We are a registered provider and an exempt charity that started developing housing and services in 1959. We are a wholly controlled subsidiary of The Salvation Army, and have grown into a specialist provider of support and accommodation across England. Kingsown Property Limited and saha Developments Limited are subsidiaries of saha.

We currently own approximately 4100 units of accommodation located across England and work across 86 Local Authority areas. saha both directly manages its accommodation and also works with managing agents, a demonstration of saha’s commitment to partnership working for the benefit of local communities.

£71,690 yearly
saha London, UK
May 03, 2019
Full time
Job Description Head of IT   Responsible to:         Director Responsible for:       All staff within IT team   OVERVIEW OF THE ROLE   As a member of the saha Senior Management Team the Head of IT is responsible for developing and delivering an appropriate IT strategy for the Association that ensures a fit for purpose infrastructure with sound software products that support the business needs, adding value and continuously improving in line with new technologies. The role also plays a key role in working with Head of Transformation in the development and delivery of saha’s transformation and change activities.       KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES Leadership Working collaboratively with the senior management team, model leadership behaviours that will enable development and regeneration across saha. Develop and sustain excellent working relationships with internal stakeholders, working with senior staff to plan and deliver maintenance and major repairs programmes.   Information Technology Lead on the development, implementation and keep up to date an IT strategy that supports the business proactively and manages IT related risks well. Develop and keep up to date IT related policies and procedures that are publicised, understood and adhered to by the Association. To embed a culture of continuous improvement and innovation within the Association, devising and leading on delivering a strategy for continuous improvement and on-going service and process reviews. To develop and maintain good working relations with internal and external stakeholders ensuing the effective representation of the department and the Association as appropriate. To embed a culture of continuous improvement and innovation within the Association through leading, managing and motivating a team of staff.   Finance, Budget and Resources Responsible for delivery and management of operational budgets within the IT team. Efficiently and effectively resource and provide a support service to the Association that is responsive to its needs. Produce and keep up to date, short, medium and long term budgets for the department   Strategy Support the Executive Director of Corporate Services in developing, managing and successful delivery the organisation’s IT strategy   Performance Management and reporting Accountable for the delivery of the organisation’s IT strategy and infrastructure, within budget and to achieve agreed efficiency savings targets. Provide regular reports to Executive team, Board and Committees on progress and outcomes relating to IT infrastructure and strategy.   People Management Manage, motivate and develop the IT team, through regular supervision, appraisal and performance management. Giving guidance and support as required and developing staff to reach their full potential. Leading a staff team in transforming lives so they are exemplary of the customer focussed culture desired of all staff.   Other   Ensure all work is aligned to the vision, mission and values of saha. Carry out all other duties as may be reasonably assigned from time to time, with the level of this job description. Person Specification Head of IT KEY REQUIREMENTS: The tools to do the role   Area Requirements   Qualifications/ Education   ·         Degree level education or professional qualification ·         Evidence of commitment to continuous personal and professional development ·         Programme and Project Management     Knowledge   ·         Comprehensive knowledge of existing and developing technologies, and how they can be applied to business. ·         Good knowledge, experience and understanding of programme and project management and delivery. ·         Good understanding and experience of digital IT security and governance requirements. ·         Knowledge of employment law. ·         Knowledge of the social housing sector ·         Knowledge of supplier contract management   Experience   ·         Senior management experience of managing an IT service ·         Communicating, negotiating and influencing a wide range of internal and external stakeholders and partners ·         Providing expert advice and reports to Board, committees and senior colleagues ·         Demonstrable experience of leading an IT department ·         Track record of identification and successful implementation of new technologies and systems ·         Experience of successfully managing a large departmental budget ·         Experience of working with a mix of static and cloud based service providers, as well as in house and outsourced managed services ·         Experience of managing  and developing complex strategies, projects and teams     Personal qualities   ·         Ability to lead, motivate and develop staff to their full potential, acting as a role model ·         Builds strong working relationships internally and externally ·         Ability to recognise business opportunities and present a clear strategic vision of how technology can be applied to achieve success ·         Strong leadership skills for IT and cross functional teams ·         Ability to be a catalyst for change ·         Possess good verbal and written communication skills ·         Strong business and commercial acumen, which can be applied to complex inter-related issues across the Organisation. ·         Ability to present technology in a clear and understandable way to any audience. ·         Practical understanding of equal opportunities issues and commitment to valuing diversity ·         Embraces innovation and welcomes robust challenge ·         Takes a proactive, positive and performance focussed approach ·         Thinks strategically, risk aware and able to resolve complex problems ·         Committed to the values of saha and the mission of transforming lives