Job Description


Head of Innovation & Technology

  • Location:
    Bath (BA2)
  • Salary:
  • Employment Type:
    Fixed Term
  • Hours per Week:
  • Closing Date:
    31 October 2021
Reporting Group:
  • Touchstone

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We are Touchstone, part of the Places for People Group. As part of Places for People we are placemakers; our work impacts on the lives of people across the U.K. – providing homes to live in, communities to retire to, spaces to stay active, supported homes for independent living, and student accommodation. Our places work when they work for everyone.  

How do we do all this? By surrounding ourselves with collaborative people, innovative people and pro-active people. Our people live and breathe our SPIRIT values; we are the place for spirited people.

So, we want you to join us and the 12,000 other colleagues on our journey; colleagues who have helped us create places, maintain 195,000 homes, manage £4 billion of assets and teach 75,000 children to swim each week.

More about your role

You will work with the Managing Director of Touchstone, Touchstone manage homes on behalf of landlords across the UK, providing more than 20,000 families with safe and pleasant places to live. You will drive forward a co-ordinated and proactive approach to the development and deployment of technology and innovation in our business. You will take the lead in the identification, evaluation and adoption of new technologies to drive efficiency, eliminate waste and duplication and help make our business customer and digital first.

Your collaborative style will see you build relationships with stakeholders in Touchstone and where relevant at Group level, helping equip the business to be future-ready and retain its market leading position. You will ensure that all this work is aligned with the Group Technology and Innovation Strategy and work in harmony with internal projects.

This role is based in Bath allowing you to collaborate with the operational and IT teams. As we move out of lockdown we are trialling hybrid working, so you will be able to split your time between home and the office in Bath.

For more information please download our job profile available on our website.

More about you

You will be a leader with presence and influence and have a track record in working collaboratively with colleagues, clients and Senior Managers to build and maintain relationships at all levels and to persuade and influence. With good project management experience, you will be a “starter-finisher”, delivering projects from definition to implementation and benefits realisation, within agreed budgets and timescales.

Importantly you will be connected with and be knowledgeable about the property industry, maintaining awareness of new developments, legislation, technology and innovation. You should possess the ability and interest in horizon scanning and being on top of not just current technology and ways of working but also future developments and potentially disruptive technology.

The benefits

Our ambition gives you all the challenge you could wish for and that's why we can offer you tangible and exciting career progression in a diverse and pioneering business.  

Here people can flourish, thrive, better themselves and work in fantastic communities with inspirational colleagues and customers.

We know that there's always more we can do to make you smile, that's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to help colleagues save money or make their lives a little bit easier; from a pension, generous holiday pay, training, sick pay, and free or discounted gym membership – to a wealth of extra perks including interest-free loans for colleagues, discounts and offers on thousands of retailers, restaurants and leisure outlets and much more.

What's next?

If you meet the criteria and are ready to make the next step in your career then apply following our simple 5 minute application process, upload a CV and a supporting statement which demonstrates how you meet the requirements of the role. If you have any questions please call the recruitment team on 01772 666555.

Please note that we may bring the closing date forward, if we receive a large number of quality applications. If you are interested in this role we would advise applying immediately to avoid disappointment.

If you are using a mobile device such as an iPad then ensure your CV is stored in the cloud, we currently support Google Drive, OneDrive and Dropbox.

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Bath (BA2)
2 Crescent Office Business Park, Clarks Way, Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom, BA2 2AF
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