Digital Infrastructure Enablers
Improving digital connectivity in the capital is a key ambition of the Mayor of London and South London Partnership boroughs. To this end, the Mayor of London is funding two posts in the SLP for a fixed period of up to two years that will deliver a programme of action to complement and strengthen borough capabilities and provide more resource to boroughs to help with constraints in accelerating delivery of digital infrastructure, particularly full fibre to premises and enabling 5G across our boroughs.
The two posts are a Senior Digital Infrastructure Enabler and a Digital Infrastructure Enabler. They will work closely together and with borough colleagues to develop and deliver a co-ordinated programme of activity.
Recruitment for these posts is currently underway. The deadline for applications is 28th February 2021. For more information, including a full job description, and to apply please use the following links: Senior Digital Infrastructure Enabler and Digital Infrastructure Enabler.
The overarching aim for the programme is to work in partnership with borough teams, the GLA, market providers, developers and other key stakeholders to enhance digital connectivity in the SLP area by accelerating the roll-out of full fibre and supporting 5G readiness, to support citizen, community, economic and sustainability outcomes. The anticipated benefits include:
- delivery of greater connectivity, particularly to poorly served areas, by making them more commercially viable through reducing risks or capital cost for private sector providers – a key measure of success is that by the end of the two years the posts will have supported increased levels of digital connectivity in all SLP boroughs;
- unlocking economic resilience/recovery, growth and productivity gains via greater connectivity to town centres and critical district centres and other local hubs;
- enabling new services to be delivered in new settings via connecting public sector assets;
- supporting sustainability and contributing to local actions in response to the climate change emergency;
- raising identified areas of local need to London-level and bringing examples of best practice elsewhere in the capital to the SLP area;
- achieving cost savings for local authorities via enabling more efficient ways of working; and
- a legacy of knowledge, skills, expertise, systems and programmes within all SLP boroughs to support and enable further delivery of digital infrastructure.