Head of IT - TV Broadcasting - East London

  • Location

    East London, London

  • Sector:

    Technical Leadership

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  • Salary:

    Private medical, life/travel insurance, cycle2work

  • Contact:

    Peter Billings

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

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Head of IT - TV Broadcasting - East London

Job Summary:

Are you a seasoned Head of IT / IT manager / IT Director looking to join a fast-paced television broadcaster on a permanent basis, who will be rewarded with a competitive market rate and a great benefits package?

Based on-site at their impressive central broadcast hub in East London, you will oversee and influence the IT department operations, with a key focus on developing and mentoring 8 direct reporting technical staff.

This senior management role will require flexible working and out of hours availability to accommodate business needs. A shift pattern of 10 days on, 4 days off is to be expected. Otherwise, the standard core business hours are 09:00 - 17:30, Mon-Fri.

Your responsibilities:

  • Take ownership of the existing IT department, infrastructure and on-going projects
  • Provide clear and precise leadership to IT staff
  • Conduct regular performance reviews and provide KPI's/training opportunities
  • Review, publish and maintain cross departmental IT policies
  • Ensure cross departmental documented knowledge is shared and accessible internally
  • Analyse business and system requirements of all departments to identify and report IT needs to senior management
  • Host technical strategy meetings and represent the company to external organisations
  • Manage stakeholder expectations and provide superior client services
  • Effectively manage an IT budget and ensure cost efficient business spread
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders and vendors
  • Actively lead and enforce the Information Security function and policies of the site

Your background:

  • Extensive experience of managing a 24/7 television broadcast IT infrastructure (Win, Linux)
  • Networking experience (Cisco, Arista)
  • Commercial technical awareness with a keen interest for developing technologies
  • Enthusiastic and strong leadership/mentorship skills
  • Ability to recognise business opportunities and convert to strategic visions
  • A proven track record of leading complex changes and business critical projects
  • Provable experience of implementing and managing IT strategies & policies
  • Exceptional communication and stakeholder management skills

Benefits package:

  • Private medical insurance
  • Life & Travel Insurance
  • Healthcare cashback plan
  • Cycle2Work scheme

If you are an enthusiastic IT leader with experience in the 24/7 broadcast industry and able to sculpt the most efficient IT team & operations, send me your CV ASAP for a chat!