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Belfast, Northern Ireland


Dec 4, 2017

Closing Date

Dec 17, 2017


Digital Consultant & Assistant to Chief Digital Officer

  • Reference 00135 – Please quote this reference on all correspondence

    Location Head Office, Donegall Square West, Belfast

    Do you want to work with the Chief Digital Officer to form a truly digital bank?

    Join Danske Bank UK’s Digital team, supporting the Chief Digital Officer, and develop and execute digital strategies and initiatives to enhance the digital propositions for the customers. Share your CV and supporting statement in the online recruitment system today.

    In Danske Bank, we are committed to be on the forefront of digital development in a pursuit to create the bank of the future. To do this we need bright minds and highly motivated individuals with a pioneering spirit and courage to challenge the way we do things. The Digital unit in Belfast will drive this digital agenda in Danske Bank UK. Being part of this unit is a unique opportunity to work in a nontraditional banking set-up characterized by high pace, agile development, flat hierarchy, and an overarching customer-centric approach.

    Danske Bank UK is one of Northern Ireland’s leading banks, operating 44 branches and 4 Finance Centres. We employ around 1,400 staff serving Personal, Business and Corporate customers. We are engaged in local communities with initiatives on financial literacy for children and young people among other supportive initiatives.

    What You Will Do

    As a Digital Consultant and executive assistant, to the Chief Digital Officer (CDO), you will have responsibility for both digital consultancy related and executive assistant activities, among others:

    • Lead and manage the development and execution of key digital initiatives
    • Produce proposals for key digital projects
    • Develop an insight and an understanding of digital trends and emerging technologies, and how our competitors and the wider market are utilising these.
    • Work closely with people in the Digital unit along with Business Development, Strategy, and IT areas, across the Danske Bank group
    • Support the CDO in Danske Bank UK to help him achieve the digital goals
    • Handle both managerial and operational tasks on behalf of the CDO
    • Produce executive level presentations
    • Organise and manage the CDO’s calendar, schedule meetings, and handle travel requirements
    • Handle Digital unit finances, e.g. expense reports, purchase requisitions etc.
    • Travel for work to / from any Danske Bank location, primarily in the Nordics and Eastern Europe must be expected.

    In essence, your main responsibilities will be to assist the CDO and Digital team, and to develop and execute on digital strategies and initiatives in close collaboration with colleagues across technology and business domains.

    About You

    You should be able to demonstrate the following:



    • Completed a 3rd level qualification (Bachelor’s or Master’s) in Computer Science, IT, Business Management, or equivalent


    • Completed a Master’s degree in Computer Science, IT, Business Management, or equivalent
    • Certification or training in Project Management from PRINCE2, IPMA, PMI, or equivalent



    • Good understanding of digital trends and emerging technologies, and how these can be business opportunities and translated into actual solutions
    • Successful management of projects (ideally within digital/IT and throughout delivery lifecycle) and a good understanding of project management disciplines
    • Executive assistant, personal assistant related, or equivalent experience
    • Worked with and managed numerous stakeholders at all levels, incl. negotiating and influencing


    • Understanding of financial services/banking products, services, and legal/regulatory requirements · Analysis, production and assessment of information and presentations for strategic decisionmaking

    Personal Competencies

    • Curious of technology and digitalisation
    • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbally
    • Can demonstrate a customer-centric approach, and delivery of business results
    • Resourceful in building relationships and collaborate with IT and business professionals, executive management etc.
    • Structured approach with an ability to self-organise and work autonomously
    • High and creative problem-solving and decision-making skills
    • Results-oriented and ability to deliver high quality at pace (also through others)
    • Proactive, self-motivated and with an Yes We Can attitude
    • Can learn quickly and share knowledge
    • Has a high level of IT literacy

    Your Hours of Work & Salary

    Hours of work will be 35 hours per calendar week. These hours may be averaged over a longer reference period in accordance with the needs of the business, and may include working on Sunday.

    In the first instance your hours will be arranged between 8.00am and 8.00pm Monday to Saturday. These are the Bank's normal hours of work. You may be required to work additional hours as the needs of the Bank demand.

    You will be based in Belfast. However, occasional travels to any Danske Bank location in Europe must be expected.

    Salary Range: Starting from £30,571

    Salary depends on qualifications and relevant experience.

    A 6 month probationary period applies in this role.

    Are You Interested?

    For informal enquiries contact Jonas Vogt Rasmussen, Development Manager on 07483 150568.

    Share your CV and supporting statement in the online application form as soon as possible. We will plan interviews as applications are received. Please answer these questions in the form:

    1. What motivates you to apply for this job?

    2. Why are you the right person for this job (including fulfillment of essential criteria)?

    Closing date for applications – 12 Midnight on Sunday 17 December 2017

    Should you need to contact us, please do so by email to ensuring that you quote the vacancy reference number and vacancy title in the subject line.

    If you have a disability, which means you require assistance during any stage of the application process, please call HR Services on 028 9004 8500.

    Danske Bank is committed to providing equality of opportunity for all.

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