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Head of IT
Location(s) London
Employment Type Permanent
Job Listed 15-Jun-2020
Job Description
Head of IT
Salary c £75,000 pa

Based in Kings Cross, London

A Head of IT is required for three related institutions which are co-located at the Aga Khan Centre in London. The three organisations are The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS), the Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC) and the Aga Khan Foundation UK (AKF UK). These Institutions have been operating in the UK for many years and are part of a mission and mandate to increase knowledge and understanding of Muslim civilisations and help improve the quality of life for people around the world.

In the heart of London’s Knowledge Quarter, the Aga Khan Centre is a newly built signature architect designed building; it is a place for education, cultural exchange and insight into Muslim civilisations.

We are looking for an exceptional IT leader who will work closely with key stakeholders from the three institutions to develop and implement an efficient and effective IT shared services model, and an IT strategy and systems infrastructure that support the delivery of all three organisations’ objectives. The post holder will be responsible for strategy, governance, data and cyber security and disaster recovery, alongside core network operations and business continuity.

The ideal candidate will have:
• proven experience in establishing and maintaining a stable and well-functioning IT environment for a similar sized organisation;
• a successful track record of managing and developing people and managing systems change;
• strong stakeholder management experience, including negotiation and influencing skills;
• a good understanding of current digital technologies from across different sectors, including e-learning, audio visual and video conferencing.

Please apply online below, with CV and a covering letter which outlines how you meet the essential criteria for the role, where you can also download the job description and person specification.

We can only accept applications from candidates who have a legal right to work in the UK.

Closing date for applications is Monday 6 July 2020 and interviews will be held in w/c 13 July 2020.



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