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Head of Technology (Dev Skills). Sustainability SaaS - Hybrid

80000.00 - 100000.00 GBP Annual + Depending on Experience
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Employer Sector
Technology, ICT & Telecoms
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are seeking a Head of Technology with a Development background to join our senior leadership team to develop and implement a technology strategy that enables our business goals. Do you have experience of developing an IT Team? Do you have experience of developing UI and UX to improve engagement? If yes, then we would love to hear from you! Role info: Head of Technology London / Flexible Working GBP80,000 - GBP100,000 Depending on Experience Product / Service: Sustainability Consultancy; Training & Events Plus benefits: 8% employer contribution to pension, Day off for Birthday, Plus Other Excellent Benefits Development: We offer the opportunity to grow in this award-winning consultancy with the support of leading experts and innovative new practices Heads-Up - We really value a short intro covering note :-) Who we are: Action Sustainability is a leading consultancy with the aim of inspiring sustainable business. Our team comprises 50 full and part time employees and associates. Many of our clients are sector leaders on sustainability and supply chain issues and we are proud of our reputation for leading the thinking in this area. In summary, we: + Run the award-winning Supply Chain Sustainability School, including the industry-leading Fairness, Inclusion & Respect (FIR) programme. + Support our clients to use our Sustainability Tool to report their progress on sustainability actions, + Led the authoring of the ISO 20400 in sustainable procurement and are now leading global adoption through our social enterprise arm, and our commercial consultancy services. + Provide bespoke, specialist business advice, training, and practical tools to leading organisations such as Siemens, the Houses of Parliament, Warwick University, the NHS and British Land. We are an accredited Living Wage employer and we are committed to maintaining a respectful and inclusive workplace culture. We welcome applications from all people with relevant skills, knowledge, and experience, including those from diverse backgrounds currently under-represented in sustainability and project management. The Head of Technology role: 80% of our GBP4.5m turnover is through our two cloud-based software systems; Supply Chain Sustainability School and Sustainability Tool. Furthermore, with the majority of our team working remotely all our service delivery is reliant on technology. As Head of Technology, you will ensure our technology strategy and technology stack maximises our ability to grow, minimises our exposure to technology risk, future-proofs our business from data & cyber security compliance, increases collaboration across technology teams, and provides new technology-led business opportunities. We are looking for someone with programming expertise, who whilst leading on technology strategy could immerse themselves in the code base should the need arise. You will be able to demonstrate a track record of how you have used technology to achieve business goals. About You: To apply, you should be able to demonstrate skills and experience in the following: + Recruiting, managing and developing an IT team that has successfully developed web-based business solutions + Full-stack development to guide on technology infrastructure across our two core product offerings + Technology trends to identify new business opportunities + Data & cyber security to advise the business on compliance and future-proofing our technology stack + User interface (UI) and user experience (UX) to improve the uptake and engagement of our offerings + General IT project management, including Sprint planning, ticket management via Jira, automated testing of frontend application, etc. + Ability to manage and develop a technology team + Relentless focus on meeting customer needs + A passion for sustainability Preferred Knowledge: The below is a list of our technology stack across two major products. We do not expect applicants to have experience in all of the following but as many as possible would be great: + PHP language applied to learning management environments (ideally Moodle) + React Javascript (ES6) Single Page Application designing and development + Python 3.x and Django 3.x (especially the Django Rest Framework and Django ORM) for backend server-side services and APIs SQL Database management (PostgreSQL) schemas, writing migrations (via Python ORM), and other such database tasks + API clients in other languages and frameworks such as: + Office Javascript API + Jupyter Notebook + Python Celery for asynchronous task management + Docker and Containerisation + Amazon Web Services: primarily EC2, S3, SES, EFS, Route53 + CI/CD pipelines (currently Jenkins but may change) for automated build to docker images and deployment + Git and code management to write, review and manage pull-requests, mergers What s on Offer: + Better work-life balance through flexible working + Profit share - when we do well, you do well + Discretionary bonus + Enhanced maternity and paternity pay + Professional memberships and development programmes + GBP300 Fitness Allowance every year + Paid volunteer days Sounds like a good fit? Apply here for a fast-track path to our Leadership Team. Application notice We take your privacy seriously. When you apply, we shall process your details and pass your application to our client for review for this vacancy only. As you might expect we may contact you by email, text or telephone. Your data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests in fulfilling the recruitment process. Please refer to our Data Privacy Policy & Notice on our website for further details. If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR

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