Head of IT

  • Job Reference: H240617R
  • Date Posted: 17 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Acapella Recruitment
  • Location: Hertford, Hertfordshire, England
  • Salary: £60,000 to £80,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Bens
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Perm
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Head of IT

Hertford (Office based)

Company: Confidential


To manage the IT needs of the business across all international group companies, ensuring high availability of service, security and compliance are maintained whilst controlling costs and driving forward IT based improvements.


  • Lead a small IT team, managing workloads, deadlines and communication.
  • Manage external IT support provider to ensure high service level for end users across all international group companies.
  • Liaise with IT support providers in each country to manage internal infrastructure and network.
  • Review and negotiate IT support providers in each country contracts to ensure the business is getting the best value for money.
  • Lead and oversee IT projects, including internal and external integrations and new system implementations.
  • Implement, maintain, and enforce cyber security policies in conjunction with IT Security company.
  • Lead improvements to documentation for in-house developments to ensure continuity.
  • Ensure adequate Disaster Recovery procedures are in place and maintained.
  • Construct the annual IT budget for the group in line with the business’ requirements and control costs against the budget.
  • Create and maintain the IT asset register.
  • Any other reasonable tasks, as required by the business.


  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in an IT leadership role.
  • Educated to degree level in an IT qualification.
  • Strong, broad knowledge of IT disciplines.
  • Experience managing a Microsoft Azure based platform.
  • Experience with EDI and API integrations.
  • Experience of working with an ERP system (Microsoft Dynamics NAV preferred).
  • Proficiency with SQL scripting and SQL Server.
  • Proven track record of systems implementation (ERP/WMS).
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel.
  • Knowledge of C# Development would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of PowerBI would be an advantage.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.

Monday – Friday , 9am till 6pm (1 hour lunch)

Salary - £60,000-£80,000


  • Company pension
  • Employee discount
  • Free parking

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply ASAP.

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