Director of Digital Products

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom · Digital Products

Description

Director of Digital Products

Location: Cambridge; or remote with regular travel to Cambridge

Salary: £65,000 - £75,000 FTE

Basis: Permanent; full-time, part-time or flexible

Eligibility: You must be eligible to work in the UK


About us

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a UK-based educational charity working to put the power of computing and digital making into the hands of people all over the world. We want more people to be able to harness digital technologies for work, to solve problems that matter to them, and to express themselves creatively.

Established in 2008 and first known for our product — the wildly successful Raspberry Pi computer — the Foundation has developed educational content and programmes that are helping millions of people learn new knowledge and skills.

Through Code Club and CoderDojo, we support the world’s largest network of free informal computing clubs for young people. We are the digital skills partner to the Scouts and the National Citizen Service. Tens of thousands of educators have taken our online courses, and millions of people use our free online learning resources. In October 2018, the UK government announced that we were part of a consortium that was awarded £78.5m to train computing teachers in England.

We are at the forefront of the global movement to help young people learn about computing and digital making. You can read more about our mission, values, and goals in our 2018–2020 strategy.


The role

We are looking for a Director of Digital Products to take responsibility for all aspects of the design, development, and maintenance of our digital products: the websites and services that deliver content, build community, engage and connect people all over the world around our mission.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, you will lead a team of 18 developers, product owners, UX designers and researchers, working collaboratively with colleagues and partners to deeply understand our users and create digital products that are engaging and delightful to use.

As a member of the senior leadership team, you will help shape the strategic direction, culture, and ways of working of the Foundation, helping to ensure that digital is at the heart of everything we do.

The ideal candidate will have a track record of leading teams to create digital products that are used by millions of people. Technically strong, you will be an accomplished software engineer in your own right, with the knowledge and skills to challenge and support product teams to take good decisions.

You will be skilled at agile ways of working and experienced at managing the interfaces between agile and non-agile teams. You will be user-focused and data-driven, with a track record of improving experience and outcomes through using insights and data effectively.

This is an exceptional opportunity to join the leadership of one of the most exciting non-profit organisations to emerge in the last decade. You’ll be joining an extraordinary team that cares about its mission, about the quality of our work, and for each other.

We strive to make the Foundation a place where talented people can do the best work of their careers. We have a flexible and collaborative approach to all aspects of our work. If you’re the right person for the job, we will make it work for you.


Main responsibilities

Experience and personal attributes

In addition, you might have some of the following:


Benefits

In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a range of benefits for all of our colleagues, including:

Timetable for applications

Closing date: 4 March 2019

Telephone Interviews: w/c 4 March 2019

Face-to-face interviews: First round 11 March 2019, second round 15 March 2019

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