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Head of Applications and Digital

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Recruiter: Bristol City Council
Listed on: 4th February
Location: Bristol
Salary/Rate: £61596 - £68440
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Are you interested in taking ownership and driving change within Bristol City Council's Digital Transformation team?
Bristol City Council is undertaking a significant IT & Digital Transformation Programme and is looking for a Head of Applications and Digital to play a key part in this. The role fits within the wider IT Services senior leadership team, and reports direct to the Director of Digital Transformation.
What will I be doing?
The Digital Transformation Programme involves the replacement of a number of strategic technology platforms to deliver changes to End User Computing, Citizen Interactions, Staff Collaboration, Customer and Performance Insights, Resilience, Cloud-First/Cloud-native, Cyber Security and Information Assurance to enable on-going Digital Transformation.
From the wider council's perspective, it will involve a significant culture and technology change transforming the way we work and deliver services to our citizens.
As part of this Programme, the Council is creating a new senior management team within IT Services to drive performance and service improvements, with an aim of achieving ISO20000 certification against an ITIL-aligned service delivery model.
What do I need to have?
You will have significant management experience providing strategy and technical approach guidance to development teams covering Enterprise Data Management and Reporting, Web/Intranet delivery, Middleware/Integration platforms, GIS systems, Application Development/Support and design/test services.
As we are moving to the Microsoft stack, knowledge of implementing and developing in Azure, Dynamics, Sharepoint and PowerBI environments would be beneficial.  Knowledge of a variety of development and testing approaches is required to determine the best approach for each project undertaken.
Leading a team of c60 technical staff, you will undertake cost/benefit analysis, resource utilisation, service improvement planning and performance monitoring activities.  Vendor and Stakeholder management will form a key part of this role.
Why Bristol City Council?
At Bristol City Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation.
Join us and you'll receive a generous rewards package including flexible working and flexi-time, membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance. In addition, you'll be working in a supportive environment where you'll have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future.
How do I apply?
If you have the drive to shape our future culture, combined with the ambition to transform the way we do things, as well as the required depth of knowledge, then we'd like to hear from you. So, please get in touch immediately.
Closing date: 23 February 2020.
Shortlisting: 24 February 2020
Interview date: currently schedule w/c 2 March 2020.
At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the City we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community.