Responsible for the technology strategy and managing the operations of the IT Systems Infrastructure, including the technical resilience and security of the technology platforms, internal communication platforms and customer and transactional databases.
Responsibility for change management and project delivery aligned to the approved strategic roadmap and business operating plans.
Responsible for management of outsourced relationships including technology providers and customer data processing arrangements
Control the IT budget and expenditure.
Manage the contractual relationships with technology vendors.
Understand new and emerging cyber security technology/technique and translate them into viable IT security investment to enhance the security defence of the Society.
Responsible for establishing and maintaining a Society wide information security management program to ensure that information assets are protected.
Deliver all IT projects and share ownership of delivery of business outcomes driven by these projects.
Ensure appropriate disaster recovery and business continuity plans are in place and regularly tested.
Lead, inspire and develop the IT team to ensure their capabilities are in line with the future needs of the business.
Work with the PRA/FCA in an open and co-operative way, and disclose to the regulator appropriately anything relating to the Society of which either the PRA/FCA would reasonably expect notice.
Be a member of the Senior Management Team, Crisis Management Team, Executive Operations, Risk and Conduct Committee. Chair of the Business Resilience Committee
Previous experience as a Head of IT from a financial services background, 10 years+ in management.
Strategy management, vendor management, cyber security and infrastructure architecture knowledge.