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Head of IT


  • £50000 - £55000 per annum
  • Swindon
  • Posted: 08/02/2020
  • Permanent
  • Job Ref: 439101940

Job Details

Head of IT

Head of IT required on a permanent basis for a very exciting organisation with HQ based in Swindon. As Head of IT, you will be a member of the Senior Management team, responsible for leading the IT department, technical development and Infrastructure across the group. As Head of IT, you can expect the following remuneration package:

• Competitive Basic Salary

• Car Allowance

• 25 Days Holiday, plus bank holidays

• Pension Scheme

• Flexible hours

• Relaxed Dress Code

As Head of IT, your day-to-day responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

• Leadership of the IT Department, compromising of a development team and an Infrastructure team, 4 members of staff in total.

• Representing the needs and capabilities of IT at a Senior level, interacting with other department heads and directors as appropriate.

• Overseeing the use of IT within the company, holding end to end responsibility for the development, maintenance and stability of all systems, hardware and infrastructure.

• Working with other relevant business leaders to develop a technical roadmap that encompasses all areas of IT strategy.

• Planning the development pipeline, allocating resource to projects (both Infrastructure and Software Development) in line with the technical roadmap.

• Managing a busy helpdesk, setting the priority of incoming requests and allocating work appropriately.

• Liaising and owning the relationship with a number of 3rd party vendors/suppliers, contractors and service providers.

• Budgetary accountability for an IT spend of £1 million.

To be considered for the Head of IT vacancy, you must have the following skills/experience:

• Significant IT Management experience, both technical and people management within an Entrepreneurial environment.

• Confidence and understanding of IT processes, including the Software Development life cycle and ITIL.

• Understanding of Windows 10, Office 365 and Exchange are required.

• Excellent stakeholder management and communication skills are essential.

• Some understanding around Software Development, ideally .NET (Both VB and C#).

• Good Hardware knowledge including structured cabling, deployment/troubleshooting and configuration/maintenance.

• Some Networking/Infrastructure experience would be advantageous including switch specification, installation and configuration.

If you meet the criteria above and are interested in the Head of IT vacancy, please click apply!

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