Companies House on hunt for digital director

Companies House, the UK’s registrar of companies, is looking to recruit a new director of digital services to lead the delivery of its digital transactions.

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Companies House, the UK’s registrar of companies, is looking to recruit a new director of digital services to lead the delivery of its digital transactions.

According to a job advert posted on its website, the director of digital services will work with GDS (Government Digital Services), BIS and other government departments to deliver “joined up” digital services for Companies House customers, and enable it to become “truly Digital by Default”.

Companies House wants to make all its transactions digital, and achieve 100 percent digital take-up. 

“The strategy for Companies House is underpinned by the ability to deliver digital technology for customers and staff as part of the government digital strategy. With this in mind, the director team has been restructured and the post of director of digital services introduced to lead this work,” the advert states.

The director will also help to ensure that information on the companies register can be accessed as open data, and that the organisation’s IT provides cost-effective services to customers that meet their needs. 

The successful candidate will be highly experienced in delivering high-performing digital services to business and consumers, and also have experience in Agile project management, open source, cloud platforms and digital services.

The new director will also need to address the organisation's IT security, as just last year, it was forced to carry out a system review after a security firm claimed the registrar was putting the online details of businesses at risk by storing passwords in plain text on its servers.

A salary of £60,000 to £117,000 is attached to the new, permanent, full-time role. The closing date for applications is 6 September.

More information on the role can be found here.

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