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Bolton Council Jobs – Head of Technology

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About the job

Head of Technology | Bolton Council | Grade 15

About Bolton Council

Bolton Council is one of the largest Metropolitan Borough Councils in the UK employing over 3500 people across the region. They are one of ten local authorities that make up the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), alongside Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan. The Council has five main directorates, covering children’s services, adult services including integrated care partnership, corporate services, place covering (development and services) and public health.

Job Summary

Reporting in to the Assistant Director of Transformation, the Head of Technology will be responsible for the day to day operations and ICT function of over 20+ FTE’s plus additional contract resource. It will involve senior management responsibility for technology services provided by third parties and will be responsible for improving the current ICT architecture, optimising business operations and setting the direction and approach for integrated solutions. The role defines the enterprise architecture models and strategic direction, which ensures that all technical solutions are integrated into the current and future business needs.

Person Specification & Requirements

– Proven leader/manager of multi-disciplined ICT teams with experience of managing internal and outsourced ICT services in a senior management position.

– Experience of setting up and managing an ICT enterprise architecture function or capability within an organisation.

– A solid understanding of how enterprise architecture activities relate to programme/ project management and business change.

– Experience of defining the strategic approach to the latest technology trends such as Cloud, Internet of Things, Cyber Security, AI, Big Data and digital service design and delivery.

– Experience leading on the adoption of enterprise architecture frameworks such as ISO42010, TOGAF, Zachman and the ITIL service architecture frameworks.

– Good general consulting skills (structured thinking, effective report writing and presentations, and strong stakeholder engagement).

– Significant experience of managing large and complex outsourced service delivery contracts.

– Knowledge of Local Authority culture, procedures and systems including the political environment.

– Relevant degree, or equivalent professional management, or ICT qualification

Salary / Package

You can expect a competitive salary (depending on experience) and a range of other benefits including 27 days annual leave (with the opportunity to purchase up to 5 additional days per annum), company pension, cycle to work scheme, employee discount scheme, gym membership, wellness programmes and flexible & hybrid working.

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