This is an exciting time in the digital journey for our three boroughs.
Camden, Haringey and Islington Councils are to have a shared digital and ICT service. The decision to share a digital and ICT service will enhance the service to residents and save costs. The shared service will lead to a more ambitious programme of change, saving over £6 million a year across the three boroughs.
All three boroughs already use a wide range of technologies to conduct their business as efficiently as possible and to deliver enhanced digital services for their residents. These range from websites and apps to assistive technology as well as new platforms that enable staff to work on the move saving time and money.
Under the arrangement a joint committee made up of representatives from all three councils will meet to oversee the service. The executive and cabinet members from each borough are positive about the opportunities this shared service presents.
Islington Council’s executive member for finance and performance, Cllr Andy Hull, said: “I’m delighted that Haringey are keen to join our partnership with Camden to establish a shared digital and IT service.
“Government funding cuts are hitting councils across the capital, and the country, so it makes sense that we work together to deliver services that local people need in a way that they want.”
Cllr Jason Arthur, Haringey Council’s cabinet member for resources and culture, said “This exciting partnership with Camden and Islington has the potential to help Haringey deliver state-of-the-art digital services that will make life easier for residents, whilst at the same time saving money and protecting more of our budget for other key areas.”
Camden Council’s cabinet member for finance and technology, Cllr Theo Blackwell, said: “We already have a long history of successful collaboration with Islington and all three authorities share similar objectives, so it makes perfect sense to come together.
“A great deal of work has already gone into creating the shared service, and we’re delighted that Haringey has recognised the potential for significantly improving service whilst delivering the budget reductions needed as a result of government cuts.
“In the future, the joint service may also be able to generate income for all three councils through selling its combined expertise.”
In this time of change and challenge we are looking for the right person to lead this new service, with the ambition and strategy to succeed
This is not an easy task particularly when local government is facing such significant financial challenges and increasing demand on critical services.
But this change is about more than savings it's a fundamental part of meeting the wider ambitions for each council.
We want to continue to be regarded as innovators, setting the pace in local government. We're looking for a leader who can help make ourambitious agendas reality. The changes we are making are the start of this and an opportunity to help drive the Councils forward and take your career to a new level.
We are looking for the right person to lead this new service. We want an individual with fresh ideas, different perspectives and the necessary skills to play a key part in our journey of integration and transformation, helping us find new ways to make progress against our strategies.
We want someone with talent passion and bold ideas, that is focused on results for people and not just process.
Take a look at the information on this site and on the three Councils’ websites, and if you think this sounds like the kind of challenge you would welcome, and have something special to offer we look forward to hearing from you.