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Digital Education Technology and Architecture Lead, Hodder Education

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

What you’ll be doing

Your role will be to manage and validate the technology and architecture approaches for existing and new digital platform, products and associated services to support optimal service delivery and user experience, across several different markets to ensure the achievement of divisional objectives.  You will lead on technology approaches, release and maintenance management, in close collaboration with our development partners and suppliers as well as the internal Hachette IT and infrastructure team. 

You will support the Director of Digital Change and Head of Digital in recommending appropriate technology and architecture approaches to enable the delivery and implementation of digital strategies, to support publishing and commercial growth.

Who we are looking for

  • You will have a successful track record in digital platform technical design and delivery, ideally in an EdTech or education publishing environment. 
  • You will have leadership and some team management experience and be able to demonstrate strong technology leadership and planning expertise as well as an ability to communicate effectively with interdisciplinary teams.
  • You are able to engage effectively with development partners, including challenging them where needed.
  • Your role be able to improve digital delivery and development outcomes as a result and ensure evaluation of our approach becomes embedded in our practice. 
  • You will be able to demonstrate an ownership mentality for existing areas of responsibility, and a positive approach to learning from experience.
  • You are a self-starter and ready for the next step in your career.

What we offer

Our staff are our greatest asset and our benefits reflect this. In addition to 25 days annual leave days per year + bank holidays, we have an extensive list of benefits that include: a wide-ranging training library, development programmes including mentoring, Cycle to Work vouchers, Private Medical Insurance, eye care vouchers, up to 70% off book purchases, a charity book shelf, 2 volunteer days per year to use at your charity of choice, many employee networks to join, summer hours (finishing at 1pm on Fridays during the summer months!), season ticket loans, rent deposit loans, generous pension schemes and much more!

This role can be based at our London office, or at any of our new regional offices in Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester, Sheffield or Bristol.

The role will begin working from home due to ongoing Covid19 restrictions, but once normality resumes this role will be based at one of our UK offices, with a blend of in-office (3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.

Who we are and what we do

The Hodder Education Group, part of Hachette UK, provides teaching and learning solutions for UK and International schools and colleges through print and digital resources and expert-led events.  Our core values drive our culture and enrich our working environment and are:

  • All teachers and students are at the heart of what we do
  • Quality in everything from our practices to our products
  • Trustworthy in what we publish and how we interact
  • Collaboration is key to how we work, internally and externally

International publishing is a growing area with significant opportunity in our strategic plan across a range of markets and large number of territories.

Our Commitment

Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.

If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please let us know.

The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews and undertaking junior roles. For more information visit www.booktradeentrysupport.org

Hachette UK

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