Interim Executive Director DDaT

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    c.£150,000pa (pro rata)

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Ref: GSi88797

Interim Executive Director – DDaT

Salary: c.£150,000 per annum (pro rata)

Location: Hybrid – South East England

Contract: 9 month, Fixed Term Contract

Interviews: Likely to be WC 21st July 2022

Start Date: ASAP

A high profile non departmental public body is currently searching for an Executive Director of Digital, Data & Technology, on an interim basis.  Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, you will set and shape a newly formed DDaT directorate, develop a high performing team and culture and support the organisation in leveraging the organisation’s data, digital and technology capability as a strategic asset.  If you have the skills, leadership, and qualities we are looking for, we’d love you to join us.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Shaping digital, data and technology services for the future – responsible for developing digital, data and technology strategies in order to deliver corporate strategy; responsible for the delivery of services in support of this strategy 
  • Digital and data transformation – step change the organisation’s digital and data capability; the ambition is that high quality data drives decisions and builds greater internal cohesion 
  • Member of the Executive Committee (ExCo) – As a member of the  ExCo, this role will be a key advisor to the organisation and will be pivotal in shaping and improving the organisation’s strategic and operational performance
  • Leader of Change – as a member of the ExCo and directly accountable to the CEO, contribute to the cohesive leadership and provide role model leadership.
  • Leapfrog – fixing legacy challenges to bring data assets up to date in terms of governance, access and efficiency
  • Role modelling and personal responsibility – embracing diversity and inclusion through actions that build trust, earn respect, and cement buy-in from those you lead”


Essential Criteria:

  • A track record of leading and delivering digital transformation with proven experience of shaping, communicating and executing a strategic vision into deliverable operational plans
  • A strong quality ethic - experience of raising standards, ensuring controls are in place and effectively challenging with a view to finding common sense solutions to problems, and delivering high quality outcomes
  • Excellent leadership skills with proven success of building high-performing diverse and inclusive teams, establishing and owning key performance indicators whilst raising performance levels and developing critical capabilities
  • Proven ability to manage several areas of work at one time, prioritising and delivering consistently to deadlines whilst managing competing requirements
  • Working knowledge and understanding of Government and industry standards, security issues and processes, including being able to apply cyber security, data protection laws and regulations and Business Continuity principles
  • Outstanding communication and influencing skills, with proven ability to build effective relationships with diverse groups of stakeholders, capable of flexing your style, to understand and engage with different audiences


If you would like to apply, please forward an updated cv to or call for an informal chat on 07733 871694.

We are reviewing CVs as we receive them, so if you are interested in applying, then please do so asap.

Due to the number of applications we are currently receiving for roles, we will only be in contact with candidates who meet the required criteria to discuss the role further.

Contract Length:

9 months

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 and organisations.

Please send your CV directly to or call for an informal chat on 07733 871694


Nick Largent: 0113 205 6071