Wanted: Person to help with Universal Credit


Do you fancy heading up the online roll out of ongoing disaster Universal Credit (UC)? If so, get in touch with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), who are actively seeking a head of digital security for the benefits reform travesty.

The salary of £110,000-£130,000 may placate those daunted by the prospect of being involved with the gigantic shambles – though you might want to check you don’t have to wait six weeks or longer for your first pay packet.

According to the DWP, the new security head will ‘rapidly scale the department’s digital security programme to ensure support for the full implementation and scalability of all UC online offerings’.

UC, which sees six benefits and tax credits rolled into one package, has been beset with problems since its inception in 2013. IT screw-ups have seen the government’s original costings for the project of £2.2 billion skyrocket to £15.8bn.

It has also been slammed for its impact on disabled claimants, self-employed people, those claiming housing benefit, victims of domestic abuse, families and just about everybody else.

Anyway, the lucky new security chief will be required to create analytics tools; improve existing identity and access management tools; and manage relationships with IT suppliers.

If you still feel like applying, click here.

Wanted: Person to help with Universal Credit

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