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  • Group Head of IT - Staffordshire

  • Location: Staffordshire, Newcastle-under-Lyme
  • Salary: £65000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Ref: MMO19723ASP
  • Recruiter: Michael Moretti
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Group Head of IT - Staffordshire

A leading housing, training and regeneration group operating within the Staffordshire area is seeking to appoint a Group Head of IT to provide the strong strategic leadership, customer focus and direction to deliver a high performing IT function that will help them stay at the forefront of the sectors in which they operate.

The main remit of the Group Head of IT will be to lead on the development and implementation of the IT strategy to support the Corporate Plan, business activities and business strategies. This will include providing thought leadership on the on-going development and evolution of systems, technical infrastructure, data management and data governance.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Overall responsibility and accountability for the IT function within the organisation, not only infrastructure and telephony but also , business & operational systems, data governance & quality and data management
  • Ownership, development and implementation of the corporate plan
  • To manage delivery of the IT programme of projects in accordance with the needs of the Group, ensuring expected outcomes are achieved in line with budget, timescales and agreed quality standards
  • To maintain and continually develop IT and data policies to ensure compliance with legislation and best practice
  • To anticipate the changing needs of the business and propose initiatives for exploitation of advances in technology and business practices.
  • To establish effective links with business units and develop the business partnering approach to IT service delivery.
  • To be an active member of the Leadership Team, participating in decision-making processes in relation to business risk, corporate budget setting, corporate policy, the approval of new developments and services and other operational aspects of the business.

Key Skills and Experience Required:

  • Strategic and business focussed, with an understanding of not just IT, but also the business, operations and processes
  • Experience in the development and implementation of broad-based ICT strategies, including a digital strategy
  • Back ground in managing a hyper-converged virtualised infrastructure
  • Proven track record of implementing a data governance and data quality methodologies and knowledge of associated legislation
  • Ability to develop effective relationships with internal customers and external stakeholders.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills including the ability to influence effectively, act assertively and adapt messages based on the needs of the audience.

This is an exciting time to be joining this evolving organisation. With the launch of a new corporate plan and an exciting new brand, the Group Head of IT will play a key part in helping them stay at the forefront of the sectors in which the group operates by delivering effective systems and infrastructure as well as data management and data governance policies.

Please send your CV to Michael Moretti for immediate consideration.

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