Bracknell Forest Council is undertaking a major transformation program, reshaping how our services are delivered as we respond to the financial challenges facing local government. Underpinning our transformation is a robust ICT and digital strategy which is shaping the Councils future and changing how support services, including ICT, are delivered.
This is an important role in which you will have opportunity to add value whilst providing expertise to ensure that new solutions are fit for purpose, robust and align with appropriate technologies and strategic direction.
This role is responsible for the design of the technical infrastructure of the Council, including the design of solutions for ICT and transformation projects and planning the technical future of the Councils ICT infrastructure. This in turn is based on a detailed understanding of the Councils strategic direction of travel, and current and future operations.
You will assess technology so that significant value is added to the Council by facilitating ICT innovation, which will in turn enable changes to ways of working, to enable the Council to better achieve its aims.
You should be experienced of interpreting business needs into IT options and solutions ensuring they align with the ICT and Digital Strategy and the appropriate infrastructure.
You will have a good understanding of information security and how this can impact on solutions design.
This is an exciting a varied role where you may be advising the customer of the procurement of a system, developing technical roadmaps, attending seminars and workshops with technology leaders and partners or designing IT solutions for services across the Council.
You will also be able to work within a team or independently and be able to develop good working relationships with IT colleagues and customers alike. You will be a representative on the IT management team and are the go to person for IT technical advice and guidance.
- Strong evidence of designing and advising on ICT solutions and technologies.
Educated to degree level or equivalent in a computer-related subject.
Experience of leading and delivering It design, business process engineering and change IT projects.
Excellent communication and influencing skills.
- Qualification in frameworks and processes, e.g. Prince2, Agile and ITIL
- Technical Architecture design qualifications or training, e.g. TOGAF
- Management experience
As an area, Bracknell Forest has much to offer. It is a small, modern town that is currently benefitting from a major programme of regeneration which is revitalising the town centre and will bring an abundance of new retail outlets, restaurants, cafes and leisure opportunities. Though much of its centre is modern, Bracknell has a strong historic background. Once part of the Windsor Great Forest, it still nestles in woodlands; one fifth of the Borough is forest, with another fifth protected for its high wildlife value including ten sites of specific scientific interest.
Located in the heart of the Thames Valley and close to Reading, the town of Bracknell has excellent road and rail links to all areas of the UK, with the Council office situated within two minutes walk of the station. There is also onsite parking, making it extremely assessable.
Bracknell Forest Council prides itself on being an excellent employer. We offer a range of benefits including flexible and agile working arrangements, as well as learning and development opportunities which will offer the chance to develop and progress your career.
How to apply
We wish to make the application process as straightforward as possible and we just ask that you complete our online application form providing further information against a couple of specific questions. You are also welcome to attach your CV, if you have one to further support your application.
For informal enquiries please contact Damian James on 01344 351325
Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.