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We have two fantastic opportunities available:

Chief Digital Information Officer

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames & London Borough of Wandsworth

Salary: Up to £150k

Are you looking for a truly unique and exciting role that will challenge and inspire you? Do you have a passion for digital innovation and transformation in public services? Do you want to make a positive impact on the lives of over half a million people in London?

We are seeking an exceptional Chief Digital and Information Officer (CDIO) to join us to lead the digital agenda for Richmond and Wandsworth Councils.

As the CDIO, you will be responsible for developing and delivering the digital strategy and capabilities that will enable us to achieve our ambitious goals and deliver user-centred services. You will also oversee the data, technology, and security functions, ensuring that we have the infrastructure, governance, systems, and processes that support our operations and innovation.

You will be a key advisor and champion for a digital and user-focused mindset across the organisation, influencing senior leaders, officers and councillors on the benefits and opportunities of digital transformation. You will also build and manage a diverse and high-performing team of digital, data and technology professionals, as well as a network of external partners and suppliers.

To succeed in this role, you will need to have a proven track record of leading and delivering digital transformation in a large, complex, and multi-disciplinary environment where one size doesn’t fit all. You will also need to have a strong understanding of the current and emerging digital technologies, platforms, and solutions, as well as relevant risk management, standards, and a best practice approach to your leadership.

You will need to have excellent communication, collaboration, and leadership skills, with the ability to engage with and influence a wide range of stakeholders, both internally and externally. You will also need to have a strategic and creative mindset, with the ability to translate organisational ambitions into realistic and achievable digital outcomes.

You will have the opportunity to shape and drive the digital future of our organisation, as well as contribute to the wider digital agenda across two London boroughs and beyond. You will also be part of a supportive and collaborative senior leadership team that values diversity, innovation, and excellence.

If you are ready for this challenge and want to join us on our journey, we would love to hear from you.

View the job description and person specification for the Chief Digital Information Officer role.

Head of Organisational Development (OD) and Internal Communications (IC)

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames & London Borough of Wandsworth

Salary: Up to £110k

Do you have a passion for organisational development and internal communications? Do you want to make a difference to the lives of over half a million people in two vibrant London boroughs?

We are looking to fill this critical senior leadership position to shape and implement corporate and large-scale cultural change to continuously improve organisational performance, efficiency and effectiveness. You will lead a team of professionals who provide OD, learning and development, talent management, staff engagement, equality, diversity and inclusion, and internal communications services across both Richmond and Wandsworth Councils.

As the Head of OD and IC, you will adopt a partnering approach with Directors, managers, and staff to identify and deliver activities that support the organisation to achieve its goals, pulling on all levers to make change happen effectively. You will lead, and project manage specific OD projects and initiatives, such as developing workforce strategies, creating a talent pipeline, embedding organisational values and behaviours, and developing effective internal communications and staff engagement tools and strategies.

You will need to have proven strategic HR and/or OD leadership experience within a large, complex and multi-disciplinary environment. You will also need to have a track record of successfully leading and implementing cultural change programmes encompassing a range of delivery elements that have positively impacted on organisational effectiveness, operations, and the mood within a workforce. You will have excellent communication and influencing skills, and the ability to deal with ambiguity and complexity. You will also have a commitment to our values and behaviours, and an understanding of the current context and challenges within local government.

This is a unique opportunity to work with two political administrations and two sovereign identities, but an entirely integrated workforce. You will be part of a senior leadership team that is at the forefront of innovation in local government, and that is committed to delivering high-quality services and products to our diverse and dynamic communities.

If you are ready for this challenge and want to join us on our journey, we would love to hear from you.

View the job description and person specification for the Head of Organisational Development (OD) and Internal Communications (IC) role.

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