Oaklands College Director of IT

Permanent | St Albans | Highly Competitive

Vacancy Description

 We are delighted to be working with Oaklands College, renowned for its employer led technical, professional and land-based provision with an enduring commitment to widening participation and student engagement. Set across three modern campuses, the college works closely with regional employers to respond to their ever-changing skills needs and is committed to driving economic prosperity, making the college well placed to shape and inform how education is delivered in a sustainable way. To help facilitate this agenda, we are seeking a highly customer centric IT professional to lead our client’s strategic and operational agenda and deliver a truly holistic provision that is relevant to the needs of all staff and customers.

As Director of IT, you will be a key member of the senior leadership team, shaping the strategic agenda beyond IT and building capability through people, systems and processes to drive efficiencies, underpin growth and de-risk operations. You will proactively develop business relationships and leverage technology to drive innovation whilst ensuring data security remains a high priority. You will build a highly responsive IT team through progressive evolution, to deliver an IT function that is efficient, agile and set to meet the challenges presented by today’s changing market and economic landscape.

You will need to demonstrate a track record of success as a technology leader who is used to executing the whole end-to-end IT lifecycle in a customer centric and dynamic business environment. You will be strategic by nature, with exceptional operational credentials to drive change, whilst mindful of technology developments to keep the organisation informed and relevant. As an inspirational and values driven leader, you will motivate and develop teams and individuals, demonstrating excellent communication and empowerment skills.

For more information, please download the assignment brief below. To apply, please forward an up-to-date CV and covering letter, quoting REF DP3091 with salary details to by 9.00am Monday 25th September 2023.

For a confidential and informal discussion regarding your suitability and to find out more about our client, please call John Dodd on 01244 738450 or 07545 431848 or email him directly at after 11th September 2023 Thank you for your interest.

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