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Head of IT

  • Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + Car + Benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 02/03/2018
  • Job reference: J375278A

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Working for one of the UK's leading training providers we are looking for a Head of IT to lead the engagement with the Business Unit (BU) Directors to understand BU strategies and requirement. Translate these into BU IT and Technology strategies, projects and deliverables (to be delivered in line with the IT strategy, governance and policies) in close collaboration with the IT function and IT teams across the group.


  • Responsible for enabling and growing the business through the design and delivery of relevant IT solutions and the adoption of new learning technologies through a matrix managed team of IT professionals
  • Regularly report to the Executive / Board on the provision of all elements of IT within the Business Unit. Actively manage the tension and expectations of the Business Unit, Sector Heads of IT Function and the matrix managed / virtually aligned IT team
  • Work closely with the IT Heads of Function (Solution & Innovation, Project & Governance, Service and Application Management and IA and Resilience) to identify resource requirements, prioritisation and the leveraging of existing IT knowledge, technologies and capabilities
  • Develop and promote the use of IT standard software, tools and processes, champion group IT solutions from across the Sector and IS
  • Support Sector and BU Bid and Business Development activities, providing leading edge training / learning solutions and IT services for current and future customers
  • Capture and document business requirement, critically review and prioritise work load and maintain the BU IT pipeline of work within the IT governance structures and processes
  • Provide oversight of the day to day transactional services required by the business unit in conjunction with the IT organisation and IS.
  • Ensure that IT expenditure (service and project) is in line with budgets and budgetary approval. Help prepare the IT budget for the business within the financial planning round. Support the Sector IT budget preparation.

Key Skills

  • Previous experience in a similar Head of IT role within a large organisation (£100 Million+).
  • Proven large scale programme delivery experience
  • Knowledge of training technologies and learning management systems.
  • Up to date knowledge of new learning technologies and modern trends.


  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Share Scheme
  • Flexible Benefits: Childcare vouchers, Health Care Cash Plan, Bike Scheme etc.
  • Free Parking
  • Free and regular shuttle bus connecting to local bus and train stations and the city centre.
  • Excellent location with shops, coffee shops, restaurants, a florist, hairdressers, beauty salon and nursery.

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