Assistant Director IT and Digital Services

London Borough of Lewisham


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    Up to £100k

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    16 December 2018

  • Client

    London Borough of Lewisham

Ref: GSe47961

This is an exciting new role for the Council. You will be a key member of the senior leadership team, championing digital improvement and change throughout Lewisham. Working collaboratively across the Council, with our partners and alongside our diverse communities, you will help achieve the best possible outcomes for our citizens and our customers.

You will lead on the development and implementation of the Council’s IT strategy, supporting the Council’s ambitious programme of change and improvement.

This role will provide you with a unique opportunity to shape Lewisham’s IT and digital services for the future. You will work closely with our Shared Service partners to secure outstanding IT support for the Council which will enable us to transform our businesses and provide excellent customer access across our services.

An experienced technology leader within a complex organisation of comparable scale, you will be equally adept at defining an ambitious strategy in support of business change, whilst ensuring the delivery of consistent, resilient, flexible IT services through a shared service operating model. Experience of leading large, multi-disciplinary digital and technology teams and significant budgets is essential.

As a strategic leader, you will have a proven record of developing credibility and building collaborative relationships with senior managers, politicians, staff, partners and local communities.

For more information about the organisation visit and to apply for the role click on the Apply button below.

For a confidential chat and to arrange an informal discussion with Kevin Sheehan, Executive Director of Customer Services, please contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson on the details below.

Closing Date for ApplicationsMonday 17 December 2018 @ 12pm
Preliminary Interview with GatenbySanderson in our London OfficeTuesday 15 January 209 & Wednesday 16 January 2019
Psychometric Assessment w/c Monday 28 January 2019
Officer Interviews & Member Panel InterviewsFriday 8 February 2019 & w/c Monday 18 February & 25 February 2019
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
Greg Hayes: 0207 426 3371

Adrian Barlow: 07393 011150

Joanne Pountney: 07384 810 743