The Government IT Profession is the professional group for those working in ICT in the public sector. The Head of Profession is Andy Nelson, HM Government Chief Information Officer (CIO). Andy chairs the IT Profession Board that has representatives from government departments, the wider public sector, and professional and trade bodies, and which drives the development of the Profession. There is a team, working in the Cabinet Office, that supports Andy, the Board and the Profession.
The Board manages the implementation of the Government ICT Capability Strategy under the leadership of the Strategy’s Senior Responsible Owner, Andy Nelson (the CIO at the Ministry of Justice). Members of the Board are responsible for delivering the components of the Strategy through a number of workstreams. The Strategy aims to take the Profession to the next level of maturity though establishing profession-wide, cross-departmental career frameworks, processes, and standards. The document is available at http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/resource-library/uk-government-ict-strategy-resources
Who can join the Government IT Profession?
If you work in ICT in the public sector, be it in a technical role, ICT project management, service/stakeholder management or ICT procurement, and your role requires the use of one or more of the skills on our competency and skills frameworks you can register as a member of the Government IT Profession.
What’s in it for me?
There is an online community space for government ICT professionals.
If you working in ICT in the public sector you are able to register online to access a range of tools and services to help you do your job and develop your career, including:
- news of opportunities and developments in the Profession
- an online directory of members, or people finder;
- the opportunity to join and develop networks built around competency groups and specialist areas;
- a place to advertise and find public sector ICT jobs.