Many thanks for your interest in this important role.
Manchester City Council is one of the UK’s largest Local Government Authorities. We serve a growing, diverse and vibrant community of over 575,000 residents, with a wide range of valued public services that touch and enhance the lives and wellbeing of each and every Mancunian in ways that are both impactful and insightful. What we do - matters.
With an annual revenue spend of £1.5bn and a workforce of over 6,000 staff, we are Manchester’s largest employer and one of its leading businesses and catalysts for growth. Our shared vision is that by 2025, Manchester will be in the top flight of world-class cities. Our part in achieving this vision is set out in ‘Our Manchester Strategy'
, focused upon making Manchester a thriving, sustainable, highly skilled, progressive and equitable, liveable and low carbon, connected City.
Digital, data and technology has a clear and increasingly important role to play in enabling us to deliver this vision. In placing our citizens at the centre of activity, we will ensure that Manchester remains unparalleled in its attraction as a great place to work, live and connect. With over 300 locations, a network stretching over 25,000 miles, £55m pledged for ICT investment up to 2021 and with over £100m of supplier contracts under management, we offer scale, complexity and a genuine, unrivalled career challenge.
As an organisation, we harness digital, data and technology opportunities to deliver these priorities, by making our services more accessible for our customers (citizens, visitors and businesses), maximising the potential of our workforce and working more collaboratively across the local public sector. We’ve already made great progress, but we’re committed to doing more and there will be many opportunities to make a significant contribution to Manchester’s future success. In the first instance however, we must get the basics right and ensure that our own organisation benefits from access to high performing digital products and services.
In this cross cutting and pivotal role you will lead the iterative development and delivery of our technology transformation programme, providing blended teams with inspiring strategic leadership and expertise to ensure that we define, deliver and maximise sector leading platforms, products, services and capabilities in support of our corporate strategy. Putting our diverse customers at the heart of your thinking, your provision of a high performing, integrated technology infrastructure will provide a strong foundation for pioneering digital solutions, advanced analytics capability and optimum ways of working and you’ll lead others to deliver change in a large-scale live environment.
If this sounds like the challenge for you, we look forward to hearing from you.
Very best wishes
Carol Culley Deputy Chief Executive & City Treasurer