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Head of ICT & Digital
  • Employer: North East Lincolnshire Council
  • Reference: P230
  • Published: Fri 12/02/2021, 15:25 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 01/03/2021, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £67,780
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Grimsby, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, East Yorkshire, Hull, NE Lincolnshire

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Head of ICT & Digital

We firmly believe that that North East Lincolnshire Council is a great place to work.

We are a small, friendly Council and we are proud to employ over 1600 people.  Our dedicated staff group provide an extensive range of services to over 159,000 residents.  Visit our website and click on the Browse Services tab to see more. 

A small county with a lot going on.  We are proud to boast that North East Lincolnshire contains not only Grimsby and Immingham, the largest port complex in the Country but also the award-winning resort of Cleethorpes.  The area is also a key location for renewable energy.  We encourage all applicants to Discover NEL at

We believe that our people have the opportunity to make a difference by working to a set of common values which enable positive change to take place within our organisation and the community which it serves.

What we Offer at NELC

We offer a friendly working environment, salaries subject to national negotiation, a career average pension scheme, flexible working to name a few.  Please click the link to our brochure to see more – link here.

The Role

Following a recent review of our senior leadership team we are looking to recruit to 3 senior roles within Resources that will play key roles in the Council and working with our partners, one of those being the Head of ICT & Digital. 

All 3 roles will provide effective leadership, planning and management of a range of support services that are flexible and responsive, enabling us to deliver on priorities.

If you are seeking out a new and exciting challenge; whilst also being enthused by the prospect of joining an authority that is transforming its operating model, embracing an agenda of whole system leadership, commissioning for outcomes and enabling the growth of place and, if you are comfortable with the prospect of being part of a team that seeks to demonstrate values based, distributed and restorative leadership then we look forward to receiving your application.

The Head of ICT & Digital will lead and build on a solid platform that provides a range of services including ICT Strategy, Design, Business Partnering, Digital Solutions, Support Solutions, Compliance / Cyber Security, Internet / Intranet and Solutions/Information.

How You Can Make a Difference

We are looking for high energy, creative and thoughtful people who are proud of what they do and the difference they can make to the lives of the people and businesses of North East Lincolnshire. In all these roles we are looking for someone who can bring their expertise and passion in their field to lead and support the Council and the Union through significant programmes of change.

You will need to be open, flexible and willing to engage others in the development of new ways of working.  You will be highly resilient when working through challenges (including social, political and financial) faced by the public sector, and able to influence and persuade others to embrace change. We need individuals who aren’t afraid of responsibility and are capable of bringing colleagues and senior leadership along with them.

You will have a strong track record in managing an ICT team at a senior level and be able to demonstrate your experience in leading or making a significant contribution to change management for ICT and Digital services. You will have an excellent understanding of digital solutions and a continued interest in new technology, as well as the legal requirements and best practice in ICT and Digital and ability to translate those requirements into practical solutions. 

You will have the personality and style to lead and embrace an open and inclusive culture, living the Council values, empowering, and supporting our people to be the best they can be.

Still believe you can make a difference.

All applicants are advised to carefully read the information provided in the Role Profile and Employee Specification and provide clear evidence to support their application paying attention to these documents.

If you require an informal discussion about the role please contact Joanne Robinson, 01472 323761 or

The assessment process will take place towards the middle to end of March.