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Assistant Director of Oversight & Support

Premium Job From London Borough of Havering
Recruiter: London Borough of Havering
Listed on: 11th May
Location: Romford, East London
Salary/Rate: £75,696
Salary Notes: Up to £75,696 + potential market supplement
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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About us

oneSource is one of the largest and most diverse ‘in-house' shared service functions in the UK, supporting London Boroughs of Havering (LBH) & Newham (LBN). Bringing together 23 different services and over 1,000 employees; we pride ourselves on; the integrity and professionalism of our people, the ethics and quality of our business practices, and ensuring the best value for our customers, residents and the public purse.

Our vision is to provide a shared service for the public sector, by the public sector. Our mission is to make our vision a reality by moving from an outsourcer to an integrated corporate service. Both our vision and mission are underpinned by our core objectives to drive council-wide improvements and nurture relationships with stakeholders, whilst developing & empowering teams to achieve operational excellence.

Recognising the many relationships between both colleagues and partners, we have a unique oneSource standard that embodies the work we do, which simply translates into one core value, ‘Supportive'. By providing a supportive culture, we create an open environment to inspire, challenge, and develop our people, which in turn contributes to a positive impact on the output of our services. We are committed to being supportive in everything we do:

  • In our work
  • In our communications
  • To our environment
  • To each other
  • To ourselves

About the Job

We are undergoing a transformation of our IT organisation to improve the quality and capacity of our services and are seeking a dedicated Assistant Director for Oversight to lead the governance of IT ensuring IT funds are spent appropriately, IT contracts are managed effectively, council data is protected and IT staff are developed.

The Assistant Director for Oversight is part of a newly established leadership team within the Technology & Innovation Directorate at oneSource, covering both our partner councils. The role takes responsibility for building long-term, strategic relationships with senior stakeholders, acting as the senior point of contact for the development and enhancement of services, products, and systems.

Working with the Chief Information Officer and other members of the oneSource IT leadership team, the role is influential in defining, implementing, and communicating the strategies and plans to support the strategic demands of both councils.

Guiding the financial, commercial, and corporate aspects of service delivery, the role will take ownership of the quality standards of IT assets. Committed to the development and enhancement of the service, the role will also have the autonomy to explore opportunities to identify and implement new ways of working, whilst keeping abreast of innovative IT solutions.

Overseeing core areas in relation to safety regulations, legislation, and data protection/GDPR, the role is crucial to ensuring that the IT service provision is fit for purpose, meeting the needs of residents, partners and colleagues. Ultimately this role will have oversight across the Technology & Innovation Directorate, providing expert advice to our partner councils, assessing the security, detection and reaction capabilities in place, ensuring we provide a robust IT service function.

About You

You will be a leader first and foremost, with the ability to lead coach, and develop teams to achieve a level of operational excellence. Confident in communicating with stakeholders at all levels, you will be experienced in driving the delivery of cultural change programmes, working with partners to embed new ways of working.

You will have deep applied knowledge of financial and commercial management practices ideally in a local government environment. You will have a good knowledge of information and cybersecurity.

This is a demanding role where your organisation and prioritisation skills will be pivotal to being successful. Adopting a collaborative approach you will be a competent negotiator, using your interpersonal skills to develop ongoing relationships with technology suppliers and partners.

About Us

With its excellent transport links into central London, extensive town centre regeneration and the highest concentration of green space anywhere in London, Havering has a unique offer as a place to live, work and visit. By making the most of its position and opportunities, Havering is becoming a hub for start-ups and expanding businesses, as well as construction, logistics, engineering and manufacturing industries.

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Closing date: 20 May 2021
Interview date: 28 May 20221.
Offer/ Feedback: 31 May 2021.

*Please note that should you be shortlisted to interview, you must be able to attend an interview on the 28 May. Unfortunately, due to panel availability, this cannot be rescheduled. Shortlisted candidates will be notified on the 21 May 2021.