Chief Information Officer
ABF The Soldiers' Charity is the national charity of the British Army, providing a lifetime of support to our soldiers, veterans of all ages and their immediate families in need, making a real difference at a critical point in people's lives and doing so for the 'long haul'. We also support a wide range of specialist charities that sustain the British Army 'family', both at home and around the world.
We are justifiably proud of our outstanding reputation and all that we have achieved over recent years (and indeed throughout our history since being founded in 1944); we know that we will need to continue to do so far into the future, ensuring that we meet only 'need' not 'want'. Last year the oldest beneficiary was 105 years old and the youngest was a nine-month old child whose family we helped.
Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Circa £50,000 plus Travel Allowance
Initial 2 year contact
Building on ABF The Soldiers' Charity successes and significant achievements to date, this is a unique opportunity to oversee the overall development of the Charity's information environment strategy and its implementation. Reporting to the Chief of Staff and working closely with other members of the Senior Management Board, you will participate in strategic, operational and technical governance.
As Chief Information Officer, you will be responsible for producing a robust information environment policy and framework, to deliver appropriate policies, standards and guidelines, ensuring that all aspects of the organisation are legal and compliant.
We are seeking an outstanding individual with in depth knowledge of general data protection laws and regulations and significant experience of managing information environment projects and services.
You will balance being sufficiently technically competent with a good grounding in business fundamentals; you need a strong strategic and business mindset, with substantial exposure to business intelligence and big data, a firm grasp of project management and managing change. The ability to build effective relationships with senior colleagues, manage stakeholders' expectations, and utilise diplomacy, influencing and engagement skills are essential.
To learn more about this unique opportunity please download the job description from the Prospectus website.
To register your interest, please submit your CV via the Prospectus website by clicking the "Apply Now" button below. Please upload your CV in Word format and include a supporting statement in support of your application; this should describe how your experience and skills meet the requirements of the job description. This should be no longer than two sides of A4.
A Prospectus consultant will review and assess all submitted CVs in order to determine each applicant's suitability and aptitude for the role. Selected candidates will be contacted to discuss the role in more detail. As part of the selection process, candidates may be invited to meet with a Prospectus consultant at our offices.
Deadline for applications: 24th September 2017
Initial meeting with Prospectus: 25th-29th September
First stage interview: 17th October
If you wish to have an informal discussion about the opportunity, please contact Alex Williams at Prospectus.
ABF The Soldiers' Charity and Prospectus embrace diversity and work actively to achieve a workforce and governance that reflects society. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community and appointment to the position will be made on merit.