technology and data. Most importantly, the role fosters diversity of thought and new approaches to create an inclusive environment where great people from all backgrounds can come together to deliver excellent outcomes for a wide range of colleagues, customers, residents, businesses, communities, and partners.

In light of recent events, it has never been as important to ensure our current practices and core systems are fit for purpose, and are cost efficient. The CIO will ensure the technology foundations are secure, reliable and available as well as achieving savings targets across our partner councils.

About you

As an excellent collaborator and values based leader, you’ll have a proven track record in leading large and complex technology and data services within a similar public or private sector setting.

Encouraging innovation and partnership working you have the ability to empathise and engage people from all walks of life, and have a relentless focus on the needs of users as the basis for delivering outcomes.

You’ll also be able to display a great understanding of the strategic potential of data, and insist on using it to strengthen your decision making and evidencing impact, performance and customer satisfaction.

However, these aren’t the only skills/ experience we’re looking for. Click here to review the Candidate Pack, and gain an better understanding of one source and the application criteria for this role.

Click here to apply - Please note applications via the Havering website will not be monitored. 

Additional Information

The London Borough of Havering is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Havering Redeployees.

The London Borough of Havering is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right  to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes  anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosur

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