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Top job! Head of Digital Services

  • Full time
  • £58,196 – £62,915
  • Hybrid: Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th June 2024

  • Advertised from 28th May 2024
  • 35 hours per week (Monday-Friday). Permanent.


We have an exciting opportunity to join our friendly, fast-paced Corporate Services directorate. Due to an internal movement, we have an opportunity for a new Head of Digital Services to join the team.

Blackwood is recognised for being innovative and invested in technology, including our award winning CleverCogs platform for customers. We are looking for someone who can build on that reputation by leading the delivery of our digital strategy. We have achieved Investors in People Platinum status, and our staff are recognised for their dedication to our customers. You will feel a sense of purpose here; we all want to make a difference.

Our Digital Services play a huge role in Blackwood’s success, and we are looking for someone who understands the importance and potential of seamless and integrated digital services for our customers and staff. As an experienced leader, you will be able to:

  • Inspire and enthuse our staff by understanding how digital technology can enable people to do their best work and provide people with the capability and tools to add value to our services to customers.
  • Deliver excellent comprehensive digital services, including infrastructure, security, data management and protection, telephony, and software support.
  • Make sure our digital services are secure, reliable, and robust.
  • Identify, plan, and coordinate a portfolio of programmes and projects alongside operational services.
  • Instill confidence in our Board and Executive Management Team by providing advice and assurance that our digital strategy is fit for purpose and will support our strategic plans and delivery.

Our Employee Benefits package

Our people are our greatest assets, and we are in awe of the fantastic work our teams provide to our customers. As a result, we provide:

  • Fully paid induction and personal development opportunities
  • Company sick pay scheme on completion of probationary period
  • 34 days’ holiday per annum, pro rata for part-time hours
  • Company pension scheme and Death in Service Benefit
  • Flexible working and family-friendly policy and procedures
  • Access to employee wellbeing support networks such as a 24/7 Employee Assistance Program, Mental Health First Aiders, Wellbeing Hub and employee engagement forum

Application notes

Guidance for applicants

We ask that all applicants read the Job Pack before completing the application form, available on the Careers section of our website.

Blackwood is committed to diversity and inclusion where we are a proud member of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme and as an accredited Disability Confident Employer, we will interview all candidates with a disability who meet the minimum requirements for the post.


Closing date for applications is Wednesday 19 June 2024