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IT & Technology
Woking, Surrey
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Grace Tattersall

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, you will be responsible for delivering the technology systems that underpin the strategic development of information systems at WWF, and to provide the vision to place the organisation in a position of strategic competitive advantage; driven by its innovative use of technology.

You will be a strategic thinker, with responsibility for development and delivery of the ICT strategy and services across 3 sites, particularly around technical knowledge management, innovation and collaboration. Technology is key in order to support WWF’s conservation work and new strategy including new ways of working. You will sit on the data protection committee and be responsible for cyber security across the organisation.

You will identify opportunities for partnering with key technology providers which is an important part of the role to ensure WWF’s IT architecture supports all of WWF’s process functions and corporate strategy.

As Director of ICT, you will also have responsibility for technology standards, policies and governance for ICT services including cybersecurity, best ICT practices and business continuity.


You will already have managed an IT department within a multi-location, medium to large organisation and be experienced in a broad range of technological solutions. A strong manager and leader, you will have the ability to develop staff by identifying and fulfilling gaps in skills and knowledge. You will be a strategic thinker, adept at change management and have experience in partner selection and management. Successful contract negotiation skills are vital.

You will be a credible IT leader with an interest in innovative technology and cloud services and the ability to communicate complex information to non-IT staff. Strong knowledge of cyber security is key.

You will have a university or technical school degree in computer science, information systems or equivalent experience as well as a proven background in planning, development, implementation and support of a wide range of ICT and collaboration services and systems. 

Who are we?

WWF believes in a future where people and nature thrive.

Best known as the world’s leading conservation body, we’ve seen first-hand how wildlife, the environment and human activity are all interlinked.

That’s why our passion for safeguarding the natural world has to be backed up by other environmental action – tackling the global threat of climate change (through our big global campaigns like Earth Hour) and helping people to change the way they live to ease pressure on natural resources.

WWF is at the heart of global activities in all these areas. We have teams of highly skilled professionals working with governments, businesses and communities here in the UK and around the world.

Director of ICT – How to Apply

If you have the skills to develop technology to help build a movement in defence of nature please submit a copy of your up to date CV with cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this role and why you believe you are suited for the role to

Please contact Grace Tattersall at Morgan Law on 0207 747 6825 for any further information and the candidate pack. Morgan Law are acting as our recruitment partner for this vacancy, any direct applications will be forwarded to Morgan Law.

At WWF-UK we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued and there is equality of opportunity. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits to encourage a work life balance.