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Director of Technology

  • Salary

    c.£90,000 + excellent benefits
  • Sector

    Cyber Security, Data & BI, Development, Architecture & Testing, Infrastructure Support, Project Management & Business Analysis
  • Type

    Contract / Interim

The opportunity

Our vision is a world free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases. A world without heartbreak.

British Heart Foundation is the leading independent funder of research into heart and circulatory diseases, and the largest charity retailer in the UK. Our lifesaving work is advanced by investment in medical research – we have over £410 million of BHF-funded research underway, with an aspiration to invest £1 billion in research over the next ten years.

As one of our Directors of Technology you’ll lead the end-to-end delivery of technology in support of BHF’s strategic ambitions.

You’ll work closely with BHF teams to build and manage key relationships, partner stakeholders to understand organisational needs, and align and agree technology solutions that best support them in delivering their strategic outcomes.

Working across BHF to identify the best solutions to meet the business and technical requirements and standards focused on delivering maximum value, you’ll also provide thought leadership and key knowledge of industry landscape to shape and influence the direction of these teams strategy from a Technology perspective.

Please note we have two opportunities available:

  • A permanent opportunity which will support the work of our Medical directorate.
  • A 20-month fixed term contract which will support the work of our Commercial and Retail directorate.


Working arrangements

This is a blended role, where your work will be dual located between your home and our London office.

At BHF we believe in the power of being together, so our colleagues on blended contracts can expect to spend some time in their office, at least one day each week, on average.  The use of our office spaces is driven in part by your role and the activities you need to do. This may vary from time to time, so you will need to work in a flexible way to unlock your best work for our cause.

Need more help balancing your work and home life? Talk to us about what flexibility is available at the application or interview stage.

About you

With a comprehensive understanding of IT infrastructure and architecture, as well as an appreciation of digital terminology, practice and process, you’ll have extensive experience of software development and project delivery in a large, complex organisations.

You’ll have extensive senior management and leadership experience, having led a large team previously, and will have excellent communication and influencing skills, able to influence at senior levels of an organisation. You’ll also be able to develop strong relationships with stakeholders throughout the organisation alongside key partners / suppliers, and be able to inspire a team of technical specialists to deliver an outstanding service.

Strategically astute, with a successful track record of technology strategy development, delivery and execution, you’ll have previous experience of leading transformational change programmes, involving business process, people and organisational change, and will be able to lead and develop staff, creating a high-performance operations environment and team.

Able to see the big picture, as well as the finer detail, you’ll be passionate for new technology, and the benefits it can bring for customers. You’ll also be an expert in reporting and communicating technical reports and processes to business stakeholders, both technical and non-technical.

About us

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Strategy, Igniting Change, along with our internal EDI group, Kaleidoscope, and a growing number of employee network groups (our Affinity Groups), help us create an environment where all our colleagues and volunteers can succeed.

Interview process

First stage interviews will be a short one-way video interview, successful candidates will then be invited to attend an interview via MS Teams.

Interviews for the Director of Technology – Medical opportunity will be held on 28th and 29th May, via MS Teams. Second stage interviews will be held, in person at our London head office, on 6th June.

Interviews for the Director of Technology – Commercial and Retail opportunity will be held on 29th and 30th May, via MS Teams. Second stage interviews will be held, in person at our London head office, on 11th June.

How to apply

It’s quick and easy to apply for a role at the BHF. Just click on the apply button below. All you’ll need is an up-to-date CV and a supporting statement, outlining your interest in the role and how you meet the role’s criteria.

As part of our commitment to be an inclusive employer and ensure fairness and consistency in selecting the best candidate for this role, the BHF will use anonymous CV software as part of the application journey.

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