Staffordshire County Council

Head of Digital Infrastructure

Stafford, Staffordshire
Salary: Grade 13 £52,860-57,056 per annum
18 Jun 2021
26 Jul 2021
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Head of Digital Infrastructure

Salary:  Grade 13 £52,860-57,056 per annum

37 Hours per week – Fixed Term 18 months

We are looking for a talented professional to lead our digital infrastructure connectivity programme.  This is a key role as a digital connectivity technical expert, providing leadership and coordination of digital infrastructure to the County Council.

In this role you will provide the leadership and co-ordination of the County’s Digital Infrastructure Strategic Framework (DISF) delivering its priorities and oversee the development of the Digital Connectivity Hub

Key aspects of this role include:

  • Being able to engage with senior stakeholders within the County, such as the highways, planning, property, IT, legal, transport, economic regeneration, and key stakeholders to coordinate our approach to barrier busting
  • Promoting the adoption of policies, processes and practices which can help to minimise the time and costs needed for the roll-out of fibre and mobile networks.
  • Knowing what the connectivity needs and priorities of the Staffordshire area are and being able to articulate them convincingly.
  • Working with industry to promote to key stakeholders, residents and businesses the social and economic benefits of improved connectivity in Staffordshire.
  • Being the key point of contact with public and private sector partners, including the mobile and fixed network operators, for strategic discussions and implementation of the DISF.

To be successful in this role you will be a key influencer and facilitator with demonstratable knowledge and experience of the sector who can work in partnership to gain support for digital connectivity in Staffordshire.  A key part of the role will be to help minimise barriers to the rollout of broadband and mobile networks and support effective engagement between the County and network operators in developing our strategic approach to gigabit connectivity.

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

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Closing Date: 26th July 2021

For more information about the role please contact: Anthony Baines at

Please be aware, only application forms completed online will be accepted. We will not accept CV’s or Word application forms.

Our Values

The County Council has adopted a set of values that seeks to achieve the best outcomes for its citizens, communities and employees.

Our People Strategy sets out what we all need to do to make Staffordshire County Council a great place to work, where people are supported to develop, flourish and contribute to our ambitious plans. 

Our values are at the heart of the Strategy to ensure that the focus is on what is important to the organisation and the people it serves:

  • Ambitious - We are ambitious for our communities and citizens
  • Courageous - We recognise our challenges and are prepared to make courageous decisions
  • Empowering - We empower and support our people by giving them the opportunity to do their jobs well.

Benefits for working for us….

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:



  • Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
  • The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave
  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
  • Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
  • Volunteering Scheme
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
  • Bus and rail travel discounts

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