Full-Time London, with significant global travel Salary: Up to £100,000, dependent on experience Closes: 2019-11-27

Role: Director
Salary: Up to £100,000, dependent on experience
Location: London, with significant global travel

Public Digital is a digital transformation consultancy. We’re based in London and work globally.  Our goal is to help international organisations and governments to deliver digital transformation at scale. We apply the culture, processes, technology and operating models of the internet era to help teams build and run excellent services.

We are a relatively new company. We have a start-up mentality. We value people’s attitude as much as their skills, and look for entrepreneurialism, initiative, kindness, and a willingness to pitch in. Read more about what we do.

Role overview
This role is for somebody who can lead Public Digital’s engagements with clients, building strong working relationships with presidents and digital practitioners in national or regional governments. This is an opportunity to support teams trying to be world leaders in digital government, applying experience and expertise in product management and policymaking to have a huge impact. You’ll also play an important role in maintaining Public Digital’s rapid growth and global reputation.


-lead Public Digital client engagements, developing strong, trusting relationships with senior leaders
-coach and advise digital product teams, identifying answers to blockers and helping them to anticipate and address challenges
-build a comprehensive understanding of clients’ strategic direction, political context, operational/tactical issues and delivery goals
-lead and coordinate Public Digital teams supporting client engagements, bringing together people from across different countries and specialisms
-provide product management and policymaking advice to other Public Digital client engagements, contributing to workshop sessions, expert calls and team discussions
-write blog posts or other articles on aspects of digital transformation in international development, attend and speak at public events as a representative of Public Digital
-contribute to the corporate life and growth of Public Digital as a values-led business
-contribute to business development, proposal writing, and following up leads
-provide support when needed on operations, partnerships, and attracting and hiring new expertise

You’ll have:

-worked closely with ministers and/or very senior public officials, with experience of becoming a trusted advisor and clear communicator at high levels of government
-A track record of successfully leading agile multidisciplinary teams working in complex organisations to deliver digital services that are focused on meeting user needs
-engaging with – or making public contributions to – new thinking or research around digital development or organisational change. This might have been through blog posts, meet-ups, conference talks, articles or other media
-recognition as an informed voice (or expert) in a digital government related field by peers
-the ability to write clearly and concisely – including about technical concepts – to a publishable standard

It would be desirable if you also have:

-professional fluency in French and/or Spanish in addition to English

What’s in it for you?

Generous holiday allowance: 30 days, plus public holidays

Home and remote working, flexible hours

High profile work

Opportunity to build your expertise and profile through publishing blog posts, speaking at events

International travel opportunities

Annual office volunteering day

Interview process
There will be two rounds:

1.Phone interviews (30 minutes), week commencing 1st December
2.One in-person panel interview at the Public Digital office, and one coffee chat with a peer – week commencing 9th December

More details will be sent to shortlisted candidates.

Public Digital is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.