Head of Strategic IT Projects

At Oasis Community Learning , London
Salary: SCP 65-69 (£69,995 - £78,698, actual salary range is dependent on location) + Local Government Pension Scheme + Car Allowance
Role: Full-time
Contract: Permanent
Start Date: TBC
Applications Closed: 12:00 PM on Friday 31st January 2020
Interviews: TBC

We are looking for a Head of Strategic IT Projects to join our IT Directorate Senior Management Team at Oasis Community Learning (OCL). This role will play a key role in the development of the overall IT strategy for OCL.

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Born of the global Oasis charity, we are one of the largest multi-academy trusts in the UK. By joining our family of staff, you will be working alongside people dedicated to helping our students realise their potential. We wish to transform the lives of our communities and support our young people and staff through their journeys with Oasis.


About the role

The Head of Strategic IT Projects will be accountable for the successful planning and leading of the IT Projects Programme including specific IT project delivery leading to the realisation of the IT vision for the organisation, ensuring that the best business benefit and highest standard of quality is obtained within agreed budgets/timescales at all times.

In this role, you will plan, oversee and take operational responsibility for the implementation of all aspects of IT integration and improvements for agreed IT programme, strategies and projects within Oasis academies.

In your role as an OCL Head of Service you will also contribute to the cross-function management and strategic development of services within the organisation.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Educated to degree-level or equivalent industry qualifications
  • A Prince2 or PMI (Project Management Institute) qualification
  • At least 5 years’ programme and/or project management experience
  • At least 2 years’ experience delivering IT programmes
  • At least 3 years’ experience managing procurement programmes in the public sector including knowledge of EU procurement law
  • At least 3 years’ experience acting at a senior level of management
  • Experience of working with and negotiating with funding bodies
  • Experience of developing strategic plans for the delivery of effective IT solutions
  • High level of communication and negotiation skills at all levels
  • A commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people

To view the full list of responsibilities and selection criteria please download the job description below.

Benefits of joining Oasis Community Learning:

  • A strong Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programme with training opportunities
  • A supportive network and family of staff in a motivating work environment
  • An opportunity to work with new technology
  • A competitive pension scheme with a Local Government pension provider
  • A generous annual leave allowance of 25 days (plus 8 bank holiday days) per year, rising to 30 days (plus 8 bank holiday days) after 2 years of service

To apply:

Please download and complete the Oasis Application Form and Equal Opportunity Form. Once complete, please return by email to OCLRecruitment@oasisuk.org by 12pm on Friday 31 January 2020. You can view our IT Recruitment Brochure here

Unfortunately, we cannot accept CVs alone as an application for this role - you must complete an Oasis Application Form for safeguarding purposes.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

Oasis is committed to making a difference to the lives of the communities it works in, and as such you must show a willingness to demonstrate commitment to the values and behaviours, which flow from the Oasis ethos. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks.

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How do I Apply?

To apply for the position of Head of Strategic IT Projects, please download (saving to your computer) and complete the above Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Forms and either upload and submit the forms Online or by Email.