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Interim Head of IT

  • Location

    Cambridgeshire

  • Job Function:

    Information Technology

  • Sector:

    Information Technology

  • Job type:

    Temporary

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Matthew Marshall

  • Contact email:

    matthew.marshall@ea-first.com

  • Job ref:

    BBBH1350_1673619879

  • Published:

    13 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2023-04-13

  • Consultant:

    Matthew Marshall

This in an interim assignment where you will provide expert knowledge, experience and operational management to the IT Support department, ensuring that the Infrastructure, devices and services used across the company are fit for purpose, secure and maintained to the highest standards.You'll advise on future technology, system and service solutions to meet the needs of the company and manage projects to renew and improve the infrastructure as part of an overall IT strategy.

Leading FMCG organisation based in Cambridgeshire

In this role you will be responsible for:

To manage the company's network infrastructure, including virtual hosts, Wifi, firewall and switches.

To manage the company's IT hardware and software real-estate.

To be responsible for physical and virtual network security, carefully managing the risks associated with Data Protection and GDPR regulations.

To manage the company's Microsoft-based services, including Active Directory and Office 365.

To support and control the internal company network infrastructure and access to the Internet to maximum level of availability, service, security and performance.

To be responsible for the maintenance and support of the company's local area network and end user devices, including the company computer teaching rooms, through setting up central servers, adding clients and configuring network hardware.

To manage company-wide communication systems, including internal telephone systems and e-mail, which currently utilises Office 365.

To back-up file stores and software services to ensure rapid restoration of service in the event of a failure.

  • To detect, isolate and correct faults/errors in the network infrastructure, using Cisco Meraki services/devices.

  • To maintain up to date inventories of equipment and hardware maintenance agreements for all Company computer equipment.

  • To monitor network performance and usage using appropriate software, identify problems and analyse the requirements for enhanced facilities and to provide advice to Company management on solutions pertinent to the Company's needs.

  • To liaise with suppliers and other outside bodies.

  • To have specific responsibility for maintenance and upgrading of Company mission critical systems including (but not restricted to) Maytas, Etrack, ProAchieve, MSSQL and Sage.

  • To ensure regular communication is had between the Head of IT, Head of Data and Compliance and the Head of Analytics and Optimisation, Management Information with regard upgrades and maintenance of Learner Records Systems (including the SQL database that supports it), any changes to database fields etc.

Person Specification


  • Experience of IT operations management including strategies for learning technologies and the use of new technologies to improve cost effectiveness and performance of IT systems.
  • Knowledge of the Data Protection Act and GDPR in relation to IT systems and security.
  • Experience of managing and leading a team
  • Experience of administrating a multi-server networked environment
  • Practical working knowledge of LAN / vLAN / WAN / WIFI technologies, and TCP/IP protocols
  • Working and administrative knowledge of Active Directory, Office 365 and Sharepoint
  • Experience of planning and managing projects to meet customer expectations and deliver cost effective robust solutions.
  • Apply an innovative approach to problem solving across a range of hardware, software and systems within the Company



£350 - £450 per day

EA First Ltd are acting as an Employment Business for this temporary vacancy.