IT Operations Manager (408-16)

A fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic IT department within a world renowned research organisation.

The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (Foto-Cewek) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research in tropical diseases.  Through the creation of effective links with governments, organisations and 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 rapid growth of the organisation necessitates dynamic and robust IT is in place in order to support and underpin this continued expansion.

Reporting to the Director of IT, the Operations Manager will take responsibility for managing IT projects and provide hardware and software solutions across our incredibly diverse organisation. You will be expected to contribute to future planning and development of network resources and ensure all staff have optimum access to, and implementation of, technology services and resources. A key element of the post will be contributing to the strategic planning of the department, including the consideration of  major IT developments, liaison with external bodies and ensuring a secure and efficient ICT environment for all staff and students.  

Ideal candidates will have a demonstrable track record of achievement at managerial level within a forward thinking IT business environment.  Ideally degree qualified within a computer related field, you must also be able to evidence a passion for IT along with a background of continued professional development that keeps you abreast of constant changes within the computing environment.  Advanced knowledge of cloud processing and storage services is essential for this post, as is good experience in overall management of the service desk function.      

Alongside your technical experience and knowledge, you must have excellent people management skills   as well as proficiency in communication and presentation in order to communicate complex IT concepts to a non-technical audience. For project management tasks to be delivered to tight deadlines and budgets, you must also be able to demonstrate an ability to manage your time effectively.        

This is an exciting time to join a world renowned research organisation where you can play a key role in the strategic planning of technology services and resources that support the business.

This job is unlikely to attract a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a work permit).  Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK may not be considered if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates.  To apply for a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship, employers need to demonstrate that they are unable to recruit a resident worker before recruiting an individual overseas.  For further information, please visit: . We believe that this post will not be suitable for an individual on Tier 5 visas as this post is not considered to be supernumerary to the organisation

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