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Digital Delivery Lead (2 x SCS1)

This is an opportunity to join the Defra Digital Delivery team. We are offering two roles that will be responsible for the transformation and delivery of digital services and infrastructure critical to Defra’s government reform ambition. Specifically, the roles are to support Defra’s commitments to the Border Operating Model needed to facilitate trade and protect the biosecurity of the UK; and services to deliver the environment, water, and waste reform outcomes of the Environment Act.

Defra’s Digital Delivery team is finding new ways to use digital, data, technology, expertise and innovation to help those who need it most. We’re changing how we work, transforming digital services for business and citizens across the country, and their needs are at the heart of everything we do.

Job description

You will be working closely with people and teams across Defra and government, especially with operations, policy and other digital delivery teams. You will be directly responsible multiple products teams and be able to provide the direction, vision to deliver and end to end services that meet and exceed the needs of businesses and customers at pace.

Digital Delivery Lead – Trade

The role is accountable for the delivery of a world leading trade service that supports both imports and exports through the enablement of digitisation and data driven processes that will enhance the UK’s bio-security requirements. The role will guide the department through the transition from paper-based forms to e-Certification and the closer integration with HMRC systems through the Single Trade Window, aligned to the Borders 2025 strategy. The postholder will also seek opportunities for operational efficiencies using Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Automation to ease friction at the border.

Digital Delivery Lead – Environment

The role will work with leaders from the Environment Directorate and our Arms-Length bodies to shape and lead digital service delivery to help realise the Environment Act ambition. Immediate focus will be leading the digital delivery for the Plan for Water, Chemicals and Pesticides, and the Biodiversity Net Gains programmes. The postholder will ensure all delivery complies with Defra’s delivery guardrails and cross government standards. This is a senior leadership role requiring close working with the Director General and Directors from the Environment directorate.

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