Head of IT Systems – 6 months

Head of IT Systems (Interim)

Information Technology

£800 - £1000 per day

Head of IT Systems – 6 months

The job

As a Head of IT Systems, you will be responsible for overseeing IT Services (application development portfolio / projects) within the Direct, broker and claims areas of the business. You will work closely with the CIO and oversee a few direct reports plus a wider team of circa 100 people.

You will have oversight of the Agile trains (multiple scrum teams) however your main role will be to engage with Director level stakeholders, collaborate with a broad range of teams (including development, production support, project, portfolio teams), own the relationships with 3rd Parties to ensure SLA’s are met, resolve problems / conflicts, and drive forward IT Services in support of the wider strategy.

This is a broad and fast paced role where you will have lots of autonomy and exposure to Executive level stakeholders. There is a huge amount of technical change ongoing and is therefore an exciting and challenging time to join the business.

About you

The ideal candidate will come from an IT Portfolio Manager / Project Director background (“application” focus) who has moved into a Head of IT Systems role. You will have demonstrable experience working in the Insurance (claims, broker, direct) / financial services sectors -any experience with Guidewire Claimscentre / policycentre is advantageous. It is essential you have a strong background working in Agile environments – any experience with “scaled Agile” (SAFe) is highly desirable.

Your stakeholder management skills must be exceptional, and you will be comfortable communicating with Executive level stakeholders as well as technical teams.

The company

One of the best companies to work for in The UK. They score constantly high in terms of employee satisfaction and are well respected in everything that they do. They have over 5,000 employees and are undergoing extensive technical transformational change making it a super exciting time to join the business. Although the role is initially a 6-month contract there are excellent extension prospects.


Greater London

The rate and duration

£800 – £1000 per day – 6 months initially with excellent extension prospects.

What is the process

1 x Telephone Interview, 1x Face to face interview.

What should you do now?

Apply and send me your CV, or if you have questions then please get in touch with Louise Rowson.

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