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Head of Tech Administration

London, UKSBMTPermanent (Full-Time)Simply Business Management Team

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A brief update on Covid-19 (coronavirus)

Simply Business is well prepared to deal with unprecedented events. We’re an agile business by nature – and our hiring and interview process is no exception. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, some parts of our hiring process may take a little longer than usual.  Please bear with us, and rest assured that we're happy to hear from you and receive your application.

If it looks like you could be a good fit for the role, we’ll ask you to interview on Zoom – you’ll need WiFi and a laptop, or a 4G-enabled smartphone. If you don’t have access to either of these, or you need support with your application, get in touch with us at [email protected] Similarly, please email us if you’re not well, you’re self-isolating, or if you want to pause your application for a bit – we’ll be happy to keep you updated on future opportunities like the one below.

Technology. Award-winning customer service. Bleeding-edge data ability. Simply Business is a new type of insurance company, using all of the above to create the best possible insurance experience for small businesses and self-employed people. We love working here, and have even taken the number one spot in the Sunday Times Best Company To Work For 2015 and 16 lists; we’ve stopped entering now to focus on a few bigger projects, but you get the idea.

It’s a great place to work.

There are currently over 500,000 active Simply Business insurance policies in the UK alone. And we have offices in London, Northampton and Boston, USA. Talking of offices, ours are bright, airy and geared up for really smart working. We’re flexible, with plenty of remote workers coming in and out, and we believe work and life should be hand in hand, rather than a juggling act. So no need to worry about school pick-ups, or a horrible commute.

Our people are our most important asset, so we focus on building a working  life that helps us thrive, not stick. Join us and you’ll be part of our journey  to creating something even better, for our customers and ourselves.

We need a Head of Tech Administration to join us in London.

The Head of Tech Administration role is a crucial one for the successful operation of the technology department. Reporting into the UK CTO, this role will play a central role in enabling the function to deliver change in an Agile and transparent way.
This role will suit someone with senior leadership experience, from a programme management or PMO background, with extensive Agile experience. The role requires a person who is highly organised, comfortable with broad responsibilities, a passion for excellence, a keen interest in technology and a joy for management.

What you’ll be doing 
The role is responsible for leading a growing team, delivering a broad set of operational services to the technology function across three essential pillars:

Tech strategy 
- Act as an advocate for the technology strategy, establishing tracking, monitoring and comms strategies to support its successful delivery.
- Assists the CTO to manage, innovate and deliver the technology and tech talent strategy.

Departmental health
We are a product centered Agile team and our people are crucial to being successful. 
- Support the mentoring, coaching and L&D needs of the team.
- Lead on department recruitment activities, ensuring quality of process and candidate experience.
- Being a focal point for community activities, e.g. meet-ups, events, etc.
- Providing a consistent interface into the people, finance and L&D functions for the technology department.

Department administration
As a large department, coordinated administration is a key aspect of this role
- Leading and coordinating the various ‘Heads of’ departments to complete financial processes of the department, e.g. budgeting  processes, invoicing, expenses.
- Optimises departmental processes as we scale
- Leading on the coordinating the various department meetings, events and meetups
- Measurement, reporting and coordination of the Communities of practices.
- Effectively managing the Tech Ops team deliveries, execution plans and supporting strategies.
- Creates and manages relevant reporting aligned with department and strategic goals.
- Supplier management and reporting
- Supporting the CTO with slide decks, regular meetings etc. 

Communication
- Owning team wide communications, SB-wide communications representing Tech. 


What we are looking for:

  • Positive can-do attitude with a strong work ethic - it’s essential to be energetic, ambitious and accessible.
  • Excellent stakeholder skills and comfortable operating at the highest levels in a business.
  • Good IT background in delivery or planning roles.
  • Highly organised and plan oriented.
  • Flexible team player with the ability to work in a dynamic environment.
  • Thinks creatively and has a broad understanding of the needs of technologists and senior leadership.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and relationship management, and able to work with multiple stakeholders at varying levels, e.g. internal teams, agencies and partners, to deliver fantastic outputs
  • Prides themselves on their organisational ability and impeccable attention to detail.
  • Passionate about ensuring that customers have a great experience and perception of Simply Business.
  • Comfortable managing budgets, budgeting processes and reporting.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and influencing skills.
We want to meet you.

At Simply Business, we pride ourselves on having a diverse workforce. Unfortunately, research has shown that some candidates, particularly women and people from other underrepresented groups, are put off applying for a job if they don’t fit every single one of the criteria.

But hiring at Simply Business isn’t a box ticking exercise – we’re much more interested in meeting people who’re excited to work with us. So if this job appeals to you and you think you’d be a good fit, send us your CV. With any luck we’ll be seeing you at interview soon.

What are the benefits?

There’s all the serious (but important) stuff we call ‘core benefits’. On top of that, you can pick and choose from the more exciting options we offer – whether it’s a full gym membership or gym subsidy, comprehensive private health cover, extra holiday, or a National Trust pass. 

The ‘core’ stuff
Some of these will kick in once you’re confirmed in post, but here’s the summary:
• a salary that reflects your experience, our pay policy and the market we’re in from your first day, generous annual leave
• life assurance (financial cover for your family, should the worst happen)
• a cash plan to reimburse your everyday medical expenses
• an extra day off if you get married or move house
• an automatic enrollment pension (employer-matched at 5%) 

The fun stuff
We also have a great deal more to pick and mix from, with things like:
• a full gym membership
• private medical insurance
• extra days annual leave
• shopping vouchers
• dental insurance
• travel insurance

But there’s so much more to Simply Business than insurance and memberships. We also commit to flexible working options, smart working (our offices are kitted out for you to work when and how you choose), cycle to work, eye test vouchers, and season ticket loan schemes, and we have a handy online form to put in any training or conference requests.

Best of all, though, are the groups, clubs, and adventures that come with the Simply Business territory. Forget a simple Give As You Earn scheme (although we’ve got that too) – we trek the Sahara for charity, take you on weekends away, throw epic summer parties, and meet up for book groups, public speaking coaching, yoga, manicures, beer brewing, and lots, lots more.

Our values

Everything we do comes down to these five values – empowerment, authenticity, simplicity, learning and pioneering. In practice, these will mean something unique to every  person at Simply Business, but if you’re considering working here, give them some thought. They’re at the heart of our story.

Empowerment
We believe in our people and the positive impact they can have so we enable everyone to stretch themselves

Authenticity
We celebrate diversity, avoid jargon and genuinely care about helping small businesses thrive

Simplicity
We attempt to simplify complex solutions to save our customers time and effort

Learning
We’re never done learning about new possibilities and act to explore them

Pioneering
We’re obsessed with finding new ways to create even better  experiences
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