Associate Director - Technology and Infrastructure

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Home Worker (England, Wales and NI)

Salary: £85,000 - £90,000 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 12 August 2021

Interview Date: TBC

Contact: Robert Butler - Robert.Butler@alzheimers.org.uk

Associate Director - Technology and Infrastructure

Reference Number: VAC2410

Please note, the deadline for submitting applications for this role is 23:59 on the closing date. 

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity. We campaign for change, fund research to find a cure and support people living with dementia today.

We have ambitious and exciting plans to progress and transform how we deliver our technology provisions across the Society and as such, are seeking an Associate Director for Technology and Infrastructure.

This is an exciting new opportunity within the Society giving you the chance to really make a difference within our Technology, Property and Facilities Teams. Your leadership will pave the way for our diverse and skilled teams and directly influence the modernization and transformation of our technology throughout the society.

As an Associate Director, you will be the driving force in influencing an inclusive, high performance, collaborative culture whilst embedding our values and achieving continued growth through innovation. You will deliver effective and efficient digital tools and capabilities that provide fit for purpose workplaces as set out in our strategic plans and be a driver in championing a culture of data quality to enable ways of working to be evidence led. You will lead on strategic planning, development and implementation of specific initiatives and transformation projects across the society.

What you will bring to the Alzheimer’s Society:

Provide strategic leadership and make an impact, continuous improvement, building external and internal relationships.

  • Develop and own clear and coherent strategic plans across our technology and infrastructure that are aligned with the Corporate Strategy and leading the delivery of these plans.
  • Lead on and be accountable for significant transformation programmes, this includes modernisation of our IT infrastructure, business systems and data capabilities, and the provision of a fit for purpose office property portfolio.
  • Ensure the provision of efficient and effective service delivery across the Society’s technology and property functions.
  • Use your subject matter expertise to develop and manage plans and budgets that create a step change in the efficiency and effectiveness of our technology and infrastructure, delivering impact for people affected by dementia.
  • Be accountable for working collaboratively with other Directorates and senior leadership colleagues to develop and deliver Society wide plans, projects, initiatives and decisions that ensure the Corporate Strategy and priorities are realised.
  • Ensure that the voices of people affected by dementia shape the way we think, the way we act and the decisions we make.
  • Use a range of internal and external data and insights to make evidence based decisions and develop plans.
  • Lead, manage and support the Technology and Property & Facilities teams driving a culture of inclusion, high-performance and high challenge through objective setting, standards of behaviour, clear and timely communication and regular feedback.
  • Develop and deliver directorate specific and organisation wide plans and initiatives that embed the Society’s values and drive improvements in organisation capability, capacity and impact for people with dementia.
  • Role model the Society’s values, demonstrating high level of self-awareness and continuous personal learning and development.
  • Pro-actively creating opportunities that support the learning and development of others and the whole organisation and ensuring that the Society is best placed to recruit and retain the employees and volunteers it needs.
  • Continuously identify opportunities to improve quality, efficiency, and effectiveness by driving innovation, with razor-sharp focus on our strategic purpose in the Technology and Property & Facilities functions, as well as the wider organisation.
  • Lead the management of risk and compliance ensuring that the Society meets internal and external requirements as a charity, employer and a service provider. Including but not limited to cyber security, legal, financial, regulatory, safeguarding, contractual, policies, processes and systems.
  • Represent the Society externally to further the Society’s aims and protect and enhance our reputation including media representation, attendance at external meetings, conferences and events.
  • Develop positive and lasting relationships and partnerships that drive growth, innovation and improvements in performance and impact. Use horizon scanning, external networks, learning and insight to keep our thinking cutting edge, and contribute this thinking to the Society’s plans.
  • Actively remove siloed working and connect, people, project, insight and trusted expertise to embed working Better together to deliver impactful result.

Education and qualifications

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent proven experience with strong basis in computer science and business management.

Key Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Proven ability to manage complex IT architectures and systems.
  • Comprehensive awareness of existing and developing technologies and how these could be applied within a business context.
  • Ability to recognise business opportunities and present a clear vision of how technology can be applied to achieve success.
  • Proven track record of successful delivery of large and complex systems implementation.
  • Able to work with stakeholder groups to successfully manage and embed change.
  • Sound understanding of data protection regulations and of how these are interpreted.
  • Experience of CMS and CRM products, data transfer methods and protocols and data security protocols
  • Experience of contract management, contract negotiation and vendor management.

These are exciting times within the Society and your impact will play a huge part in our collective goal to make a difference. It is a great time to join!

Additional Information: 

Job Description

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If you’re experiencing problems applying for this role please contact recruitment@alzheimers.org.uk

Alzheimer’s Society embraces diversity, inclusion and accessibility for all of our people. We are committed to building a diverse organisation that represents the communities we serve and ensuring inclusion in everything we do. This means ensuring our recruitment processes are barrier-free and inclusive as possible to everyone. We will make adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application process, please contact us at recruitment@alzheimers.org.uk.

Please note: Some of our roles may require a criminal records check. You can find our policy here.

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