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Technology Lead

£37,000 - £45,000 per annum
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Esmée Fairbairn Foundation is a leading independent funder. They support exceptional organisations that are building a more inclusive, creative and sustainable society in the UK. In 2018, they provided over £40m in grants and social investments to charities and social enterprises working in arts, children and young people, sustainable food & environment, and social change. They also operate a social investment fund for organisations which can deliver a social benefit along with a financial return. We are currently working together to recruit a Technology Lead to drive the organisation's use of digital and technology to help achieve their strategic aims and to work collaboratively with other funders and grantees. This role will also support the organisations that Esmée Fairbairn funds and invests in, to embrace and make the most of digital opportunities to enhance their effectiveness moving forward.

This newly tailored role will work across the Foundation, co-ordinating, managing and leading its approach to digital and technology. This person will work closely with colleagues, particularly the recently appointed Data Lead to ensure internally, the organisation has the necessary skills and understanding to make the most of the innovative techniques available to best deliver on its strategic aims. Ensuring systems and procedures reflect and re-inforce a culture of learning and improvement within the organisation will be an important component of this role. Externally, this person will be help build relationships with grant-holders and other partners to build on their capacity for embracing digital change and maximising opportunities to plug in to supportive and proactive networks related to their areas of work.

The successful candidate will be an innovative, analytical and proactive person who will have a proven track record of project managing digital and technology initiatives. This experience could have been gained from any sector but an appreciation of the aims of the organisation will be important. An evolved relationship manager, both internal and external, this person will have the ability to communicate effectively at all levels and will have a solutions driven and logical approach. Experience of service design and digital innovation will be important, as will sound knowledge of IT networks and providing guidance to others.

This is an exciting time to join Esmée Fairbairn ahead of the start of a five year strategic plan of development, which will result in achieving its aim of galvanizing its position as a market-leading funder.

Interviews will take place at Esmee Fairbairn offices in Kings Cross on Thursday 13th June.

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