Head of Agile Delivery

Closing Date:         Sunday 4th September 2022

Interview Date:      21st, 22nd or 23rd September 2022

Grade/Salary:         Grade 7 SCP 50 – 55 (£52,506 to £72,234)

Term:                     Full Time, Permanent

Politically Restricted:  Yes.

Welsh Language essential: No. The ability to speak and write Welsh fluently is desirable for this role.

About the Role

This role supports the work of the Local Government Chief Digital Officer to improve the skills, services and access to digital products throughout Wales. The Welsh local government digital team, based within the Welsh Local Government Association, is a growing team at the heart of public services reform. Our purpose is to help and support councils to provide the best digital services, to innovate and to help ensure services are inclusive.

Working closely with the Chief Digital Officer, digital and technical leaders across local government and health in Wales and the Centre for Digital Public Services in order to secure positive and lasting change on behalf of local government.  You will work with digital leaders, chief executives and council leaders, you will work with Ministers and digital leads across Welsh Government, the NHS and other partner bodies.

The Head of Agile Delivery, will manage a small agile, multidisciplinary team to help identify, understand and prioritise service improvements for our citizens.   The post-holder will seek to coordinate and develop the community of council digital, data and technical practitioners to maximise collective capacity, expertise and share learning, to contribute and support the delivery of better services to citizens and deliver on the wider improvement agenda.

You will provide strategic leadership on the digital transformation agenda for local government in Wales, supporting local government to build capacity and capability to take forward innovative technology and data-led approaches to service delivery and public engagement. You will help manage the Welsh Government’s £1m pilot Digital Transformation Fund which is available to maximise and identify opportunities to progress the digital transformation of local government in Wales.

Apply Now!

For an initial discussion about the role and the organisation, please contact Sam Hall, Local Government Chief Digital Officer on 07801412671.

To apply, please submit your CV including references and a covering letter to support your application by the closing date of Sunday 4th September 2022 to: recruitment@wlga.gov.uk

It is suggested that in your CV you include details of your current employer including post held, date of appointment, grade and current salary and notice required.

Your covering letter should be no more than two sides of A4. Your letter needs to include the following:

  • State the post applied for and indicate if you wish to be appointed as an employee or secondee.
  • Provide evidence and the attributes you would bring to the job if appointed, using the person specification to inform your response.

Following receipt of your letter and CV you will be sent a short monitoring form to assist us with some additional information to support your application.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview via Microsoft Teams on 21st, 22nd or 23rd September 2022.  

Shortlisted applicants may be requested to undertake a task before attending for interview, as well as pre-interview tasks on the day, followed by an interview with a selection panel.

The successful candidate will be required to provide evidence of identity and eligibility to work in the UK. 



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