London, Greater London (Hybrid)
£45,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Head of Digital Transformation

This is an exciting and busy time to be joining UK Youth as we prepare to launch our new strategy and transform the way we work to ensure all young people are equipped to thrive and empowered to contribute at every stage of their lives. As a result,  we are recruiting for a number of new roles designed to enable the organisation to grow, improve our ways of working and enable us to deliver our ambitious 2025 strategic plan.

Purpose of the job

The purpose of the role is to:

a.  Deliver business transformation through digital change initiatives and insights

b.  Day-to-day operation of the current and future infrastructure, and, technology,

c.  Combine IT operational responsibility with development

d.  Transition of the digital transformation outputs to BAU. 

You will oversee the continuous transformation of UK Youth’s digital landscape and operational processes, supporting our strategy for a best in class, people first, digitally enabled environment.

Embed cross directorate working, by building key relationships and highlighting synergies across our working practices to deliver efficiencies and improvements that ultimately progress the knowledge, quality, and visibility of Charity Services and continuously improve digital support to business functions.

 Who we are

UK Youth is a leading charity that exists to ensure all young people are equipped to thrive and empowered to contribute at every stage of their lives. We work with others to ensure that the youth sector is strengthened, supported and that provision is youth-led, evidence-informed and delivers high-quality outcomes.

UK Youth plays a unique role in addressing; the lack of investment in the youth sector, the lack of cross-sector understanding in how youth work makes a difference and the limited opportunities to embed effective solutions. These factors lead to mass inequality of access to youth services for young people. To find more about us and how we make an impact, please visit UK Youth Website.

 Why work at UK Youth

We are a value-based, passionate and committed organisation offering a friendly working environment with lots of opportunities for professional development and socialising (even for those working remotely!) from lunch and learn sessions, staff quizzes, to virtual coffee meet ups.

UK Youth prides itself on being an Equal Opportunity employer, and we would particularly welcome applications for this role from those who identify under one of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.

We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and are committed to inclusivity and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Our selection procedures ensure that people are treated on the basis of their relevant merits, experience, skills and abilities and that no individual receives more or less favourable treatment.

We welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in our organisation including BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and persons with disabilities. We are also currently underrepresented by men, and so are seeking applications from different backgrounds, cultures, age, experience and identity to bring a wide range of experience, ideas, views and insights to UK Youth.

What we can offer you

We offer a competitive range of benefits, good work/life balance, excellent learning and development opportunities and vibrant organisational culture.

  • Flexible/Agile Working

  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays

  • Pension scheme (currently UK Youth match employee contributions up to 5%)

  • Membership of our life insurance scheme which would pay-out up to 4 times your salary

  • Employee Assistance Programme to support employees both professionally and personally

  • 20% discount off bookings at Avon Tyrrell, our New Forest Outdoor Centre, including camping, lodges and outdoor activities.

  • CycleScheme and TechScheme

How to apply

If you would like to be considered for this fantastic opportunity, please complete an application via our completely anonymised recruitment system (provided by Applied)

  • Closing date for applications will be 11:59PM on 13th Feb 2022

  • Interviews are TBC W/C 21st Feb 2022

As this role involves working in a regulated environment with young people, any offer will be conditional to satisfactory background checks, which include criminal record check and employment reference.

As part of the recruitment process, UK Youth will be gathering and uses certain information about you. For further information regarding this, please review our Data Protection Privacy Notice which explains what data of yours we process and how we use it.


More about UK Youth

There are more than 11 million young people in the UK, they make up over a fifth of the population and represent Britain’s future.
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Posted on: 24 January 2022
Closed date: 10 February 2022 at 09:32
Tags: IT, Digital

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