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Chief Information Officer

Summary Information for vacancy - reference IRC43639

Department

Marine Fisheries Agency

Salary

£52708 - £63170 Per Annum

Location

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, North East

Closing Date

08 April 2010

Interviews start

Not specified

Grade

Grade 6

Seniority

Not specified

Pay frequency

Monthly

Appointment Terms

Permanent

Working Arrangement

Full time

Travel required

No

No of vacancies

1

Field of work

Information Technology

Brief Description

Develop and implement ICT strategies, policies, programmes and schedules for MFA/MMO business data processing, computer services, network communications, and management information services to accomplish corporate goals and objectives.

Vacancy description

For full details please go to http://www.mfa.gov.uk/recruitment/vacancies.htm.

Skills

Core competencies:

• Changing with pace
• Collaboration
• Delivering in partnership
• Making effective decisions
• Making things happen
• Leading and Influencing


Role specific competencies:

• Developing high performance
• Thinking with vision
• Delivering value for money
 

Qualifications

Essential criteria for this role:

• Degree level qualification, ideally at Masters Level, and significant relevant work experience of developing and managing implementation of ICT strategies.

• Significant operational responsibility within a technology environment

• Significant experience of working on large scale projects in a senior project and programme management role

• Programme and Project Management industry qualifications to Practitioner level (eg MSP, PRINCE 2, PMP)

• Liaising and influencing at board level.
 

Experience

Demonstrable experience of:

• A track record of hands-on operational change.

• Broad understanding of IT systems and the major risks presented in complex development projects, including those involving distributed development teams.

• Substantial working knowledge and recent working experience of project management methodologies, including the PRINCE2 framework, and be able to build effective relationships within the project team, fostering a positive and cooperative working environment.

• Customer focused, have strong leadership abilities and well-developed commercial skills, including managing multiple parties including senior managers and third party vendors on high profile and technologically innovative solutions.

• Strong decision making skills.

• ICT System and Supplier Management. Liaison with ICT suppliers and contractors.

• Good interpersonal and presentational skills in addition to well developed networking skills with experience of working in multidisciplinary consortia and partnerships.

• The ability to lead the team, manage resources and prioritise effectively, including budget management.

• Knowledge of implementation and operation of Quality Management Systems (eg ISO9001:2000)

• Ability to create a sense of community amongst disparate members of the programme teams.

• The ability to manage and mitigate risk.
 

Desirable criteria for this role:

• ITIL service management principles
• Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
 

Further information

CRB check required - No

Regulated by OCSC - No

Reserved for existing civil servants - No

Reserved for UK nationals - No

How to apply

Apply online http://www.mfa.gov.uk/recruitment/vacancies.htm


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Professional Skills for Government

The Professional Skills for Government (PSG) competency framework is a structured way of thinking about jobs and careers for Civil Service staff at all grades. It sets out the skills you need to do your job well as a member of the Civil Service, no matter what grade you are or where you work.