Director of Data Information Systems

Salix has offices in Manchester and London.
Up to £116,000 per annum

Salix is a non-departmental public body, owned wholly by Government. We administer funds on behalf of the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (formerly the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), the Welsh and Scottish Governments and the Scottish Funding Council. Since our formation in 2004 up to 31 March 2022, our business has helped public sector organisations commit to more than 21,500 projects by administering £2.7 billion of funding, with projects saving 1.1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide annually. There are many success stories stemming from our work across Scotland, Wales and England, including a diverse range of sectors, from universities to the NHS, and from emergency services to schools.


Our newly created Director of Data & Information Systems role is a central and strategically important position and will lead an experienced team that is expanding rapidly to meet the increased demand of new schemes. The role will be responsible for our core information systems infrastructure and operations, and will lead a systems transformation programme, developing our IT systems strategy and roadmap to support our business objectives. You will also ensure our systems add maximum value to our business operations. 

We are looking for a talented leader with appropriate professional experience who can provide inspiring leadership to the team, build effective partnerships with stakeholders and truly enable Salix to become digital at our core. This is a compelling opportunity for a trusted and capable leader already operating at a senior level who has a significant data and IT systems background. You will bring excellent knowledge of technical and digital infrastructure, along with data security and governance expertise. You will also have proven experience of leading projects through to completion and be a highly effective communicator with sharp financial and contract management acumen. 

If you believe you have the personal qualities, skills and experience we are looking for, we very much look forward to hearing from you. 


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.

How to apply

To make an application, please click on the apply now button below, with the following prepared:

  • a CV (no more than three sides) or equivalent biographical information
  • a short covering letter that responds directly to Part One of the Person Specification.
  • please tell us if there are any dates during the selection process (outlined below) when you would not be available to participate.

Closing date
Monday 16th October 2023 

Selection timetable 

First stage discussions for selected applicants will take place on week commencing 30th October 2023.

Agreement of the final shortlist, and candidate notification, will be by Friday 10th November 2023. 

Final stage interviews for selected candidates will take place on Wednesday 15th November 2023.