Head of Intelligence and Technology

Wakefield Council


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Salary/Remuneration


  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    20 January 2019

  • Client

    Wakefield Council

Ref: GSe49396

We are looking for a Head of Intelligence and Technology to support Services across the Council to convert information and knowledge into intelligence that drives transformational change and improvement. We will use intelligence proactively to improve service delivery across the whole Council utilising the best available technology. The role will support us to become a caring, ambitious and modern council.

We want to provide the best corporate systems and processes to allow our services to improve and deliver their ‘day jobs’ efficiently and effectively. This new role will provide you with the opportunity to be part of the team leading exciting transformation programmes that will deliver our priorities for the Wakefield district.

We need an ambitious, innovative and effective leader to join our team as Head of Intelligence and Technology.

You will:

  • Lead on the delivery of our digital strategy, supporting the whole organisation to make improvements for customers, staff and businesses.
  • Implement the new technology strategy designed to create a Council that can innovate successfully; not just to create corporate improvements but change the lives of our citizens.
  • Champion good data and its conversion into intelligence. Making sure that intelligence drives evidence-based decision making, predictive modelling and business change.

Leading technology discussions with senior managers, you will be a respected member of the team. You will be someone who can horizon-scan and create effective new approaches to service delivery, whilst at the same time delivering robust and resilient systems that maintain day to day council operations. You will also be responsible for the commissioning and management of major council ICT systems.

This is a tremendous opportunity to be more than a ‘Head of IT’. The Council has a new senior leadership team with a desire to make great strides around intelligence and technology – come and join us.

This post is politically restricted

For more information please visit http://www.ourwakefield.co.uk/

Closing Date for Applications Monday 21 January 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.

Associated documents
  1. IT Job Family.pdf
Contact details
Adrian Barlow: 07393 011150

Joanne Pountney: 07384 810 743