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CIO of the Functions, MoD Senior Civil Servant
Title: CIO of the Functions, MoD Senior Civil Servant
Category: Other
Job type: Contract
Job status: Full Time
Salary: £1,300.00
Salary per: annum
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Our client, the Ministry of Defence, are seeking a Senior Civil Servant, to join them as CIO of the Functions in the MoD Main Building, London.

Team: MOD//MOD Core//JFC//Director Information Systems Services

Initial contracts will run for 10 months and offer a rate up to £1,300/Day.

IR35 STATUS: Inside IR35 legislation. Candidates would be required to operate through an umbrella company on this engagement.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 08/03/2019 at 09:15

This role requires Active SC clearance. Applicants require active SC clearance or the willingness to go through clearance before starting on site. Candidates with current clearance will be preferred.

Role Summary

The CIO of the Functions is a senior member of the Digital and Information Technology (D&IT) function and is accountable for the coherence and exploitation of digital and IT capabilities across the business functions within Defence. The role reports both to the MoD’s CIO to ensure cohesion with the enterprise D&IT standards and strategy, and to the Chief Operating Officer who provides oversight to all the business functions within Defence. Key accountabilities and activities of the role include:

Develop and maintain the D&IT strategies for each of the functions and for their collective contributions to Defence. As a member of the 3* D&IT Functional Coherence Board, contribute to the development and delivery of the Digital and IT functional strategy. Work with senior leaders in each function to understand and influence the functions’ business strategies and ensure the underpinning digital capabilities are fully integrated. Understand the business outcomes of each function and the enabling high-level user requirements. Ensure these are reflected in future digital and IT investments. Create and sustain a prioritised digital road-map for future investments together with the strategic framework to allow value optimisation. Drive exploitation of existing and new D&IT capabilities to deliver business simplification and maximum business value. Understand and assess the opportunities from emerging digital technologies to provide challenge to the business on different ways of working. Act as champion for technology-driven innovation and keep connected to technology leaders in the market place, as well as the MOD’s CIO innovation team. Ensure business readiness and capacity for change related to the Technology tier of the MOD Transformation programme. Design and implement performance management governance regimes, to be used at the 3* Coherence Board and at senior management meetings within each of the 3* functional areas, that underpin the delivery of the portfolio of investment programmes. Ensure all new digital and IT investments are aligned with the Defence ICT Design Authority. Represent the Functions and be “the voice of the customer” in the IT shared services organisation (ISS) on shared information capabilities and ensure such needs are delivered in line with customer expectations; provide options that could help shared services drive efficiency of supply side costs. Ensure information exploitation and data democratisation is leveraged to the fullest to enable the functions to become data driven organisations Ensure the user community are sufficiently “digitally savvy” and trained to fully exploit current and future digital and IT technologies Act as the Senior Information Risk Officer (SIRO) across the Functions to manage information and IT related risks and the trade-offs versus business value delivery; ensure comprehensive risk mitigation plans are in place and being managed. Actively manage cross Government relationships for best practice sharing the digital agenda for functions linkage to other Government departments. Manage financial delegations, expected to be £30m over 10 years, and to work with functional to develop strategic business cases requiring investments of up to several hundred £million. Acting as a role model in leadership across the Ministry of Defence where we expect all our senior leaders to be: Inspiring about our work and its future Confident in our engagement Empowering our teams to deliver

Candidate Requirements

Influencing Strong influencing and communication skills are essential. The post holder must be able to influence across a broad spectrum and at the most senior levels in MOD, across wider Government and Industry, to develop consensus, communicate complex issues simply, resolve conflicts and bring gravitas to each situation. Ability to mentor, coach and develop their direct teams and key stakeholders to drive high levels of performance: the expectations from this relatively small team are very high. Professional competence Significant experience in shaping and delivering the Digital and IT strategic agendas for large complex enterprises. Stakeholder management - ability to communicate ideas and solutions clearly and enthusiastically to a full range of stakeholders, from corporate CEOs through to digital IT specialists. Critical thinking and problem solving - finding better ways to solve problems and logically identifying and analysing how different approaches can be used. Proven track record of leading complex organisations through digital and It enable business change. A clear passion for and understanding of the emerging digital technologies and the business possibilities they unlock. Collaborating - working with others in cross functional and pan-organisational teams to create solutions. Experience of working as an IT professional within enterprise enabling functions (e.g. HR; finance; Commercial) would be an advantage. Experience of working in both the private sector and other government departments would be an advantage.

Candidate Eligibility

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK, this role will not offer Visa sponsorship. Tier 2 – General visas cannot be accepted.
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