National Crime Agency offers £130,000 for specialist to lead digital and tech strategy

Digital director will lead "transition away from legacy technology", NCA says


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By Sam Trendall

29 May 2019

The National Crime Agency is seeking a director of digital, data and technology to oversee the organisation’s drive to replace legacy technology with digital platforms and agile ways of working.

The role, which will be based at NCA headquarters in London’s Vauxhall district, offers an annual salary of £130,000 and comes with responsibility for leading an organisation of 200 digital, data and tech professionals. The successful applicant will form part of the NCA’s senior leadership team, and will report to director general of capabilities Nina Cope.

“You will be responsible for shaping and delivering our digital, data and technology strategy, leading our transition away from legacy technology stacks and ways of working to deliver agile, digital, data and technology platforms, products and services that truly enable our organisation,” the NCA said. 


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It added: “Continuity of outstanding service delivery is a baseline expectation upon which you’ll build significant capability and work in partnership with stakeholders throughout our organisation to understand and respond to their requirements, whilst also securing an appetite for innovation and support for a roadmap that will support their respective functions.”

Candidates must possess “experience of defining and delivering technology enabled change in an analogous organisation of similar size, scope and complexity”, according to the job advert. Also required is evidence of having previously led tech projects that have improved productivity or created cost savings at a large organisation, as well as “experience of running and improving live services in complex business environments”.

Applications for the role are open until midnight on 16 June, and final interviews will take place in London on 25 and 26 July.

Once NCA managers have drawn up a shortlist, recruitment firm GatenbySanderson will conduct premlimiary interviews, which will be followed by an assessment that will include psychometric tests and an engagement exercise.

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