Head of Operations and Architecture

London Borough of Enfield
£81,393 to £98,406

Enfield Council is a diverse borough with some of the most exciting transformational regeneration projects happening anywhere in the United Kingdom. As a Council, we are changing the lives of young and vulnerable people through youth programmes and projects. We are increasing our in-borough Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) provision so that we can care for and educate our children and young people locally in a setting that is right for them. Our SMART Living project is utilising technology to enable Adult Social Care users to achieve happiness, safety and independence and reduce isolation. We deliver award-winning environmental programmes which are enhancing our green spaces and waterways across the borough and bringing rain gardens and sustainable drainage to our urban centres – helping London in our journey to net zero and adapt to a changing climate. As part of our work to keep Enfield clean, we are continuing to support residents and businesses to make better use of resources, reduce waste and improve recycling rates. We are committed to delivering on our five priorities for the borough and its residents, which includes clean and green places; strong, healthy and safe communities, thriving children and young people; more and better homes; and an economy that works for everyone. Underpinning our Workforce Strategy 2023-2028 and Council Plan 2023-2026 is the need to have a forward looking Digital Services team, who can deliver a for for purpose, fit for future technology and project landscape to allow us to create, achieve and exceed our Digital Strategy. Our values are to be bold; make a difference; and show you care. Our behaviours are to take responsibility; be open, honest and respectful; listen and learn; and work together to find solutions.


The Head of Operations and Architecture, will lead the technology operations and architecture function, providing strategic direction and leadership to the team, ensuring that the infrastructure whether cloud based or on-prem is fit for purpose and delivers the required business outcomes allowing the Digital Services and the council to run effectively.  You will spearhead the need for technology changes for the service to deliver better outcomes whether that be replacing the network and infrastructure stack, or introducing AI automation, and critically you will also be responsible for devising and improving the overall technical architecture as the council moves to a digital first strategy.


For further details, please click on the role profile and useful links below. For more information, please contact Rosalind Lambert via EnfieldOperations@starfishsearch.com or on 07756292779

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Useful Links
Workforce Strategy VIEW
Enfield Council Plan VIEW
How to apply

To make an application, please click on the apply now button below, with the following prepared:

  • Your CV (no more than three sides of A4).
  • A supporting statement (no more than two sides of A4) that sets out why you think this role is the right move for you and how you meet the knowledge and experience criteria.

Closing date is Thursday 8th of August 2024.


If our client is a member of the Disability Confident Scheme and you would like to apply under the scheme, please state that clearly at the top of your supporting statement.