Can you lead a step-change in digital connectivity in South London?

Improving digital infrastructure is a top priority for all five South London Partnership boroughs – to support economic recovery and business growth, and to help connect our residents and address digital inequalities.

We are recruiting a team of two who will work with our five boroughs, infrastructure providers and wider partners to accelerate the role out of full fibre to premises and deliver other digital infrastructure improvements.

The team will be led by a Digital Connectivity Lead (£48,819 – £62,247), who will be supported by a Digital Connectivity Project Manager (£41,292 – £50,034).  Both posts will be for fixed terms of up to 2 years.

They will:

  • support delivery of new digital infrastructure projects already in the pipeline and shape a strong forward pipeline of investment by providers together with any potential publicly funding, including cross-borough projects where appropriate;
  • ensure the boroughs have the right systems and processes in place to encourage and enable digital providers to deliver new infrastructure that supports local communities and businesses, and fits with wider borough priorities;
  • lead co-ordinated engagement with infrastructure providers to secure delivery of new infrastructure within our boroughs and additional comm
  • unity value; and
  • identify and pursue wider opportunities for improving digital connectivity and delivering associated benefits for our boroughs, including through liaising with the GLA and counterparts in other parts of London.

The SLP team is hosted by Richmond Council and based in Twickenham, but our operating model expects regular working in other SLP boroughs.  Some home working and flexible working are both possible.

To see the full job descriptions and to apply follow these hyperlinks to the Richmond and Wandsworth Jobs Portal for the Digital Connectivity Lead and Digital Connectivity Project Officer.

Please note applications must be submitted through the portal and by the deadline of 20th September.

For an informal chat about the roles contact Sarah Sturrock, Director, South London Partnership ( or 07985 528346)

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing date:  Monday 20th September 2021

Shortlisting:   w/c 27th September 2021

Interviews anticipated:  w/c 4th & 11th October 2021


Further Information

The South London Partnership team is hosted by Richmond Council.  These posts will be employed by the Richmond and Wandsworth Shared Staffing Arrangement.

This can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance.  These include compressed hours, home working (dependent on service need), or part-time working and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays.

In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities is also offered.