We operate a bilingual policy. All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

Corporate Lead Officer: Customer Contact and ICT

Closing date: 09/02/2023

Reference: REQ104365

37 hours / Permanent

75,165 - 80,275 *

Aberystwyth

*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

We are looking to recruit a Corporate Lead Officer to join our ambitious leadership team on a permanent, full-time basis to lead and develop our Customer Contact and ICT services and undertake the statutory responsibilities of Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO).

Key role responsibilities:   

  • Lead advisor to the Council for all matters relating to ICT, Data Protection and Customer Services  
  • To provide a key link with Corporate Directors and work with other Corporate Lead Officers in ensuring that strategic and corporate objectives are effectively co-ordinated and implemented across all service areas  
  • To undertake the statutory responsibilities of Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO)

Our ideal candidate 

We are looking for a dynamic leader who embraces the challenges that a multi-dimensional leadership role in modern local government brings. You will have a strong desire to use creative and innovative approaches to improve service delivery and will harness the potential of existing staff to develop a resilient, agile and forward-thinking service.

In addition to the above, we require an individual with a degree of fluency in the Welsh language.A successful applicant without the required Welsh language skill will be fully supported to reach the desired standard after appointment.

Our offer to you 

In exchange for your skills and commitment we will offer you a range of employee benefits including competitive annual leave allowance, generous pension contribution scheme, lifestyle savings, discounted gym membership and much more. Information about the employee benefits we offer can be found here.

We also believe work-life balance is very important. To support you in achieving this, you will have access to the following discretionary benefits: 

  • Hybrid Working: Subject to certain conditions being met, you may choose to work from home or in an office location. 
  • Flexi-time: Hours may be worked within a defined bandwidth, Monday to Friday, subject to service needs. 

Additional information 

For information about this role and our organisation please see our Recruitment Pack.

Note: We reserve the right to change the application window so it that it closes earlier or later than currently advertised. 

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Customer Contact

Our service has a range of responsibilities from providing advice and support to the residents of Ceredigion to providing corporate support via our ICT, reception and mailroom teams.  Our service is responsible for the following functions: 

  • Civil Registration: Birth, deaths and marriages.
  • Corporate Customer Services: Blue badge; Contact centre; Mailroom and scanning; Receptions.
  • ICT and Information Management: Archives and modern records; ICT support; Infrastructure and security; Project and application support; Reprographics, Technical support, Software development.
  • Library Services
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