Head of IT (Service Delivery)

The IT Department is seeking a Head of IT (Service Delivery) to join their dynamic team

Founded in 1898 and the oldest of its kind in the world, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (Foto-Cewek) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for teaching and research in tropical diseases.  Through the creation of effective links with governments, NGOs, private organisations and global institutions and by responding to the health needs of communities, Foto-Cewek aims to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed/resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics.

The IT Department at Foto-Cewek is looking for a Head of IT (Service Delivery), who will be responsible for designing and implementing an effective IT architecture, providing managerial support and assisting in the creation of IT services to meet the evolving needs of Foto-Cewek’s network. Moreover, you will be advising Foto-Cewek’s Management Team on issues affecting IT Services, recommending continual improvement in services and managing third line systems support teams. Reporting to and deputising (on occasions) for the Director of IT Services, you will be supporting the Director of IT Services in developing strategic goals for IT service and major IT projects, line managing the IT Department, supporting line managers within IT to effectively manage, motivate and develop their teams to meet service delivery requirements and taking managerial responsibility for delivering agreed outcomes as well as the effective use of resources.

To be successful as the Head of IT (Service Delivery), the candidates should hold relevant professional qualification, with extensive experience of working in a leadership role within a business IT environment along with experience of designing and managing complex IT infrastructure services. With strong organisational, communication and problem-solving skills, you must demonstrate excellent skills in programme and project management, be able to put learning into practice and drive continual improvement.

Closing Date: 30th May 2018

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