Wakefield Council has long been one of the success stories of local government; we are financially responsible, with strong leadership, and we have delivered on our commitments. We also have a clear and ambitious vision where everyone benefits from the strengths of the district and its continued growth. We are committed to quality in everything we do, from public realm to social care – and to getting the best possible outcomes for all our people, in all our places. Yet we have more to do. Over the next five years we want to see a real reduction in poverty and a growth in skills. Both inside and outside the Council, we also want to up our game in using new technology and ways of working.
We are currently recruiting a senior colleague who will help lead our future development. Our Service Director for Technology and Digital Transformation will have one of the most exciting jobs in local government. We have already invested heavily in modernising our digital systems but this role is all about enabling us to understand the transformational capacity of technology. Leading a growing team, our Service Director will be able to make a real difference to the services we deliver. Candidates will therefore need to demonstrate that they have the communication skills, strategic understanding and change management experience to go alongside their technical expertise.
Further information can be found via the link below:
11th June 2023
7th July 2023