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Head Of IT Operations

£66705 - £73400 per annum

Job description

Morgan Hunt is proud to collaborate with one of the UK's most esteemed and influential public sector bodies in the search for a Head of IT Operations.

In this pivotal role, you will have the opportunity to shape the technological landscape by spearheading an innovative IT operations management strategy. Your leadership will be instrumental in driving both the strategic vision and day-to-day operational excellence of our IT services.

As the Head of IT Operations, you will oversee a team of four talented professionals, including the Heads of Enterprise Applications and End-User Computing, along with the IT Operations Manager.

This is a 24 month fixed term role, with a strong chance of being made permanent.

Your responsibilities will encompass a diverse range of tasks, including:

  • Crafting and executing comprehensive IT operations management strategies.
  • Taking charge of both the strategic direction and hands-on management of IT services.
  • Collaborating with stakeholders to assess and enhance existing systems.
  • Facilitating the realisation of our IT strategy and digital services roadmap.
  • Skillfully managing the IT budget, forecasting, and supplier/contract relationships.

The ideal candidate for this role will possess:

  • Demonstrable experience in IT leadership, preferably within a large-scale organization.
  • A background in the public sector would be advantageous.
  • Strong expertise in both infrastructure and applications.
  • Proven ability to manage multi-site teams.
  • Experience overseeing IT operations serving 500 users.
  • A track record of successfully leading and transforming business-critical technology functions.
  • Proficiency in restructuring and fostering high-performing IT delivery teams.
  • The capability to shape strategy and drive significant transformation initiatives.
  • Deep technical knowledge spanning cloud, O365, virtualization, and applications.
  • Strong project/program management and business case development skills.
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management abilities.

In return for your expertise and dedication, we offer a competitive salary ranging from £66,705 to £73,441, along with a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • An exceptional pension scheme with a substantial employer contribution.
  • This is a 24 month fixed term role.
  • Generous annual leave entitlement, with additional perks such as public holidays and special leave options.
  • Various employee benefits, including season ticket loans, cycle to work scheme, and well being initiatives.
  • Access to the Civil Service Sports & Leisure facilities, offering discounted gym membership and other perks.

Join us in shaping the future of IT operations within the public sector, where your skills and contributions will make a meaningful impact on our organisation and the communities we serve.

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer. Job suitability is assessed on merit in accordance with the individual's skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.

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