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Air Chief Digital & Information Officer

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Recruiter: Ministry of Defence
Listed on: 13th October
Location: RAF High Wycombe, however, the successful candidate will be required to travel around the UK and on occasions abroad.
Salary/Rate: £125,000
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

The Royal Air Force seeks to become a Service that works, operates and wins by, with and through data and digital capability. We are now recruiting a Chief Digital & Information Officer (CDIO) to play a pivotal role in driving the Royal Air Force towards this ambitious vision.

This is a crucial role for a critical capability in the Royal Air Force as we accelerate, adopt and modernise our approach to digital systems, data and information more widely. The CDIO will be at the heart of delivering a service to protect our nation and enable our Defence tasks, but they will also be a cornerstone of our drive towards the Next Generation Royal Air Force - space, cyber, uncrewed combat aircraft, surveillance, global airlift, base protection and synthetics. This is a multi-billion-pound programme that needs strong leadership, deep technical acumen, an ability to assimilate new information and derive choices quickly, think deeply at pace and communicate effectively. Our adversaries are not keen to wait for us to get ready and therefore we need to move fast and effectively; the CDIO will be a key appointment that will help us achieve this.

As the CDIO, you will lead the RAF's work to deliver the objectives set in the Digital Strategy, providing strategic guidance to the RAF's Senior Leadership Team, and setting clear digital direction for the RAF's activities. The CDIO will be the RAF's focal point for communicating with external stakeholders on Digital matters and leading RAF's engagement with industrial and academic partners to build the capacity for innovative thought.

The successful candidate will be highly experienced in the data, digital and information field, with a proven capability of developing digital strategies which enable the success of large, complex organisations. You will bring a track record of identifying and encouraging innovation, and of delivering complex transformation programmes.

Further information on the skills and experience required for this role is available in the candidate information pack. Please click the APPLY button.

Closing date 23:55 on Sunday 24 October.

Contact Name: MOD
Reference: TJ/4386/156102
Job ID: 2990364

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