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Job description

As CDIO of HMRC, you will tackle one of the largest and most challenging roles, not just in the public sector but, in any sector. Reporting directly into the First Permanent Secretary (and CEO) Jim Harra, you will be a critical member of his Executive Board. You will lead one of the biggest digital transformations in Europe as HMRC further leverages digital technology and data during the crucial years ahead.

To be successful in this post, you will need:

  • Proven experience of operating in a strategic CIO/CDIO post in a large, highly regulated and high-transaction based organisation; a significant financial services or telecommunications business, for example.
  • Evidence of leading a large team towards strategic goals during a period of transformation, developing a high-performing and inclusive culture.
  • Proven experience of leading and embedding transformation, including effective management of very large operational and change budgets.
  • To be innovative and able to spot opportunities, while also considering the viability of those opportunities.
  • Substantial experience of delivering stable, resilient, secure and robust IT and digital services, combining in-house and supplier teams.
  • To be highly credible and able to operate in a complex environment with a range of government and industry stakeholders to influence and ensure best practice in digital, data and technology.

    For more information about the role, please view the candidate information pack.



  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
  • A Civil Service pension

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    Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

    Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is developed vetting .

    Selection process details

    To apply for this post, you will need to submit a CV, statement of suitability and diversity monitoring form as outlined in the Candidate Information Pack by email to HMRC-CDIO@kornferry.com by no later than 23:55 on Friday, 29th May 2020.

    The recruitment timetable is as follows:

    Advert closing date: 23:55 on Friday, 29th of May 2020
    Expected Longlist Discussion: Week commencing 8th of June 2020
    Expected shortlist announcement: Week commencing 29th June 2020
    Assessments and Informal Conversations: 6th - 17th of July 2020
    Interviews: 20th - 31st July 2020

    Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

    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 .

    Working for the Civil Service

    The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

    We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles .

    The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

  • Industry
    Job Sector
    Media, Digital & Creative
    Job Position
    Estimated Salary
    £115,000.00 - £200,000.00
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