DTO seeks head of gov.au unitary web platform

By The Mandarin

Tuesday December 22, 2015

Wanted: a digital guru to finish building and run a single website for the whole federal government.

The Digital Transformation Office is recruiting for a head of gov.au, the unitary web platform in development incorporating all transactions with federal departments and agencies. The DTO calls the project “one of the largest and most visible transformation programmes in the federal government’s digital history”.

The role is to “lead this large-scale effort and ensure that no user of government information or service needs to understand how government works, in order to do what they need to do”:

“As a senior digital executive, you will bring experience in leading and executing whole-of-government digital strategy. You will have exceptional digital, programme management and stakeholder management skills to lead the development and whole-of-government transformation.”

As The Mandarin reported last week, the project is now at the alpha prototype phase and on schedule. Four weeks of user research and five weeks of designing and building the prototype has developed an approach that “has done well in concept and usability testing so far”, DTO service design head Leisa Reichelt says.

The prototype will now be tested against the DTO’s Digital Service Standard before a beta version is released to the public.

Applications for the executive role close on December 28.

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