Chief Technology Officer

Remote / Hybrid, Permanent, Part-Time 80%


Are you a technology leader looking to make a difference by transforming education for post-16 students? Do you have excellent technology, operational and people skills to lead a team to deliver our ambitious strategic goals?

About Us

At Learning on Screen, our core purpose is crystal clear: to elevate post-16 education by harnessing the transformative power of moving image and sound. We do this by working with members in educational institutions and beyond to provide unparalleled access to millions of audio-visual resources dating as far back as the 1920s for use in teaching and learning. We also support people to use this content, whether that’s navigating the minefield of copyright legislation or understanding best practice for embedding our content into their teaching. In addition, we work on pioneering partnerships and collaborations to amplify our global impact. Join us in our journey in shaping the future of learning and teaching and making a lasting impact in education.

The role

The CTO at Learning on Screen is vital for advancing the organisation's technological vision and driving digital transformation. Reporting directly to the CEO and working closely with key executives, including the Chief Revenue Generation Officer, Chief Finance Officer/Company Secretary, and Partnership & Advocacy Director, the CTO is responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive product and technology roadmap that aligns with organisational strategic goals. This ensures that Learning on Screen remains at the forefront in educational media innovation.

This role includes leading a diverse digital team, overseeing the development and maintenance of high-quality digital platforms and products, and fostering a culture of collaboration and continuous improvement. The CTO ensures system reliability, security, and performance, manages technology budgets efficiently, and maintains regulatory compliance.

By harnessing emerging technologies and strategic initiatives, the CTO plays a crucial role in the long-term growth and success of Learning on Screen in the dynamic digital landscape. Driving the implementation of Learning on Screens strategic plan for 2023–2027 and beyond.

Under the guidance of the Chief Executive Officer, your duties will include the following:

  • Technology Strategy Development: Develop and implement a comprehensive technology roadmap aligned with Learning on Screen’s strategic objectives, driving digital transformation as well as identifying and integrating emerging technologies to enhance educational media services and maintain a competitive edge, driving innovation and staying updated on trends in educational technology and media. You will also lead on performance tracking, establishing key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to measure the success and impact of digital initiatives.

  • Leadership and Team Management: You will lead, mentor, and develop a diverse team of digital professionals, software developers, and engineers, fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement. You will ensure the team has the necessary resources and skills to meet strategic objectives as well as lead change management to ensure successful adoption of digital processes, best practice and transformation initiatives.

  • Product Development and Management: Oversee the end-to-end lifecycle of digital products, including development, deployment, and maintenance and ensure the delivery of high-quality, scalable, and user-friendly digital products and services. This will involve collaborating with cross-functional teams to define product requirements, set priorities, and develop roadmaps to lead the design and development of new digital products that align with strategic goals.

  • Technical Operations: Ensure the reliability, security, and performance of all technical systems and infrastructure, implement best practices for software development, system administration, and cybersecurity and manage technology budgets and resources efficiently.

  • Stakeholder Collaboration: Align product and technology initiatives with strategic objectives in collaboration with the leadership team, communicate product and technology strategies and performance metrics to stakeholders, including the executive council (when required), staff, and external partners and build and maintain relationships with educational institutions, technology partners, and vendors.

  • Cyber Security, Compliance and Risk Management: Ensure compliance with relevant regulations and standards in educational media and technology, identify and mitigate technology-related risks to the organisation including cybersecurity strategies and risk management. You will also collaborate with digital and security teams to protect digital assets, systems, and data against cyber threats as well as establishing robust security protocols, compliance frameworks, and contingency plans.

  • Data and Analytics: Develop and implement data initiatives to optimise digital products, platforms, and services, ensure data integrity, security, and compliance with data governance frameworks. You will leverage data insights to improve user experience and engagement on digital platforms and utilise advanced analytics to drive innovation, personalisation, and performance optimisation.

  • Organisational Effectiveness: Develop and execute operational work plans and schedules, meeting specific milestones for delivery, providing regular reports on work progress, using key performance indicators (KPIs) and organisational targets. You will foster effective communication with other teams to ensure colleagues are aware of work as well as collaborating with the CEO and CFO to effectively manage budgets.


  • Flexible working hours: 4 days (80% / 28.8 hours)
  • Remote or Hybrid: Work from the comfort of your home or join us at our London office as needed.
  • Competitive Salary: £48,000 to £52,000 actual, depending on experience (£60,000 to £65,000 FTE)
  • Professional Development: We encourage continuous growth and provide resources to enhance your skills.
  • Make an Impact: Contribute to the future of digital learning in a dynamic and forward-thinking organisation.

How to Apply:

If you are ready to take on this exciting challenge and make a significant impact on the future of educational media, please submit the following documents via the 'Apply Here' button below:


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Application Deadline: Tuesday, 18th June 2024.

Unfortunately, we are unable to consider any applications received after the deadline.

First interviews: W/C 24th June 2024.
Second interviews: W/C 15th July 2024.

Learning on Screen is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Join us in driving digital transformation and innovation in educational media!