Director – Police and Public Protection Technology

Home Office

Croydon/London with regular travel to Hendon

  • Location

    Croydon/London with regular travel to Hendon

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Central Government, Digital, Data & Technology

  • 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

    09 October 2019

  • Client

    Home Office

Ref: GSe57810

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 be responsible for delivering the CIO function to the Police Crime and Fire Group, Serious Organised Crime Directorate and the Office of Security and Counter Terrorism, whilst also providing advice and assurance on digital, data and technology matters to a range of Arms Length Bodies aligned to the Home Office.  Responsible for the delivery of the Police and Public Protection Portfolio (PPPT) in a climate of ongoing police service reform and modernisation, you'll lead the development and management of a broad and complex portfolio of national systems and core technology platforms to enable modern law enforcement and joined up working across the 43 police forces of England and Wales (and numerous other agencies), as the sector evolves to become increasingly dependent on technology and data.

You will lead a team that operates at scale to deliver and manage critical national infrastructure, leading an extensive, high value programme of new system build already underway and managing a broad cross-section of stakeholders from Home Office Ministers and policy function heads to senior leaders in policing and heads of independent agencies.  A visible and active member of DDaT’s senior leadership team, you'll also contribute to the evolution of the DDaT Directorate, 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 sophisticated stakeholder management capability, securing confidence at all levels internally and externally through your exceptional delivery of a high value technology portfolio that enables law enforcement in all its forms.  With a broad understanding of complex systems spanning many different technologies, you'll have a strategic, enterprise-wide view and will be commercially savvy, able to elicit outstanding performance from blended teams whilst building internal capability and delivering value for money from investment. You'll also bring a leadership style that translates well across a diverse range of organisations and cultures to maximise support and cooperation for technology change that is critical to national security. 

Closing Date for Applications Thursday 10 October 2019 @ 12pm
Preliminary Interview at our London Officew/c Monday 21.October 2019
Psychometric Assessment & Fireside Chats (FSC)w/c Monday 11 November 2019 & w/c Monday 18 November 2019
Final Panel InterviewFriday 6 December 2019
How to Apply

To apply for this post, you will need to submit the following documentation by no later than 12 Noon on Thursday 10 October 2019:

  • A CV setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements. Please ensure you have provided reasons for any gaps within the last two years.
  • A Supporting Statement (around two pages) explaining how you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience provide evidence of your suitability for the role, with particular reference to the essential in the person specification. Failure to submit both a CV and Supporting Statement will mean the panel only have limited information on which to assess your application against the criteria in the person specification.
  • A completed Diversity Monitoring Form. please note that the panel may not consider your application if this form is not returned. If you do not wish to provide a declaration on any of the characteristics, you will have the option to select 'prefer not to say'. The information you provide when submitting your application will help us monitor our progress towards the Civil Service becoming the most inclusive employer by 2020. See the Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion Strategy for more information.
  • A Nationality form which will be used to verify that you have the right to work in the UK.

Also, if required: 

  • A Guaranteed interview request form for disabled persons (please complete for consideration if required). Further information on the Guaranteed Interview Scheme can be found on the next page.

Please note: the documents stated are mandatory. Applications that do not include all the required documents will not be accepted.

For more information please contact Stephanie Wilson on 07880 382745 or Eleanor Lawrence on 07590 355825.

Contact details
Gemma Heron: 07964 826 291