Head of Technology and Workplace Services

53367.00 - 60700.00 GBP Annual
08 Oct 2017
17 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

For the past 50 years Amnesty International (AI) has brought people together to fight for human rights. In the important role of Head of Technology and Workplace Services, you'll develop and deliver strategies that will ensure our staff, volunteers and members can operate safely and efficiently. The changes you implement will have a vital impact on the operational effectiveness of Amnesty International UK (AIUK).

About the role

Leading a small team of managers and a wider team, you'll primarily be responsible for developing and implementing a Technology strategy across AIUK. This strategy will include all aspects of technology and communications and will be fully integrated to support AIUK's strategic and operational plans. The strategy will enable AIUK to identify and provide appropriate technology (and workplace, where appropriate) services in order to increase the impact of the overall AIUK strategy.

This role will also be responsible, with the Director of Corporate Services, for setting a vision for that strategy which will engage the team, wider staff, volunteers and activists with how the strategy will be an enabler for all parts of the organisation

Playing a vital role in AIUK's Leadership Team, you'll also provide advice on regulatory matters and offer solutions to improve internal infrastructure and communications services. It will also be your rewarding responsibility to oversee workplace services at the Human Rights Action Centre (London office) and other sites to ensure that AIUK remains a great place to work in an inclusive environment that all staff, volunteers and activists can thrive in.

As guardian of AIUK's Business Continuity Plan, you'll update, develop and communicate the plan to make sure staff are well-informed of business interruption procedures. You'll also ensure the integration of AIUK's communication services, making sure that appropriate technology is provided for AIUK's work to be carried out as safely and effectively as possible, in turn helping to maintain inclusive and accessible services across the Human Rights Action Centre (HRAC) for staff, volunteers and visitors alike.

About you

As an established manager, leading and motivating a team of staff will come naturally to you and you'll be great at communicating with a wide-range of people. Able to think strategically, you'll enjoy the challenge of creating and implementing innovative solutions and using limited resources effectively.

You will have experience of developing and delivering a technology strategy in a collaborative way with tangible outputs and measurable impact. In doing this you will have experience of developing teams into 'critical friends/business partners' within organisations.

In this high pressure role, you'll need a hands on approach, a 'can-do' attitude and the ability to be flexible and intuitive in a fast-paced environment. If you're a Personal License Holder, that'll be a bonus.

You'll also have managed technology projects before, you'll be confident taking responsibility for technical support and IT functions across AIUK. An in-depth understanding of the legislation affecting office and IT management is key, especially with regards to health and safety.

About us

Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, freedom and truth wherever they're denied. Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. Our supporters are outraged by human rights abuses but inspired by hope for a better world - so we work to improve human rights through campaigning and international solidarity. We reach almost every country in the world and have:

  • more than 2 million members and supporters who drive forward our fight for rights
  • more than 5 million activists who strengthen our calls for justice

Whether we're applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we're all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are respected and protected by everyone, everywhere.

Apply for this role

For further details about the role please click 'Visit Website'. An application form for applying to this role can also be found on this page.

Email completed application form before midday on 20 October 2017.

Interviews date: 06 November 2017.

Amnesty International values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Applications for flexible working will be considered.

Please note that to be considered for this role, candidates must be able to provide proof of their eligibility to work in the UK.