Head of IT Strategy-IT Architecture- North west

£65000 - £80000 per annum + excelent benefits
01 Mar 2017
29 Mar 2017
Nicola Peart
Clearance Level
None / Undisclosed
Job Type
Head of IT Strategy-IT Architecture- North west

Salary 65k to 80k+ depending on experience plus excellent benefits

We are recruiting for an very exciting high level Head of IT Strategy post for our client base din central Manchester reporting directly to the IT Director.You will define, develop and implement organization wide strategies for digital services capabilities and cloud services, in line with best practice, in order to deliver value to the organisation. You will be tasked with producing and maintaining strategies and roadmaps and define and deliver best practice services, processes and standards to provide architectural governance and solution architecture across transformational change programmes. Demonstrating strong stakeholder management skills you will ensure cross company buy in to your proposed strategies and gain funding and support for your roadmaps. Providing leadership to a diverse team through effective management, direction, and motivation including performance and development reviews you will be experienced in all aspects of directing and leading a matrix management function. This is highly influential IT leadership position and you will be responsible for decision making and providing support and guidance to your colleagues.


Qualifications and Experience:
1-Educated at least to graduate level (or equivalent)
2-Wide experience and understanding across the complete range of IT services
3-Have a broad understanding across a range of technologies and an understanding of the principles of IT strategy development, project management and service management
4-Broad and deep experience of IT, including practical development experience in a complex, multi-system, integrated environment
5-Extensive experience in the development and implementation of IT strategies and architectures. Familiar with at least one methodology for developing an IT strategy.
6-Technically current, with an up-to-date understanding of technology trends and directions across the industry.
7-A strong appreciation of experience of handling, cyber-security issues and their impact on technical (and other) policies
8-Extensive experience of digital strategy, roadmaps and delivery.

Personal Qualities
1-First class leadership, interpersonal skills and able to work with staff at all levels
2-Excellent customer relationship, negotiating and influencing skills
3-Able to present complex, and often technical, material in a clear and concise manner . Skilled and concise written and oral communication skills, able in particular to communicate complex, technical approaches to a 'lay' audience
4-Able to work on own initiative
5-Strong organisation skills and able to manage competing priorities
6-Will bring an innovative and creative mindset to the development of practical solutions
7-Sound analytical capability

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the organisation at a very exciting transformation period. Please apply now for full details.

LA International Computer Consultants Ltd is an HMG Approved Consultancy and operates as an IT & Engineering Consultancy or as an Employment Business & Agency, depending upon the precise nature of the work, for security cleared jobs or non-clearance vacancies, we welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people with diverse experience and backgrounds. Award Winning LA International Computer Consultants Ltd (Recruiter Awards for Excellence - Best IT, Best Public Sector & Gold Awards) and the most prestigious award that any business can receive The Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2015.

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