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Head of Corporate Technology

AKTON Resourcing Ltd
Exeter, Devon
£700 - £800/day
Closing date
1 Oct 2022

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Head of Corporate Technology

Based in Exeter HQ with hybrid remote working.
Heading up our Corporate Technnology function which covers the Digital Workplace (end user devices, windows desktop, Microsoft 365), dynamics, Servicenow, IT asset management and various corporate applications.
As a Head of IT , the key duties are:
* We're a force for good: Provide strategic leadership for the relevant IT Services function, inspiring the team to deliver high quality services that enable the Met Office to achieve its goals
* We live it and breath it: As a member of the Operational Technology senior leadership team, lead by example in setting clear and consistent standards for staff management, staff development, workforce planning and change management
We are experts by nature: Ensure effective financial and risk management processes are employed to manage the relevant IT capabilities within agreed budgetary and risk tolerances
* We are experts by nature: Adopt and embed industry standard ways of working that ensure the relevant IT capabilities meet the current needs of the wider organisation and that plans and resources are in place to meet agreed future ambitions
* We keep evolving: Embed a culture of continuous improvement, encouraging teams to challenge existing ways of working and to seek improvements that have tangible benefits for themselves and their customers
* We are better together: Work with peers and partners to undertake horizon scanning of industry trends determining their applicability to the Met Office and developing plans to adopt these
* We're a force for good: Embed a secure-by-design culture into the teams, ensuring that we are positioned to protect our services and capabilities from cyber threats
As a member of the Operational Technology senior leadership team, provide strategic leadership and direction for the relevant IT Services function, inspiring the teams to ensure the right technology services are in place to meet the needs of the wider Met Office and that these are maintained in line with agreed budgets and targets.
We operate an on-call roster in Technology to provide 24/7/365 support to respond to operational service requirements. This post may be part of an on-call roster and the postholder would be required to participate if an on-call roster where in operation.
1. Demonstrable experience of leading and inspiring large, multidisciplinary, and diverse teams
2. Knowledge of the technology industry relevant to this post, gained through experience of working in technology focused roles
3. Proven ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders to agree a clear vision for the future, gain buy-in to this from the wider team and drive towards realisation of that vision
4. Able to operate as a member of a wider leadership team, contributing positively to team culture and team goals
5. Excellent change management skills with demonstrable experience of having led teams through transformational change
6. Financial management experience with proven capability of successfully managing and operating and investment budgets measured in £millions
7. Experience of delivery utilising a range of resourcing options including in-house, contingent labour and industry partners
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