Head of IT

Ashdown Group
City Of London
£80k - £85k pa + great benefits
02 Dec 2016
Job Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Head of IT
Based in Central London
Paying up to £85,000 depending on experience plus benefits

A prestigious international legal partnership is seeking a driven and hands-on Head of IT to develop and deliver an excellent IT service whilst also providing strategic IT advice on all related matters to the Senior Partners nationwide. The role holder will be encouraged to review the firm's existing infrastructure and IT policies ensuring they are able to meet the firm's operational and strategic needs.

Reporting into the Senior Partner, the IT Manager will be expected to manage the day to day delivery of the IT function for approximately 140 internal users across 3 UK offices. They will mentor and develop an IT team of 8 technicians covering user support, training, infrastructure, projects, reporting, application support and development.

The Head of IT will also liaise with the business heads of departments regarding IT. Duties will include assessing the IT function, setting and delivering SLAs, managing the business continuity plan, reporting on all IT costs/activities as well as managing IT projects, especially continuing the modernisation of the firm's infrastructure.

Essential requirements:

* Experience within a partnership firm or LLP within professional services - ideally Legal Services
* The position requires a person with extensive experience of developing and implementing IT strategy and operational management of the IT function.
* Good technical knowledge of IT and managing an IT team
* The role requires an individual with exceptional communication skills who can engage well with staff at all levels and has real credibility with Partners.
* The successful candidate will also be expected to identify projects and develop plans for new systems & processes.

This is a senior role in a truly reputable business that is keen to progress through gradual growth. This role is paying a maximum basic salary of £85,000 depending on experience plus benefits including pension, health insurance, life assurance and 25 days annual leave.

If you are a Senior IT Manager or current Head of IT who is looking for their next challenge please send me your up to date CV. Please state ref: ASH15474WC1 in the subject line.

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