Chief Digital Information Officer
Vehicle Certification Agency
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We welcome applications from every part of the community, and we dont discriminate against any gender identity. Were especially interested to hear from underrepresented groups in the DfT such as gender diverse, ethnic minority, LGBT+ and disabled candidates.
Would you embrace the opportunity to play a critical part of a business transformation journey?
Are you a confident communicator who enjoys collaborating and building relationships with various stakeholders?
If so, we have a fantastic opportunity available to join our team as Chief Digital Information Officer and would love to hear from you!
As Chief Digital Information Officer (CDIO) you will be responsible for establishing and executing the VCAs digital and technology vision and strategy, ensuring its alignment to the wider business strategy.
You will have the opportunity to make a real change and contribute to the overall business strategy development; utilising your current knowledge, future vision of digital techniques and ways of working to support business transformation activities.
The CDIO role requires a high-quality individual who has a track record of delivery and is comfortable with operating at pace in complex organisations where stakeholder management is critical to success.
In this role, you will be expected to carry out the following responsibilities:
- Engaging with other government departments, agencies, and the technology sector to identify and source innovative technologies that will improve VCA business performance.
- Leading a digital team, consisting of approximately 20 personnel, in addition to the supporting contracted services (approximately £500k per annum) that deliver services, technologies and governance.
- Setting the mission, vision and strategic direction of the digital and IT organisation, with a clear delivery roadmap, operating model and business prioritisation for the development of the VCAs digital and data capabilities.
- Acting as the lead authority for all digital, data and technology matters within the organisation.
- Acting as a trusted advisor, build and maintain relationships with other VCA business leaders to develop a clear understanding of business needs; ensuring cost effective delivery of digital services to meet those needs, and ability to respond with agility to changing business priorities.
- Leading on VCAs cyber defence strategy to identify and mitigate against cyber risk.
- Providing strategic direction and oversight for the design, development, operation and support of digital systems, including enterprise architecture, application management, security and risk management, and infrastructure and operations support management.
For further information, please see the attached Role Profile.
To be successful in this role you will be an experienced leader who has operated successfully at a similar level or with similar experiences and you will have a track record of delivering transformation and change.
You will have a background in strategic planning, development of clear and deliverable vision and the ability to translate strategic priorities into clear outcome-focused objectives and drive forward implementation at pace.
You will be able to utilise your experience in delivering improvements to IT assurance and cyber security to embed good practice into business as usual operations.
You will be comfortable communicating with internal/external senior stakeholders and are confident when conveying complex ideas in a clear and concise manner.
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
- Delivering at Pace
- Changing and Improving
- Making Effective Decisions
- Managing a Quality Service
If you would like to read more about VCA and the benefits of working for us, visit our Careers Website!
Selection process details
How to Apply
As part of the application process you will be asked to complete a CV and personal statement. Further details around what this will entail are listed on the application form.
When considering applying please look at how your experience relates to the role, and within your CV and Personal Statement please provide detailed evidence of your experience of the following:
- Experience of working within a digital environment, delivering digital products and services
- Experience of leading, developing and motivating a team to deliver to a high standard
- Demonstrate your experience of establishing and maintaining strong, trusted relationships with various internal/external stakeholders to achieve positive outcomes.
You will be asked to write a maximum of 750 words for your personal statement.
Sift and Interview Dates
The sift is due to take place 1st February 2023.
Interviews/assessments are likely to be held w/c 13th February 2023.
We will try to meet the dates set out in the advert. There may be occasions when these dates will change. You will be provided with sufficient notice of the confirmed dates.
This interview could be conducted via a video interview, details of which will be provided to you should you be selected for interview.
The selection process will be designed specifically for the role. As a result, your assessment will include:
- an interview
- a presentation
Youre encouraged to become familiar with the role profile, as you may be assessed against any of the criteria recorded within.
The Department for Transport alongside other Government Departments recruit using Success Profiles. This means for each role we consider what you will need to demonstrate in order to be successful. This gives us the best possible chance of finding the right person for the job, drives up performance and improves diversity and inclusivity.
For further information on Success Profiles visit our Careers website!
Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening, subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicants details held on the IFD will be refused employment.
A candidate is not eligible to apply for a role within the Civil Service if the application is made within a 5 year period following a dismissal for carrying out internal fraud against government.
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For more information about how we hire, and for useful tips on submitting your application for this role, visit the How we hire page of our DfT Careers website.
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