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Lambeth seeks Business Transformation Director to implement project Athena

Derek du Preez | Feb. 7, 2014
The London Borough of Lambeth is looking to hire a "visionary transformation director" who will work with five other councils in the capital to implement a joint Oracle ERP platform – a project dubbed Athena.

The London Borough of Lambeth is looking to hire a "visionary transformation director" who will work with five other councils in the capital to implement a joint Oracle ERP platform - dubbed project Athena.

A job advertisement states that the successful candidate will be on a salary between £102,000 and £115,000 and play a key role in helping Lambeth council re-design many of its services to better engage with its citizens, whilst ensuring that it is as cost-effective as it can be.

It states: "We need to exploit to the full the information we hold and the technology we deploy."

Lambeth is currently working with Barking & Dagenham, Brent, Croydon, Lewisham and Havering on Project Athena, where they have signed a four-year contract with Capgemini to help the councils deploy and standardise on Oracle's R12 ERP software suite.

All six boroughs currently use Oracle's ERP software, with four of them on R11 of the software, and Havering and Croydon on R12.

In addition to this transformation project, the successful candidate will be charged with finding innovative ways to share and exploit open data and implement borough-wide free Wi-Fi access to all residents.

"As a director within the council's Enabling cluster you will be part of a team committed to transforming our services and culture, helping colleagues in the rest of the council and supporting our communities to fulfil our ambitions for a Cooperative Lambeth," reads the job advertisement.

"We have recently re-defined the way we want all our support services to work in future becoming 'smarter, simpler and cheaper'. You will lead and drive the change we need to make that happen.

"You'll need to combine technical expertise and the ability to lead and influence others; you will have the energy and ambition to thrive in a constantly changing organisation - and to make that change happen."

 

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