Digital Services Development Lead

  • Job Reference: 148154750-2
  • Date Posted: 26 March 2020
  • Recruiter: YMCA DownsLink Group
  • Location: Brighton, Sussex
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Start Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 19:00:00 EST

Job Description


Digital Services Development Lead
Brighton & Hove
Fixed Term Contract
37 Hours per week
£40,070 per annum

We are recruiting a Development Lead to oversee a portfolio of projects under our innovative and rapidly expanding e-wellbeing Digital Mental Health Strategy. The postholder will be responsible for developing and launching digital products and services that are at the cutting edge of the industry in supporting and improving wellbeing outcomes for children and young people. This work will take place across Sussex.

The portfolio will include developing our existing, online platform in the delivery of online therapy, expanding digital materials in the platform for mental health services to utilise and launching a new website that allows young people to explore their own mental health needs more effectively. The postholder will also be responsible for designing and developing new products and services in response to the needs to the population.

Alongside this work the postholder will be responsible for developing relationships with external services and marketing a range of products to new providers.
Applicants must have extensive experience in operational management, excellent IT skills and a good knowledge of marketing and communications. Experience of working children and young people and digital products is desirable.

It is important that service user's feedback is embedded in the development and delivery of services and that we create opportunities for young people to participate in co-production opportunities. The postholder will oversee the production of joint quarterly reports and any other monitoring information as required by commissioners, stakeholders, funders and other appropriately interested parties.

You will need a proven knowledge of relevant Local and National Government mental health strategies, substantial experience of managing children & young people's services, and hold a relevant professional qualification.

The position comes with excellent benefits, including 27 days annual leave per annum (plus bank holidays), a company sick pay scheme, a life assurance policy of 2x your annual salary, a health and wellbeing cash plan, and a cycle to work scheme. Please download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered.

If you are an applicant interested in this post and would like an informal discussion having read the job pack, please have a look at the vacancy on our website. We will not respond to agencies.

YMCA DownsLink Group welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and promote inclusion, which we demonstrate through our activities, as well as in our policies and working practices. Reinforced by our culture and values, we seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work.

YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns.

Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Closing date for applications: Friday 3rd April 2020 at 9am

Interview date: To be confirmed

Please note that we do not accept CVs.
To apply, please download an Application Pack and an Application Form from YMCA DownsLink Group.