Head of Service - IT, SIPS Education Ltd
Head of Service – IT
SIPS Education is a leading Education Service Provider in the West Midlands, based in West Bromwich.
We are a not for profit organisation owned by schools, with children and young people at the heart of everything we do. Offering a diverse range of services to Schools, Academies and Multi Academy Trusts across the region, we are currently seeking a Head of Service for our highly regarded IT Service.
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SIPS IT is a team of 30 highly skilled and experienced professionals, currently offering services to around 250 schools across all age groups.
We have a varied and extensive offer to schools, which includes SIMS.net/Finance Support, on-site technician services, off site back-up solutions, Technical Helpdesk Support, training programmes, bespoke project work etc.
We are looking for a Head of IT with proven managerial experience and an in-depth knowledge of the MIS marketplace. Ideally you will have a background with Capita SIMS.net solutions, good technical skills, experience of change management and service improvement/development.
As a leading support unit for SIMS.net, you will be responsible for taking the team into the next stage of MIS development for this market leading product. At the same time you will be leading on the expansion of the support we offer into other MIS systems and solutions, who are steadily increasing their market penetration and are now looking to work with local support partners.
The experienced Technical Team is currently reviewing and adapting the services we offer, and looking to expand our customer base by finding ways to work smarter and leaner, and the successful candidate will be at the forefront of this transformation.
What we offer:
- Competitive salary
- Excellent pension scheme through West Midlands Pensions
- Excellent annual leave entitlement
- Part of the Extended Leadership Team
- Supportive, people focused company
- Family friendly policies
What we ask for in return:
- Educated to Degree level and/or equivalent professional qualification in IT
- At least 5 years’ experience in MIS (preferably SIMS.net) of which 3 years should be at a senior manager level
- Proven success in business growth with strong commercial skills in order to develop and manage finances, sales and marketing strategies
- An understanding of the current MIS landscape and a good knowledge of IT Services within the Education Sector
- Experience of working with MATs
SIPS Education Ltd is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) clearance is required for this role.
This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.
Application forms are attached below and should be returned to SIPS Education Ltd, 2nd Floor, Guardian House, Cronehills Linkway, West Bromwich, West Midlands B70 8GS or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
SIPS Education Limited is a Disability Confident Committed employer and encourages applications from disabled people. If you inform us that you are disabled and meet the minimum criteria for the job you will be offered an interview
Please ensure application forms are signed if sending via email.
If you have provided an email address, correspondence will be sent via e-mail.
If you are successful in being short-listed for interview, you will be contacted via email within 28 working days of the closing date. Please ensure you check your junk/spam boxes as well as your inbox incase any correspondence has been delivered there.
Hours: 37 hours per week
Grade: Grade 9, SCP 42-46, £48,337 - £54,641 p.a.
Location: 2nd Floor, Guardian House, Cronehills Linkway, West Bromwich B70 8GS
Closing Date: Friday 29th January 2021 at 12:00 noon
Interview Date: Monday 8th February 2021