Head of IT

Central London

£50,000 - £60,000


Job Details

The Head of IT plays a critical role in ensuring the efficiency and security of the IT infrastructure. Leading a team of Technical Specialists, the post holder is responsible for strategic planning and execution in this domain, including cyber security standards.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Develop and implement IT strategies aligning with organisational objectives.
  • Lead IT development initiatives, researching and recommending new technologies.
  • Ensure network security and compliance with standards like Cyber Essentials and PCI DSS.
  • Collaborate with senior management and departments to address operational IT needs.
  • Enhance IT service by proposing improvements and supporting colleagues.
  • Manage IT health and safety, including risk assessments and disaster recovery planning.
  • Review IT infrastructure to support operational needs and proposed upgrades.
  • Manage multiple systems and technologies deployed in medium-to-large organisations.
  • Motivate and manage team performance, conducting regular reviews.
  • Implement best-practice processes in incident management and change control.
  • Provide technical expertise for incidents and support requests.
  • Manage the IT budget effectively, including tracking and financial reporting.
  • Maximize revenue-generating opportunities for the organisation.
  • Develop and communicate the organisation's IT strategy across departments.
  • Manage vendors, negotiate contracts, and ensure service level agreements.
  • Build strong work relationships internally and externally.
  • Promote effective project management processes within the team.
  • Act as IT stakeholder in cross-departmental projects.
  • Oversee IT projects as Project Manager, developing and reviewing infrastructure expansion designs.

 Key Experience, Skills, and Criteria:

  • Minimum 5 years' IT industry experience, with technical and team management experience.
  • Ability to manage effectively during periods of change is advantageous.

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