Head of IT Portfolio

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

The Church of England

About the NCIs The National Church Institutions comprise a wide variety of teams, professions and functions that support the mission and ministries of the Church of England in its vision to be a church, centred on Jesus Christ, for the whole nation – a church that is simpler, humbler, bolder. We Include. You BelongOur Belonging and Inclusion Strategy aims for everyone in the National Church Institutions (NCIs) to feel that they belong, and are valued for who they are and what they contribute. Together, our people contribute in different ways towards our common purpose, whichever NCI they work in and whatever their background. Living out our values in all that we do, we:

  • Strive for Excellence
  • Show Compassion
  • Respect others
  • Collaborate
  • Act with Integrity

We believe our commitment to belonging and inclusion fuels our progress and drives us forward. The NCIs are a safe, inclusive workplace for people of all backgrounds and walks of life. We welcome applications from people of all faiths and of no faith. We want to encourage applications from a diverse group of people who share our values. Even if you have never thought about working for us before, if you have the skills and experience we’re looking for then we would like to hear from you. About the Department Technology Services is a core, exciting and enjoyable department within the National Church Institutions (NCI’s). Supporting over 900 people, we are focussed on ensuring all our colleagues work in a modern, inclusive, and secure environment, today and to provide even greater services in the future. What you’ll be doing Within Technology Services, we recognise that it is our people who are our greatest asset in delivering the best-in-class service we continuously aim for. The purpose of this role is to craft, manage and deliver our overall IT Portfolio. In this role, managing a small team of change focussed colleagues, as well as third-party partners and suppliers, you will focus on the change aspects of IT, ensuring that all Change Approvals are well governed and follow an agreed Change Approval Process. You will support the lifecycle of the portfolio, setting and leading standards, identifying opportunities to improve, and measuring and celebrating success. You will be managing and and guiding the estate of Software Applications within the NCI’s, identifying opportunities for simplification and maintaining relationships with key third party partners for software development and support purposes. You should feel comfortable communicating and working alongside all levels of people throughout the National Church Institutions (NCI’s), in particular, senior leaders and stakeholders. This will include regular written communications, face to face and hybrid meetings and presentations. You’ll be responsible for managing and motivating a small team of focussed change agents, as well as contributing to overall Technology Services leadership and standing in for the Director of Technology as required. About You The Church of England is for everyone and we want to reflect the diversity of the community the Church serves across the whole country. Therefore, while of course we welcome all applications from interested and suitably experienced people, we would particularly welcome applicants from UK Minoritised Ethnicities (UKME)/Global Majority Heritage (GMH) and other under-represented groups. You’ll be an experienced Head of IT Portfolio, or in a related senior Portfolio or Programme Management position with knowledge of project management and familiarity with delivery approaches (for example, PRINCE2, PMI, Agile approaches). You’ll bring a distinctive blend of business, IT, financial and communication skills, and the proven ability to provide leadership, set strategic objectives, develop and motivate teams to deliver results. What we offer Our benefits include:

  • A salary of £75,000 per annum plus age-related pension contributions between 8-15% of salary. We will also match any pension contributions you make up to an additional 3% of salary.
  • 30 days annual leave plus three additional days
  • Flexible working hours and location, with an expectation of just 1-2 days per week in our office in Westminster
  • Structured induction programme and access to a range of development opportunities including apprenticeships
  • Access to Occupational Health, and an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Opportunity to the Civil Service Sports & Social Club, and get involved in a range of staff networks, groups and societies

We try to be as flexible as we can in your work pattern to support you with other commitments, and to give a good work-life balance. The closing date for applications is 5 May 2024.


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