Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary £57,961.00 - £60,304.00 gross per year
  • Southend-on-Sea


Your new organisation

Southend Borough Council is a unitary authority based in the heart of the town centre offering traditional seaside living that makes it a great place to live and work. This diverse and busy town has great public parks and leisure activities, competitive house pricing and excellent travel links. The ICT department are currently going through a transformation and modernisation journey to achieve the 2050 vision of transforming Southend into a Smart City. The ICT function is at the centre of delivering new and innovative services to both the residents and visitors of the Borough. The Council are transforming to a new, future proofed ICT organisation which will offer improved quality of business and IT engagement with colleagues and customers. The ICT department aim to be customer centric, agile in delivery and viewed as Trusted advisors providing thought leadership and design thinking. To achieve this the Council are looking to appoint a strategic, forward thinking and driven Business Partner to serve as a trusted advocate to bridge the gap between business and IT.

Your new role

In your new role you will serve as a subject matter expert for the IT's strategic agenda and be tasked with the development of innovative solutions and services that add significant value to the technology services provided by the council. This role will require you to provide strategic consulting support and promote IT to the business by acting as a trusted advisor to the business line executives and managers. You will be the key partner that oversees and ensures the business develop, maintain and communicate outcome aligned IT strategies. You will be required to perform business analysis and prepare recommendations and business plans to shape IT solutions to match the business direction. You will build effective relationships with the wider organisation, getting buy in from users, stakeholders and all involved in significant IT transformation and change programmes.

What you'll need to succeed

Your previous experience in developing and leading IT business relationships and driving business outcomes by identifying and delivering technology and digital solutions, will see you succeed in your new role. Your knowledge of both structured and agile SDLC methodologies, and ability to articulate and implement strategic vision will also be key. You will need to be confident in analysing and synthesizing complex business and technology issues, whilst maintaining a broad knowledge across digital technology and data which includes mobile, cloud, ERP, Business Intelligence functions.

What you'll get in return

Your new role will offer a competitive salary starting at £57,961. When joining Southend Borough Council, you can enjoy a range of benefits including: flexible working, salary sacrifice scheme and excellent training and development opportunities. 23 days annual leave plus an excellent pension scheme. A full list of benefits can be viewed on the Southend Council-Hays website

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Annabel Chung on . If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.

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