Chief Digital Officer
(DNU/GLA) Grade 15 (£106,952)
Vacancy Description
Job reference number: CD001
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Tuesday 23 May 2017 at 23:59 GMT
Interview date: to be confirmed
Salary: £106,952 per annum
Grade: 15

Lead the digital transformation of London

London is a world-leading hub for digital technology, data science and urban innovation. These technologies have the potential to transform the way that Londoners and visitors experience our city.

So much has been achieved already – from smart ticketing and contactless technology in our transport network, to the London Datastore. But there is so much more we can do to transform the ways in which we plan, discuss and deliver public services and government for Londoners – making them more accessible, efficient, and better suited to the needs of our complex and diverse city.

The Mayor has decided to appoint London’s first Chief Digital Officer to help him make London the world’s leading smart city.  As London’s CDO, working in the Mayor’s Office, you will convene GLA officials, the Smart London Board, local authorities and the technology sectors to encourage collaboration and adoption of common standards around data and service transformation, to drive the development of smart city technology, and to build London’s reputation as the city that the world looks to for leadership in urban innovation.

You will be someone who understands how technology can be used and developed to make government, public services and decision making better. You will have a strong track record in identifying and delivering innovative solutions to city challenges at a senior level, whether in the technology sector or in government.

You will be a powerful advocate for technology and have the communication and diplomatic skills to convene and influence a wide range of external stakeholders. You will be a team worker who leads by example and offers support to the GLA’s highly talented teams of officials on this agenda.

Please click here for Job Description and Person Specification

London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We would welcome applications from candidates who are seeking part time work as this role is open to job share.

In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days’ annual leave, interest free season ticket loan, interest free bicycle loan, childcare voucher scheme and a career average pension scheme.

This job is ‘politically restricted’ under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Ben Johnson (Senior Advisor to the Mayor – Business and Digital Policy) at

If you have a question about the recruitment process then please contact a member of the recruitment team via email on quoting reference CD001.


Application closing date:  Tuesday 23 May 2017 at 23:59 GMT
Interviews will take place at: City Hall on a date to be confirmed


Please note we do not accept CV’s for this role. All applications for this vacancy must be submitted via our online recruitment system. To apply and for a copy of the Job Description and Person specification, please click the "Apply" button below.