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IT Director Job Description

Job Overview

The role of the IT Director is to plan, direct, manage and oversee the activities and operations of the IT Department; administer the IT budget, staff and physical facilities of the department.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop Information Technology strategy in support of the company’s mission and core objectives
  • Direct, control and motivate the staff of the Information Technology department
  • Develop an annual business plan and operating budget for the department and monitor the implementation of these to ensure that the financial targets are met
  • Negotiate service level agreements with both internal and external customers and service providers and monitor service delivery to ensure the agreed targets and standards are met
  • Accountable for the management, mentoring and career development of all IT staff
  • Define and seek approval for the level of IT resources required to meet these goals and prioritise and schedule major projects
  • Direct the preparation and implementation of policies, procedures and standards relating to information and telecommunication systems
  • Responsible for researching and evaluating new technologies
  • Direct, attend and participate in staff meetings and related activities; attend workshops to keep up to date with Information Technology issues
  • Responsible for an IT department made up of a development team, a technical support team and a project team

Skills / Attributes Required

  • Senior IT Management experience is essential
  • A proven track record of driving and defining complex IT strategy
  • Exceptional communication skills are essential in order to explain complex IT concepts to non technical colleagues
  • Experience of managing multiple IT disciplines i.e. software development, technical support, systems architecture etc.
  • A broad understanding of computer systems, applications and operating systems
  • In depth experience of negotiating with and managing third parties

Alternative Job Titles

Head of IT | VP Information Technology

Typical Salary Range

£65,000 to £95,000