DTI Business Partner

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£48378 - £51571
Job Type
Full Time

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Business Partner to join our dynamic team here at West Northamptonshire Council.  This is a brand new position where you will play a key role in supporting Digital, Technology and Innovation (DTI) on its transformational journey. You will help shape a new, high performing Business Partner function; responsible for setting and maintaining high standards in IT for multiple local gov services and partnerships. 

This is an exciting time to join West Northamptonshire Council’s DTI service. We are a relatively new local authority, created in April 2021 and we are revolutionising local authority IT. Our strategy is visionary and ground-breaking - our aim is to be the most innovative local authority in the country.    

Our benefits

We offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, these include:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 28 days annual leave per year, 29 days for senior managers (pro rata, depending on how many hours per week you work), plus bank holidays. An additional 5 days, linked to continuous service, and ability to purchase up to 6 weeks additional leave per year.
  • Cycle to Work scheme. 
  • Local Government Pension Scheme plus immediate life cover (3 times your annual salary from day one) and ill-health protection.
  • Employee discounts with local and national retailers, days out, finance, health and beauty, travel and eating out plus lots more.
  • Car Lease scheme
  • Professional subscriptions / registration - if your job description requires that you are registered with or are a member of a professional body, WNC will pay for your professional subscription or membership fees
  • Employee Assistance Programme - We have an employee support programme run by Health Assured, an independent, external organisation. Health Assured is available for you and your immediate family members, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and includes telephone counselling, legal advice, bereavement support and medical information.
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities.
  • A variety of flexible working options to support your work/life balance, including full or part time, term time, 9-day fortnight, etc. (subject to business needs).
  • Our West Ways of Working – We want our workforce to thrive, and we equip our employees with the right technology to support hybrid and collaborative working, on or off site, depending on the role.
  • Making a difference - If you want to use your skills and experience with an organisation that are genuinely invested in making a difference, are committed to improving people's lives, and whose success has a direct impact on the wellbeing of your family, friends and people in your local area, then West Northamptonshire Council is the place for you.

What will you be doing?

As a Business Partner you will act as the key point of contact for all DTI requirements, issues and activity for our workforce and partners. You will develop and maintain relationships with  senior stakeholders, understanding their needs and making sure we support their priorities and objectives, resolve issues and co-produce compliant solutions that enhance business performance. You will also be an advocate for our DTI strategy, helping partners get ahead of the curve by recommending new technology and innovation that can help transform process and practice. 


This is a unique business partner service, you’ll work with likeminded, smart people, you’ll pick up old ways of doing things and challenge them. You’ll have what you need to help us transform this into a forward thinking, digital local authority that delivers public services in a progressive way. What you do will make a real difference to peoples’ lives.  

About you

We need smart people! Armed, prepared and ready to go; game changers, visionaries and challengers, and most importantly, people who ‘get’ people, and can communicate complex information in a way that builds trust and reassurance.  

There is a transformation taking place, and you can be part of shaping what we’re becoming. This is about being the most amazing and innovate digital local authority in the country, rethinking services and how we serve the people of Northamptonshire.   


You will have a track record of delivering business change, working and building relationships with stakeholders, ensuring the best outcomes for our residents, partners and customers.  

You will be able to think strategically, understand, manage and present complex data, , whilst managing political  relationships. You will have an IT or business background,, equivalent professional qualification or relevant customer relationship management experience.  

About us

We're a new council, following one of the largest shake-ups in local government reform in recent history. As a new authority, we're embarking on an exciting journey to deliver exceptional services for our residents, customers and communities.

Our vision at West Northamptonshire Council is 'to make West Northants a great place to live, work, visit and thrive'. We truly stand by this and work hard every day to make this a reality. Our corporate values, THRIVE, stand for: Trust, High Performance, Respect, Innovate and Empower, they underpin everything we do and how we deliver services.

Hear more from Anna Earnshaw, our Chief Executive, about working for West Northants Council:

At West Northants Council, it's about our people. People who thrive with ambition, bubble with new ideas, demand better ways of working, caring about every detail, and who never shy away from a challenge. Our culture is a gateway for new experiences. A place to forge new opportunities. To empower you in your career and unite you with like-minded people.

When potential is unlocked, talent thrives.

Choose a career that offers you a true sense of achievement, fills you with pride and challenges you in a positive way, every day.

West Northants Council, where careers thrive.

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