Aug 252017

Digital Advisory Committee, Department for Work and Pensions - Non-Executive Committee Member

Body: Department for Work and Pensions
Appointing Department: Department for Work and Pensions
Sectors: Business, Finance & Skills, Charity & Public Sector, Communities, Regulation, Science & Technology
Location: Primarily London (for meetings)
Skills required: Audit and Risk, Business / Commercial, Change Management, IT / Digital, Major Projects
Number of Vacancies: 2
Remuneration: £15,000
Time Requirements: Approximately 20 days per annum

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched 24/08/2017
  • Closed for Applications 14/09/2017
  • Panel Sift TBC
  • Final Interview Date TBC
  • Announcement TBC

Vacancy Description

The role of the Non-Executive Members:

Non-Executives will attend the Digital Advisory Committee (a Sub-Committee of the Departmental Board) which will meet three times a year and is chaired by Mayank Prakash, the Chief Digital Information Officer (CDIO) with Ashley Machin as the lead Committee Non-Executive.

The primary role of the Digital Advisory Committee will be to provide independent, expert advice to the DWP’s Digital Executive Team. The Digital Advisory Committee will challenge and support the Digital Executive Team to deliver better services; they will also provide feedback on our digital technology strategy, giving expert advice from other industries.

The role of a Non-Executive is to bring independent oversight, support and constructive challenge to the Executive Team and Departmental Board, through expert influence and advice.

The Non-Executives may also be involved in working groups or offer advice and support to individual directors, in addition to ad hoc pieces of work across the Department.

Key Responsibilities

  • Advise the Departmental Board and Accounting Officer on the adequacy and future direction of the DWP’s digital technology, data and security strategy
  • To make recommendations to management on potential new digital opportunities
  • To support the CDIO and Digital Executive Team to deliver, effective, stable services to enable operations efficiency
  • To support the CDIO and Digital Executive Team to build and operate flexible, online digital technology and real-time analytics on flexible, cloud, infrastructure
  • To support the CDIO and Digital Executive Team to secure DWP’s assets, people and information.

Person Specification

Essential Skills and Experience for a Non-Executive role:

  • Ability to bring a fresh, external view to decision making at board level
  • Experience of working in large customer focused organisation
  • Senior international strategic experience
  • An engaging collaborative working style, able to adapt to a wide range of political and non political partners

Specific Topical Experience sought includes:

  • Experience in delivering digital technology for a large enterprise or on a large scale
  • Driving organisational change
  • Building digital technology capabilities
  • Depth of understanding of the potential of digital technology to change user experiences
  • Data analytics
  • Academic or research expertise, in areas such as Big Data across industries

Additional Information

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. As the UK’s biggest public service department it administers the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to over 22 million claimants and customers.

We are responsible for:

  • understanding and dealing with the causes of poverty rather than its symptoms
  • encouraging people to work and making work pay
  • encouraging disabled people and those with ill health to work and be independent
  • providing a decent income for people of pension age and promoting saving for retirement
  • providing value for money and reducing levels of fraud and error
  • reducing work-related death and serious injury in workplaces through the Health and Safety Executive

How to Apply

Please send your CV and covering letter to [email protected]

If you would like further information, please contact the same address.

This post is NOT regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments.

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