Technology Transformation Experts

Salary: Day rate, dependent on experience

Location: We welcome applications from within the UK and Globally

Engagement: We have an immediate and future need for technology transformation experts, as we are building and growing. Fast. Flexible 3-5 days/week plus potential global travel (Covid restrictions permitting). We welcome interest from freelancers and contractors (outside IR35) or indeed people who wish to engage with us on a fixed-term or temporary contract basis.

We are Public Digital, a digital transformation consultancy and we help global institutions that matter thrive in the internet era. We apply the culture, processes, business models and technologies to help teams build and run excellent services. Working with the leaders doing strategy, and the teams doing delivery, we operate globally, advising companies and governments on six continents.

We’re values-driven and we articulated them in our ‘positions’.

Attitude as much as skill, is critically important to us as a team and we look for entrepreneurialism, initiative, kindness, and a willingness to pitch in. Our theory of change is: Digital. Teams. Work.

Role overview:

Our global network of experts help us deliver a wide variety of digital transformation services to clients in more places around the world, faster than ever. Our network is built to be flexible and agile: it adapts and responds to our client’s needs, as rapidly as those needs change. It gives us options to deploy skilled people around the world.

Our network members are people we trust. People with skills and experience that our clients can benefit from, and who are excellent at building relationships with those clients.

What we’re looking for:

We’re looking for people who have an excellent understanding of digital transformation with experience of leading or working within multidisciplinary teams in the public or private sector.

Our clients want to deliver more value using internet-era technology. We’re looking for highly experienced technology leaders to work at a senior level, helping our clients understand their current digital capability, identify and remove barriers that prevent them from providing great technology, and build new capabilities.

We know that great technology is only part of a great internet-era organisation and need people who can go deep on the technology but are equally adept working on all the organisational challenges that impact delivery. You’ll be comfortable working at the most senior levels of organisations to inform and develop strategy, and adept at the day-to-day rhythms of building and scaling teams who deliver human-centered digital products and services.

What You’ll do for us:

  • Shape and scale digital transformation within large, complex organisations, helping clients to build the right teams with the right talent at the right times, so that our clients have their own sustainable digital capability and ways of working.

  • Support and influence executives at the most senior levels of organisations and governments, building their digital instincts and knowledge, with a particular focus on technology.

  • Exemplify and articulate the benefits of digital ways of working, with a constant focus on user-centred outcomes.

  • Assess clients’ technology and wider digital maturity in order to help them focus their transformation efforts.

  • Be able to assess, attract and develop world-class digital transformation practitioners.

  • Be comfortable with ambiguous, fast-paced and often political environments, and able to unblock tactical and strategic issues as they arise.

  • Contribute to the wider growth and culture of Public Digital, helping to improve the way we work, and having a public voice on digital transformation.

What we’re looking for:

  • Exceptional stakeholder management at board or ministerial level.

  • Significant experience of shaping and scaling internet-era technology delivery and operations, with hands-on experience of public cloud services, and continuous delivery practices.

  • Understanding of the ongoing challenges of running a complex technology estate over time, and common structural, process, and financial challenges.

  • Influential communicator with clarity of thought and delivery to diverse audiences.

  • Entrepreneurial mindset, comfortable in highly ambiguous environments.

  • Pragmatic approach to building solid, sustainable and productive working relationships.

  • Drive and passion in owning work from start to finish.

  • Financially and commercially literate, comfortable understanding clients’ licensing and contractual landscape.

  • Ability to create and sustain a working culture that is agile, open, humble and diverse, where delivery teams feel empowered to do their best work.

What’s in it for you?

  • Be part of a global network of expert practitioners.

  • Home and remote working, flexible hours.

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

  • International travel opportunities.

How we get to know you

Please complete the eligibility questions and upload your CV here

We will close applications at the end of January, so please apply as soon as possible.

Our engagement process consists of two rounds:

  • Informal phone interview (30 minutes)

  • A meeting with several of our experts.


Advert closes on 28th January 2022.


Public Digital