Organisational Structure - Our Truly Unique Club Model

We are building a business that people are proud to work for. A business that is driving real digital change worldwide. Central to this is creating a people-centric organisation that is able to attract, develop, and retain the best talent - a place where people can thrive and make a difference.

There are a variety of open roles at AND Digital across the UK and The Netherlands. Although digital is in our DNA as a consultancy, not all of our roles are primarily tech-focused. You’ll find roles in areas such as UX and design, and in or company-wide supporting functions such as HR, Finance, Agile Coaching, and Marketing. 

Put another way, you don’t need to have a technical background to join AND. Every business function supports AND’s wider goals and ambitions - to make a remarkable impact globally.

AND’s unique operating model

An AND office is called a Club. A group of Clubs in a given region form a Hub. This decentralised model - which grants autonomy and independence to individual Clubs - is important to the way AND supports clients: it ensures that we provide the attentiveness of a small company AND the benefits and support of a larger organisation.

Let’s break down the structure to see where your skills and expertise will have the most impact. 

We currently have 4 Hubs - UK South, UK North, Scotland and (Benelux) Netherlands. Each Hub is made up of multiple Clubs and enabling teams which we call Tenzing.

Each Clubhouse operates with 6 squads, a practice group and a leadership team. The leadership team includes People Leads, Service Delivery Leads and a Club Executive.

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Each Club has its own office space, its own leadership and its own vision (always aligned with AND’s wider business vision).

Why are our clubhouses named?

The founding squads of each clubhouse decide the name of their club. All AND clubs are named after an important and influential person (or pioneer) in science and engineering from the area.

What are the benefits of clubs?

The benefit of this model is that it gives each Club the autonomy to shape and create their own culture, manage clients, and independently innovate while being supported by our central award-winning Tenzing team: Recruitment, Academy, Client Partnerships, Marketing, IT, and Finance. 

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Each Club operates with 6 smaller teams - called Squads - that work on delivering client projects. Within a squad, there are multiple levels of tech-focused roles to ensure a diverse range of skills. 

Each Squad has a range of associate (junior) ANDis all the way up to a Squad Lead to help manage workloads and prioritise scrum sprints but are still hands-on with client work.

The Tenzing business unit provides recruitment, academy, learning and development, coaching, marketing and client support for each Club in their respective Hub. Each Hub has its own Tenzing team dedicated to supporting the needs of their Clubs, helping them to drive new business and support career development. This work ranges from launching HR initiatives to running events to drive brand awareness.

The Link does exactly what it says it does: it links. It’s important to AND because it connects Hubs and provides vital company-wide services, such as talent mobility, onboarding, recruitment, IT, communications, and account management.

Our BHAG teams are dedicated to helping AND reach its ambitious growth targets - our Big Hairy Audacious Goals. There are 5 key themes that inform the work our teams do here: market impact, tech impact & skills, people evolution, business platform and 10x growth. Each BHAG team has a particular focus, helping to power AND’s corporate strategy to unlock rapid growth.

This is where we manage finance, governance, compliance, HR, and legal issues. It’s also where key strategic decisions are made by the C-suite. 

The Benefits of a Club Model

Our model is a fundamentally different experience from other tech consultancies. We want to ensure it stays that way.

  • We have a close-knit community working together
  • We have our own vision, culture and ways of working - being part of a squad means you get to shape the working culture of your team rather than being told from 
  • We focus on growth and innovation
  • We unlock the best in people with dedicated career coaching 
  • We empower people to develop with our Award-winning Academy
  • Highly decentralised decision-making means we build on everyone’s insight, instincts, and creativity.
  • Clubs have all the benefits & excitement of a start-up but also with the full leverage & reach of a much larger organisation

Want to be part of a supportive team? Take a look at the wide range of open roles we have available across our many different clubs!