Here is a job I might have applied for if I were in London: Director of Digital Engagement:
Develop a strategy and implementation plan for extending digital engagement across Government
But I’m quite glad not to be eligible. Here are some phrases from the job description that should give pause for thought to anyone with experience of Government:
… You will manage a small team, directly, but will have to manage relationships with a wide group of senior officials across Government. This will require developing working arrangements in which departmental officials feel they are accountable to the Head of Digital Engagement without the benefit of a formal line management arrangement…..
… you will have to develop these relationships from scratch in a pressured environment in which Ministerial expectations of delivery are high.
… You will have a small budget
… Within two years the use of world class digital engagement techniques should be embedded in the normal work of Government
Or, in plain English, the post will have no staff, no budget, no power, and yet Ministers expect you to see to it that within two years the UK Government will make world class use of digital engagement.
Good luck to whoever gets this job!