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Location
North Cumbria, United Kingdom
Date Posted
3 January, 2019
Category
Job Type
Salary
£70,000-80,000
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IT & Digital

Group Head of ICT

Group Head of ICT
Six Degrees are delighted to be working with a large group of businesses in the search for a group head of ICT.

The Role
You will be tasked with driving the Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) strategy and day to day operational ICT provision, ensuring that the Group of businesses and staff have suitable technical resources, applications and support to achieve business objectives effectively, securely, and with a competitive and innovative edge over their peers.

Strategy:
To create and maintain an IT strategy in line with stakeholder needs and in keeping with current good practice.
To build strategic relationships with Business Unit senior managers to understand business strategies and advise how IT can enable or enhance delivery of those strategies.

Governance
To ensure IT and management are in line with agreed strategy and policy.
To ensure that policy and strategy is following legislation and industry standards in the countries in which our client operate.

Development & Implementation
To manage the development and implementation of current and future projects.
To manage the day to day operations of the IT systems, ensuring that planning, end-user impact, change management, and training, are properly addressed and monitored.
To implement and ensure adherence to internal SLAs, ensuring that deadlines, budgets and service levels are met and results delivered.

Customer Focus
To understand the needs and priorities of internal and external customers and demonstrate the desire to meet and exceed customer expectations.
To manage the relationships with (and between) suppliers, ensuring contracts and service levels are negotiated and delivered in line with strategic aims and financial constraints

Commercial Focus
To agree and manage the annual ICT budget. Specifically, to be responsible for review, audit and prioritisation of all information management tools, including agreeing with the Group Finance Director the replacement cycle of information technology hardware.

Leadership
To understand the key drivers of the team and select appropriate leadership and management techniques to maximise the team’s performance.

IT Security and Business Continuity
To ensure that ICT systems, policies and procedures promote data and information security and business continuity, in line with best practice and relevant external standards such as ISO 27001.
To develop and maintain the BCP for IT and the IT Disaster Recovery plan for the Group and to implement measures designed to safeguards the IT and management needs of the group in the event of major incidents or disasters.

Your Personal Qualities
Enthusiastic and positive ‘can do’ attitude
Excellent attention to detail
Good sense of judgement
Calm thinker, with ability to manage competing priorities
Driven by a desire to make improvements
Highly innovative
Strong background in project management.
Experience lead and developing a large team

Package
Excellent basic package, pension 10% employer contribution 5% employee contribution, private medical cover for employee and partner, 33 days annual leave inclusive of bank holidays.
Location
North Cumbria, United Kingdom
Date Posted
3 January, 2019
Category
Job Type
Salary
£70,000-80,000
Apply Now
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