Assistant Director Digital and Change

Location: Haringey
Salary: Up to £122,711
Reference: A000267
Deadline: Closed

Changing the services of tomorrow, today

Haringey is a confident, forward-thinking, innovative organisation, ambitious for our borough’s future and for the people who live here.  We are an open, collaborative council that wants to genuinely engage people in shaping our borough’s future, ensuring that equality is promoted, and inequality reduced.  Our vision is a Haringey where strong families, strong networks and strong communities nurture all residents to live well, achieve their potential and lead active and healthy lives in an environment that is safe, clean and green.

To lead change across the council and embed a new change framework and approach, a new role has been created, reporting to the Director of Culture, Strategy & Engagement, operating as part of the senior leadership team.  Acting as Head of Profession for all digital, change and improvement activity across the council, you will provide strategic vision, leadership and management, ensuring a coherent and coordinated approach to digital and change programmes across the Council, with a focus on collaboration, benefits realisation and accountability for delivery in order to meet the Council’s strategic priorities and the needs of Haringey residents.

We are looking for a collaborative leader, with a track record of large and/or multiple change programmes, projects and budgets, especially with experience of delivering financial savings.  Joining this challenging yet vibrant, exciting place of work, you will have the opportunity to create a new team and roll out a new framework.  You will champion the benefits of digital first and ensure the embedding of new ways of working, using your influencing and persuading skills, bringing people across the organisation with you.  Enforcing a more compliant and accountable corporate culture, you will add rigour to the current system, while using your strong values base to build positive relationships across the council and find ways to support colleagues to deliver better, more user-friendly services. 

We are keen to work with exceptional individuals who have the experience, energy, vision and ambition to help us create a better, more equal and sustainable future for the residents of Haringey.  

Jess Crowe, Director of Culture, Strategy & Engagement, talks about this exciting new role:

Indicative Timetable

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 3 January 2023
Preliminary/Technical Interviews (virtual meetings): Wednesday 18 January 2023
Assessment Centre (in person):  Wednesday 1 February 2023
Final Interviews (in person): Friday 3 February 2023


Dawn Faulkner
Tel: 0121 312 3755


To apply for this job please submit your CV, a Supporting Statement (no more than four sides of A4), a completed Candidate Application Form and a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to quoting: ‘Vacancy: Assistant Director Digital and Change, Reference: A000267’.

Your supporting statement should express why you are interested in this role and what experience you can bring to the organisation. The statement should tackle the specific requirements of the role; outlining examples and outcomes showing how you meet those requirements.

Please also provide the names and contact details of two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, then you should state this clearly.

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