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Head of Technology Practice - Data & Information

Posted on Apr 21, 2023 by Hays DT - Midlands

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£65k - £82k Annual

Head of Technology Practice - Data & Information vacancy at Birmingham City Council

Salary up to £82,000 per annum (depending on skills & experience), 29 days annual leave plus bank holidays, hybrid working pattern, generous pension scheme and many other benefits.

Hays Technology are working in partnership with Birmingham City Council to recruit a Head of Practice leading the Data and Information practice and centre of excellence.

The successful candidate will help unlock better value from the council data assets and increase the maturity of the organisation's use of data, while providing strategic and operational management of data and analytics teams.

About digital and technology services at Birmingham City Council

This is a really exciting time to be joining the Digital and Technology Services team of Birmingham City Council, Europe's largest local authority. With unprecedented investment in people and digital, a solid strategy, empowering leadership and a newly redesigned service to get behind, we are building digital services centred on the needs of our citizens, business and communities that will deliver on Birmingham's bold ambitions for the city of today and tomorrow.

We are a multidisciplinary team at the heart of transforming public services for the UK's second largest city. We create, develop, deliver and operate an exceptionally diverse range of services that have a direct impact on improving the lives of 1.2m residents every day.

We are embracing and promoting a truly digital, human centred approach for the whole organisation, underpinned by collaboration, openness and innovation. We take advantage of unparalleled access to data, doing things at scale and new ways of using technology as an enabler to re-imagine the way services are delivered and build the digital council of the future.

Job purpose:
Reporting to the Head of Function - Platform and working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, this integral role will have accountability for the data platforms, analytics capability and provision of insight that underpin fit for purpose user-centred products.

You will develop, implement, and iterate data platform strategy and roadmaps to enable the organisation to make the best use of data, digital and technology. Playing a pivotal role in the development of the data and information analytics community, you will also provide expert level thought leadership and direction, take responsibility for professional development of the team and collaborate to ensure that model development is supported and in line with the wider Digital Strategy.

Additionally, you will drive innovation within the area and ensure Digital can capitalise on new advances in data provisioning and visualisation technologies.

The person:
Key attributes for this role are:

  • Expert knowledge of developing and using the strategies, systems, processes, controls, and capabilities required to manage data & information
  • Fantastic communication skills, with the ability to influence the whole organisation to adopt digital age approaches to data driven decision making
  • A proven track record of bringing industry best practice into an organisation and using this to drive continuous improvement.
  • An understanding of the wider digital economy and advances in technology.
  • An understanding of agile working at an organisational level.

Please check out the person specification for more information.

Please submit your CV if you would like to apply.

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Reference: 2537730145


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