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Salary: 
Six figure salary
Location: 
Flexible / based out of Livingston with travel
notice: This position is now closed to applications.

Chief Digital Officer

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Over the last five years, Scottish local government has maintained services through a period of significant financial pressure. The challenges are increasing and the financial and demand pressures we face in the next five years are unprecedented. We believe that digital technology will define and redefine our business and help us to meet these challenges and achieve better outcomes for citizens and communities. Resources are constrained so we cannot afford to do this on our own and over the last six months we have worked together to build our vision and strategy to fully exploit digital.

We now need resources and 25 councils have agreed to fund a digital team over the next three years – a shared capacity for supporting councils in realising our shared vision. The starting point is a Chief Digital Officer and team.

We are looking for a credible candidate who can start building this team and can support us in shaping and leading a programme of change that will radically improve how local services works and how we serve our citizens. The right individual should be able to clearly communicate the vision of digital transformation and support councils in converting strategy into business cases and implementation plans.

You will be able to engage with executive and political leaders and be able to quickly establish and build trust with local government stakeholders as you will have to act as a “broker” across councils - we want this new service to help us make best use of all our resources and investments at a time of major constraint.

Further detail on the role and how to apply is available at www.aspenpeople.co.uk/digital

For a confidential discussion please contact Ken Dalgleish or Catriona Mackie at our recruitment partners, Aspen People, on 0141 212 7555.

Closing date: 12 noon, Thursday 16th June

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