Head of Digital Development and IT

Hafod Housing Association
70000.00 - 75000.00 GBP Annual
13 Jan 2021
27 Jan 2021
Professional / Specialist
Information Technology
Contract Type

We are searching for a Head of Digital Development and IT to join us on a permanent, full time basis, working 36 hours per week. This role offers a salary of GBP70,000 - GBP75,000 per annum plus generous benefits. This position would normally be based from our head office in Culverhouse Cross, Cardiff however we are all currently working from home and want to continue to work in a flexible way in future; we are open to receiving applications from individuals who require flexible or remote working long term.

As an organisation we value innovation and change. We know that investing in digital ways of working will enable us to better achieve our strategic objectives. Our digital transformation will touch every part of our organisation and will enable us to continue our journey of overhauling legacy systems, developing the digital skills of our colleagues and communities, and enabling us to deliver our services in a more efficient way.

What you'll do

We are at the start of an exciting change journey which will grow an internal focus on digital development to enable us to better leverage data and emerging technologies to design and deliver customer and colleague centric services. As Head of Digital Development and IT you will be leading at a strategic level on business change through digital ways of working driven by customer needs. You will develop and deliver our Digital Development strategy ensuring it is appropriate for our context, designed for scale, is data driven and sustainable; reusing and improving as required. You will provide leadership to the digital and IT teams, nurturing positive and productive working relationships with leaders from across the organisation to support the achievement of our strategic priorities.

What you'll need

You'll be a strategic leader with the ability to deliver sustainable business change through digital ways of working. You'll have knowledge of emerging technologies, and will be able to shape and deliver transformative and innovative strategies from the initial planning stage through to launch and delivery, ensuring the smooth and effective transition from projects into business as usual. You will bring creativity and credibility to help the team deliver a culture of continuous improvement and a digital-first approach.

You will need a relevant qualification and experience in the field of digital development and IT with a proven track record in delivering at a strategic level, and ensuring the effective transition of new ways of working into business as usual.


  • GBP70,000 - GBP75,000 per annum
  • 28 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) - increasing with length of service
  • Option to work a 9-day fortnight
  • Flexible working
  • Generous pension contributions
  • Join a socially conscious not-for-profit organisation
  • Employee assistance programme and well-being resource available 24/7
  • 'Perks' - a range of shopping and activity discounts and cashback options
  • We are a family friendly organisation
  • Develop with the support of our academi

Opportunities for development
Through our academi we provide a range of learning and development opportunities to support you on your learning journey with us. We offer development opportunities for every stage of your career. From technical training to leadership development we have a range of programmes.

Next steps

Download the recruitment pack to learn more about us and this role. If you would like further information about this opportunity which you have not be able to find in the pack please contact Karen Rosser on Click here to contact this recruiter . If you are interested in applying for this role, please click 'Apply' and you will be diverted to our recruitment platform.
We are not utilising agencies with this role and kindly ask that agencies do not approach to assist us with this vacancy.

Closing date: Sunday 31 January

First stage interviews: Tuesday 9 February

Final stage interviews/presentation: Monday 15 February

Hafod reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received. Therefore, we encourage early applications to ensure consideration.