Digital transformation client leader

Level: Partner

Salary: Up to £150,000, dependent on experience

Location: Office in London, Remote working fully supported. International travel for certain projects / engagements.

Contract: Full-time, permanent.

Public Digital is a digital transformation consultancy. Our purpose is to help global institutions that matter thrive in the internet era. We apply the culture, processes, business models & technologies of the internet era to help teams build and run excellent services. We’re values driven and we articulated them in these ten positions.

We work with the leaders doing strategy and the teams doing delivery. We're based in London and work globally. We advise companies and governments on six continents. We’ve worked with the United Nations, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank and the European Commission.

We value people’s attitude as much as their skills, and look for entrepreneurialism, initiative, kindness, and a willingness to pitch in. Our theory of change is: Digital. Teams. Work. Read more about what we do.

Role overview

Public Digital is increasingly being asked to support longer-term, strategic engagements with clients where we are helping to build, scale and coach delivery teams, while guiding them through the institutional challenges raised by new ways of working.

We’re looking for highly experienced leaders to join our team and work at a very senior level, running our engagements with major public service transformation at a national level. You will be equally adept at working at the most senior levels of public sector organisations, and the day-to-day rhythms of building and scaling teams who deliver human-centered digital products and services.


  • Be shaping and scaling digital transformation within large, complex public sector organisations, helping clients to build the right teams with the right talent at the right times so that our clients are left with 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.

  • Create clear and inspiring visions and missions to align and empower the teams at the sharp end of transformation.

  • Exemplify and articulate the benefits of digital ways of working.

  • 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

  • As a Partner, 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


  • Exceptional stakeholder management in the UK public sector, at a very senior and Ministerial level.

  • Significant experience of shaping and scaling digital transformations

  • Ability to communicate clearly to diverse audiences

  • Entrepreneurial mindset, comfortable in highly ambiguous environments and able to take responsibility from day one.

  • 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


  • Experience of successfully delivering major digital programmes in the UK public sector that met the digital service standard

What’s in it for you?

Generous holiday allowance: 30 days, plus public holidays

Home and remote working, flexible hours

Excellent on-the-job learning & development opportunities

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

International travel opportunities

Annual office volunteering day


Annual bonus (discretionary)

Interview process

The interview process for this role consists of two rounds:

  • Phone interviews (30 minutes)
  • One panel interview and one coffee chat with a peer (on Zoom)

More details will be sent to shortlisted candidates.

We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, so please apply as soon as possible. You must have permission to work in the UK at the start of your employment.

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