Head of IT – UK

Salary: £57,070, with excellent benefits
Duration: Open ended
Based: London, UK

We are a growing global peacebuilding organisation with a new five-year strategy. Robust business systems and IT infrastructure are at the core of our ability to achieve our ambitions.

The IT function is led by the Head of IT, who will manage one IT assistant and outsourced contractors and consultants in the UK and overseas.

Broadly, the goals of our IT team are to ensure that effective and innovative IT provision is in place globally to support the strategic and day-to-day needs of the entire organisation (UK and overseas). Working closely with senior colleagues, the Head of IT designs and delivers IT strategy, offering maximum impact for a limited budget and ensuring the organisation is equipped with business systems that support organisational strategy.

The successful candidate will have first-rate expertise in designing and managing IT strategy, infrastructure and strategic business systems. She/He will combine a strategic mindset with a hands-on approach and will possess strong technical skills and an excellent ability to communicate with a variety of non-technical stakeholders and drive organisational change.

Note, the above reflect some of the requirements for the job. For the full requirements, please read the job description.

To apply, please click the link below and follow the instructions. Please note that we do not accept CVs.


The closing date is 20 January 2019 at midnight (UK time).

Early applications are encouraged, as they will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

While International Alert will endeavour to contact all candidates within a reasonable time, this may not always be possible due to limited resources. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, you can assume that your application has, on this occasion, been unsuccessful. International Alert is an equal opportunities employer. All applicants will be judged strictly on the basis of merit.

About International Alert

International Alert has been working for over 30 years with people directly affected by conflict to build lasting peace. Together, we believe peace is within our power.

We focus on solving the root causes of conflict, bringing together people from across divides. From the grassroots to policy level, we come together to build everyday peace.