Head of IT



  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Not for Profit

  • Salary/Remuneration

    £57,072 to £64,177 (inc LW)

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    23 October 2018

  • Client


Ref: GSe26710

Girlguiding is the largest charity dedicated to girls and young women in the UK, and one of the largest and leading youth charities. Our vision is an equal world where all girls can make a positive difference, be happy, safe and fulfil their potential.

The Head of IT is a key role in our senior leadership team focused on high performing stewardship of our organisational resources and assets. Working closely with the Chief Executive and other directors, the Head of IT will be expected to build strong internal and external relationships. It is an exciting and new position of responsibility in a growing, dynamic youth charity.

Reporting to the Corporate Resources Director, you will provide strategic direction and leadership to the management of IT across Girlguiding aligning IT strategy and implementation with the organisation’s wider strategic vision. You will lead the planning and implementation of our IT programmes to meet the organisation’s current and future business requirements and ensure effective use of the organisation’s IT assets.

With a proven ability to operate at a senior level you will bring a combination of high-level professional skills and knowledge and highly sophisticated interpersonal skills. Comprehensive knowledge of information systems is essential, as well as the ability to link and apply complex technologies to a strategic plan. Qualified to degree level in Computer Science, IT Management or Information Management (or with equivalent experience) you will also demonstrate a meaningful commitment to our vision and values and tackle this role with energy and drive. While Girlguiding’s young members may be female only, our staff team is mixed gender and we welcome applicants from any gender and background.

For an informal and confidential discussion about the role please contact Siobhain Brodie or Katy Giddens on (020 7426 3996)

Closing date is 9am on Friday 15th April 2016.


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How to apply

The closing date for applications is Friday 15th April 2016 at 9am.

To apply, please submit the following:

  • A comprehensive CV along with the completed application form and the equal opportunities monitoring form.

If you have any queries about any aspect of the appointment process, need additional information or wish to have an informal and confidential discussion, please contact our consultants, Katy Giddens or Siobhain Brodie on (020 7426 3996) at GatenbySanderson who will be pleased to take your call. GatenbySanderson will respect the privacy of any initial approach or expression of interest in this role, whether formal or informal.

Candidates shortlisted will be invited to attend interviews at Girlguiding, 17-19 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0PT.

Unfortunately we are unable to give feedback to applicants not shortlisted for interviews. We do provide feedback upon request to candidates interviewed.