Chief Technical Officer / CTO

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£Competitive DOE + Excellent Benefits Package
Guru Careers
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Chief Technical Officer / CTO

A Chief Technical Officer / CTO is needed to join a leading independent charity based in one of the most beautiful towns in the Cotswolds, Cheltenham. Undergoing an exciting digital transformation expect to provide the vision and leadership for developing and delivering technology that revolutionises the application process to Universities and Colleges.

Handling 2.85 million applications from 700,000 UK, EU, and international students just last year, this leading charity is proud to have helped over half a million students secure a full-time place at one of 391 Universities and Colleges across the UK. They are now seeking a Chief Technical Officer / CTO to lead their digital transformation, accelerate programme delivery and facilitate the creation of an even stronger and more sustainable digital business.

Reporting to the Chief Executive the Chief Technology Officer / CTO will play a key role in their technological direction and architectural roadmap, whilst ensuring continued delivery across the enterprise and developing new platforms. Whether you are formulating the company`s future direction; acquiring high quality technology talent; fostering a culture of creativity and innovation; offering expert advice on all technology matters (you will bring the most up-to-date and tested thinking to the table); ensuring all digital change opportunities are being maximised; integrating technical and solution architectures; identifying and refining creative or radical options to rearchitect, rechunk or reprioritise delivery to accelerate product deployment or identifying opportunities to reduce cost, you will play a vital role working across delivery teams to take advantage of new technologies to use as a catalyst for change and innovation.

To qualify... You should be a CTO / Chief Technology Officer / Technical Architect / Head of Development or similar with a CV the demonstrates:

- Significant experience in a development architecture or service management leadership role, with proven customer value;
- You are a superb leader that fosters employee engagement and improves morale, motivation, and inspires colleagues;
- Experience in developing and implementing successful technologies and migration from a legacy estate;
- Experience of developing digital, service-orientated, cloud-hosted solutions to replace older legacy services reliant on data centres;
- The ability to implement architectural building blocks (ABBs);
- Experience with agile methodologies, data and information security and the interaction between product developments;
- Experience of CMS, web, data / analytics and bespoke application systems;
- The ability to deliver value to customers through technology and digital services;
- Experience of designing and executing large scale digital transformation programmes;
- Experience of leading digital reform and transformation of national services and / or bespoke services;
- An awareness of key and emerging technologies in a rapidly evolving digital world.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Chief Technical Officer / CTO to join a passionate team who take great pride in what they do having a real sense of being part of something with a greater purpose. In return expect a competitive salary & bonus and an impressive benefits package that includes 30 days holiday, flexible / remote working, onsite gym, restaurant, nursery, free parking, allotments, sports teams and much

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