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Find out more about working for the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) and contributing directly to our mission to eliminate online child sexual abuse. 

Head of Software

The Head of Software leads the IWF’s software development team and oversees all in house software development. This role will drive through improvements in technology and will lead a highly skilled team.

This role will require the employee to develop, maintain and support solutions to assist with the IWF goal of eliminating child sexual abuse material on the internet, therefore there will be a requirement to view this type of illegal and distressing content on occasion. Mandatory counselling is provided.

About You

You will have technical leadership, a high degree of attention to detail and excellent communication skills in articulating software development solutions to real life problems.

You will be an advocate of agile development, ideally as a full stack developer with expertise in C#, .Net, source control and CI/CD pipelines. This opportunity will particularly suit someone that wants to apply their growing software development leadership skills, strategic mindset and apply these to building high-profile tools that have a positive impact.

Download the Recruitment Pack for more info. 

As we need someone to start as soon as possible, we will be interviewing suitable candidates at the earliest opportunity.

Initially, please email your CV to: [email protected]


Caring for our staff

IWF may operate in a highly advanced technological world, but it’s the expertise and experience of our analysts that sets us apart. We give all our staff the flexibility and reassurance they need to manage their home and work life.

  • All new analysts go through a specially developed induction training programme to help them mentally process and cope with exposure to disturbing images.
  • Our analysts’ working hours are restricted; they take regular timetabled breaks and are encouraged to take more breaks as and when they need.
  • All our staff work shorter days to ensure their personal lives don’t suffer, and we don’t allow analysts to work overtime.
  • Each month our analysts have individual mandatory counselling sessions and all employees who see criminal imagery have an annual full psychological assessment.
  • Everyone who works for us is offered counselling support.

We work in partnership with internet service providers, telecommunication companies, mobile operators, software providers, the police, Government, the public, other NGOs and charities to minimise the availability of child sexual abuse images and videos online. Our tech-for-good solutions make the internet safer for everyone to use and help children move on from their traumatic experiences.

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