Digital Transformation Lead -

£68,041 per annum (ERYC Grade 17 plus £10,000 market) supplement
Beverley and surrounding area
Employment type
Full Time
Closing date
Job closes on 14 December
Job reference
Job reference: TETR000144
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The job itself

Job Term: Permanent

Appointment Type: Full time

Days of work: Monday to Friday

Hours per week: 37 hours per week

Service Area: Digital, Change and Technology, Corporate Resources

Place of Work: County Hall/home


The Council is looking for an experienced individual who can drive and lead the Council's Digital agenda. The ideal candidate will be able to bring a wealth of experience, including how they have personally developed a digital strategy encapsulating the workforce, the customer, the place and how digital innovation can be adopted to bring about positive change. You will strategically lead change and act as a convenor, bringing together disciplines across the Council and the wider region to ensure that the Council’s strategic direction and ambitions are realised.

You will play a pivotal role in shaping the Council’s Digital Strategy, leading its delivery and articulating its goals to stakeholders, partners, businesses and the public. Doing so will require you to advise the Council’s Corporate Management Team, and presenting to Cabinet and Committees as required. The successful candidate will have the experience and confidence to provide an impartial external viewpoint, identify the digital capabilities of the Council and any gaps in the organisation's culture, finances, appetite, aspirations, probity and security.

We are looking for someone who will draw on private sector knowledge and best practice from national stakeholders, working with key strategic partners to respond to national digital themes and their impact on local delivery of the strategy.

We’re interested in people who have:

  • outstanding leadership skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate people at all levels, with significant experience of building high performing teams;
  • experience in defining and leading digital cultural shift within an organisation;
  • expertise as a digital and data practitioner, with experience of delivering at scale digital transformation projects in an agile environment, with a particular focus on the use of data for insight and service design;
  • excellent communication skills with a proven track record of influencing effectively at the most senior levels, both internally and externally, in an environment where there are complex partnerships with competing and/or conflicting priorities;
  • a passion for and a solid understanding of the applications of new and emerging technologies and the opportunities they provide to improve the delivery of public services in the UK;
  • substantial evidence of how they have built personal credibility with stakeholders and where personal resilience has been critical to the success of delivering significant strategic change;
  • the ability to be a change maker, with experience of forming partnerships and working collaboratively across the public and private sector;
  • highly developed policy and strategic analysis skills, with the ability to understand both the policy detail and the high level strategic context.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is a great place to work and well thought of nationally as a high achiever. We invest in the best employees to help them develop and achieve professional goals, whilst providing you with the opportunity to be part of an exceptional team, providing vital public services and working every day to make things better for our residents and businesses. 

We also offer great benefits for our people, including competitive salary, high regional quality of life, flexible working options including home working, relocation package and joining the Local Government Pension Scheme.

To apply please click the button below and upload your CV along with your covering letter. 


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Closing date: 14 December 2020

Interview dates: 8 and 15 January 2021

Please find a link below to download the job outline and employee specification:

Job Outline and Employee specification (PDF file, download size 212.24 kb)

Please find a link below to download important Information for applicants

Information for applicants – External (PDF file, download size 15kb)

Information for applicants – Internal (PDF file, download size 16kb)


Internal Candidates

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