Job vacancy

Head of IT and Digital Transformation

Salary range:
Aug. 15, 2022
We're recruiting a Head of IT and Digital Transformation to support Global Witness achieve our ambitious goals.

About us

For over 25 years, Global Witness has fought to end environmental and human rights abuses driven by political and corporate elites.  Through bold and hard-hitting investigations, campaigning, and advocacy, we have catalysed change across the world to challenge the systems that enable these harms.

Our work is needed now more than ever.

We are facing a crisis: the climate is being destroyed and civic freedoms are deteriorating.  Rampant abuse of power is pushing the world to breaking point as Governments and Big Corporations all too often go unchecked in their exploitation of our planet and its people.

For us to succeed, we need to embody the principles we fight for. We continue to strive for greater cohesion, solidarity, and inclusion internally and across civil society. We stay ahead of the curve by learning from allies and other social and political movements that share our mission.

Only together can we protect one another and the planet to build a better, more just future.

About the role

This is an exciting role where the successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead and revolutionize the delivery of Information and Technology mission-critical services which will enable Global Witness to deliver it’s strategic objectives in a safe, secure and collaborative environment.

You will be experienced with connectivity capabilities (networks, telephony, video conferencing, Internet Service Provision), Storage and Compute (Cloud largely MS Azure) and Productivity tools and services and will provide user-centric IT solutions to maximise efficiency across the organisation.

About you

You thrive on responsibility and completing tasks in a timely manner with good communication. You are equally comfortable working independently, and in a team, to deliver excellence.

Your success in the role will come from your experience with IT methodologies and processes.You will have strong technical knowledge of operational infrastructure (Azure Virtual Data Centre), devices (Lenovo laptops/ desktops) and networks (switches, firewalls, wireless, VPNs), telephony.

Your prioritisation, initiative and ability to be resilient under pressure will be key for this role.

You’ll also have a strong affinity to Global Witness’ values and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues is critical in this role, so you must thrive in an environment where you frequently work with others to achieve impact.

Working for us

Global Witness has a talented team of people worldwide with offices in London, Washington DC, and Brussels. We aim to be a diverse and inclusive place to work. We value new perspectives, original ideas and different ways of working. We believe that diverse views and experiences improve the way we do our work. We do our best to make our jobs accessible to all regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation or identity.

We offer an excellent benefits package including a competitive salary and 25 days annual leave (exc. Bank Holidays), pension, private medical insurance and the option of flexible working arrangements.

This role is based in London and therefore to be considered for this role you must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK. We are currently trialling a new hybrid working model for 2022 that requires staff to be in the office at least 20% of the working week.


Please send in your CV (max 2 sides) and a one-page cover letter outlining how you meet the requirements of the role to: [email protected]  with Head of IT and Digital Transformation  in the subject heading by midnight BST on 15 August 2022.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make any reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend any interview, please let us know.

Interviews will take place week commencing 22 August 2022.