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Job Title Head of Digital Governance & Schools ICT
Job reference CCF02
Department Corporate Services Directorate
Grade Scp 50-53
Pay From: £57,597 per annum To: £60,789 per annum
Hours 37 hours per week
Closing date 14 June 2023
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Job Description
We Are St Helens Borough Council

Located in the heart of the North-west close to Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire, St Helens is a transformational Council, which is passionate and ambitious for the communities we support. We provide a wide range of local authority services to the residents, businesses, schools, and visitors to the borough. We can only do this because of our highly valued, highly skilled workforce.

Working together, our workplace vision and values guide our organisation, and the contribution of our workforce is key to our culture journey. Employees with us receive a wide range of benefits including well-being in work, financial benefits, ways of working and learning and development support.

Making A Difference as A Head of Digital Governance & Schools ICT

Are you an ambitious and passionate individual, with previous ICT & Digital management experience, ideally in the areas of Digital Governance and Schools ICT support and delivery.

Do you also have strong leadership skills and a proven ability to lead, motivate and coach,
If so, then we a looking for a new Head of Schools ICT and Digital Governance.

The role will oversee a Digital Governance team who are our first point of contact for all new ICT & Digital project within the council, in addition to leading the Schools ICT team, with responsibility for developing and delivering a strategy for the Schools ICT & Digital, ensuring every school is provided with fit for purpose ICT & Digital that delivers and enhances teaching and learning.

You will manage the ICT Support and ICT project delivery services to over 50+ schools with a mix of secondary, primary, and alternative education establishments.

As the Head of Service, you will be the senior representative of the Schools ICT team and will delivering outstanding service to them, drawing on your previous expertise and experience, this means that customer relationship skills are essential.

You will have responsibility for the significant budget associated with the service and the large schools ICT support teams of 20+ staff, which comprises of Service Desk, MIS, Training, Secondary Schools support, Primary Schools support, Contract and Projects and Infrastructure Teams with the associated Team Managers.

Any previous technical background in any of the above disciplines would be beneficial.
The successful candidate will present the best possible example of professional standards to colleagues."

Interested to Find Out More?
You can review our full job description details, and person specification information here.
for further information or an informal chat about the post please contact

Please note we reserve the right to close the advert early should we receive a sufficient number of applications and encourage you to apply early, to avoid disappointment.

Equality & Diversity
St Helens Borough Council respects and values the individuality that every employee brings. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, who share our values, our commitment to inclusion, and who will help us on our journey to transform our organisation. Further information about Equality & Diversity at St Helens Council can be found here

St Helens Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident Employers lead the way in helping to take action that changes attitudes, behaviours, and cultures for the better.

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All Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 Nolan Principles: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty, and Leadership.
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Applicant Letter.pdf
Application Form.pdf
Job Description Head of Digital Governance and Schools ICT.pdf
Person Specification Head of Digital Governance and Schools ICT.pdf
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