Assistant Director - Technology (5D0149)

Homes England
Bristol, UK
13 Sep 2019
21 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
As part of the Digital Senior Leadership team you will be responsible for setting and delivering the Homes England technical strategy, whilst working collaboratively with your fellow leaders to shape and deliver the Digital Strategy. This is a time of unprecedented opportunity and change in the agency as we embark on an ambitious digital transformation and period of growth that will see our services, products and infrastructure completely reimagined for the digital age. We need an insightful, inspirational leader with a firm grasp of emerging technology concepts to set our technical north star and deliver coherent user and business services within a DevOps delivery model.

ResponsibilitiesWe need a technical visionary and evangelist. We require a leader who can get under the skin of technical options and decisions, whilst being able to communicate these clearly and concisely to non-technical stakeholders. You must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and be comfortable delivering and planning with uncertainty, adapting and adjusting as new information becomes available. You will provide technical leadership and coaching to the wider Digital team. Importantly you must be able to manage the cognitive dissonance of delivering fast-cycle, user centred services, whilst also driving coherence, security, common platforms, policies and principles.


Homes England is an executive non-departmental public body with its own terms and conditions, benefits and pension scheme. We are a government agency working in partnership with the private sector and want to employ and retain great people. In return we offer a range of excellent benefits.

Holiday - Homes England offers all staff 33 days annual leave per year in addition to 8 statutory bank holidays.

Working Flexibly - At Homes England we have a strong culture of flexible working and encourage all employees to have a healthy work/life balance. We offer a wide range of potential working patterns, including part time, job share and compressed hours.

These need to be balanced with business needs so they will vary from job to job. If you would like to know more please speak to the Recruiting Manager.

Health and Wellbeing - We offer health screening with Nuffield Proactive Health Clinics, a free Employee Assistance Programme which offers confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week as well as access to Occupational Health.

Professional Development - At Homes England we are committed to your continued professional and personal development with learning as one of our core values. We pay for one job-related professional membership subscription per year for our employees.

We also offer an excellent range of family friendly benefits, for example, maternity, paternity, shared parental leave.

If anyone has any queries on any of these terms and conditions, please get in touch for further information.

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Selection process details

We are committed to attracting and employing the best candidate for the role, in addition to creating an inclusive workplace culture that supports diversity and inclusion.

To support this, we operate an anonymous recruitment process prior to interview. In order to help us maintain anonymity at this stage, you are required to remove all personal information from your CV. We are unable to consider CVs that do include personal information such as your first name, surname, sex, age, email address and home address.

Please ensure that your anonymized CV is a reflection of the competencies required as shown in the Job Description/Person Spec as this is how your application will be assessed against the role requirements. Please name your CV and completed Diversity Monitoring Form using your NI Number and return both by e-mail with the Vacancy Title and six digit reference number in the subject line, for example "Team Coordinator (5P0376)" to If you do not have an NI Number, please contact us and we will provide a unique reference number.

It is important that you include your contact details on the diversity monitoring form; if you are successful at short-listing stage these details will be used to provide information regarding the next stage of the process.

Please include in the email subject line, the Vacancy Title and six digit reference number, for example "Team Coordinator (5P0376)".

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Nationality requirements
Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

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