Head of IT Infrastructure

London or Birmingham
Up to £75,000 with attractive bonus and benefits
05 Jun 2018
18 Jun 2018
Contract Type

An exciting opportunity for an experienced Head of IT Infrastructure:

  • Join a business which provides the financial security and commercial attitude of a private business while focusing on interesting and inspiring social change projects. 
  • Attain a very competitive salary and total package
  • Undertake a good variety of work and projects across business lines
  • An opportunity to undertake the transformation of the IT function of the company to firstly catch up with the other areas of the business and then strategically plan for the future
  • An interesting challenge and problem-solving exercise
  • An opportunity to raise the profile of the IT department throughout the organisation
  • Excellent opportunity for career progression within the organisation.

The Role


  • Ability to lead the team by example in terms of best practice behaviours
  • Operate within the company values and new way of operating since the restructure and ensure the team does likewise
  • Ensure the team works on the important projects which are business critical and not what they find the most interesting
  • Be a strong leader in terms of enforcing order and process while balancing people management


  • Focus predominantly on the bigger picture elements of IT infrastructure
  • Proactively engage with peers in other departments to ensure exchange of information and collaboration
  • To make sure the IT functions profile rises to the level that business development meetings will not be started without someone from the team ‘in the room’
  • Ability to juggle and improve both the existing work and manage and lead the new projects
  • Must give attention to all businesses lines and not focus on specific areas to the detriment of the others
  • The ability to plan and implement longer term strategic plans than the rest of the business operates within and explain why this is necessary to the other leaders within the company to gain their buy-in and backing
  • Skill to establish the company as the best in class when it comes to cost

The Person:

  • An infrastructure expert not an outsourcing specialist
  • A strong focus on and interest in cost management and process review
  • Whilst in this more strategic position they must previously have had a hands-on role in order to ensure correct oversight of the team and inspire respect and confidence
  • An experienced manager with the gravitas to change behaviours and processes whilst building and maintaining relationships with the team
  • Ability to manage colleagues in team leader positions
  • Experience of efficiently managing a mixture of business as usual workload and new developments
  • Ability to build a collaborative working relationship between the IT department and the broader business
  • A private sector company background looking for a change in environment / ethos whilst retaining a business minded focus
  • Someone with a background from somewhere like a pure outsourcing company would not be suitable for this position
  • Someone with both private and public-sector experience would be ideal
  • Given the above requirements in skills and leadership the ideal candidate is likely to have extensive Infrastructure experience

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