Head of Digital Services (DS)
Fixed Term for 6 months
Full Time - Weekdays
Salary £71,724 - £78,246 per annum
A fixed term opportunity has arisen within West Mercia Police force. The candidate will be expected to have extensive knowledge and expertise in ICT/DS Industry Best Practice, standards, frameworks and guidelines as well as experience of leading all ICT/DS arrangement in a large, complex, multifaceted organisation. This role will be working at a strategic level and will be expected to have experience or translating organisational goals into reality. The role will be impacting across the organisation and will be expected to liaise with all directorates, functional managers and stakeholders in order to understand the needs of the allocated portfolio to ensure that they address all objectives, purposes and achievements. The level of communication skills required for this role will be exceptionally high in order to influence the Board and to lead their function effectively.
Problem solving within this role is governed by the requirements of the Alliance and will have freedom to lead on the design, monitoring and review of all DS polices, processes and procedures as well as setting the overarching strategy for Digital Services. The role will be reporting directly into and will be a part of the Executive Board, and will use innovative and creative solutions to remain ahead of the technological curve, and to ensure that potential solutions found in the marketplace are adapted effectively for the Force.
The role holder is the professional lead and accountable for their own decisions. However, they will need authorisation to introduce policy change and around organisational strategy and direction. We have considered the role as having a contributory impact on the alliance.
The successful candidate will need:
· To manage 77 members of staff across the Alliance
· To have previous experience being a leading manager
· Ability to operate calmly and professionally under pressure.
· Ability to be persuasive, yet sensitive and tactful. To resolve conflict wisely and authoritatively.
· Ability to provide senior leadership on change management.
· Ability to inspire, enthuse, to keep people focused despite setback/difficulty.
Should you wish to pursue this opportunity please contact :
Tara Goacher - Account Manager, Barker Ross Recruitment Agency
Alternately please call 0116 2042608
This vacancy is based in the United Kingdom. Barker Ross Staffing Solutions only operates in the UK and can only process applications from candidates who are currently a resident and eligible to work in the UK.
Whilst we endeavour to contact you following your response due to the high volume of applications this cannot always be possible. If you have not had notification within 7 days unfortunately your application has not been successful but we will keep your details on file for future opportunities.
This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of Barker Ross Group who is acting as a recruitment agency.