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DWP hunts for a head of infrastructure services

Matteo Natalucci Published 30 August 2017

£120k role will be responsible for leading the Infrastructure Services function of around 150 people to support the transformation of DWP applications


The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is to appoint a head of infrastructure services.

The £120K role, which is just being advertised , will have responsibility for designing, influencing, enabling and delivering  department’s transformation required in the short, medium and long term.

The post-holder will also be responsible for creating and maintaining portfolio of ICT products/services across Infrastructure Services within DWP as well as acting as the centre of excellence for the Infrastructure engineering, actively engaging with the community, continuously improving their skills, processes and capability.

The vacancy holder within DWP, Juan Villamil, said in an introduction to the role, “I joined DWP over a year ago motivated by the opportunity to make a difference and deliver technology transformation on a scale unequal today that also has a social purpose to deliver £170bn of benefits and pensions to our most vulnerable community members. I am focused on building world class expertise and being the best at what we do."

He added, "In Infrastructure Operations we put the citizen at the heart of what we do, we deliver resilient and stable services that drive operational performance, ensuring that our current and new systems co-exist securely and intelligently, making sure we transition without any loss of operational and business continuity."

"I need someone with a passion for technology and a proven track record of achieving successful outcomes in a complex environment. You must be capable of building strong relationships across other government departments and an extensive supplier community. The successful candidate will take on the responsibility for creating and leading a technology delivery function whose mission is to achieve flawless and predictable execution. It requires individuals with a unique combination of credible leadership skills at a senior level and hands-on technical expertise to execute the" he concluded.

Applicants will need to demonstrate a track record in the transformation of infrastructure; including the transitioning of services into close and moving digital services between providers, as well as extensive experience in design, delivery and support of digital infrastructure services gained in environments of significant scale and complexity. Also, they should prove financial management ability; including the management of sizeable budgets.

Applications close on September 25 with final panel interviews scheduled for October 23.

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