The digital strategy for Parliament is an important thing. For the first time we have a statement of our digital ambition. It’s also significant that Parliament owns the strategy – it isn’t a strategy for PDS as a department.
A collaborative approach
The way the strategy was developed was fresh and different. We used a collaborative approach from both inside and outside Parliament. But that only gets you so far.
All too often organisations focus on the production of a strategy but not on seeing through its implementation. And then strategy documents become redundant.
Frame of reference
Here in Parliament we’ve worked hard to keep the digital strategy real. Within PDS it’s the anchor that tells us whether the work we’re doing and the services we’re providing are the right ones. It’s also the frame of reference for how we go about our work.
The digital strategy feeds into the House of Commons’ and House of Lords’ strategies and influences the investment decisions that Parliament makes.
Digital Strategy Board
The digital strategy is owned by a group of senior leaders known as the Digital Strategy Board and we’re currently looking for an external member to join us.
As I said in my previous blog post we’re entering a really exciting period of delivery for digital. We’re starting to realise the tangible benefits from investments in Parliament’s new website and in new technologies which will help make Parliament a digital first organisation. And there’s lots more to come.
What we’re looking for
It’s really important as we enter this phase we continue to benefit from an outside perspective that inputs and challenges. So we’re looking for someone with:
- a strong digital background
- the ability to take a strategic view
- an innovative approach
- a commitment to and understanding of digital for public service and democratic benefit
If this sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you.
This vacancy has now closed.