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DWP seeks Head of Error, Fraud and Debt Digital Service

Matteo Natalucci Published 16 November 2017

£105k role will be responsible for delivery of several complex products across a range of different digital technologies.


The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has announced it is seeking to recruit a Head of Error, Fraud and Debt Digital Service to lead the delivery of large scale digital products in major, complex, multi-supplier and in-house development environments.

The position, which according to the jobs website carries a proposed salary of £105k, though the candidate pack also refers to a lower £75K to £90K figure, is expected to lead a large multi-disciplinary team in different locations, with the goal of delivering digital products in a fast paced Agile environment.

The new post will be responsible for the delivery, development and testing of a wide range of software solutions ranging from mainframe installations to online user-centric digital applications as well as for the delivery of a number of complex products across a range of different digital technologies.

DWP is looking for an individual with a proven track record strong supplier management and commercial experience, particularly within infrastructure, licensing and professional services associated with product management.

The successful candidate must be recognised as a participant leader who keeps up-to-date with opportunities presented by new technologies, including as a result of hands-on delivery.

Mayank Prakash, DWP’s Chief Information and Data Officer said, “There’s never been a better time to join DWP Digital if you’re inspired by the opportunity to re-imagine our country’s future using data, design and technology. DWP offers uniquely challenging and fulfilling career opportunities for leaders interested in making a genuine difference to society on a massive scale.”

Prakash said, “We’re larger than most organisations, with 85,000 colleagues in 800 locations. We pay £170 billion in pensions and benefits every year, and look after over £1.7tr  of pensions assets.”

The selection panel will be chaired by DWP’s director of operations digital delivery Tamara Bruck.

The closing date for applications is November 21.

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