Centrelink seeks senior IT execs

Summary:Welfare agency Centrelink has started recruiting for two senior IT executives to bolster its technology management team in its national office in Canberra.

Welfare agency Centrelink has started recruiting for two senior IT executives to bolster its technology management team in its national office in Canberra.

According to the advertisement placed today, Centrelink is recruiting "National Managers (Senior Executive Band 1) in the Information Technology Group".

The ad said IT Group national managers were responsible for delivering IT capability that "ensures successful service delivery and guarantees corporate performance". A Centrelink spokesperson said the position would include a vehicle allowance.

Centrelink has an annual budget of AU$2.5 billion, making it equivalent to Australia's largest companies in terms of turnover. It hands out AU$66 billion in payments each year to 6.5 million customers. This results in 5.2 million electronic transactions per year.

Centrelink's current chief information officer is John Wadeson. Wadeson has managed to slash AU$400 million from Centrelink's operating budget via an IT overhaul. Centrelink is also involved in creating the massive "one-stop shop" internet portal, Australia.gov.au, through contractor EDS.

Centrelink is recruiting through agency Ford Kelly. Applications for the position close on 18 August 2008.

Topics: IT Employment, Government : AU

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