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Head of Systems

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Change and Transformation

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  • Job functions:

    Security Risk, Systems Administrator, Systems Analyst, Systems Engineer

  • Salary:

    £550 - £650 per day + Outside IR35

  • Contact:

    Issy Faife

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  • Published:

    19 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

  • Expiry date:


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Key Accountabilities

Technology Management and Operations

Delivery of Systems Development

Key Responsibilities

  • Systems Strategy
  • Delivery
  • Customer centric continuous improvement
  • Budget Management
  • Management & Operations - Day to Day
  • Security & Compliance

Key Characteristics

  • Significant experience of successfully developing technology strategies and managing the delivery of associated technical services, solutions and architectures and technologies that deliver service improvements to customers
  • Experience of leading significant technology change programmes, projects and/or continuous development
  • Experience in senior technology delivery roles with a proven track record in large scale integrated systems delivery
  • Strong experience of successfully leading day to day IT service operations and support, preferably in a high volume, cloud-based environment
  • Significant experience of innovative approaches to sourcing services, and of managing relationships with large suppliers
  • Understanding and experience of using agile project management techniques and working practices, open source, cloud platforms and digital services
  • Deep understanding of emerging IT technologies
  • Understanding and experience of managing technology security
  • Experience of business continuity management and disaster recovery scenarios
  • Proven track record of leadership in a technology focused role
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to understand, explain and present complex technical ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences at all levels
  • Experience of managing a robust budget and effective financial controls
  • Relevant qualifications (e.g. ITIL, COBIT) or equivalent experience
  • A degree in computer science or a related technical discipline is desirable, or equivalent experience