Appointment Details

Houses of Parliament Restoration and Renewal Programme

Job Title: Chief Information Officer

Job Reference:QHXG

Closing Date: Tuesday 2 Jun 2020

Competitive remuneration

The Houses of Parliament Restoration and Renewal Programme has been established to tackle the significant work that needs to be done to protect and preserve the heritage of the Palace of Westminster and ensure it can continue to serve as home to the UK Parliament in the 21st century. This is an enormous and unprecedented undertaking, which is expected to be the most complex renovation programme of any single building the UK has ever seen.

The work will be carried out under a two-tier governance system with a Sponsor Body and a Delivery Authority. Under this structure, the Sponsor Body will be the single client accountable to Parliament. The role of the Delivery Authority is to deliver the Programme to the scope, budget and timescale set down by and agreed with the Sponsor Board.

The Delivery Authority has been established by the Sponsor Body as a company limited by guarantee. There will be a Programme Delivery Agreement between the two bodies which will form the basis of their relationship and obligations.

We are now seeking an outstanding individual to become the Delivery Authority’s inaugural Chief Information Officer. Working closely with the Chief Executive and Board, the Chief Information Officer will be the principal digital, data and technology adviser to the Delivery Authority’s senior management team, and will be responsible for leading the function providing expert levels of professional guidance, pragmatic advice and practical support on all digital, data and technology issues in a timely, fit for purpose and cost-efficient manner.

The successful candidate will bring experience of operating within a large complex organisation or multi-billion-pound programme. As well as keeping abreast of technology trends, candidates will have highly extensive and substantial relevant experience, including a broad knowledge of a variety of technologies, applications and services. They will have proven experience in technology planning, execution and policy development, and in delivering multiple and varied end to end IT solutions successfully, working in high profile, complex environments with multiple stakeholders. As a strong leader, they will have led and developed teams ensuring they have the required capability and capacity to meet current and future organisational needs and regulations.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the Palace of Westminster on this appointment. For further information about this role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference QHXG. Applications should be received by noon on Tuesday 2 June 2020.


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