Posted on August 16, 2018 by staff

Home Office offering £100k salary for ‘Brexit tech chief’


The Home Office is on the hunt for a technology delivery lead to help the department navigate through the complexities of Brexit.

According to a job posting, the new EU Exit Technology Delivery Lead will be paid between £95,000 and £105,000 per year and will report directly to Immigration Technology Director.

The successful candidate will sit within the Home Office’s digital, data and technology function.

The job will involve working on “one of the most important, high profile, programmes in the UK in an environment where excellence and innovation in every aspect of operations is expected”.

The advert states:

“Within the Home Office, as our large multi-year contracts expire, we are leveraging these opportunities. Whilst we still use a very large cross-section of 3rd party partners for various aspects of the systems and services lifecycle, we are letting smaller contracts, and increasingly  assuming direct responsibility for service delivery and integration.

“The Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) function is made up of more than 3,000 staff, augmented by a large number of supplier partners. Every year our systems support over 3 million visa applications, checks on 100 million border crossings, 5 million passport applications and 140 million police checks on people, vehicles and property.”

The ad goes on to say that the EU Exit programme at the Home Office comprises a layer of IT-enabled change that sits atop and across DDaT’s existing change portfolio.

“As UK prepares to leave the EU the demand is likely to leverage new capabilities already planned for delivery, but it could also require significant changes to existing plans, and the standing up of entirely new projects,” the job ad states.

“The activities will reach across DDaT structural boundaries, but will be most heavily concentrated within the Immigration, Borders and Biometrics portfolios.”

Candidates have until Sunday 2nd September to apply.