Head of Technology job in Newcastle upon Tyne

Head of Technology

  • Employer - Percy Hedley Foundation
  • Reference number -
  • Sector - Not for profit
  • Department - Charity
  • Location: - Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Salary - Up to £50k dependent on experience
  • Duration - Permanent
  • Hours - Full time
  • Closing date - Friday, 18 October 2019

Job Description

Who We Are

We make it easier for people with disabilities to live, learn and be part of a world adapting to difference. We do this through:

  • Specialist pre-school, primary, secondary and post 16 education services
  • A further education college and a wide variety of day services for adults
  • Residential services for all ages, transition and employability support and a range of training courses and workshops for parents and the professionals, who come to learn with us

Our Vision

We are an ambitious, entrepreneurial and innovative charitable business working in a person centred way to meet the needs of people with disabilities and their families. We provide a range of high quality and seek out opportunities to inspire and support people with disabilities to achieve their ambitions. We believe that working together as one Foundation we achieve more than individual services would achieve alone. Our influence will be regional, national & international.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.

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This Role 

Reporting to the Director of Support Services and Business Transformation, this new role will drive our transformative technology strategy. This presents an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to help shape and influence our technological future, to enable and support our staff and service users in new and innovative ways. We are seeking an exceptional candidate who has experience of managing IT systems and services, preferably in a specialist education, residential support or similar organisation. As part of our strategy we plan to develop an integrated technology service, in order to support this it will be a distinct advantage for the post holder to have experience of the assessment, provisioning and ongoing support of assistive technology systems and services.

The Head of Technology will be energetic, experienced and motivated. Responsible for managing and developing technology at the Foundation including, but not limited to Information and Communications, Management Information Systems and Assistive Technology. Another critical aspect of this role will be maintaining, developing and securing our data and systems integrity, through the development of our IT and security systems.

Through effective leadership and development of the growing Technology Department, this role will ensure the highest standards of support are provided through our service desk, identifying escalation points and providing training where needed, while building a culture of continuous improvement.

For more information on the role or for an informal discussion please contact Tara Allen (Director of Support Services and Business Transformation):  t.allen@percyhedley.org.uk 

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Contact information

Please apply online at: https://isw.changeworknow.co.uk/percyhedley/vms/e/careers/search/new

How to apply

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