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Government on the hunt for digital director

Government on the hunt for digital director

The IT director will be responsible for cutting Directgov platform costs

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The government is looking to hire an executive director of digital who will be responsible for implementing its new digital strategy, according to a job posting.

The director will also be tasked with reducing the cost of delivering the Directgov platform “in line with efficiency plans”.

The advert states: “The successful candidate will have proven credibility in transformation through the delivery of digital channels and engagement together with a track record of leading digitally-enabled change at a strategic level, in a large, federated organisation with complex delivery chains.”

“Sitting at the heart of the government’s radical public service reform agenda, this will be a rewarding role with a great deal of public visibility.”

Other responsibilities of the new digital director will be recruit people to establish a Government Digital Service organisation, and managing all of the government’s online spending. This includes deploying commercial and free, open source technology to improve user experience across all the government’s websites.

Futhermore, the digital director will work closely with the government CIO, Joe Harley, to direct, set and enforce technical, content, design, process and customer standards across all government departments.

The role be based in London at Whitehall, and will be rewarded with an annual salary of around £142,000. More details on how to apply can be obtained by emailing scsrecruitment@cabinet-office.x.gsi.gov.uk quoting reference REC/10/22

The closing date for applications is 20 April 2011.

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