Who we areA part of the Cabinet Office, the Central Digital and Data Office leads the digital, data and technology (DDaT) function for government. We put the right conditions in place to achieve digital, data and technology transformation at scale by working with departments, and other government functions like commercial, project delivery and security professionals.
We are responsible for:
Digital, Data and Technology Strategy and Standards, like the Technology Code of Practice, the Service Standard and Open Standards
Cross-government DDaT performance and assurance, including Spend Controls
DDaT Capability Development, including the DDaT pay framework
Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) Workforce and Capability:
The Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) Workforce and Capability team (in Cabinet Office) is focused on ensuring that government has the right people to deliver digital transformation and meet the significant challenges that it will face in coming years. We aim to turbocharge our ability to attract, recruit, grow and retain world leading digital talent who will go on to develop game changing public services.
This challenge is one of the most pressing and exciting in government, and one that is critical to government modernisation and reform.
We are a dynamic and growing team of capability, digital and data professionals charged with setting strategy and delivering for the 23,000 digital makers, future talent, and the wider civil service. We are committed to building and continually developing a culture that is inclusive, enthusiastic, supportive, and ultimately a place where our people can perform and develop to their very best. It is important that your personal value set aligns with this ambition.
Our programme will accelerate realisation of a more diverse and inclusive workforce, and includes:
Development and implementation of a new competitive DDaT pay framework;
Design and implementation of a streamlined and standardised DDaT recruitment experience that reduces time to hire and supports a reduction in our current and future reliance on contingent labour;
Up-skilling all senior civil servants to be equipped with 'digital and data essentials';
Renewed investment in learning for all in digital and data, and a government wide commitment to apprentices and graduates at scale;
A DDaT Strategic Workforce Plan.
What you'll do
- lead the strategy, product development and delivery (through partners) of the foundational cross-government DDaT learning products and infrastructure, including platform access, learning pathways, 3rd party product supply and learning performance.(serving 20,000+ digital learners)
- lead the training needs analysis, design and launch of pilot catalyst learning products, and in doing so define and establish the standards for DDaT learning
- manage delivery of priority learning pathways (such as Software developer) for the benefit of all government departments
- lead of learning cost management and support development of charging models
- establish deep and productive relationships with other profession learning leads and technical specialists across government, so that we can develop impactful learning products and campaigns
- ensure that cross-profession DDaT learning strategies directly support acceleration toward greater diversity and inclusion in our cross government teams
- be in touch and up to date with the wider market and organisational trends/dynamics associated with learning in digital and data
Who you'll be
- have experience of developing and implementing learning strategies to support workforce development in large or complex organisations
- know how to successfully manage through the full product lifecycle, proactively managing financial and commercial delivery. Confident to deliver in an Agile way and within an Agile environment
- demonstrate experience of learning partnering (to develop robust training needs analysis), learning design and learning delivery, including working across diverse delivery channels and formats (i.e. face to face and online)
- have experience leading and delivering projects in a fast-paced environment, amid ambiguity and changing priorities
- think critically, use analysis and challenge assumptions or change the status quo
- communicate clearly and persuasively and build relationships with stakeholders, including with those at very senior levels
- have a brilliant track record of leading, inspiring and managing teams, setting objectives and developing skills and capabilities
The standard selection process for roles at CDDO consists of:
- An application screening process - Simply, hit apply. We only ask for a CV and Cover Letter (Up to 750 words) Important tip - please ensure that your cover letter includes how you meet the skills and experience listed in the “who you’ll be” section above.
- An interview - We will asses you against the behaviours listed and your experience
- A presentation during the interview
CDDO offers hybrid working for all employees. This means that everyone does some working from home/remote working and also spends some time in their local office. You will agree to your hybrid working arrangement with your line manager in line with your preferences and business needs.