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Head of IT

  • Job reference: 36350
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Start date: Not specified
  • Contact: Not specified
  • Sector: Technology Leadership
  • Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum

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Head of IT (£80k - £100k) - London

We are currently engaged with a growing SME based in London, operating in the retail sector. They are in the market for a Head of IT to lead and develop their technology function in the UK.

We are looking for individuals with a strong commercial acumen and the ability to work as a Head of IT within a growing SME.

The Role and Responsibilities

Reporting to the CFO and based in London the role will be responsible for:


  • Managing the deployment, development, monitoring, maintenance, upgrading and support of organisational IT systems. This will include our Microsoft Navision operating system, servers, PCs, software apps, telephones and peripherals.
  • Overseeing the development and enhancement of systems and integrating new systems with those existing.
  • Working with staff to develop plans and strategies so operational and commercial effectiveness can be enhanced and innovation encouraged.
  • Liaising regularly with executive and senior management as well as systems users.
  • Managing a team of IT staff, with responsibility for hiring, evaluation, training and guidance.
  • Developing standard operating procedures allied to best practice, and ensuring written protocols and guidelines are provided for it staff and all end-users.
  • Ensuring written documentation is created and maintained, to include user and system manuals, policies and general IT governance.
  • Keeping up-to-date with the most recent technologies and advising on what new technological solutions can further support business requirements.
  • Negotiating with suppliers of hardware and software to get the best deal, including external support services.
  • Creating and managing project budgets as well as managing the financial aspects of the IT department such as purchasing and ongoing budgeting.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Microsoft Navision experience
  • A background within It Infrastructure and/or Security
  • Data integrity
  • Systems integrity
  • Having worked in the retail sector would be ideal but not required

This role is a fantastic opportunity to work with a growing brand and within a business that is passionate about personal development. There is a strong preference for candidates that have an IT Infrastructure/Security background or who have experience as a Head of IT in a growing SME.

If you feel like role would be a strong match for your skill set, please submit your CV.

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