SW1W, London

£58,695 - £66,016 per year (inc. London Weighting)

Contract, Full-time

About the organisation

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Job Description

Girlguiding is the largest charity dedicated to girls and young women in the UK, and one of the largest and leading youth charities. Our vision is an equal world where all girls can make a positive difference, be happy, safe and fulfil their potential.

Girlguiding’s Head of IT is responsible for delivering high quality information technology systems and services to Girlguiding staff and senior national volunteers. This includes the management of Girlguiding’s membership database, outsourced IT service, other third-party contracts and stakeholder management within Girlguiding.

The successful candidate will be responsible for defining IT strategy and delivering Girlguiding’s IT programmes and services. They will utilise innovative technologies to deliver Girlguiding’s current and future business strategies and deliver a continuous improvement programme to achieve greater efficiency, effectiveness and innovation within the organisation.

With a proven ability to operate at a senior level you will bring a combination of high-level professional skills and knowledge and highly sophisticated interpersonal skills. Comprehensive knowledge of information systems is essential, as well as the ability to link and apply complex technologies to a strategic plan.

Qualified to degree level in Computer Science, IT Management or Information Management (or with equivalent experience) you will also demonstrate a meaningful commitment to our vision and values and tackle this role with energy and drive. 

Girlguiding values the differences that a diverse workforce brings and is committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Girlguiding is proud to be part of the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme, a member of the Business Disability Forum, and a member of Time to Change – improving attitudes towards mental health. While Girlguiding’s young members may be girl only, our staff team is mixed gender. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability (physical or mental), gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex, and  sexual orientation.