Digital Project & Product Lead

Closing date: Monday 25 October 2021 at 9am

Salary: £34,561+ £3,500 Location Allowance (LA) per year (rising to £36,380 + LA in your first year with us)

Job type: Permanent

Hours: Full time 35 hours

Location: HQ, London

Application closing date: Monday 25 October 2021 at 9am


This is a really exciting time to join Girlguiding. We have much to be proud of in our one hundred years of history, but we know that to remain vibrant and relevant to young people we must continually evolve.

We have begun a process of significant change: transforming the organisation so it can meet the challenges of the future by putting young people at the heart of our organisation. We are on a mission to amplify the voices of girls and young women, so they can champion change in their own lives and the wider world; to build strong partnerships that can increase our reach and impact; and to increase the support we offer our amazing adult volunteers who deliver incredible experiences to young people across the UK every week.

We want to create a digital experience that enables connections and builds Girlguiding community, allowing girls and young women to do amazing things, make a positive difference and fulfil their potential. 

You will have experience in managing varied digital projects from the discovery phase to finished product. We are looking for someone who has a good combination of skills -project management, service design, digital innovation, user experience research and change management. You will lead on the scoping of some key new digital transformation projects i.e. a project that will focus on how we can digitally empower and include our volunteers and prototyping new digital experiences for various audiences

You will make sure users are at the heart of all that we do whilst also balancing business objectives. You will have technical and digital expertise and ability to work across multiple initiatives in a busy team.  

Experience in gathering requirements, scoping, planning and delivering complex digital products is essential. Knowledge of Agile project management methodologies and how to best apply them is vital. You are passionate about design thinking and have a track-record in digital innovation and transformation projects.  

You will be a proactive individual, with a positive outlook and excellent stakeholder management and communications skills. A confident and open-minded communicator who is comfortable with change, as well as reporting to stakeholders across all levels is key.  

Girlguiding values the differences that a diverse workforce brings and is committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Girlguiding is proud to be part of the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme, a member of the Business Disability Forum, and a member of Time to Change – improving attitudes towards mental health. While Girlguiding’s young members may be girl only, our staff team is mixed gender. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability (physical or mental), gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

We are committed to supporting our staff to achieve a good work-life balance and offer flexible working options wherever we reasonably can. Girlguiding is a COVID secure employer, offering hybrid working and providing support for all employees during the current pandemic. All staff are required to carry out our online health and safety training and complete a DSE risk assessment to ensure we can provide the support you require.

How to apply

Read the application pack and send a CV, with declaration form, supporting statement and diversity monitoring form. Return all documents to us at [email protected]

We are currently advertising for a similar role Senior Digital Product Officer. If you would like to be considered for both posts, please note this in your application. Please include details of your relevant skills/experience for each role. You will only need to submit one application and will only need to attend one interview if you are to be successfully shortlisted. 

We ask that you submit your CV and supporting information as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close vacancies at any time, when we have received sufficient applications.

It is important that you submit all of the above documents with your CV, including the declaration form, supporting statement and diversity questionnaire. We will consider only those applications that include these completed documents.

Unfortunately, we are unable to give feedback to those who are not shortlisted; however, we will, if required, provide feedback to those who have attended an interview.

Interviews will be held remotely during the pandemic.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact our HR team by emailing [email protected] or calling us on 0207 592 1892.