Head of IT Systems

Local Authority

Starfish Search are working with a local authority in London to recruit an Interim Head of IT Systems. The focus of this role is to develop and lead the implementation of the IT Systems Strategy for the Council, providing expert advice and support to the Corporate and Departmental Management Teams.


You Will:

  • Lead and manage staff and resources to create, scope and deliver projects for new and existing systems development
  • Develop an overarching ICT Strategy for the Council and ensure there is a joined up working and approach
  • Ensure benefits realisation plans are developed for all projects and significant pieces of work
  • Work with the Council’s senior managers and directors, providing ‘expert’ IT systems advice and support to determine requirements and propose appropriate business solutions
  • Identify and investigate specific technologies, products, methods and techniques to assess their potential benefit to the organisation and the ICT strategy
  • Effectively lead, manage and develop a team in line with the Council’s policies and procedures and to meet good practice standards

You Will Have:

  • Experience of working at a senior level within a major IT Systems development and maintenance function
  • Highly experienced programme/project manager able to provide evidence of development, management and delivery of creative business solutions to achieve substantial business benefits
  • Practical experience of introducing new technologies into a systems development function and understanding of new technologies appropriate to Local Government
  • Effective change manager, leader and strategic thinker; demonstrating the ability to take significant responsibility for the management of change

This role reports into the Assistant Director, Infrastructure and Technology. It is a hybrid role with an expectation to attend the office 3 days a week, running for a period of 3 to 6 months.