Head of Development
2nd October 2019
Competitive + Benefits
Competitive + Benefits
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Head of Development
The LTA is the National Governing Body for tennis in Great Britain, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, and is responsible for developing and promoting the sport while safeguarding the integrity of tennis. The LTA's vision is "Tennis Opened Up" and its mission is to make tennis Relevant, Accessible, Welcoming and Enjoyable. The future of the LTA's digital footprint is at the heart of the business strategy. This is a great opportunity to be part of a team focused on developing the substantial technology ecosystem for the LTA. The Head of Development (Technology) role is responsible for leading the LTA's development team across all platforms.
Utilising extensive previous development experience, this role will provide the strategic direction for the overall technology architecture of the LTA alongside the Head of Technology, whilst leading on the day to day development of the chosen solutions. By providing innovative and reliable technology solutions, this role will ensure excellence in delivery across all business areas and to members of the public. With extensive relevant experience, the role's responsibility is to engineer web and customer engagement solutions that meet our customers' needs and help shape the LTA's technological and digital offering.
Your creativity and technical excellence will manifest itself in a wide range of products and services which will help the LTA to distinguish itself from the competition and offer its' customers a truly engaging and superior interactive experience at every digital touch-point. With previous experience in line management, the role will be responsible for the organisation, support and mentoring of members within the team, managing outsourced vendor relationship and development teams. You will play a key role in structuring the LTA's development team and supplier network.
The Head of Development requires extensive people management experience (both employees and offsite development teams), and in depth experience across a wide range of software development technologies, primarily CRM platforms (Salesforce of Siebel), C# / .NET, MS AZURE, as well as vast experience working with Agile methodologies.
To find out more please review the full job description - we look forward to reviewing your application. Please include your salary expectations in your covering letter when applying.
Health and wellbeing is of paramount importance to us and as such, we offer a wide selection of benefits that employees can take advantage of:
LIFE ASSURANCE - From your first day of employment, you will be covered for Life Assurance provided by Canada Life.
PENSION - You have the opportunity to join our Group Personal Pension Plan with Standard Life with a great employer contribution percentage.
PRIVATE MEDICAL INSURANCE -You will be eligible to join our private medical insurance scheme through VitalityHealth from your start date.
HOLIDAY - Annual leave entitlement is 25 days plus all UK Public Holidays for all full-time colleagues.
BONUS SCHEME - The annual discretionary bonus scheme is based on the performance of the organisation and individual.
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME - You can take advantage of our free Employee Assistance Programme, ‘EmployeeCare', which offers information and support on a wide range of topics.
FAMILY FRIENDLY LEAVE - We offer enhanced maternity, shared parental and adoption pay for the first 16 weeks of leave on full pay (followed by Statutory Pay for the remaining 23 weeks). Paternity leave is also paid at an enhanced rate of full pay for two weeks.
SEASON TICKET LOAN - Once you have passed your probationary period, a season ticket loan of up to £5,000 is available.
EYE TESTS - We will reimburse you up to £30 for the cost of an annual eye test, pay up to £45 towards glasses/ contact lenses plus up to £30 towards the cost of an anti-glare coating for VDU users.
CYCLE TO WORK SCHEME - We encourage our colleagues to ride a bike to work and we are a member of the Government's Cycle to Work Scheme, ‘Cyclescheme'.
LONG SERVICE AWARDS - The LTA appreciate the invaluable contribution made by all colleagues and wish to encourage and reward loyalty, committed service and experience. As a result they have Long Service Awards in place that recognises when an employee has reached their 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th and 30th year of service.
STAFF DISCOUNTS - We are able to offer discounts to colleagues with a wide range of our partners and suppliers
FREE USE OF GYMS AND TENNIS COURTS AT THE NTC - You have free use of the gym and tennis courts at the NTC. You can book the tennis courts through reception. Towels are also available to borrow at reception.
FREE PARKING AND BIKE RACKS - You are permitted to park at the NTC free of charge. There are also bike racks available to securely store your bicycle.
DISCOUNTED CAFÉ AT NTC - The cafe offers a wide range of nutritious hot and cold meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner along with a selection of drinks and snacks. All food can be purchased by colleagues at a discounted rate.
NUMEROUS SOCIAL ACTIVITIES - Colleague wellbeing is of paramount importance to the LTA. A recreational room is provided at the NTC for colleagues to use and there are a number of wellbeing services operating on site which include sport classes before and, after work and during lunchtimes. Activities include Cardio Tennis, run/walk club, football, yoga and tennis Xpress.
Closing date for applications is Tuesday 22nd October