Director of Digital Strategy

  • Felsted School
  • Felsted, Essex, UK
  • Nov 05, 2020
Full time Education Information Technology

Job Description

Commence January 2021 (or as soon as possible thereafter)
Full-time | Permanent | All-Year-Round | Competitive Salary

Felsted, an ‘Outstanding in Every Aspect’ ISI rated Independent Day and Boarding School, requires an outstanding and inspirational leader to implement and manage the strategic development of digital strategy and learning across our whole School. 

This senior management post is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and skilled leader who possesses the professional and personal credibility to inspire and lead digital strategy and learning across the Felsted community. We seek an outstanding practitioner who will ensure that developments in technology are at the forefront of what we do, ensuring we deliver a high quality, innovative and forward-thinking digital environment for learning and teaching.

This position is a significant role within our Senior Management Team and Prep Leadership Team, which will provide the opportunity for the right person to showcase their leadership, ICT and people skills within a growing business and in return, provide an opportunity to enhance their senior management career within a prestigious environment. 

It is essential that the successful person has excellent people skills, is a strategic thinker with financial acumen, self-driven and results-focused. Applicants must hold an honours degree (or equivalent), have a credible record of leading a successful ICT department and working well with key stakeholders. Further information about the role and a full job description can be found within the ‘Role Information Pack’.

The working hours are all-year round, Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm. Flexibility in working hours is key in order to effectively carry out the role and may from time-to-time include working Saturdays. Time off in lieu will be available. 

Applications are welcome and will be considered from both within and outside the education sector.

Benefits include free life insurance and parking, contributory pension scheme, free lunch and use of the Felsted Gym and pool facilities, plus a subsidised healthcare scheme, company sick pay and membership to Felsted Connect - an online multi-platform engagement tool where employees have access to hundreds of exclusive discounts and offers from online and high-street retailers.

Felsted is a leading day and boarding independent School based in a stunning village campus in North Essex. Founded in 1564 by Richard Lord Riche, who had been a Lord Chancellor under King Edward VI, Felsted today provides an exceptional holistic education to approximately 1100 boys and girls aged four to eighteen. We celebrated our 450th anniversary in 2014, one of only a handful of Schools in the country that have claimed this historic milestone. We employ more than 160 teachers and 440 operational staff in a community orientated environment, ensuring our pupils receive the very best in learning and co-curricular activities. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is 9.00am on Monday 30 November 2020.  
Interviews will be held as soon as possible afterwards.

If you would like to apply for this position, please visit our website to complete our online application process.

Felsted School is committed to equal opportunities, the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Therefore, all employees are required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check.


General-Other: Project-Program Management, IT Project Management, Program Management, Project Management, Digital Content Development


Please contact us for details, Competitive

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