JOB TITLE: Head of IT


Industry : IT & Telecoms Job Location : St. Helens
Job Reference : 11937 Job Category : IT
Employment Type : Permanent Posted : 30/10/2015
 
Salary & Benefits : £45000 - £50000 per annum + Car Allowance (£6k)
 
Experience Required : See Job Description
 
Education Required : See Job Description



Please note you must be permitted to work in the EC to apply for this job.

Job Summary

Position: Head of Information Technology Location: St Helens Package: £45 - 50,000 & £6,000 car allowance and benefits. Overview: This is a role for a technically savvy, strategy focused head of IT that has both the technical know-how and business acumen to devise and implement the IT strategy for the next 5 years +. Company are a market leading recruitment services provider and as such, prior experience of IT leadership within the recruitment sector would be preferred.


Job Description

Position: Head of Information Technology
Location: St Helens
Package: £45 - 50,000 & £6,000 car allowance and benefits.

Overview:
This is a role for a technically savvy, strategy focused head of IT that has both the technical know-how and business acumen to devise and implement the IT strategy for the next 5 years +.

Company are a market leading recruitment services provider and as such, prior experience of IT leadership within the recruitment sector would be preferred.

It is assumed you will have either technical experience of, or a fundamental understanding of the range of technologies listed. Please note, this is not a "Hands on" role but a working knowledge would need to be demonstrated to establish credibility.

Main purpose:

*To lead, inspire and motivate the Information Technology presence and shape the technical strategy and solution moving forward.
*To deliver best in class technical solutions to internal staff across the 21 office network and to design & implement cutting edge technology to allow desktop and remote access for internal staff and temporary contractors.
*To devise and implement a 5 year strategy ensuring both stability, competitive advantage and business efficiency via the information technology department.
*Manage and maintain ISO 27001:2013 Information Security & Management Standards (ISMS)

Role Requirements

*An experienced, technically astute IT professional, ideally with senior level leadership experience within the recruitment sector.
*Prior experience of Bond Adapt (Or similar recruitment CRM software)
*In depth knowledge of ISO 27001:2013, with the ability to maintain status.
*A tenacious problem-solver with hands-on leadership style and the ability to coordinate and motivate a technically proficient IT department.

Technical Understanding / Exposure:
*Hyper-V & ESXi virtualisation
*Linux, specifically Ubuntu 12 & 14 but experience with any Debian-based distribution is desirable
*Windows 2008 Server, Windows 2012 Server (both R2)
oActive Directory
*Exchange 2010
*SQL 2008 & 2012
*SharePoint 2012
*Sage 50 & Sage 200
*Symantec System Recovery
*Windows InTune
*Microsoft Endpoint Protection
*Webroster
*Bond Adapt
*Windows 8.1 Enterprise
*Avaya IP Office 500
*Firewalls & network security
*Cisco & D-Link L2/L3 switches
*TCP/IP
oVOIP
oSIP
*Site to site VPNs
*Android, Windows & IOS smart phones & tablets

Familiarity with the following would be desirable:

*ITIL v2/3
*ISO27001/27002
*Prince 2

Bluefire Consulting is an employment business acting on behalf of a client company.


Job Keywords

Bond, Adapt, Cloud, TCP/IP, ISO 27001:2013, Recruitment, Hyper-V



Bluefire Consulting is an equal opportunities Employment Business/Agency specialising in IT recruitment on a UK wide basis.

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