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Head of IT

  • Location

    Europe

  • Sector:

    Legal technology jobs

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Job ref:

    PR/030926

  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-08-18

  • Client:

    Information Technology Services

Leading Legal Services firm in the South East is seeking a Head of IT in a key role for the firm. A member of the senior management team and reporting into the Managing Partner, the role will develop and deliver the IT strategy in keeping with the firm's forward-thinking ethos, whilst being responsible for building and leading a fit-for-purpose IT function to support the firm's ambitious growth plans.

Role of the Head of IT

* Work with the business to continually develop an appropriate IT strategy that will deliver the change needed in the firm
* Oversee the firm’s communications, IT infrastructure, development, projects, service desk, security and recovery procedures
* Regularly report to the Managing Partner and make well-supported business cases for new technologies and initiatives
* Introduce service orientated policies and procedures to assist in the delivery of the IT service to the firm
* Mentor and coach members of the IT team in the skills they need to provide a more professional, can-do, business engaging service
* Maintain an appropriate understanding of all of the firm’s IT systems and infrastructure
* Keep abreast of innovations and make relevant recommendations to the board
* Balance the strategic and operational needs of a Head of IT role in a firm of 250 people

The ideal candidate will have experience of an IT leadership role within a professional services firm (insurance, law firm, accountants) and will be passionate about service excellence, tangible delivery and leading change. This person could be stepping up from a role in a larger firm to take on their first Head of IT position.