Truro, Cornwall
£50,000 - £55,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Role purpose:

ShelterBox strives to deliver outstanding information systems and technology service that will maximise our fundraising and operational capability.

The Head of IT is a business enabler to an organisation seeking to ambitiously serve people made homeless by disaster around the world. The role will support IT service users throughout the organisation both in the UK and overseas to ensure business continuity and protection against cyber security threats. The role will ensure that technology infrastructure and applications provide efficient, flexible, and secure IT Service that supports agile business decision making of the organization.  The role leads an infrastructure team and development team.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with substantial senior IT Management experience, who wants to make a difference to how we improve the lives of people affected by conflict and disaster around the world. IT plays an integral part of how we deliver timely, appropriate, and meaningful aid in crises, through the use of technology.

The successful candidate will be a strong communicator who is adept at leading both the development of a cost-effective IT Service and the implementation of information and technology systems that will be a cornerstone of the successful delivery of the organisation’s operational strategies.

The ideal candidate will have a strong and proven IT managerial, strategic, and operational track record that will help make a real difference both to the way we engage with our supporters and deliver aid to the families that we support.

Duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Management of the IT Team and the delivery of the IT Service, Information and Technology projects and strategies.
  • Develop and implement the organisation’s information and technology strategies in line with the organisation’s requirements including how data reporting optimally integrates into and informs business processes.
  • Ownership, development, and management of IT service budget in line with the organisation’s financial management processes.
  • Engage with all departments, services, and the international teams to define their information and technology requirements and assist them to identify gaps and opportunities.
  • Build strong relationships with all information and technology users and teams that will enable them to maximise their use of systems.
  • Ensure highest standards of cyber security in the UK and overseas to ensure effective systems are in place both to protect against and to monitor for potential or actual data loss or security breaches.
  • Contribute strategic input into cross cutting information and technology projects including a transparent IT project management board process.
  • Oversee project implementation and benefit realisation reviews with timely regular reporting to stakeholders.
  • Develop and communicate policies and guidelines required for the use of information systems in alignment with legal and regulatory requirements.

Other responsibilities

  • Any other duties as required which are deemed appropriate to the level and grade of the post.
  • Keep up to date with industry trends and developments.
  • Provide leadership and motivation to IT staff and foster teamwork ensuring all activities are within the charity’s aims, objectives, and values and in compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Be responsible for ensuring that all risks are appropriately managed for your area of responsibility including but not limited to, keeping the Risk Register up to date, conducting risk assessments.
  • Represent ShelterBox in any capacity as required.
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Posted on: 27 August 2021
Closed date: 26 September 2021
Tags: IT