By using this website, you agree to our use of cookies. We use cookies to provide you with a great experience and to help our website run effectively.
Work Your Way Logo Close menu
Work Your Way Logo
Head of IT
Shelter
2.8km | EC1V 9HU, UK
role reference:  wyw_#00119
Location
2.8km | EC1V 9HU, UK
Salary
Annual
£60, 770
Contract Full-time
Industry Non-Profit Organisation
Hours 37.5 - 37.5 Hours
  • Organisational Development
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Information Technology and Services
Description:

Are you an accomplished IT professional with significant experience of leading change, managing risk, improving performance and managing and delivering robust and secure enterprise IT services that support flexibility and innovation? Then join Shelter as Head of IT, where you’ll be critical to the development, management and implementation of Information systems and IT infrastructure strategy to help us deliver our organisational strategy.

About Shelter

A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change, with individuals, in communities, across society, and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.

At Shelter we are united by our purpose to defend the right to a safe home. Our enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency. We believe that to win that fight, we must be representative of the people we are here to help and those who support our movement for change. In all our people decisions, we take pride in being inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent.

We have committed to combat racism both within and outside Shelter and welcome you on our journey to becoming a truly anti-racist organisation.

About the team 

The IT  function works to ensure Shelter’s IT software, systems and infrastructure remain available, flexible and secure and comprises of two units: The IT Service Desk team provides a single point of contact for Shelter staff and volunteers offering support, advice and technical escalation. The IT Operations team maintains and develops our end user environment and infrastructure, ensuring Shelter’s IT services remain available and secure.

About the role 

As Head of IT, you’ll be responsible for overseeing the effective management of all IT systems and associated technology across Shelter and a high-quality IT function supports delivery of our strategy and meets the needs of business stakeholders. We’ll also rely on you to lead on developing and refining our organisational IT strategic plan and ensure the effective resourcing and delivery of IT services and priorities. Along the way, you’ll get to lead and develop a team of infrastructure and support engineers, managers and 1st line service desk officers and work collaboratively with Heads of other departments. Leading on IT security and the specification, selection and implementation of IT systems, drafting business cases, proposals and actions plans and developing and maintaining performance metrics to ensure projects deliver the agreed benefits – all are aspects of this business-critical role.

About you 

Ideally relevantly qualified, you’re experienced in strategic planning and translating strategy into operational delivery and using your commercial/financial expertise to drive an organisation forward. You also have significant knowledge of existing & emerging technologies and how they can be applied to achieve business value/operational efficiency. Experience in procuring and managing external IT services is important too, as is a track record of managing large scale IT projects with cross-organisational impact and implementing and managing enterprise Cyber Security measures and technology. What’s more, you’re used to managing complex, enterprise IT architectures and systems, both on premise and in the cloud, and are fully conversant with WAN and LAN technologies, MS Azure, O365, Dynamics, Windows Server O/S etc. Crucially, you have experience of building, motivating and managing IT teams and an understanding of matrix working, plus you’re comfortable negotiating and influencing at all levels, including with senior leaders and suppliers.

Key skills:
  • Organisational Development
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Information Technology and Services
Annual
£60, 770

CONTRACT

INDUSTRY

Role Type

37.5 - 37.5 Hours
Similar Roles
Finance Admin
265.7km | , UK
5 - 10 Hours
Hour
£15
Principal Auditor
2.9km | , UK
35 - 35 Hours
Competitive salary
Senior Counsel
2.9km | , UK
35 - 35 Hours
Competitive salary
Valuations Manager - GCT
2.9km | , UK
35 - 35 Hours
Competitive salary
Quantitative Analyst
2.9km | , UK
37.5 - 37.5 Hours
Competitive salary
Associate - Asset Management Department
8.9km | , UK
35 - 35 Hours
Annual
£47K - £57K
Senior Prudential Risk Associate
8.9km | , UK
35 - 35 Hours
Annual
£75,000
Senior Prudential Risk Associate
533.6km | , UK
35 - 35 Hours
Annual
£67,500
Business Architect - Senior Manager
3.1km | , UK
37.5 - 37.5 Hours
Competitive salary
Early Careers Recruiter
2.9km | , UK
37.5 - 37.5 Hours
Competitive salary
Finance Admin
265.7km | , UK
5 - 10 Hours
Hour
£15
Principal Auditor
2.9km | , UK
35 - 35 Hours
Competitive salary
Senior Counsel
2.9km | , UK
35 - 35 Hours
Competitive salary
Valuations Manager - GCT
2.9km | , UK
35 - 35 Hours
Competitive salary
Quantitative Analyst
2.9km | , UK
37.5 - 37.5 Hours
Competitive salary
Associate - Asset Management Department
8.9km | , UK
35 - 35 Hours
Annual
£47K - £57K
Senior Prudential Risk Associate
8.9km | , UK
35 - 35 Hours
Annual
£75,000
Senior Prudential Risk Associate
533.6km | , UK
35 - 35 Hours
Annual
£67,500
Business Architect - Senior Manager
3.1km | , UK
37.5 - 37.5 Hours
Competitive salary
Early Careers Recruiter
2.9km | , UK
37.5 - 37.5 Hours
Competitive salary
All rights reserved. © 2021 WorkYourWay