Job title:  CAF Bank Transformation Technology Workstream Lead
Fixed term contract (up to 18mths)
Based in:
Kings Hill, Kent
CAF Bank
Full-time, 35 hours per week
up to £45k

This is an exciting opportunity to join the CAF Bank team at CAF.

CAF Bank is owned by a major UK charity, Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), so we exist for purely charitable purposes and our profits are reinvested to help fund CAF’s work supporting the charitable sector.

You will be the Transformation Technology Workstream Lead which is the workstream responsible for delivery of technical change within the Bank wide transformation programme. This is an instrumental role in driving the successful implementation of the Bank’s strategic vision and realising business wide improvement. Driving the work of our chosen technology vendors, this role will deliver the technology change that powers the transformation and enables a step change improvement in the CAF Bank customer experience,  and CAF Bank internal ways of working .

Reporting to the CAF Bank Business Change and IT Transformation Programme Lead, the Transformation Technology Workstream Lead will drive the work of external vendors as well as collaborate with various internal and external stakeholders.  The role is responsible for the Technology Delivery workstream which will deliver the new internal core banking system and integrations, as well as customer facing app and website. The role will manage the workstream through Discover, Design, Testing and Implemention. In addition to managing the workstream, this technical role will be expected to take a broad view of technology across the programme and provide input across workstreams to make sure sensible technical design decisions are made.

This role will utilise standard change, risk and project management methodologies for supporting the implementation of the new banking platform. The role will manage the project plan, deliverables, dependencies and milestones associated with the delivery of the technology, feeding into the wider Transformation Programme plan. A critical element of the role is managing the vendor through every stage of the delivery process, understanding stakeholder impacts, as well as facilitating the realisation of new business processes and aligning with workstreams responsible for organisational readiness.  Finally, this role will own and manage issues/risks to ensure delivery/cost targets are achieved as well as be a key contributor to end state operating model risk assessment and mitigation.

You will have significant experience in project and change delivery in support of enterprise wide initiatives, project management and well as a strong track record in retail banking roles, preferably in the UK financial services industry. You will also have significant experience of vendor management from design, solution implementation to end state operating models. The role requires an experienced technology professional, with the experience and gravitas to manage vendors to deliver on time and on budget delivery for CAF Bank.

A proven ability to deliver technology change  through successful collaboration and valued relationships is essential for success in the role. This role requires close management of risks and issues, and proactive problem solving to keep delivery and budget on track. In addition to experience with strategic transformation and a proven track record of getting the best from people.

You will be a natural collaborator and will have the ability to develop productive professional relationships and inspire confidence in internal and external stakeholders. You will be calm under pressure and able to manage a large and diverse workload. Self motivation and personal organisation skills will be clearly evident from your career history. This T

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We’re a charity, a bank and champion for better giving, and for over 90 years we’ve been helping donors, companies and charities make a bigger impact. We exist to make giving go further, so together we can transform more lives and communities around the world. We are CAF and we make giving count.

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For further information about this exciting opportunity or to apply please send your CV and a supporting statement explaining why you would be the best candidate for this position to quoting reference number MD528. If this method of applying is not possible, then please contact a member of the HR team either by the email address above or by calling us on 03000 123 566 to discuss how we can support you to apply.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 25 June 2021