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Top job! Head of IT and Digital Services

  • Full time
  • £42,430 – £46,480
  • Hybrid working (Either Edinburgh or Glasgow office base and home working)
  • Closing 25th November 2021

  • Advertised from 11th November 2021
  • 1 Position, 35 hours per week (permanent contract)


Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s national dementia charity. Our aim is to make sure nobody faces dementia alone. We provide support and information to people with dementia, their carers and families. We campaign for the rights of people with dementia, support vital dementia research and promote positive brain health.

Alzheimer Scotland is committed to Fair Work and to enabling an environment of trust, personal growth, integrity, wellbeing and respect. We encourage creativity and innovation as we strive to continually improve the ways we support people with dementia, their families, and carers. We actively promote ‘employee voice’ and engagement and advocate continuous development across all our teams, providing opportunities to learn in an environment that is safe and supportive.

The role

This key role will be the lead person responsible for the development, integration, improvement of our IT network, information systems, telecommunication provisions and our data and cyber security arrangements; leadership of our IT & Digital Team; and, in conjunction with other senior colleagues, for ensuring that our ambitious programme of digital transformation for people we support within our communities is implemented across the Charity and all localities.

A highly autonomous and technical role, with the opportunity to shape and deliver improvement in the use of the Charity’s IT and digital provisions, the Head of IT and Digital Services will be the organisations lead role for overseeing, directing and the efficient management of a full range of IT and digital activities over a multi-site provision of local Dementia Resource Centres, Brain Health Centres, Day Care Centres and office facilities.

The person

You will be an experienced and customer focussed individual to lead on the provision of a high quality, responsive IT and digital services. You will be responsible for ensuring that our ambitious programme of digital transformation is implemented across the charity that deliver and focusses on positive outcomes for people with dementia, carers and our communities of support and practice.

With a significant track record of working in a busy and responsive IT operational environment, supervising technology teams and overseeing information technology projects, you will be able to operate effectively within a strong collaborative culture. You’ll have excellent communication skills, the ability to develop and deliver improvements and efficiencies in our IT provisions, as well as ensuring compliance with best practice, the highest level of security requirements and quality standards.

If you are interested and excited by reading about this opportunity and have the necessary skills and experience, we would be delighted to hear from you. The post is offered on a full time (35 hour) basis.

Application notes

For a full job description, please click apply where you will be redirected to our website to fill out an online application form. Applicants must complete the form on our website to be considered for this role. CV applications will not be considered.

Appointment to this position will be subject to a satisfactory criminal record check through Disclosure Scotland.

Closing date: 25 November 2021

Interviews: 8 December 2021

Recruiting Manager: Kenny Nicholson