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Head of Strategy and Governance

Posted: 10 Jun 2021 Closes: 1 Jul 2021
London Negotiable
Fixed term & Full time R-000480_1623317595

Job Summary

Wellcome supports science to support the urgent health challenges facing everyone.

Wellcome is a politically and financially independent global charitable foundation, funded by a £26.8 billion investment portfolio. We support discovery research into life, health and wellbeing, and we're taking on three worldwide health challenges: mental health, global heating and infectious diseases.

Wellcomes Digital and Technology Team's (D&T) ambition is to enable Wellcome in every endeavour that it undertakes to achieve Wellcome's mission. We do this by collaborating across Wellcome to generate qualitative and quantitative data to inform future decisions and by providing secure technology systems that provide reliable and flexible approaches to work in easy and interactive ways.

The Head of Strategy and Governance will be responsible for achieving the sustainable governance over Digital and Technology Services. They will lead the wider technology Strategic Planning process and function and will play an important role in ensuring the Digital and Technology strategy contributes towards Wellcome's vision and mission.

You will be responsible for:

  • Working with teams across Wellcome to ensure that the D&T strategy is relevant and assisting Wellcome's wider aspirations.

  • In conjunction with the CIO and D&T Leadership team create the annual D&T delivery Plan.

  • Coordinating, tracking and reporting on outcomes for the Strategy and Delivery Plans at operational, Executive Leadership and Board level.

  • Establish and maintain a function that provides a consistent and integrated approach to IT governance in line with the organisation's corporate governance requirements.

  • Provide assurance to principal stakeholders across Wellcome that IT services meet the organisation's obligations (including legislation, regulatory, contractual and agreed standards/ policies).

  • To have central co-ordination and oversight of the change funds for Digital & Technology Investment Plan (DTIP, circa £4M per annum).

  • Ensure staff maintain an outcome focus that results in technology adoption, delivery and measurable business value for the organisation from their technology investments.

Experience & Skills:

  • Degree qualification or equivalent experience

  • Demonstrable leadership experience managing multiple cross-functional teams and projects

  • Knowledge of new technology capabilities and developments as well as enterprise architecture techniques.

  • Experience communicating the potential impact of emerging practices and technologies on organisations and individuals and of assessing the risks of using or not using such practices and technologies.

  • Proven experience of building an organisation's change capability and delivering change in complex environments.

  • Demonstrable experience of influencing senior-level management and key stakeholders

  • Practical knowledge of the principles of quality management and their application to the production of digital products and the operation of information systems.

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Salary: c. £94,000

Diversity and Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do

Diversity and Inclusion is a priority at Wellcome. We are committed to cultivating a fair and healthy environment, where everyone can be themselves and thrive. We are happy to discuss flexible working options for all roles. We work to ensure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible to everyone. This includes making adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition. If you would like us to make adjustments during the application process, please contact us at .

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