Are you a self-starter who is passionate about animal welfare? Are you an IT professional with experience in leading a programme of work?
Dogs Trust is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK with a nationwide network of rehoming centres and charity shops. Last year, Dogs Trust centres cared for over 14,000 dogs; we never put a healthy dog down.
The IT department is at the beginning of a multi-year digital transformation programme, consolidating, replacing and implementing new systems to support the charity for the future.
This is the first time the charity has embarked on such a wide scale programme and to support this, there is a need for a talented head of project delivery to lead the projects.
This role will work closely with the CIO to deliver the programme of work. You will also be working with internal and external teams to deliver the programme of change and the programme will work across the whole project lifecycle from initial discovery to handover to operations.
This is an exciting time for Dogs Trust with the digital transformation programme central to the future of the charity. This role will suit a self-starter who wants to take ownership and drive the standards of project delivery and work to implement modern technologies.
We work in both waterfall and agile projects and expect candidates to be Prince2 certified and be completely familiar driving change in waterfall and agile environments as the project required.
As well as being an expert in project delivery, you will also need strong stakeholder management skills, the ability to manage and give clarity through ambiguity. With such a wide-reaching scope, first class change management and communication skills are also critical to this role.
We are creating a passionate team of technology professionals, with a desire to make a change and enable the charity to reach its goals. If you are passionate about leading this, then this role will be ideally suited to you.
The role will be remote initially as we continue to be home based under COVID-19. However, the candidate should be able to commute into our London office in the long term. There is also occasional travel to our rehoming centres across the country in the long term.