Deputy Chief Information Officer (Chief of Staff)
Exciting new position within a growing financial services companies’ IT Division, to support the CIO through a big, multimillion pound transformation and into the future state.
Working across all areas of the 200+ strong IT division, you will lead IT strategic planning initiatives and communicate IT plans and performance to both functional staff and business partners. You will also be responsible for IT strategic workforce initiatives, budgeting and sourcing; and oversees architecture alignment.
Your responsibilities will include
* Partner with the Group CIO on the day-to-day management of the IT function and its operations, enabling them to focus more time on engaging with senior business stakeholders as well as on strategic IT priorities.
* Provide interim leadership for CIO in times of absence.
* Define objectives, frameworks and metrics for key IT strategic planning processes
* Drive discussions with senior business and IT stakeholders to validate understanding of IT goals and communicate the IT strategy.
* Drive IT workforce strategy, including analysing trends and business strategy to forecast critical skills and resource gaps.
* Develop IT capability metrics and assist with staff appraisals/reviews
* Actively engage in future state enterprise and IT architecture planning in conjunction with the Chief Technology Officer
The CIO needs someone who will be his right hand, who has experience over all aspects of IT (infrastructure, development, data, operations) who has the confidence and knowledge to take on a range of tasks and responsibility, supporting the CIO during this period of change and growth
You will have great experience in a similar role (Deputy CIO, Chief of Staff or similar), from a similar size company (circa 1500 – 2000 staff) who have gone through expansion and growth. Financial services would be great, but not essential
You will come from a company who has changed size quickly (maybe due to acquisitions) and has experienced the growing pains this causes the IT department, particularly the move from an informal to a more formalised structure and procedures.
You will have expert knowledge in IT strategic planning, business engagement, organisational change management (including multi-year strategic initiatives), budget/financial management (including programmes with multi-million pound sterling budgets), vendor management, communications and IT governance formulation
You will be collaborative in your approach, experienced in mentoring and management, diplomatic but able to drive change confidently
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