Today we published another important update to the Government Service Design Manual to help departments recruit and retain staff with new digital skills. This is one of the services the new GDS Recruitment Hub is offering departments.
Increasingly we need to bring in people with specialist skills that the Civil Service hasn’t been able to call upon before – designers, web ops, product managers, and the like. We’ve created template job descriptions for a set of leadership and specialist roles and we’ve provided organisational design guidance about how people in these roles should work together. We’ve also given advice on salaries.
As well as getting hold of the specialist capability that teams need to build great digital services – we must recruit great technology leaders. The governance review that we’ve been working on over the last couple of months has highlighted the importance of getting in more leaders with experience of transforming big organisations through technology and driving culture change. GDS will help tailor senior job descriptions, sift and interview applicants, and we’ll provide specialist recruitment support to help find the best people for these roles.
We’ll be updating the manual; we’re currently working a framework for technology recruiters, which we’ll tell you more about in the autumn. Over the next few weeks we’ll be adding more digital specialist job descriptions.
For now though, please email us any questions you have on the Recruitment Hub.