Head of IT Services

Salary: £51,122 per annum

Closing date: Noon on Friday 11 February 2022

Interview date:  Week commencing Monday 21 February 2022

 

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Introduction

South Bank Colleges, trading as Lambeth College, are seeking to appoint a highly effective and knowledgeable Head of IT Services to support the development of the LSBU Group’s IT strategy and implement it within Lambeth College. In the role, you will lead the IT Services team at Lambeth College to deliver a customer-focused, responsive and helpful corporate service.

This role will be responsible for the compliance of IT related policy, delivery of IT services at South Bank Colleges and will be the subject matter expert in all IT services at Lambeth College, including security, systems and client/server infrastructure.

To be successful in this role, you will hold a degree in an IT based subject or extensive experience in a similar post. It is essential that you hold an ITIL V3 Foundation Certificate. We are looking for a strong people manager with considerable experience managing an IT service that is fit for purpose within a large and complex organisation. You will be able to communicate effectively and apply continuous improvement to the IT service with an enhanced focus on customer service.

We have appointed FE Associates to support us with this important appointment. Prior to submitting an application, interested parties are advised to arrange an initial conversation with our FE Associates lead consultant, by emailing Amanda.Hart@fea.co.uk, to discuss the role and schedule a first-stage interview via Teams, to take place ahead of the closing date.

About Us - Welcome

January 2022

Dear Colleague

Head of IT Services

I am delighted that you are considering applying for the role of Head of IT Services at Lambeth College and I very much hope the information we have provided gives you a sense of the exciting developments and opportunities that face us as we move through the pandemic and into a new and ambitious future for FE and Skills in South London. We are a college at the heart of our community and are proud of the key role we play as an anchor organisation in South London.

There are a number of things that make Lambeth College a dynamic and forward looking place to work. Firstly, we are part of the unique LSBU Group and benefit from the scale and ambition of one of the major players in London’s higher education landscape with a strong vision for professional and technical education.

We are well on our way to delivering an exciting and sector-leading estates strategy which, as well as giving our learners excellent facilities, also means we have an opportunity to repurpose our curriculum, innovating to ensure we are keeping up with the needs of the modern workplace. We are serving the education, skills and training needs of one of the most dynamic and diverse areas of London and our locations mean we are seen as a central part of the skills landscape which has enabled us to develop new partnerships and strong stakeholder relationships.

Like all colleges however, we are operating in a challenging environment which means we need to remain focused and rigorous in our approaches to driving up the quality of our curriculum, teaching and learning, IT infrastructure and improving the efficiency and financial effectiveness of all aspects of the College.

The role of Head of IT Services will provide you with the opportunity to make a contribution to the strategic direction of our College. In this role, we will need you to provide leadership to the IT team, ensuring the service is fit for purpose and customer focused. You will work closely with leaders of IT within London Southbank University, supporting and shaping the strategic vision.

This is a crucial appointment for us and to help us to find the right person, we have retained the support of FE Associates. Prior to submitting an application, interested parties are advised to arrange an initial conversation with our lead consultant, by emailing Amanda.Hart@fea.co.uk, to discuss the role and schedule a first-stage interview via Teams, to take place before the closing date.

If you feel this is the right opportunity for you and that you have the right skills and experience, I look forward to receiving an application from you.

With best wishes

Fiona Morey
Executive Principal

How to Apply

If you have the very special qualities and the passion to make a real a difference to the future of our students and business, then we would like to hear from you.

Please complete the registration form below to access the candidate information pack, application form and the equality and diversity form.

NB:  Please ensure you complete all fields and click on both the Terms and Conditions check box as well as the Consent check box to enable access to the documents.

We have appointed FE Associates to help us find the right person.  Prior to submitting an application, interested parties are advised to arrange an initial conversation with our FE Associates lead consultant, by emailing Amanda.Hart@fea.co.uk, to discuss the role and schedule a first-stage interview via Teams which will take place before the closing date.

Closing date: Noon on Friday 11 February 2022

Interview date: Week commencing Monday 21 February 2022

Stage 1 of 2: Complete the form below

    How to Apply

    Thank you for registering your interest. You can now download the following information relating to the Head of IT Services role at Lambeth College.

    Stage 2 of 2: Submitting Your Application

    Prior to submitting an application, interested parties are advised to arrange an initial conversation with our FE Associates lead consultant, by emailing Amanda.Hart@fea.co.uk, to discuss the role and schedule a first-stage interview via Teams to take place before the closing date.

    Once you have obtained the full information and had an informal discussion with Amanda Hart, you must email your application to recruitment@fea.co.uk by the closing date deadline. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

    Please read the 'How to Apply' Section in the Candidate Information Pack for full instructions on how to submit your application.

    Your application must include the following 2 documents:

    1. A fully completed Application Form (located above). Please do not include your CV as part of, or substitute for, the application form.
    2. The Equality and Diversity Form (located below the Application Form above).

    Key Dates for Submitting Your Application:

    Closing date: Noon on Friday 11 February 2022

    Interview date: Week commencing Monday 21 February 2022