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IT Director Job Description

Job Overview
To plan, direct, manage and oversee the activities and operations of the IT Department; administer the IT budget, staff and physical facilities of the department.

Duties and Responsibilities
- Develop Information Technology strategy in support of the company’s mission and core objectives
- Direct, control and motivate the staff of the Information Technology department
- Develop an annual business plan and operating budget for the department and monitor the implementation of these to ensure that the financial targets are met
- Negotiate service level agreements with both internal and external customers and service providers and monitor service delivery to ensure the agreed targets and standards are met
- Accountable for the management, mentoring and career development of all IT staff
- Define and seek approval for the level of IT resources required to meet these goals and prioritise and schedule major projects
- Direct the preparation and implementation of policies, procedures and standards relating to information and telecommunication systems
- Responsible for researching and evaluating new technologies
- Direct, attend and participate in staff meetings and related activities; attend workshops to keep up to date with Information Technology issues
- Responsible for an IT department made up of a development team, a technical support team and a project team

Skills / Attributes Required
- Senior IT Management experience
- A proven track record of driving and defining complex IT strategy
- Budgetary experience of £3mn+
- Exceptional communication skills are essential in order to explain complex IT concepts to non technical colleagues
- Experience of managing multiple IT disciplines i.e. software development, technical support, systems architecture etc.
- A broad understanding of computer systems, applications and operating systems
- Educated to degree level in Computer Science or related field
- In depth experience of negotiating with and managing third parties

Typical Salary Range: £70,000 to £100,000