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Assistant Chief Executive - Chief Digital Officer

  • Location

    Newham, London

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    Social Care

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    £900.00 - £950.00 per day + Inside IR35

  • Contact:

    Lorna Burner

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  • Published:

    15 days ago

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Remedy Recruitment Group are currently seeking an experienced Assistant Chief Executive - Cheif Digital Officer to work within Newham Council.

Job Purpose

  • As part of the first phase of the operating model review, we are making some ground breaking changes to our senior leadership structure and redistributing a number of services to deliver a clearer and more streamlined organisational structure. In order to enable a whole Council approach to delivering the priorities of the administration, we need to strengthen the capabilities within our corporate centre.
  • Our proposals therefore include a rapid transformation of how the corporate centre of the organisation works to strengthen the breadth, remit, and grip of the corporate centre on core cross-organisational priorities and delivery. The corporate centre will realign under the direct leadership, oversight, and accountability of the Chief Executive to ensure it carries sufficient organisational grip and weight in the organisation.
  • The Corporate Centre will be led by three new Assistant Chief Executives who will own our corporate approach to marketing, transformation and digital, data and technology and support the Chief Executive in ensuring that as an organisation we Get Stuff Done. The Interim Assistant Chief Executive, Chief Digital Officer (a first at this senior level in public sector and reflecting our ambitions for best in class digital strategy and application) will bring greater senior leadership focus and capacity in keys areas such as digital, data, technology, and resident experience. They will be joining the council to cover this newly created role for the next 6 months.
  • They will focus on bringing together and aligning the Digital Data and Digital Democracy, ICT and Resident Experience functions behind the Building a Fairer Newham mission and design and deliver the required digital transformation and high-quality interactions for our residents. Successful candidates will be able to share: Evidence of having led and implemented a transformational digital and/or data and/or technology strategy in a large and complex organisation. Their experience of delivering successful programmes which have achieved a transformation in the performance, and culture of a large organisation How they have engendered a digital culture and capability across an organisation.