HEAD OF DELIVERY

Salary: £65k – £75k (depending on experience) 

Location: Wales – at present we do not have a physical office and are all working remotely. Once restrictions ease, we will discuss with our staff any potential blended models of home and office/hub working. We will continue to support remote working where needed. 

Term: Fixed term contract to March 2022. We are seeking to secure future funding for CDPS from April 2022 onwards and the role may be extended. 

This role is available as a secondment for Welsh public sector employees. Please follow your own organisation’s policy around informing and getting permission from line managers.  

Closing date: 26th April

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable.  

Applications may be submitted in Welsh and will not be judged less favourably than those submitted in English.  
 

Summary   

About the Centre for Digital Public Services (CDPS) 

Here to deliver better public services that work for everyone the Centre for Digital Public Services is an arms-length body of Welsh Government setup to enable and support digital transformation of public services in Wales.  

We work with colleagues across the public sector in Wales to deliver services that are accessible to everyone and ensure the people that design and deliver the services have the skills, capability and support they need.  

We’re creating a blended team of digital experts made up of permanent staff, fixed term appointments, secondments from the Welsh public sector and suppliers to work together to deliver our aims.   

The Role  

The Head of Delivery is part of CDPS’s senior management team.   

Reporting to the Chief Executive of the Centre, you will provide passionate, committed leadership, that is both transparent and accountable. You will manage delivery managers and develop a wider community of talented delivery managers across Wales.   

This role is accountable for planning and coordinating the delivery of the Centre’s strategy and roadmap, through all phases of the agile development lifecycle. You will work with the operations team within the Centre, ensuring that we are managing our recruitment, supplier teams, people and finances.

We work in a fast-moving environment which requires anticipating, balancing and managing change that comes from government priorities, policy, user research findings, data and learnings from the development process.   

You will represent CDPS and your teams in delivery and planning forums. You will communicate plans and progress inside and outside CDPS. This might range from blog posts, show and tells, conferences, to representation at board-level meetings. You will collaborate and engage with users, stakeholders and teams across the Welsh public sector .    

 The Role  

What You’ll Do 

We’re looking for someone who can show first-hand experience of coordinating delivery across 10-20 teams on services with a big public profile. This is a foundational role, new to the organisation and with the remit to set up delivery teams and best practices from scratch. You’ll be comfortable with agile delivery at scale and creating the environment for dynamic, high performing delivery teams.  

This is an opportunity to lead on delivery culture by setting up open and transparent working practices that commit to a user-centered design and delivery model. Your plans should meet the ambitious scope of our work to help create an exemplar service.  

Who You Are 

We want to hear from people with skills in : 

You Should Be   

DDaT Skills required for Head of Delivery 

We are passionate about creating a diverse workforce and positively encourage applications from under-represented communities. We embrace equality of opportunity irrespective of disability, neurodivergence, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, gender and gender presentation, marital status, sexual orientation, Welsh language choice, culture and religion. 

Benefits   

How tApply    

To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter to support your application. 

The covering letter should be no more than two sides of A4.  Please provide evidence in the letter of your suitability for the role, explain why you are interested in the position and where you saw the job advertised.  

Applications should be submitted to  careers@digitalpublicservices.gov.wales  

Closing date: 26th April