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Director Digital, Information & Technology

The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London, within a globally successful UK.

We provide local government services for residents and City workers based in the Square Mile. Beyond our statutory duties for the City, we are also responsible for a wide portfolio of work and institutions both inside and outside the Square Mile. These include: more than 11,000 acres of green spaces, including Hampstead Heath and Epping Forest; BillingsgateSmithfield and New Spitalfields wholesale food markets; the Heathrow Animal Reception Centre; housing across London; the Barbican Centre; charities and a diverse range of schools and academies.

The City also has it’s own police force, the City of London Police, who apart from their routine duties have national responsibility for leading on fraud and cybercrime reporting.Few organisations have as broad a footprint across sectors as we are lucky to be responsible for, enabling our teams to be involved in diverse and challenging work.

We are now seeking a new Director Digital, Information & Technology. Reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer, you will provide direction and leadership to the Digital, Information & Technology Division, overseeing all activities, procedures and strategies within the corporate centre and the Institutions under a shared and part-shared service model. In this role you will ensure the delivery of efficient, effective and economic, business-aligned Digital and Technology systems and services across the Corporation.

You will provide clear and effective leadership, strategic advice and robust oversight and grip of all aspects of Digital, Information and Technology provision and provide support and advice to elected Members and other departments contributing to the achievement of corporate objectives and technology-enabled innovation.

 You are a senior, successful, progressive IT/ Digital leader. Someone who has achieved transformation in a complex, demanding and functionally diverse environment. You understand the importance of the customer being at the heart of service and have an energising and entrepreneurial spirit in your approach to team management. You will bring an empathic approach to the challenges our stakeholders face and are solutions oriented. Few roles offer the range of opportunities to positively impact in such a diverse and vibrant environment.

For further information about the role, please download the Candidate Information Pack under Supporting Documentation below:





Closing date for applications is: 09:00 BST on Monday 16 May 2022