Latest Public Sector News

04.05.17

London Assembly seeking applicants for capital’s first chief digital officer

London Assembly has this week opened applications for the first chief digital officer in the capital.

The digital officer will work in the Mayor’s Office convening GLA officials, the Smart London Board, local authorities and technology sectors to encourage collaboration and the adoption of common standards around data and service transformation.

A successful candidate needs to be someone with a good knowledge of how technology can be used and developed to make local government and public services run more efficiently and fully utilise the benefits of technology.

They will also be a “powerful advocate for technology” who can communicate well to influence a wide range of stakeholders and managers in different levels of the public service structure.

The job advert states: “London is a world-leading hub for digital technology, data science and urban innovation. These technologies have the potential to transform the way that Londoners and visitors experience our city.

“So much has been achieved already – from smart ticketing and contactless technology in our transport network, to the London Datastore.

“But there is so much more we can do to transform the ways in which we plan, discuss and deliver public services and government for Londoners – making them more accessible, efficient, and better suited to the needs of our complex and diverse city.”

Applications close on Tuesday 23 May.

Have you got a story to tell? Would you like to become a PSE columnist? If so, click here.

Comments

There are no comments. Why not be the first?

Add your comment

 

related

public sector executive tv

more videos >

last word

Prevention: Investing for the future

Prevention: Investing for the future

Rob Whiteman, CEO at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance (CIPFA), discusses the benefits of long-term preventative investment. Rising demand, reducing resource – this has been the r more > more last word articles >

public sector focus

View all News

comment

Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

21/06/2019Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

Taking time to say thank you is one of the hidden pillars of a society. Bei... more >
How community-led initiatives can help save the housing shortage

19/06/2019How community-led initiatives can help save the housing shortage

Tom Chance, director at the National Community Land Trust Network, argues t... more >

interviews

Artificial intelligence: the devil is in the data

17/12/2018Artificial intelligence: the devil is in the data

It’s no secret that the public sector and its service providers need ... more >

the raven's daily blog

NSPCC: Working together to improve the support available for children who have been sexually abused

08/10/2019NSPCC: Working together to improve the support available for children who have been sexually abused

Hayley Clark, the acting head of development and impact at the NSPCC, talks about the significant gap in support services for children who have been sexually abused and the Ho... more >
read more blog posts from 'the raven' >

editor's comment

25/10/2017Take a moment to celebrate

Devolution, restructuring and widespread service reform: from a journalist’s perspective, it’s never been a more exciting time to report on the public sector. That’s why I could not be more thrilled to be taking over the reins at PSE at this key juncture. There could not be a feature that more perfectly encapsulates this feeling of imminent change than the article James Palmer, mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, has penned for us on p28. In it, he highlights... read more >