IT Manager - Gaming Media Industry - Hybrid - Chesire

  • Location

    Cheshire, England

  • Sector:

    Technical Leadership

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  • Salary:

    £400 - £475 per day + Inside IR35

  • Contact:

    Peter Billings

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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IT Manager - Gaming Industry

Hybrid - Knutsford, United Kingdom

6 Month Contract (potential to extend/perm)

Up to £475 per day - inside IR35

Are you a gamer who has transformed your controller skills into IT management? If not gaming, then a media background will benefit you in this rare opportunity to join an international gaming company, who are linked with a giant media broadcast company. They're offering an initial 6-month contract with the potential to show your expertise to potentially secure a permanent position with the company.

Maybe you've come from an IT support background and have powered-up throughout your career in to managing an IT team and infrastructure, and now you're seeking the next level-up…

Based in Knutsford, or Wilmslow, this hybrid role will allow you to manage your team 2-3 days in the office. As an important pillar of the company, you will facilitate an international IT department merge and be comfortable instructing and mentoring others.


  • Manage the studio IT team, including recruitment, day to day supervision, development and performance management
  • Supervise and mentor IT staff, conducting regular performance reviews
  • Establish and maintain regular communications with the organisation's stakeholders regarding pertinent IT activities
  • Work closely with the global IT team on projects and strategic initiatives
  • Develop and maintain budget for the IT and project teams
  • Ensure appropriate systems are in place to maintain a reliable and productive work environment for studio personnel
  • Negotiation and administration of vendor, outsourcer, consultant contracts and service agreements
  • Liaise with IT leadership and studio management teams to deploy strategic plans for enabling efficient technologies and provide the tools needed to support development


    • Relevant IT Manager experience including team leadership (Gaming/media industry technology processes beneficial)
    • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language.
    • Able to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
    • Experience working in a team-oriented, sometimes geographically disparate collaborative environment.
    • Proven experience in IT infrastructure strategic planning and project management.
    • Solid understanding and technical knowledge of current network and PC operating systems, hardware, protocols, and standards.
    • Infrastructure knowledge including SANs, firewalls, virtualization
    • Good understanding of IT concepts such as Cloud Computing and Business Process Automation.
    • Experience with ITIL or a structured service environment
    • Experience with systems design and development from business requirements analysis through to day-to-day management.

Do you have what it takes? Ping me a mail with your CV and let's arrange a chat…