Deputy Director of Technology & Change

£61,989 yearly
  • Joseph Rowntree Foundation
  • York, UK
  • Oct 31, 2018
Full time Computer & IT

Job Description

About the role:

This offers an excellent opportunity to head up the Technology and Change Team which is fully responsible for all aspects of IT; systems, applications and devices that form part of, or connect to the JRF/JRHT corporate network both physically or virtually regardless of location, end user or function, they work closely with the organisation to advise on compliant, secure, fit for purpose and scalable digital solutions that assist the organisation to achieve its mission and outcomes in an efficient and effective manner.

You will provide strategic leadership for the development of the JRF/JRHT technology world, developing and implementing the technology strategy ensuring it enables the delivery of the vision, mission and outcomes of the organisation; managing the required changes in the technical capacity and capability areas and minimising risk of disruption to our stakeholders and users.

About you:

You will have proven experience of leading major IT Infrastructure, solutions and technology transformation programmes within a multi-site, diverse organisation with differing levels of technology expertise and need.

Essential knowledge and experience is required in the following areas:

Transformation of IT functions and capabilities aiming towards excellent customer satisfaction and service delivery.
Definition and execution of an application/solution strategy aligned to the overall long term vision of the organisation.
Business acumen aligned to an agile approach to deliver efficient and effective technologies
Strong leadership skills are paramount, having the credibility to influence the senior leadership team as well as manage the technology and change team, motivate them to deliver and translate organisational direction into specific team and individual job expectations, managing performance through effective monitoring, coaching and feedback.

About us:

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) is an independent social change organisation working to solve UK poverty. The Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) is a registered housing association and care provider in Yorkshire and the North East. JRF and JRHT are two important influencing organisations with an ambitious agenda for inspiring positive change in the UK in line with our vision of a prosperous and poverty free UK.

How to apply:

Please download and complete the simple application form along with an equal opportunities monitoring form and email to

Closing date for applications is Sunday 18 November 2018.

Diversity monitoring

At JRF/JRHT we believe in being inclusive and giving everyone an equal chance to succeed. Applications are welcome from all regardless of age, gender identity, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race, sexual orientation, transgender status or social economic background.