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Digital, Data and Technology Transformation Director

As our Digital, Data and Technology Transformation Director you will drive efficiency, expand our capability, leverage data and foster a collaborative culture. Reporting to our CEO, you’ll be responsible for transforming how we work, and you’ll be integral to us reaching our ambitious vision.

Welcome from Rachel Kirby-Rider, CEO

Thank you for considering this opportunity to join us as our new Digital, Data and Technology Transformation Director.

When a child or young person is diagnosed with cancer, their whole world  (and their family’s) can feel like it’s falling apart. They need special treatment because their cancer is different to adults’, they can only be treated in certain hospitals, and they often travel miles and miles to get there.

The impact of cancer on young lives is far more than medical. Their anxieties are deep. Their education, mental health and social lives suffer. Their futures feel very uncertain. Young Lives vs  Cancer is the only charity in the UK with specialist social workers dedicated to providing tailored psychosocial support to children and young people with cancer, and their families.

We stop at nothing to make their voices heard and their unique needs understood, so they can get the right care and support at the right time.

We’re looking for a dynamic and highly skilled Data & Technology Transformation Director to join us and help deliver on our promise to support young cancer patients, by ensuring we have enterprise systems which will enable the organisation to be ambitious in how it delivers impact for young cancer patients, change and impact the system through utilising the data, insight and evidence we hold. We know we’ve got a lot of work to do to maximise future technological advances and we know we must invest in our systems and platforms but we need to we need to do this in a transformation way which supports our ambitions for the future. Now is the time but we need the right person to drive this forward.

Reporting directly to me, the role will be responsible for leading this whole organisational transformation programme, scoping, designing and transforming our digital, data and technology systems which will enable us to deliver our ambitious strategy for future growth.

To meet our goals, we need a strong, confident and engaging professional, who can be dynamic, work at pace, decisive and a real expert knowledge of the field. You will need to be an excellent communicator who can inspire and motivate the workforce to engage in the programme and recognise how vital this transformation is for us to achieve our North Star ambitions and support young cancer patients in the most effective and relevant way into the future. Throughout all your work, it’s important that you share our commitment for Young Lives vs Cancer to become a truly diverse, inclusive and equitable organisation, where everyone feels like they truly belong.

If you have the skills, expertise and knowledge we’re looking for and want to join a driven team which is passionate about having an impact on the lives of your cancer patients, then we would love to hear from you.

Rachel Kirby-Rider, CEO