Solution Architect

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Job title: Solution Architect

Job reference number: MS087

Contract: Permanent, full time, 35 hours per week

Location: Kings Hill-based (Kent) with hybrid working (2 days per week in the office)

Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum


CAF are looking for a motivated and hands-on Solution Architect to join our busy and energetic IT department and take role is a key to helping us delivery on our technology aspirations. 

What you’ll do

At CAF, every one of us contributes to our impact, and as a Solution Architect you too will play an integral part in what we do. At CAF we take IT very seriously and run an enterprise level operation. We have created an amazing and talented team that we’re proud of and are looking for an experienced Solution Architect who can inspire and support people to deliver change even when the going gets tough.

We have some very exciting challenges and believe only by working together will we be successful. Together we are stronger than our individual parts.

As a Solution Architect you will:

  • Report to CTO on all matters related to IT Architecture and governance.
  • Collaborate with IT and Business Stakeholders to provide strategic solutions architecture.
  • Work to develop an integrated view of the IT architecture, using repeatable approaches, cohesive framework, and available industry standard techniques
  • Own and manage program of IT assessments and compliance requirements.
  • Collaborate with internal projects to provide consultancy, support and solutions designs.
  • Improve maturity of the Architecture function alongside the existing team.

Who you’ll be

This role is for you if you have experience of working in IT as an Architect role or have relevant transferable skills and are keen to make a difference to society. We are looking for:

  • Proven experience in IT Architecture and governance.
  • Working knowledge of IT project and software delivery lifecycles.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong organizational, administration and time management skills.
  • Cloud (Iaas, PaaS, SaaS, Office 365, Azure, cloud security)
  • Applications (.NET, MS Dynamics, MS SQL Server, MS SSRS)
  • Security (OWASP, firewalls, ISO27001)
  • Good working knowledge of TOGAF
  • Good analysis and business analysis skills
  • Good problem management abilities
  • Experience of financial systems
  • High energy level and ability to work on multiple initiatives at the same time

What’s in it for you

At CAF you will receive:

  • Permanent hybrid ways of working where roles allow.
  • Six weeks holiday plus bank holidays.
  • A range of development opportunities to support personal and professional growth.
  • Pension scheme with better-than-market employer contribution options.
  • Social impact benefit schemes.

For all our employer benefits and to gain an insight into our culture and values, please visit

Who we are

At Charities Aid Foundation we accelerate social progress by providing essential connections between donors, charities and communities.

We safeguard and deliver vital donations, offer expert advisory services and financial products to donors and charities, and provide tailored charity banking through our award-winning bank CAF Bank.

Our purpose is to enable a better landscape for giving and a fair and sustainable future for all.

Diversity and inclusion

We know that the more diverse and inclusive our organisation becomes, the more creative, effective and impactful we will be. Our aim is for our workforce to represent the society we serve, and we have embarked upon an ambitious pathway to achieve this.

We want to attract, retain and develop the best of talent at all levels, and provide a leading and great place to work, where every voice matters.

How to apply

The closing date for applications is 26 July 2024

Interviews: wc 29 July and 5 Aug 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role.

Please complete the form below, attach your CV and Cover letter, then click ‘Submit Application’ if applying via our website or send your CV and cover letter to quoting reference number MS087

We welcome applications from everyone who feels they meet the criteria, regardless of age, sex/gender, disability, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital, veteran or parental status.

Don’t meet every single requirement? If you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we guarantee to interview disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the role. Please indicate on the application form if you would like to be considered as part of the Disability Confident Scheme.

This role is eligible for sponsorship under the UKVI Skilled Worker route.

So we can support you to be your best during the application or interview process, please contact our Recruitment team at or 03000 123 566 to request assistance or reasonable adjustments.

Job Reference: MS087

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