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[24360] - Head of IT/Digital Solutions

  • Permanent
  • North Surrey
  • Posted 4 months ago
  • £ 55,000 per annum

Head of IT/Digital Solutions
Salary negotiable c£55K per annum
Full time Office-based Role
Based in North Surrey 

Monday – Friday: Hours:  8am – 5pm

Our client, a prestigious education facility in Surrey is currently recruiting for a Head of IT/Digital Solutions.

The purpose of this role is to utilise your talents and skills to support the delivery of the digital strategy, ensuring cohesive IT operations that align with the organisation’s wider aims and goals. The ideal candidate will possess extensive Knowledge of infrastructure management, staff management and advanced industry Knowledge and will play a pivotal role in enabling the organisation to realise it’s technical aspirations.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategic IT leadership – collaborate with leadership team and key stakeholders to deliver strategy that aligns with educational and operational goals.
  • Regularly report to the governing body on IT initiatives, challenges and successes
  • Stay abreast of technological advancements and steer the digital as necessary advancements
  • Oversee the IT budget ensuring cost-effective allocation of resources
  • Support the creation and development of reports and data insight to functions decision- making and analysis.
  • Team Management – lead, mentor and develop the IT Team ensuring they have all the skills and resources to meet the organisation’s needs.
  • Infrastructure and Network Management – ensure high availability and robustness of systems
  • Device Lifestyle and Management – manage the entire devise lifecycle, from procurement to decommissioning, ensuring optimal performance and value.
  • Security and compliance
  • Vendor and Project Management

Personal Attributes: 


  • Ideally educated to degree level
  • Relevant IT certifications
  • Leadership and management experience
  • Management of Microsoft 365, essential
  • Microsoft certification: Enterprise Administrator Expert, desirable
  • Good working knowledge of stand technologies and experience in procurement and implementation / adoption of new hardware and software
  • A track record of managing projects, meetings deadlines and prioritising work loads
  • Excellent technical knowledge of a range of systems – Experience of Aruba technologies, education management systems such as Engage, iSAMS, Managebas, OpenApply desirable
  • Analytical astute
  • Understanding of cyber security and preventative risks
  • Outstanding organisational skills with an eye for detail.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Pro-active, professional and approachable
  • Personal commitment and compliance with safeguarding policies, procedures and code of conduct of the organisation
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