Reference: CCC00267
Description: This exciting position sits within the Transformation Team and will be a pivotal role within the councils refreshed Digital Service.

As our Solution Architect you will provide advice and consultancy at both a strategic and tactical level across the council, to ensure that business and network solutions meet corporate and service objectives, are architecturally aligned, robust and fit for purpose. The Solution Architect will therefore play a central role in Cambridge City Councils ability to successfully implement new technology solutions.

This role will directly report to the Strategic Digital Lead, and the role holder will also be expected to liaise with the councils Enterprise Architect consultant, and with Technical Architect counterparts within 3C ICT, the council’s primary ICT delivery partner.

Cambridge City Council is currently developing a Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) strategy for the Council, which will set out where we want to be in five years and what our business requirements are. The Solution Architect will provide input to the strategic direction of technology investments to assist in the development of the enterprise architecture and maximise the return on technology investment.

What we can offer:

Family friendly policies
Agile and Flexible working
Generous annual leave allowance 25 days’ per annum, rising to 30 days’ after five years continuous service; plus 8 days public holidays (pro rata for part time).
Annual leave purchasing scheme
Access to the highly valued Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
A variety of learning and development opportunities via a range of sources and methods
Confidential advice and support via the Employee Assistance Programme
Health and well-being programme
Subsidy for public transport
Staff reward and recognition framework

Hours: This is a full-time role, for 37 hours per week.

Although the role is advertised as full time, if you believe you have the skills and experience to join us and would like to discuss different working patterns, please do get in touch.

Contract: Fixed Term for 1 Year, with the potential to extend

Salary: £49,498 – £53,679 per annum (City Pay Band 8), pro rata for part time.

Cambridge City Council work in an agile manner and your location can be flexible – working in Cambridge on site or at one of our offices or working from home. You will be able to balance your work location accordingly.

More Information:
To find out more about the requirements of the role please visit www.cambridge.gov.uk/careers and click on ‘Our Vacancies’. There you can search for the role and download the Role Profile which will tell you a bit more about the role.

You can also click on the links here to find out more information about Staff Pay and Benefits, Working for the Council, Our Values & Behaviours or Equality & Diversity in Recruitment

If you would like an informal chat, please contact Michelle Lord on 01223 457450 or email michelle.lord@cambridge.gov.uk

Application Process:
To make an application, for this role, please visit www.cambridge.gov.uk/ careers for ‘Our Vacancies’. You can then follow the on-screen instructions to ‘Apply Online’ and submit your application.

Recruitment Timetable:
If you would like to be considered for this role, you will need to apply by 28 May 2024.

Interviews will take place on a date to be confirmed.
Salary: *GBP*49,498 – *GBP*53,679 per annum (City Pay Band 8), pro rata for part time.
Package: Contract: Fixed Term for 1 Year, with the potential to extend
Contractual hours: 37
Basis: Full time

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