Job Description

Skills: Business Design Manager, Head of design, technical design, Government stakeholder, transformation programme, change management, ICT transformation, Technical Programme, Head of team

HEAD OF DESIGN - BUSINESS & TECHNICAL TRANSFORMATION

Our Client is a successful global provider of professional services and technologies within the Government services.They are proud to deliver valuable, long term, operations and maintenance services across the world for its customers within Government Services. Every year, they participate in some of the world’s largest and most challenging projects, and they are now looking to hire a driven and strong Head of Design to work alongside the Design Team.

The Design Team are involved in a national programme delivering new capabilities into the public sector. This post will suit a strongly experienced and ambitious person with strong Business & Technical Design knowledge, who can engage well with Public sector / Government stakeholders and is happy to travel across the UK extensively, whilst thriving in a challenging and demanding role.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Engaging well with Government / Public sector stakeholder community to understand individual needs and build consensus on the design
  • Developing and deploying appropriate design processes and procedures
  • Working successfully alongside the design team
  • Building and maintaining an enterprise architecture for Government Services that supports agile and evergreen delivery
  • Developing and deploying appropriate design solutions
  • Transferring knowledge to public sector / Government stakeholders and commanders
  • Developing and deploying appropriate design solutions
  • Facilitating multi-force and agency design activities, with an approach and style that is supported by UK Policing, its policies, procedures, stakeholders and commanders
  • Undertaking overarching assurance of solution designs, project and programme delivery and any design related decisions

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Commitment and flexibility to work out of hours when necessary
  • Significant travel and the requirement to work away from home on a regular basis
  • The need for agile working from an evolving mix of home, offices and operational base working
  • Considerable UK wide Public sector / Government stakeholder understanding, engagement and management.
  • Demonstrable experience of leading the delivery of enterprise and system design activities, within a complex stakeholder environment with both local and national political implications
  • Demonstrable experience of complex ICT-enabled change programmes, within a high security environment
  • Some demonstrable technical and business design management, including waterfall, agile and hybrid methodologies, to deliver within challenging timescales.
  • Self-motivated with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrable experience with both business and technical design. Demonstrable understanding of, and expertise in, exploiting enterprise architecture: vision, strategy, business and technical services to deliver agile and evergreen solutions
  • Proven track record of delivering complex, multi-year change over multiple organisations and services
  • Excellent organisation and planning skills with the ability to prioritise a demanding workload and resources to meet objectives and deadlines.
  • High resilience and commitment to change and service, demonstrated in a government, police or similar environment

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • AGILE Delivery qualifications such as Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) or equivalent
  • DEGREE LEVEL, or equivalent experience, in Communications and Informations System, or related discipline
  • Enterprise Architecture design qualifications, such as TOGAF or equivalent.
  • PRINCE 2: Proven technical/management expertise, including waterfall (PRINCE2 or equivalent) and agile methodologies (SAFe or equivalent), delivering within challenging timescales whilst managing national stakeholders

Please apply today for consideration. Successfully shortlisted applicants will be shortlisted.