Director - Immigration Technology

Home Office


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Central Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    £120,000-£140,000 Standard Cabinet Office rules on pay will apply to civil servants appointed on level transfer or promotion

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    30 May 2019

  • Client

    Home Office

Ref: GSe47801

Secure your Country, Secure your Career

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 key leadership position in our fast-paced Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) Directorate will require you to play a leading role in delivering the next phase of digital transformation across the Immigration Technology portfolio at a critical time in Government, 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. 

In this role, not only will you lead on the design and delivery of the Digital, Data and Technology required to respond to the UK’s decision to leave the EU, but you will also ensure that it realises its mandate to help our client organisations to transform their ways of working through impactful, thoughtful, user-centred technology solutions that deliver both service excellence and value for money from investment.  This is a high-profile role with considerable personal influence and impact, with responsibility for around 1,000 staff and a delegated budget of around £120m across the portfolio for 2019/20.

In addition to your remit, you’ll be a visible and active member of DDaT’s senior leadership team, contributing to the evolution of the DDaT Directorate and ensuring that we are recognised for being a future focused, enabling function.  You’ll also help us to build an industry leading profession, attracting, developing and motivating exceptional people who are invested in our work, championing Civil Service leadership values and taking on specific responsibilities relating to equality and diversity along with other corporate objectives. 

To be successful in this role, you’ll couple outstanding programme and project delivery skills with a strategic, enterprise wide perspective and will have led major high value technology-enabled business change in complex organisations of a similar size and scope.  To this end, you will be an inspirational, collaborative leader who is able to secure credibility at all levels to deliver important initiatives, whilst galvanising blended teams to deliver outstanding work to maximise business confidence during a time of uncertainty and change. 

This is an opportunity to work in and across Government to deliver innovative solutions to live environments that are critical to national security.

Closing Date for Applications Friday 31 May 2019 @ 11.59pm
Preliminary Interview at our London OfficeWednesday 12 June 2019 to Friday 21 June 2019
Psychometric Assessment & Fireside Chats (FSC)Assessment - Thursday 27 June - Tuesday 16 July 2019 & FSC - w/c Monday 8 July 2019
Final Panel InterviewMonday 22 July 2019

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement (no more than 3 pages) 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. We will not approach your referees without your prior permission.

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
Phillippa Dunlop: 0203 854 2203

Stephanie Wilson: 07880 382745

Jason Hassall: 07506 723453

Daniel Hassall: 01925 419982