Are you passionate about using technology to help bring evidence and statistics to organisations doing social good? Enthusiastic about building systems and teams which deliver real-world value? We’re looking for a new Head of Technology to join the team at OCSI.
We have an exciting future ahead, as we look to scale up the research, reporting and mapping services that we offer. The Head of Technology role is a perfect opportunity to help shape the future of our well-established company, by leading on decisions around what technologies are used, and ensuring they are fit for purpose.
The role brings together a mix of strategic thinking, understanding and supporting company aims, leading and managing our technical team, and also getting involved in deliveries.
Based in Brighton, we are a social research consultancy with a strong technical focus. We use our expertise in research and technology to provide tools, analysis and support for organisations working for social good. We work at the cutting-edge of data, digital and public sector – take a look at https://ocsi.uk/ to find out more about the projects we are working on.
Our main focus is on taking comprehensive amounts of national socio-economic datasets and providing the data in relevant and innovative ways. We work on both bespoke research projects, and on our long-term products such as Local Insight and Community Insight. To find out more about what we get up to, have a look at our blog.
The successful candidate will be responsible for leading on all technical aspects of our work, ensuring that the technical team, tools and processes are able to meet the business needs of OCSI and our products. This will involve making sure our current systems are all maintained and improved, while also thinking ahead to the bigger technical picture.
A typical week in the role might involve catching up with the team, organising and diving into the latest planned sprint work, lining up future work with the two other Product Owners, and helping out with users’ technical queries. For line management, you’ll be catching up with each team member once a month, and organising annual reviews. You’ll also be feeding into the senior management team once a month, and checking on progress and longer-term plans every three months.
There are some other day-to-day things you’ll encounter – don’t let these put you off, but feel free to shout in your application if you can demonstrate some familiarity with them…
If you like the sound of all this, please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter to email@example.com.
The deadline for applications is March 5th 2021, however, we’re looking to schedule interviews from the week beginning March 1st.
We reserve the right to fill the position early.
We look forward to hearing from you!
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