Chief Digital Officer (Ref: 16/081)
Job Title: Chief Digital Officer
Salary: circa. £90k
Location: Gilwell Park, Chingford, London E4 7QW
Contract: Three year fixed-term contract
Hours: 37 hours per week
Benefits: Subsidised Lunch, Pension Scheme, Simply Health medical plan, free parking and interest free season ticket loan
Summary of Job
The Chief Digital Officer will lead an ambitious digital transformation programme across The Scout Association with the aim of radically re-shaping the delivery of services offered to our members. From providing advice and guidance to our adult volunteers in support of them planning and delivering weekly programmes for young people to helping young people record their journey through Scouting, our ambitions have simplicity at the heart of them so that we can enhance the experience of Scouting through technology.
The Chief Digital Officer will provide professional leadership and senior technical advice across a range of inflight and new digital transformation programmes and projects. The role will lead the newly created Transformation Unit which will have an organisational wide remit, and whilst reporting to the Director of Scouting Operations, the Chief Digital Officer will work closely with the organisation’s Senior Leadership Team, senior volunteer leadership team and Trustees. The Chief Digital Officer will be empowered to lead and drive change across the organisation to realise the ambitions of making Scouting easier to operate locally and more efficient nationally.
This is a key role suited to an experienced digital professional with knowledge of the charity sector, who has the skills and experience to lead transformation programmes.
Scouting changes lives. We make a positive difference in our communities and improve the life chances and outcomes of young people from every background. We get the chance to work with young people at the most important time in their lives: their childhood. Scouting is about opportunity and that’s what young people need more than anything else. From support and friendship to new skills and renewed confidence, Scouting brings a spirit of optimism and practicality to its work. We welcome all young people into Scouting and we believe passionately in what we do.
We are clear that to continue to grow Scouting and support our adult volunteers with taking the adventure to more young people that our digital transformation agenda is one which we will give great focus to over the coming period. The opportunity presented to making Scouting easier to deliver locally and more efficient nationally through technology is significant and we’re committed to making it a reality.
Details of closing and Interview date
Closing date: Friday 27 January 2017
Interview date: Friday 10 February 2017
The Scout Association aims to be an equal opportunities employer.