Strategy and Architecture Specialist - Digital Services


Salary: Grade 8, From £39,782 up to £43,662

Job Type: Permanent

Hours 37

Closing Date:

Job ref: 1852


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Do you want to shape your own role and inspire great performance? Join our Support Services team, helping South Somerset to be a place where businesses flourish, communities are safe, vibrant and healthy and residents enjoy good housing and cultural, leisure and sporting activities.

Our ambition is to create an evidence-driven, continuously improving and agile organisation and we are looking for an experienced Strategy and Architecture Specialist responsible for managing the architecture and design authority function. You will develop and oversee adherence to the architecture strategy, principles and framework throughout IT. Defining the technology solution and environment roadmaps to ensure capacity and scalability, as demand and usage evolve within the business. 

You will be responsible for providing the technical expertise to the organisation, defining future technology road maps and products. You will have a good understanding of the latest technology horizon, identifying products and opportunities that add value whilst keeping the organisation competitive and current. The role will provide an oversight on all new projects and changes to ensure these are aligned with agreed policies and standards, granting waivers where applicable. You will work alongside other Digital Specialists to develop strategic programme plans and roadmaps for future investment in digital. It is essential you have a proven track record of engaging at a senior level in the governance of digital change and experienced in creating the strategy, blue prints, road maps and standards for a digital/IT estate. 

We are looking for someone with an Information Technology related subject or substantial equivalent experience in a Digital/IT related field and a practitioner in TOGAF 9 or equivalent certification. A membership of relevant professional body would be desirable. You will have worked within a Digital or IT environment within a medium sized organisation for a significant time and successfully lead the Strategy and Architecture function. You will also be well versed in project or programme delivery and preparing and presenting reports, as well as liaising with service users and senior stakeholders.

We are striving to be great to work for, excellent to work with, leading the way and delivering for our communities. If you want to work in an inspiring environment and shape our future ways of working, then we want to hear from you. You will be based in Yeovil where we operate agile work practices. 

Please contact Toffer Beattie on 01935 462302 should you wish to discuss the role in more detail.

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