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Head of Technology Transformation

A strategic visionary thinker, you are expert in technology procurement and implementing technology change programmes. Now you are looking for an opportunity that will make the most of your talents and enable you to make a real difference in a high-profile organisation.

Loughborough, LE11 3QF
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01509 226600
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Youth Sport Trust

About Head of Technology Transformation

This Head of Technology Transformation role is the opportunity you have been looking for. This is a critical role within the Youth Sport Trust as we seek to develop and implement a long-term technology strategy that will ensure that our digital systems and platforms are able to support the ambitions of the charity and our trading subsidiary.

We are an independent charity devoted to changing young people's lives through sport. We aim to pioneer innovative ways to engage and motivate young people to participate in sport, and for them to realise the positive impact it can have on their lives.

As Head of Technology Transformation, we will look to you to provide vision and thinking to the design and delivery of systems as well as drive projects and initiatives to change our use of digital systems and platforms. You will take responsibility for resource planning, management, reporting and coordination. You will organise requests for developments too. Working closely with our Director of Finance and Governance, you will prepare and manage an annual budget for core system development and evolution. You will also support the wider IT team to ensure the effective performance, security and effectiveness of our systems, websites and microsites. Important too, will be the ability to performance manage and oversee digital delivery partners.

Experienced in IT/System/technology product and service support procurement, you will have a track record of successfully creating and implementing a technology, digital and systems change agenda. Up-to-date with the latest trends, you will be expert at innovating the use of systems and technology to enhance an organisation as well as used to designing digital products and services that solve business requirements. Comfortable delivering an ROI, you will understand how to deliver efficiency savings, increase user adoption and improve the customer experience. You will also be effective at developing organisational capability.

In addition, you will possess strong communication, negotiation and influencing skills. Effective at managing competing priorities you will be able to build strong relationships with stakeholders and handle a complex workload. Highly organised, you will be good at planning and decision making too.

In return you will get to join a dynamic and energetic charity passionate about improving young people's lives where all staff are given the opportunity to engage in the leadership and direction of the organisation. Our values of trust, responsibility, integrity and partnership working underpin everything we do and we pride ourselves on a work culture which fosters innovation, creativity and personal passion.All staff are encouraged to engage in physical activity with opportunities put on every lunchtime and free yoga sessions. Benefits include generous annual leave entitlement, health cash plan, employee assistance programme and volunteering days. In 2018 we were ranked one of the best places to work in the UK by the Sunday Times Top 100 Not for Profit Companies to Work For list.

If you have the skills to support our work and share our passionate belief in the benefits of sport for young people, we would love to hear from you.

Please click the apply button and complete an online application.

The Youth Sport Trust believes that diversity drives excellence and that representation is important. The Trust therefore positively welcomes and seeks to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment. We encourage applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or nationality.

Please note that this position is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Closing date: 10am on 27 January 2020

Interview date: 4 February 2020 in Loughborough

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