Deputy Director – Police and Public Protection Technology

Home Office


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Central Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    £95,000 to £105,000 - Standard Cabinet Office rules on pay will apply to Civil Servants appointed on level transfer or promotion

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    31 October 2018

  • Client

    Home Office

Ref: GSe45372

One of the original great Departments of State, The Home Office has one of the most challenging and important jobs in government: to keep Britain safe and secure. We operate at the heart of the Government’s agenda, leading on immigration and passports, drugs policy, crime policy, counter-extremism and counter-terrorism and work to ensure visible, responsive and accountable policing in the UK. The challenges the Department faces are significant and can change rapidly in the global environment in which we operate, making this one of the most exciting and stimulating government departments in which to work.  Operating at significant scale and with extensive reach, we are also rapidly becoming one of the most sophisticated and innovative users of technology and data in the UK.

This is an opportunity to join our fast-paced Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) Directorate at a critical time, given the enormity and potential of the current agenda and our commitment to transforming the way in which our technology is designed, built and procured.

As Deputy Director of Police and Public Protection Technology, you will work in partnership with Police Forces, the Fire Service, agencies and arms-length bodies of the Home Office involved in law enforcement to deliver a range of high value, national police systems that are critical to national infrastructure.  To do this you’ll manage a large-scale blended ecosystem of internal teams and strategic delivery partners, helping to digitalise policing through a range of pioneering systems developments that deliver advanced ways of working; notably delivering the country’s first National ANPR Service (NAS).

You will be a transformative technology leader with a deep understanding of the design and engineering of technology systems, services and applications across a spectrum of core technologies, with a first-class reputation for the delivery of high value, innovative technology change projects in complex, data rich, live environments.  An outstanding and influential leader who operates with commercial acumen, you will bring gravitas to the Police and Public Protection Technology (PPPT) portfolio, inspiring external suppliers, partners and internal blended teams to push the boundaries to deliver exceptional outcomes to agreed objectives, whilst maximising stakeholder cooperation and confidence through identification and mitigation of risk and exceptional delivery.

Closing Date for ApplicationsWednesday 31 October 2018
Preliminary Interview with GatenbySanderson in our London OfficeWednesday 7 November to Friday 9 November 2018
Psychological Assessments Between 16 November 2018 and 4 December 2018
Final Panel InterviewsThursday 13 December 2018 & Friday 14 December 201
How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.

Contact details
Joanne Pountney: 07384 810 743