Director of IT

Midland Heart


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  • Salary/Remuneration

    circa £100,000 (inclusive of car allowance)

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  • Expiry date

    01 September 2019

  • Client

    Midland Heart

Ref: GSe57686

We have an exciting opportunity for a senior IT professional to join Midland Heart as our Director of IT. This dynamic role is responsible for the delivery of our IT strategy and leading the IT team to enable the efficient implementation and delivery of our business objectives.

You will be an experienced IT leader who connects with our purpose and mission. Working closely with decision makers in other departments you will deliver our strategy to implement cost-effective technology solutions, enabling change and improving business performance. This role is very much about continuing the great work already underway on technological transformation with a roadmap on which to build further.

As part of our leadership team, you will work with the Executive Team and Board on the application and use of technology that delivers services, facilitates change and fulfils our ambitions - ensuring that the overall corporate objectives of the organisation are being met.

Our ideal candidate? You will have some knowledge of our sector but that’s not essential. More important to us is that you are ambitious about the value a highly functioning IT Department can add to a business; and have proven experience of delivering this. You will be a technical expert who has the ability to roll your sleeves up when needed to deliver business outcomes. Inheriting a clear roadmap for our technological transformation, you will have the scope and freedom to build on that further to enable great outcomes for our customers and colleagues. A willingness and ability to work collaboratively across our business is essential; as is the ability to receive and give constructive feedback. The ability to lead your team to deliver what we say we will, is essential. Engaging the team and inspiring them to deliver a first-class service is key to the role.

What can we offer you?  We are a flexible employer, focussed on outputs. Based at our Bath Row office in the centre of Birmingham, this role is offered on a permanent basis with a competitive salary, plus a car allowance. Alongside a generous leave entitlement, you will have access to PHI, generous pension arrangements, and a range of voluntary and salary sacrifice benefits.

Interested? Please read the 'Information for Candidates' pack for further details. For a confidential discussion, please contact Simon Wing on 0207 426 3976 or Duncan Ewart on 0113 205 6092.

Closing dateSunday 1st September 2019
Long listingThursday 5th or Friday 6th September 2019
Preliminary interviewsw/c 9th September 2019
Short listingMonday 16th September 2019
Informal Calls with Anna Simpson and Psychometric Assessments17th-20th September 2019
Final panelTuesday 24th September 2019
How to Apply

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