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Interim Head of Technology - Life and Pensions UK


Posted on1st November 2018


Job typeContract

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About this job.

We are working exclusively with a world leading provider of Insurance, pensions and asset management to appoint an Interim Head of Technology. Reporting into the UK CEO, this position would also have accountability to the Global Head of Technology.

You will be responsible for insuring that technology leaders within the business are successful during a period of transformational activity within Digital Solutions and existing business units. The successful candidate should be comfortable with Regulator-level discussions with organizations such as the FSA and PRA, as well as Board-level discussions with UK and Global boards. Additionally, this interim role will have direct reports and therefore accountability in the areas of Information Security and Data Governance, along with responsibility for Technology financials and budgeting, Technology Risk Management, and supporting any Program execution challenges.

You would also be representing the organisation on its Global Information Technology Board of IT leaders including other country unit Chief Technology Officers, and Heads of Infrastructure, Architecture and information security.

We are looking for:

10+ years of IT organizational leadership, preferably in excess of 200 people
Experience and confidence to interact with Regulators and Company Boards
Steady, consistent, unwavering demeanour
Experience with large-scale project delivery. Having investment-trading platform experience is preferred. Strong understanding of Information Security technology and control processes
Strong understanding of Data Management and Governance to include as examples Data Quality and Ownership, Data Technologies, Data Retention and Deletion given GDPR

This role will be based in Edinburgh, but frequent travel would be required to Essex and London.

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