Sunday, 2 June 2013

IT Manager

IT Manager

Job Type : Permanent
Location: London, Greater London
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: Permanent
Salary: 20% bonus
Ref No:228482-VAC-100001
Date Advertised: 31 May 2013

IT Manager - £50-55k - Central London - ASAP Start


  • Technical depth is important i.e. the IT Manager needs to be able to work with and even at times lead the Senior System Administrator in the design and delivery of infrastructure changes and hosted solutions.
  • Ideally the IT Manager will come from SME company background. With the ability to manage and at times be able to go into the technical depth as this role will be broad and varied. We are not looking for someone that will always expect their technical specialist to lead the technical work.
  • To be successful at CV selection you need to emphasise IT management and people management skills and your technical skills, specifically around building an IT infrastructure, implementing hosted solutions, security (firewalls configuration, 27001), datacentre configuration and software integration/management.
  • Have the drive to develop the IT strategy for an organisation that delivers £multi-million IT projects for their clients. You need strategic vision - big picture thinking - be able to engage with stakeholders up to board level

The IT Manager will be accountable for leading on the management and delivery of IT services with the support of an IT team. The key focus of the role is to:

  • Develop, and Implement the IT strategy, to deliver a high quality of service to clients and internal users, this includes Business continuity planning BCP, Disaster recovery, security management (processes in line with ISO27001) and seamless delivery of services (both internal and to clients),
  • Manage key internal and external stakeholder relationships,
  • Effectively manage, mentor and develop the IT team,
  • Proactively manage sub-contractor relationships,
  • Control the IT budget,
  • Promote and communicate the strategic direction of IT to the business,
  • Prepare, monitor, track and co-ordinate delivery of all IT projects, reporting on progress ,
  • Liaise with Department Heads to understand business requirements, feed into IT related tender opportunities and IT project plan,
  • Lead on IT client delivery solutions, (scoping, manage and completion within time frames and budgets)
  • Lead the IT team to develop client services with the view to building capacity to take on more projects
  • Hold regular IT Project Board meetings, sharing proposed initiatives, challenges, risks and other strategic considerations with the Management Team


* Strong project and programme management skills,
* Team management
* Stakeholder management
* Strategic thinking
* Strategy creation
* Experience of cost and budget control
* Extensive knowledge of enterprise Infrastructure systems and hosting solutions, database tools and application - SQL, Internal, client hosted infrastructure and systems/software administration i.e. Microsoft technologies, VMware, and Security. Business continuity planning BCP, Disaster recovery, DR, and security management
* A clear understanding of the security and data recovery needs of a small-medium company with multiple sites and sensitive information (Firewalls, Backup, Virus Protection)
* MCSA, MCSE preferred


IT Manager, IT delivery, IT strategy, enterprise, Infrastructure, Business continuity planning, BCP, Disaster recovery, DR, security management, Project manager, Project management, programme manager, programme management, Head of IT, Director or IT, IT Director,

If you are interested in this position, APPLY NOW! Please forward your CV with a covering letter outlining your relevant experience and day rate details. Alternatively, contact Clare Pearson on 01270 621 193 for more details.

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