Job description

  • Location:
    London - 30 Gresham Street
  • Department:
    Client Digital Experience(IBP)
  • Division:
    IBP Digital and Technology
  • Employment Type:
    Full time
  • Salary:

Head of Digital Platform – Private Companies Group (10325)

Investec is a distinctive Specialist Bank serving clients principally in the UK and South Africa. Our culture gives us our edge: we work hard to find colleagues who'll think out of the ordinary and we put them in environments where they'll flourish. We combine a flat structure with a focus on internal mobility. If you can bring an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to learn and collaborate to your work, this could be the boost your career deserves.

Investec is seeking a highly motivated Head of Digital Platforms to join our Private Companies Group (PCG) team. As the Head of Digital Platforms, you will play a pivotal role in designing and delivering our digital proposition and products, aligning them with the overall client strategy of the PCG. Your primary focus will be on supporting the Treasury (FX & Deposits) and Transactional Banking desks in the UK, as well as the Investec Europe Limited (IEL) Treasury team. Additionally, you will be responsible for shaping the wider PCG digital experience and product set in line with PCG and Client Digital Experience (CDX) priorities.

To excel in this role, you will need to build strong working relationships with key stakeholders from commercial, tech, and operations teams. Collaborating closely with these teams, you will define the digital product vision, strategy, and roadmap, while also taking ownership of the technical strategy and planning. This includes the responsibilities of an application owner. We are open to individuals from an engineering background, design background or product strategy. It is essential that this individual comes from a tech background previously (not pure product)

What you will be doing

  • Lead and manage a cross-functional digital product team of approximately 20 members located in both the UK and South Africa.
  • Drive individual performance, mentor team members, and ensure the team is motivated to deliver against strategic objectives.
  • Ensure that our digital proposition and products align with the overall PCG strategy and priorities.
  • Collaborate with business partners to define the digital product vision, strategy, objectives, and roadmap.
  • Work closely with key digital and tech partners to shape the digital product and application vision, architecture, and roadmap.
  • Continuously track digital product performance and client experience, implementing improvements based on agreed metrics and client feedback.
  • Conduct user and desk research to gain an understanding of client needs and the marketplace, utilizing qualitative and quantitative research methods.
  • Collaborate with the Bank architecture team and engineering team to ensure our applications follow best practices.
  • Act as an application owner, taking responsibility for the application's vision, roadmap, management, operational running, application data, application risks, security, and vendor management.
  • Develop and deliver the cloud roadmap for the applications you are responsible for.

What we are looking for

  • Proven experience leading teams of 10+ people to design, deliver, and run successful digital products or platforms in highly regulated environments.
  • Strong day-to-day management, coaching, and assessment skills.
  • Ability to build strong partnerships with stakeholders and demonstrate the commercial value of technology solutions.
  • Effective influencing and negotiation skills, with the ability to communicate technical concepts and technologies to varied stakeholders.
  • Strong leadership skills, with the ability to develop and communicate digital and technology concepts that support key business outcomes.
  • Entrepreneurial, innovative, persistent, and determined mindset, with the ability to create and build new businesses.
  • Creative, problem-solver, collaborative, and curious nature with a passion for collaboration
  • Strategic and commercial thinking, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Additional attributes that would be helpful:

  • Experience in commercial or business banking, particularly in the FX and transactional banking business lines.
  • Demonstrated experience managing vendor products.
  • Financial accountability for a team or business area.


As part of our collaborative & agile culture, our working week is 4 days in the office and one day remote.

Investec offers a range of wellbeing benefits to make our people feel healthier, balanced and more fulfilled in their lives inside and outside of work.

Here is a selection of what we offer;


Wellbeing Subsidy, Corporate Gym Membership, Virtual GP, Peppy Health App (Fertility, Menopause and Early Parenthood), Optional Private Medical & Dental Insurance


Non-contributory Pension & Discretionary Bonus

Life & Income Protection

Life Assurance, Critical Illness & Income Protection


Season Ticket Loan & Electric Vehicle Scheme 

Embedded in our culture is a sense of belonging and inclusion. This creates an environment in which everyone is free to be themselves which helps to drive innovation, creativity and ultimately business performance. At Investec we want everyone to find it easy to be themselves, and to feel they belong. It's a responsibility we all share and is integral to our purpose and values as an organisation.

Research shows that some candidates can be reluctant to apply to a role unless they meet all the criteria. We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit here and welcome you to do the same – if the role excites you, please don't let our person specification hold you back. Get in touch!

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London - 30 Gresham Street
30 Gresham Street, London, England, GB, EC2V 7QN

Meet the recruiter

Daniel Szczerban

+44 20 7597 5933


We commit to ensure that everyone is fairly assessed during our recruitment process.

Let us know if you need any reasonable adjustments to complete your application.

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Private Medical Cover
Virtual GP
Gym Discounts
Psychologist Service
Annual Leave
Life Assurance