Infrastructure Manager

£56,615 per annum
11 Feb 2019
25 Feb 2019
Candidate Services
IT, Internet
Contract Type
Full Time
Infrastructure Manager

South Oxfordshire District Council and Vale of White Horse District Council are forward thinking local authorities, based in one of the most attractive areas of the country. They are looking for a professional, competent and enthusiastic person who is able to communicate well at all levels. An excellent benefits package is on offer including annualised hours (flexible working) and a career average pension scheme. They have modern open plan offices and smart working practices and the technology to support mobile working.

Position: IT Infrastructure Lead
Location: Milton Park, Abingdon (Didcot)
Job type: Full Time, Fixed Term Contract until end of March 2021
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: £56,615 per annum
Benefits: 28 days annual leave per annum, plus bank holidays and time off between Christmas and New Year; pension scheme; childcare voucher scheme; Cyclescheme; car lease scheme; gym membership, free swims, contributory medical schemes, wellbeing appointments, free eye tests for DSE users, after work sports clubs and more; ample free parking available.

About the role:

- Working closely with heads of service to help create and embed the necessary changes in culture and practice to meet the needs of both councils
- Contributing to the achievement of both councils’ overall objectives by aligning the service, via its service plan, to identified priorities
- Working with colleagues across both councils to effectively and efficiently deliver joined-up programmes, projects, policies and initiatives
- Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with elected councillors, internal and external partners, stakeholders and communities in order to develop and improve services
- Assisting the head of service in the strategic management of IT infrastructure
- Attending and actively participating in strategic management team (SMT) meetings and events to help each council in meeting their objectives and ensuring that a corporate and co-ordinated approach is adopted and maintained in the provision of all services
- Leading by example in modelling the conduct, behaviour and values expected of the councils’ employees and establish a working environment with officers that report to you in which individuals and teams can excel
- Participating in the appointment, development and appraisal of officers that report to you
- Assisting the head of service to prepare and deliver the annual service plan which aligns with both councils’ corporate strategies, objectives and priorities
- Delivering excellence within your team through the development of high performance, effective delegation, communication, cross-authority working and prioritising customer service and satisfaction
- Assisting the head of service in the development of new approaches to service delivery, ensuring continuous improvement in performance, value for money and quality of service for customers
- Ensuring performance management is embedded into the day-to-day work of your team. Performance reviews to be undertaken by the due dates and recorded as required by the review processes. Also ensure all service plan and workplan monitoring is undertaken by the due dates and entered onto the performance management system(s)
- Taking responsibility for identifying training and development needs in discussion with the staff within your team; and to encourage participation in any training and development activities. This to include coaching, mentoring and evaluation of all training undertaken

About you:

- Relevant professional qualification or equivalent demonstrable vocational experience
- Proven successful line management experience
- In-depth knowledge and experience of IT service management and technology-orientated change
- Local government experience preferred
- Willing to travel, as required

You may have experience of the following: IT Infrastructure Lead, Infrastructure Lead, Infrastructure Manager, IT Infrastructure Manager, IT Manager, Infrastructure Engineer, Head of IT, Network Manager, Network Engineer, IT Project Manager, Technical Project Manager, etc.

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