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The Home Office is searching for an IT leader to oversee Brexit tech

The Home Office is searching for an IT leader to oversee the delivery of new technology in the run up to Brexit.

The successful candidate will earn up to £105,000 a year, be based in the department’s digital, data and technology team and report to the immigration technology director. They may be recruited on a permanent or fixed-term contract, or on loan or secondment.

“As UK prepares to leave the EU the demand is likely to leverage new capabilities already planned for delivery, but it could also require significant changes to existing plans, and the standing up of entirely new projects,” states the job listing.

“The activities will reach across DDaT structural boundaries, but will be most heavily concentrated within the Immigration, Borders and Biometrics portfolios.”

The Home Office is looking for candidates with experience of delivering high profile projects, an “inspiring and coherent leadership style” and a sophisticated approach to supplier management. The job ad stresses that the department is currently weaning itself off “large multi-year contracts”.

“Whilst we still use a very large cross-section of 3rd party partners for various aspects of the systems and services lifecycle, we are letting smaller contracts, and increasingly assuming direct responsibility for service delivery and integration,” the ad states.

In the candidate information pack, Joanna Davinson, the Home Office’s chief digital, data and technology officer, describes the role as a “unique opportunity to join a large and fast-paced […] team at a critical time given the enormity and potential of the current agenda”.

Candidates have until 2 September 2018 to apply.