Interim IT Director to provide Strategic Review

Project status
Project posted
22nd November 2016
Project duration (approx.)
6.0 Months
Budget (approx.)
£560 / day
Industry
Internet & Online Media , Information Technology & Services , Private Equity , Retail , Leisure, Travel & Tourism , Restaurants & Bars
Area of expertise
Information Technology
Required market experience
United Kingdom (Essential)
Consultant location
On-site
Location
United Kingdom

Background & Objectives

We are a leading gym and leisure group looking to conduct a 6 month review of our IT infrastructure and systems

We are looking for a senior professional who can come in, join the team and reporting to the CEO recommend any and implement the changes potentially needed.

Key deliverables

Strategy - To create and maintain Information Technology & Management strategy in line with stakeholder needs and in keeping up with current best practice for the youth sector in the field of IT.

Governance - To ensure Information technology and management are in-line with agreed strategy and policy. To ensure that policy and strategy is in compliance with government legislation and standards.

Development - To manage the further development and implementation of current projects such as the Online Record Book, Online Learning Hub, Salesforce customer management
database, and other projects.
Specifically to manage:
• the development plans for ongoing integration, upkeep and improvement of IT systems;
• the commissioning of appropriate and cost effective procurement and contractual arrangements;
• the migration of core technologies and tools to the ‘cloud’;
• the management of project and system dependencies at planning, implementation and support stages;
• the sign off of all project management milestones for IT projects

Research- To develop and implement plans, in consultation with key stakeholders, to research, analyse and present material relating to the Award’s impact and approach that positions the Foundation as a global leader within the youth sector.

Business continuity - To develop and maintain the Major Incident & Business Continuity plan for IT and to implement measures designed to safeguard the Information Technology and Management needs of the Foundation in the event of major incidents or disasters.

Consultant requirements

An experienced IT director ideally with a strategic mindset and experience in conducting full reviews within organisation and reporting at the highest level.

The ideal consultant will be able to work in the North East of England.

Experience of retail epos systems as well as a wide range of cloud software and infrastructure will be required.

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