Director, Digital, Data and Technology

£99,856 - £110,084 per annum
23 May 2019
17 Jun 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

This year sees the 10th anniversary of Wiltshire Council, the unitary authority whose promise is ‘where everybody matters’. Our vision to create stronger, more resilient communities underpins our work and provides a clear focus on the actions we take, enabling us to protect those who are most vulnerable, boost the local economy and support and empower communities to do more for themselves.

We have an ambitious digital transformation programme which has an ambition of the council to be ‘Digital by Choice’, so that customers can choose to interact with us through digital channels, rather than by phone, email, letters or face-to-face. Maximising the potential of our workforce and working more collaboratively across the local public sector is also a key part of the strategy and the programme will exploit developments in Artificial Intelligence, including ‘robotic process automation’ and Business Intelligence to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the council’s operations.

In this cross cutting and pivotal role you will lead this programme, providing blended teams with inspiring strategic leadership and expertise to ensure that we define, deliver and maximise sector leading platforms, products, services and capabilities in support of our business strategy. Putting our diverse customers at the heart of your thinking, your provision of a high performing, integrated technology infrastructure will provide a strong foundation for pioneering digital solutions, advanced analytics capability and optimum ways of working and you’ll lead others to deliver change in a large-scale live environment.

With experience of defining and delivering ambitious technology-enabled transformation in an organisation of a similar size, scope and complexity, you will be an accomplished and credible leader and change agent, able to secure cooperation and support for a high value portfolio of work from a variety of internal and external stakeholders, exceeding expectations through exceptional delivery. An inspiring and effective communicator, you will bring experience of having transformed services and technology provision elsewhere, having led a step change in delivery capability and embedded an enterprise wide appetite for continuous improvement. You will also be commercially astute, able to build strong working relationships with a range of external partners to maximise impact and agility.

We are looking for an inspiring leader who is attracted to our strong vision for our communities.

For more information and to apply visit and for a more informal confidential discussion please contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson: Stephanie Wilson (07880 382745) or Phillippa Dunlop (07807 631564)