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GDS to recruit technical architecture community lead

David Bicknell Published 03 March 2017

Job will ensure GDS has the right recruitment in place to bring in a “diverse and skilled team of architects” as well as understand the needs of delivery projects and define “suitable and fulfilling roles” to meet them


The Government Digital Service (GDS) is recruiting a head of technical architecture community to cultivate and promote an active community of practice within GDS and across government.

The role, which carries a salary of up to £82,500, will have responsibility for managing the learning and development of GDS community members as well as supporting their career and personal development.

The position will also be charged with ensuring that GDS has the right recruitment in place to bring in a diverse and skilled team of architects.  The post-holder will be expected to work closely with other technology community leads to provide training and opportunities to technologists within GDS and wider government as well as collaborating with other GDS leaders to build a technical architecture capability to deliver the GDS mission.

The head of technical architecture community will also be expected to have oversight of the work of community members on projects, programmes and business as usual activities to ensure that work is of an appropriate standard. The closing date for applications for the role is April 2.

The role’s main responsibilities will be to:

? Work with teams across GDS to understand the needs of the delivery projects and define suitable and fulfilling roles that meet those needs.
? Lead on recruitment, developing and refining the process as needed in partnership with the GDS recruitment team.
? Link-up with external communities and events to help them understand both the work that GDS is doing and the opportunities there are to work with it.
? Ensure that GDS is promoting its roles in the right ways to attract a diverse field of strong candidates.
? Set up and facilitate conversations and events to make sure the community has good visibility of work across the organisation and a consistent approach.
? Provide leadership and support for community members, offering independent senior leadership to ensure issues are resolved positively across GDS

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