Head of IT

£45,000 - £55,000 yearly
  • Embrace the Middle East
  • Amersham, UK
  • Sep 27, 2019
Permanent Operations Project Management

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Job: Head of IT and Security
Salary: £45,000 to £55,000 per annum, depending on experience + benefits package
Hours: 36.5 per week (willing to consider part-time / flexible working)
Contract: Permanent
Location: Amersham, Buckinghamshire (accessible from London Underground Metropolitan line and Chiltern mainline services). Free office parking.

Are you looking for an IT leadership role, where you can make a difference to an organisation with a compelling charitable mission?

Have you had a successful career in IT, managing systems and security to enable excellent IT service?

Can you define and deliver an IT strategy and operational plan to support the aims of the organisation?

Are you a collaborative team leader, who empowers others to develop and flourish?

Do you want to be part of an organisation that values everyone’s contribution, pays a fair wage, alongside rewarding benefits and flexible working arrangements?

If so, then we would love to hear from you. 

Embrace the Middle East is an international Christian charity with over 160 years’ experience helping people of all faiths and none to free themselves from a life of poverty and injustice. Our Christian partners in Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, Israel and Palestine run hospitals, clinics, schools, and centres for people with disabilities. They provide support for refugees, work for women’s rights, and provide long-term development, as well as emergency humanitarian relief.

About the job
Embrace the Middle East is looking for a Head of IT and Security to be part of their Leadership team, providing strategic direction of the Charity’s IT services and overseeing day-to-day operations. This is an exciting role, providing technical leadership to the team, ensuring Embrace’s IT and security infrastructure are accessible and operational for its 38 staff based in the UK. You will play a hands-on role to project manage new technology solutions that will ultimately help us to reach our objectives. Current projects include phase 2 of the CRM upgrade (to CARENG), Office 365, Digital Assets Management, Local Area Network domain name change and ongoing upgrades of the security infrastructure, including perimeter firewalls.

Suitable candidates
We are looking for an experienced and talented IT leader to define and implement an IT strategy that supports the organisation’s objectives. A collaborative team leader who enjoys seeing others develop and flourish. Someone with enthusiasm for identifying opportunities to continually improve and strengthen the organisation’s IT and Security through emerging hardware, applications and software (e.g. cloud, BYOD). Experience of managing the following are key requirements of the role; Microsoft desktop and server operating systems, information and systems security, data protection Act 2018, communications, hardware and applications software, team leadership, project management, business continuity, product evaluation, composition and management of service level agreements.

As a Christian organisation, we don’t ask that you share our faith, but rather that you are sympathetic to the Christian ethos and values of Embrace the Middle East.

The successful candidate will be required to complete a medical questionnaire and undertake a disclosure check as part of the Charity’s recruitment policy.

For further information and to apply, please click apply to visit our website.

Closing date: 21 October 2019

Embrace the Middle East is an equal opportunities employer. Recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to child protection.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position you need to have the right to work in the UK, either through nationality or relevant work visa.