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Head of IT – Law Firm, Reading

£65000 - £72000 per annum 
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Position: Head of IT – Law Firm
Location: Reading
Salary: Circa £70,000
Benefits: Bonus, Pension, Healthcare

We are looking for an experienced Head of IT with experience of both operational and strategic management for the centralised IT department of a law firm based in central Reading.

The firm has tripled in size over the last decade and has won several awards and are renowned for their straightforward and progressive attitude.

The Role

As Head of IT you will manage a small team of four people covering support, projects and development as well as several outsourced services and suppliers.

You will take responsibility for the IT budget as well as the strategic management of the department and the representation of said department to the wider firm and external organisations.

You will be expected to investigate and understand the business requirements and ambitions of the firm, and translate them into an IT strategy and programme of initiatives.

You will develop and maintain the annual business plan for the department and identify opportunities where the department can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the firm or the service it provides to its clients

You will direct the effective deployment of IT operational resources in: support, technical, operational, project planning, budget and administrative areas

You will also be expected to develop operational service levels and policies through negotiation with the business.

Key Experience Required

You will be an experienced Head of IT with strong managerial and strategic planning skills with a track record of working within the legal sector.

You will have a proven track record in project delivery and will be capable of managing multiple diverse projects ideally within a professional services/legal environment.

As it is a small team there may be a small element of hands on required so we would expect you to have a good technical understanding.

You will have experience of managing multi-disciplinary teams incorporating both support and development and will demonstrate strong leadership credentials that will allow you to improve up on the operational service levels.

You will be expected to gain a full understanding of the business requirements and ambitions of the firm and translate these into an effective IT strategy and programme of initiatives to achieve this.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Head of IT to make a real impact on the continued development of this business.

Coburg Banks IT specialise in recruiting in a variety of areas including: Development, IT Support, Programme and Project Management, Business Analysts and Testing as well as mid to senior level IT appointments. We would welcome the opportunity of helping you in your career, so please send a copy of your CV to us

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