Lead Solution Architect

Girlguiding UK

  • Permanent
  • London Victoria
The following job is no longer available:
Lead Solution Architect
Specialisms:Not for profit, Technology
Date posted:21st June 2024
Closing date:5th July 2024

Salary: £68,224 + £3,500 location allowance, where applicable + great benefits!

London office with hybrid working / supporting flexible working

Are you a strategic-minded Architect seeking an influencing role for a forward-thinking organisation?

We are looking to speak to experienced Lead Architects with leadership experience, to manage a small team of solution specialists.

This is a new role, and is vital in the delivery of Girlguiding’s Digital Futures strategy insofar as ensuring the overall solution and roadmap aligns to the business case and technology design principles. Your role will be to lead on the strategic design of Girlguiding’s digital, data and technology solutions, providing guidance and oversight on the implementation process, and making key technology decisions to ensure the realisation of programme benefits and establishment of the composable architecture framework.

Essential skills for this position include:

  • Technology leader with significant experience in the design and implementation of enterprise solutions and management of technical teams.
  • Deep understanding of technology architectures, SaaS platforms and cloud environments including Microsoft stack and ideally CRM’s.
  • Experience of working in an SME, nonprofit or an organisation in the wider public sector.
  • Designing and developing complex architectures, integration points and implementation roadmaps
  • Data model development and design/implementing data management platforms
  • Experience of volunteer-led, membership body or Charity
  • Up-to-date knowledge of technology standards, industry trends, emerging technologies, and software development best practices.
  • Strong communication and influencing skills to achieve consensus and build effective relationships with key stakeholders and third parties.
  • Ability to analyse, develop and evaluate solution options, benefits and risks, to solve problems and align with business outcomes.

Below provides more context on Girlguiding as an organisation:

About Girlguiding

This is a really exciting time to join Girlguiding. We have much to be proud of in our one hundred years of history, but we know that to remain vibrant and relevant to young people we must continually evolve.

We’ve begun a process of significant change: transforming the organisation so it can meet the challenges of the future by putting young people at the heart of our organisation. We’re on a mission to amplify the voices of girls and young women, so they can champion change in their own lives and the wider world; to build strong partnerships that can increase our reach and impact; and to increase the support we offer our amazing adult volunteers who deliver incredible experiences to young people across the UK every week.

Girlguiding values the differences that a diverse workforce brings and is committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Girlguiding is proud to be part of the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme and a member of the Business Disability Forum. While Girlguiding’s young members may be women only, our staff team is mixed gender. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Girlguiding operates a hybrid working arrangement where office based staff are required to attend the office on average two days a week, or 40% of working time across the year. We’re committed though to supporting our staff to achieve a good work-life balance and offer flexible working options wherever we reasonably can. All staff are required to carry out our online health and safety training and complete a DSE risk assessment to ensure we can provide the support you require.

For further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Lucy Pickering or Grace Tattersall.

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