Head of IT

Square One Resources Limited
£50,000 - £55,000
05 Oct 2017
02 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
One of the most well respected, well known sports networking companies in the UK are currently seeking a Head of IT to join their head office in the heart of Wembley. Reporting into the CFO, you will have 2 direct reports. Additional to this you will be looking after 2-6 freelance progress developers and 2 freelance PHP/MySQL developers. Someone who has experience in Stratergy, Opex, Capex and Azure are all vitally important in this role. Only Head of IT's or equivalent will be considered. Essential skills: - Proven experience managing a small IT department. - A broad technical background gained in a demanding customer focused environment. - Experience delivering strong customer (internal & external) experience from IT. - Ability to build and maintain relationships throughout the business and with external suppliers. - Effective communication skills and the ability to communicate complex technical information to non-technical employees. - Take the lead in planning, specifying, designing and deploying business process and systems change, and enhancement to existing applications. - Manage the IT budget to ensure maximum efficiency and return on investment in line with the company's needs. Main areas of responsibility: Strategy & Planning - Understand the needs and demands of the client and what is required from the IT Systems to support the existing and growth business in the UK. Create a stable platform for UK and international growth. - Develop and maintain an appropriate IT function that supports the needs of the business, and collaborates with the business to develop and maintain a IT strategy that supports and enables the commercial strategy. - Continuously identify and use opportunities for the appropriate and cost-effective investment of financial resources in IT systems and resources, including staffing, sourcing, purchasing and development. - Assess and communicate business risks associated with IT solutions. Maintain a disaster recovery and business continuity plan. Operational Management - Ensure continuous delivery of IT services through oversight of service levels with end users and monitoring of IT systems performance. - Ensure IT services budget control including management of current period cost control and budget planning and appropriate cost reduction where necessary. - Establish lines of control for current and proposed information systems implementation, delivery and management. - Review hardware, software licences and maintenance contracts, to ensure economies of scale and benefit are realised. Project Management - Manage and deliver the roll out of new sites, core business systems enhancements, and improvements using suppliers and developers - Initiate and implement (improvement) projects that are in line with the agreed strategic objectives of the IT department. Required knowledge and skills: The role holder: - Proven experience of successfully delivering business critical business systems, including substantive web based systems programmes and services to a diverse UK business. - Has a broad base of operational IT management and strategic IT leadership experience Essential competencies Providing direction Provide the IT team with a clear sense of direction; takes charge, organises resources and steers others towards successful (commercial) delivery. Technical skill and competence Demonstrates excellent technical skill and competence in relation to the job; keeps knowledge up to date of relevant developments and transfers this knowledge . Building and maintaining relationships Able to establish and maintain strong relationships with the business; influence business stakeholders to adopt new systems, ways of working and opportunities for business advantage through IT led innovation. Concern for excellence Committed to the achievement and maintenance of quality, sets high standards of performance for self and others. Execution Drives successful project delivery, gets results, ensures that key objectives are met. This is an exceptionally exciting opportunity for a commercially minded IT leader to be at the forefront of delivery as my client enter into a new era of growth and expansion. Interested? Please apply now or alternativley give me a call on ************
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