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Deputy Chief Technology Officer

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Recruiter: United Kingdom Hydrographic Office
Listed on: 8th July
Location: Taunton, Somerset
Salary/Rate: £67,250 - £70,302
Salary Notes: With a total reward package is potentially worth up to £99,916 per annum.
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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A career defining opportunity to be at the centre of our transformation, leading software engineering, enterprise architecture and business analysis teams to realise our strategic vision.

 About the UKHO

UKHO is an executive agency, sponsored by the Ministry of Defence. We work with a wide range of data partners to chart the world's oceans in order to develop and serve world leading software and data solutions to commercial shipping companies, navies and maritime organisations. Our products ensure safe navigation and global trade efficiency and support other marine activities including economic development, environmental protection, resource exploration and utilisation, scientific research and security and defence.

To make the most of our oceans in smarter, more sustainable, and more responsible ways, we are on an exciting journey to become a world leading geospatial information agency.

The role

The Deputy Chief Technology Officer will work with colleagues in the technical operations side of the organisation to ensure software engineering, enterprise architecture and business analysis teams have the right tools and infrastructure through which they can deliver the organisation's strategic vision. Through your leadership you will ensure effective design and delivery of technology environments, help increase understanding of digital and technology, and ensure effective working with UKHO-wide standards, methods, tools, and governance structures. You will take ownership of the future technology roadmap and recruitment, training, and development of technology and digital skills across the teams.

Your average working week may involve:

  • Talking to internal delivery partners about a new proof of concept and how to take this forward with one of the embedded agile delivery teams
  • Carrying out an organisational-wide talk on the benefits of minimum viable products
  • Attending a sprint review run by one of the delivery teams
  • Taking part in a planning session with the practice leads to determine future resourcing
  • Presenting to the board on our latest delivery capabilities
  • Working with Head of Enterprise Architecture to review the current roadmaps in addressing legacy and technical debt
  • Taking part in team stand-ups
  • Talking with the Deputy CIO to ensure that new services are in a supportable state
  • Meeting with a skills working group to input into work to develop our talent pipeline
  • Planning out future technology horizon scanning

What we are looking for

 The Deputy Chief Technology Officer is a leadership role, so you will require the competencies and behaviours of an inspiring and confident leader, as well as having a strong understanding of digital and technology implementation. To be successful in this role you will require exceptional leadership, technical, and influencing skills, combined with the ability to lead change within a fast-moving, agile programme. 

In return

UKHO is a great place in which to explore your career potential. While our projects are career-defining, the work/life balance that we can offer you is equally exceptional. From flexitime, flexible working, an award-winning office environment and a generous annual leave allowance of 34.5 days including public holidays, the opportunities open to you here are hard to beat.

Candidates should expect their salary on appointment to be up to £70,302 pa (pay band £67,250 - £70,302 pa) based on skills and experience.  In addition to the salary, this role also attracts a possible recruitment and retention allowance (RRA) of up to £10,000 pa subject to skills and experience bringing the possible annual remuneration package to £67,250-£80,302 pa.

Our total reward package is potentially worth up to £99,916 per annum; this includes basic salary, potential RRA and employer pension contributions (for those who opt to join the Alpha pension scheme)

Existing Civil Servants will be appointed in line with normal Civil Service pay rules.

For a full job description, including the assessment criteria, please click the apply button to be taken to our website.

 Closing date: 11:55 pm on 25 July 2021.

 UKHO embraces diversity and promotes inclusion and equality of opportunity. We are a Disability Confident employer, which includes offering a guaranteed interview to candidates with disabilities, providing they meet the minimum selection criteria.

 Selection for appointment to the Civil Service is on merit, on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's Recruitment Principles.