Digital Head of Technology Delivery (Inside IR35) (SC Clearance required) at , Remote/Home, Taunton, 6 Months, £Contract Rate

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  • Remote/Home, Taunton
  • Feb 22, 2021
6 Months or more

Contract Description

Digital Head of Technology Delivery (Inside IR35) (SC Clearance required) 

The Head of Role (HoR) for Technology Delivery is responsible for developing and articulating the vision for the Technology Delivery job. Defining expected delivery outputs and standards. These roles in Delivery require capability needed to manage the delivery of complex high profile projects as Technology programmes transforms to a digital agenda. Working across the professional community, the Head of Role will ensure consistent strategic direction for the profession and set this future vision for all levels of the organisation, aligned to the Technology KPIs and individual performance measures agreed. This includes defining the requirements (capacity and capability) needed now and in the future. The Head of Role is responsible for the growth of professional capability by determining the approach to developing the roles and function.

This is a key role within the Technology Function and is fundamental to building and maintaining our continued success. The post has direct line management responsibility for 3 posts but is responsible for steering all the practice leads within DS&T (Business Analysis, Solutions Architecture, Data Architecture, Software Engineering, Test Engineering, Enterprise Architecture).

Focusing on our core values, this role is imperative to ensure support and encouragement of the teams/wider office and leads on the multi-functional and collaborative approach between DS&T teams and the wider organisation. Without this role there will be a degradation in the internal delivery ability and the effectiveness of the Technology Function.

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As Digital Head of Technology Delivery, you will: 

  • Working with the relevant Practice Leads, set to the direction for the practice areas of Software Engineering, Architecture (Enterprise, Solutions, Data), Business Analysis and Test Engineering to ensure effective delivery
  • Line manage the practice leads for these areas (with 3 direct reports – Head of Software Engineering, Principle Enterprise Architect, Head of BA)
  • To work with the Deputy CIO, Programme Delivery Manager and Head of Data Science & Data Engineering to ensure effective delivery
  • With the Programme Delivery Manager, ensure that the delivery teams are working to the right approaches
  • Work across the organisation to increase understanding of digital and technology and ensure effective working with UKHO-wide standards, methods, tools and governance structures, including a clear and understood “route to live”
  • To advise on and supervise relationships with external stakeholders and third-party suppliers/partners and sitting on relevant boards and decision-making authorities
  • Enable the organisation to deliver key outcomes across digital, data and technology as defined in the corporate plan
  • Be working with Practice Leads, direct deliverables will include: Implementation of new governance approach based on GDS phases, Roll out of the Enterprise Architecture plan and Lead on creating better engagement and cross collaboration across all areas of Technology Function

You’ll have: 

· An active SC clearance

· Good understanding of GDS phases

· Good understanding of DevOps

· Solid understanding of digital and data transformation in government and wider sectors

· Experience of delivering complex, multi-faceted programmes

· An evangelist for agile and in-depth experience of working with and leading agile teams (including Continuous Integration, Automated Testing, Continuous Delivery)

· Solid experience of cloud working

· Experience of building, leading and managing successful multi-disciplinary teams

· A solid belief in smarter ways of working and a demonstrated ability of working in the open

· Demonstrated evidence of an elevated level of emotional intelligence and behavioural understanding with the ability to bridge the gap between the business and technology teams

· Experience of working in a matrix management structure and experience of the value it can bring