Vacancies at Embrace

Job title:   Head of IT and security
Salary:      £45,000 to £55,000 per annum, depending on experience and benefits package
Hours:      36.5 per week (willing to consider part-time / flexible working)
Location:  Amersham, Buckinghamshire (accessible from London Underground Metropolitan line and Chiltern mainline services). Free office parking.

About the role

Embrace the Middle East is looking for a Head of IT and Security to be part of their Leadership team, providing strategic direction of the charity’s IT services and overseeing day-to-day operations.

This is an exciting role, providing technical leadership to the team, ensuring Embrace’s IT and security infrastructure are accessible and operational for its 38 staff based in the UK. 

You will play a hands-on role to project manage new technology solutions that will ultimately help us to reach our objectives. Current projects include phase 2 of the CRM upgrade (to CARE-NG), Office 365, Digital sssets management, Local Area Network domain name change and ongoing upgrades of the security infrastructure including perimeter firewalls.

Summary of key responsibilities:

  • Lead the IT team, ensuring effective IT systems are accessible and operational for all users.
  • Define and deliver the IT strategy to support the strategic aims of the charity.
  • Manage the security of Embrace’s information systems and to ensure effective business continuity plans and disaster recovery plans are in place.
  • Oversee the project management of any new technology solutions required and contribute to the strategic direction of the charity

About you

We are looking for an experienced and talented IT leader to define and implement an IT strategy that supports the organisation’s objectives.

A collaborative team leader who enjoys seeing others develop and flourish. Someone with enthusiasm for identifying opportunities to continually improve and strengthen the organisation’s IT and security through emerging hardware, applications and software (eg cloud, BYOD). Experience of managing the following are key requirements of the role; Microsoft desktop and server operating systems, information and systems security, Data Protection Act 2018, communications, hardware and applications software, team leadership, project management, business continuity, product evaluation, composition and management of service level agreements.

As a Christian organisation, we don’t ask that you share our faith, but rather that you are sympathetic to the Christian ethos and values of Embrace the Middle East.

The successful candidate will be required to complete a medical questionnaire and undertake a disclosure check as part of the charity’s recruitment policy.

For more information, download the candidate pack (4MB)

How to apply:

Download the job description.

Download the application form.

Complete and return the application form to attaching a covering letter outlining your suitability, relevant skills, as per the job description and person specification, your notice period/when you could be available to start work, hours you are available to work and desire for the role.

Closing date: 21 October 2019

Embrace the Middle East is an equal opportunities employer. Recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to child protection.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position you need to have the right to work in the UK, either through nationality or relevant work visa.


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