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IT Transformation Director - Education Sector

SF Recruitment
Closing date
31 Jan 2022

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Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Full Time
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Incredibly exciting influential leadership position for a leading education organisation based in The West Midlands. This IT Transformation Director role will be leading the charge on a large scale programme. The role is offered on a Permanent or FTC basis depending on preference. It is paying up to £110,000 base + 40 days annual leave and a 20% contribution to the pension from the employer. You will be required occasionally in the office but there is plenty of home working available.

The Transformation Programme Director is responsible for leadership, development and delivery of the programme through effective collaboration and management, and driving a comprehensive programme plan. This will require close working with numerous stakeholders across the group, acting as lead contact with the supplier, Ellucian, and ensuring effective leadership and management of the diverse programme team to deliver the transformational change required.

This will involve:

- Inspiring confidence in and working closely with programme team members, project sponsors, the wider-Group community and other stakeholders as required;

- Understanding the operational and strategic needs of the Group and working with the Deputy Transformation Programme Director to ensure these are translated into a programme
plan; defining tasks, timelines, goals, deliverables and milestones across all phases of the programme, including procurement, sign off, implementation, training, release and post release.

This will also require close working with the supplier and external consultants as required to fully understand the implementation challenges;

- Ensuring effective working with colleagues supporting other business change and/or IT change programmes within the Group to ensure that dependencies/inter-dependencies are well
understood and that respective project plans are aligned to minimise risk and cost;

- Where operational or strategic requirements cannot be currently met by the supplier's product set, presenting these to the supplier in order to influence the supplier's road map;

Detailed knowledge of and significant expertise in:

o programme management that has successfully delivered similar transformational change programmes in a Higher Education or similarly complex environment;
o programme management that has involved significant collaboration both with internal IT stakeholders as well as with software vendors and across a diverse range of stakeholders in the implementation of transformation change programmes;
o managing and embedding both process and cultural change within a similarly complex/matrix organisation;
o effectively managing supplier relationships to ensure effective and on budget delivery;
o applying a significant amount of independent professional judgement;
o risk management and change management.
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