Flexible, with travel to Leicester office

Home-Start UK is ambitious for change and we are creating a new role to drive transformation within the organisation to develop a positive digital culture and ensure a more focused, data led approach. The Home-Start network is a federated structure of around 190 local Home-Starts that deliver support for 26,000 families each year across the United Kingdom.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Assistant Director of Digital, Data and Technology will support both Home-Start UK staff and the wider network to enhance their impact and capture new opportunities. You will work closely with the IT Manager and Data Coordinator to align new and existing systems and software's to maximise efficiency and develop new ways of working. Finally, you will help drive the strategic vision of how data will help transform the organisation, setting out a roadmap for its continued success.

The ideal candidate will be an influential and ambitious leader with a flair for communication and a passion for technology. You will have a proven track record of leading digital and IT functions, preferably within a complex or federated structure, and an ability to relate and empower a wide range of stakeholders. You will be a pragmatic and strategic thinker with the ability to adapt to an ever-changing environment and be committed to supporting Home-Start's mission.

Key Duties & Key Responsibilities 

  • Drive transformation in how data-led decision-making can deliver for families and be used to make better decisions at every level
  • Develop a ‘Digital first’ culture and ensure we optimise and align our use of platforms, systems, technology and shared data
  • Oversee Home-Start UK IT infrastructure ensuring robustness, future proofing and security and lead on information management, our use of data and compliance with GDPR
  • Drive the transformation of skills, confidence and capability for our Home-Start network to adapt in a digital world and maximise our future impact for families

For more information on the role and how to apply, please take a look at the Prospectus website

Home-Start UK is committed to equality of opportunity and particularly encourages applications from candidates from under-represented groups in charity senior leadership.

We welcome applications from candidates with lived experience of family support. As a charity working to support families in all their shapes, we are deeply committed to flexible working and juggling the demands of individual circumstances to make this job work for you.