Group Head of IT

Wheale Thomas Hodgins plc
c. £50k to £60K plus Bens
21 Dec 2017
18 Jan 2018
IT, Management
Contract Type
Full Time

Group Head of IT
c. £50k to £60K plus Bens

Rowcroft Hospice Torquay and St Luke's Hospice Plymouth are two independent charities providing a mixture of In-Patient, Hospice at Home and Out-Reach support services. Delivering specialist palliative and end of life care underpinned by a unique sense of place, purpose and respect across their portfolio of activities. Their proposition is highly patient centric with informed patient care at their core.

Both Rowcroft (Torbay and South Devon) and St Luke's (Plymouth, South West Devon and East Cornwall) are well established and highly respected local charities. Rowcroft providing care to over 2,000 patients and their families, St Luke's to more than 3,000 patients and their families, every year. Both Hospices have been recognised as national exemplars for their integrated/holistic approach to the provision of care.

This new and joint role will be the senior IT leadership role for both Hospices and the successful candidate will be responsible for the establishment and execution of IT strategy that is aligned with both Hospices' objectives.

The successful candidate will reflect the business strategies in continually developing and implementing an IT strategy across both organisations. Supporting key internal customers, you will drive the benefits that are to be gained from new IT developments and initiatives. The role demands a leader who can combine IT technical skills with the ability to motivate, manage and develop an enthusiastic team.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Lead the development of the IT strategy and road map
  • Cost effective delivery of IT services to meet business needs
  • Provide strategic direction and oversight for the design, development, operation and support of IT systems and programs
  • Develop and control annual operating and capital budgets for IT, ensuring consistency with strategic objectives
  • Direct the development of IT sourcing, overseeing strategic vendor and partner relationship management

You are a business-based IT leader, with excellent influencing and team building skills. Both top-down strategic and bottom-up operational, you are a tactician, not a technical purist, understanding user need, business need, but also team need and functional challenge. This is an excellent opportunity located in an area of outstanding beauty and working with two businesses offering a dynamic challenge.