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Head of IT

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    £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum

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    Jason Romayne

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    12 days ago

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Head of IT
£40-£50K DOE + Benefits
Remote Working


Maori for 'talent', the name Taranata symbolises our collective ethos.

Established in 2017, Taranata Group currently comprises five strong talent brands, with around 120 staff delivering professional services across the globe.

A core part of our group's role is Talent acquisition. We have four brands which locate exceptional talent for some of the world's leading organisations in IT, Change, accountancy and finance, investment management and asset servicing, and medical professions. We supply 800+ clients in 27 countries across the world.

Another of the Taranata brands is Hanya Partners who are experts at helping organisations improve their performance and relationships. Its team of experts provide professional services in various sectors including financial services and public sector, assisting with leadership development, executive mentoring, culture change, procurement, supplier management and performance improvement.


As we head into the second half of 2021, we are looking to hire someone to lead our IT function. This role will help us strengthen the role IT plays to enable our businesses perform. This role will be permanent.

Working across the Taranata Group, you will be the go-to leader across these areas for all IT related needs. You will have a small team and a set of valued third parties to ensure we provide the best service to our IT hungry businesses.

This is a key role we are really excited to hire, with a set of critical outcomes for us under your management:

The role will:

*Ensure provision of an excellent IT service to support the needs of our business
*Undertake IT change to support the IT enablement of our businesses
*Understand the future of our business' IT tech
*Develop the capability within the team to ensure that there is adequate capability to reach future business goals.

We envisage your daily duties to include:

*Optimising business IT processes
*Monitoring IT efficiency
*Assessing, monitoring, and upgrading business systems and processes
*Liaising and managing vendors and 3rd parties
*IT security and governance
*Managing and developing the business IT team
*Stakeholder management

The role will engage with the leaders and their teams across our group., You will also have a small and talented team to help coach and grow.


Ideally you will have a passion for thinking outside the box, be a self-starter with the ability to work on your own initiative. Helping you and your team plan, prioritise and meet deadlines.

You will be technically strong (we are dominantly a 365 shop, supported by key CRM and Finance systems). You will be comfortable with these and other technologies. With the ability to help us maximise the use and performance of them. You will be ready to lead your own small IT function. With a meticulous approach to completing work to a high standard and with great attention to customers and service, you will help us enable our business success through high performing IT solutions and services. You will help us be competitive in our markets by driving our automation and customer service agenda and growing the data insights from our assets. We need someone with a real flair for customer service. Building trust and resilience in our IT will be at the forefront of your mind. As it is a small team you will need to range from solutioning to technical lead to strategy development.

The technical knowledge needed for the role includes:

*IT management
*Microsoft 365 accreditations or good knowledge and understanding
*Infrastructure and application management skills in an SME environment
*Good technical knowledge of cloud platforms and technologies
*A minimum of 10 years of IT service delivery and change experience
*CRM system experience
*Experience with third party vendors

For this HoIT role, you should also possess the following leadership skills:

*Good leadership abilities
*Negotiation skills
*Analytical thinking
*Excellent communication skills
*Strategic thinking

To be considered, you will ideally have a Computer Science or IT degree. More importantly you will have at least 10 years of experience in delivering IT service and change.


We offer a competitive salary and offer an excellent package of benefits, including private healthcare, pension, subsidised memberships, life assurance and EAP, as well as a culture of authenticity, support and fun. We work to live!

We have a structured career development programme, which offers everyone in our business the opportunity to develop a successful career path within a successful and ambitious recruitment business within the Taranata Group.

You can find out more about our team on our website, check out our Taranata website or that of our five trading businesses.

If interested in applying please send your CV across, we look forward to hearing from you.