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Technology Group is recruiting: come and join us!

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Here at Technology Group we’re always looking forward. Making sure we have the skills and talent to ensure we can continue to support government departments, so they have the tools they need to deliver great public services.

As part of this we have launched a recruitment campaign to find some exceptional Senior Technology Advisors to join Technology Group and help drive this change. Here’s what you can expect if you apply to work with us.

The role

We are recruiting Senior Technology Advisors to work in three key areas:

  1. Strategy and Policy - driving the effective use of technology and the internet within government through the delivery of progressive strategy, policies and interventions
  2. Technology networks and communities - making government more effective by joining up and strengthening the Government technology leadership community
  3. Controls and assurance - providing assurance that spend proposals and digital services meet required standards

Senior Technology Advisors undertake a varied range of tasks. You’ll need to be highly technology-literate, but also able to make the case for technology reform and to work with stakeholders internally, across Government and more widely to implement change.

We are looking for people who have an understanding of working within a Department and understand the internal barriers for change. If you have been frustrated by Departmental technology that has impeded the role of your team, then join us to make it better. If you've scratched your head at how Departments can access the right suppliers, then join us to make better services.

The technology world moves quickly and we need to move with it. We’re looking for people who are open to thinking about how new technologies can help us achieve our goals to deliver great services to users and can challenge the status quo instead of passively accepting indecision.

Why join Technology Group?

GDS’s Technology Group champions, facilitates, and supports the fundamental technology improvements and related business change that all parts of government need to achieve to improve the delivery of their services.

Just like the rest of GDS we have a commitment to be bold. There has been an immense amount of work done to make government technology faster, cheaper and more efficient but there is still so much more we can do.

Technology Group consists of a number of different teams: Digital Marketplace, Common Technology Services (CTS), standards and assurance to name a few. We work together across teams because that makes us work better. Sharing knowledge and experience helps us provide great opportunities for development and our open culture enables everyone to take part and feel comfortable speaking up.

Why now?

There are so many exciting projects taking place across Technology Group at this time. You might be meeting with government departments to dispel myths around security. Designing policies on IT procurement. Or building a cross-government community to share best-practice.

What next?

If this all sounds like your kind of challenge you can find the full job specifications on civil service jobs.

We’ll be interviewing on a rolling basis throughout the recruitment period so if you are interested don’t delay!

If you have any questions about the recruitment process contact the GDS recruitment team.

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