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International Institute for Environment and Development


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United Kingdom    

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May 22, 2024

IT Manager
Hybrid (within the UK), with access to our London and Edinburgh Offices

About Us

The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) is a policy and action research organisation promoting sustainable development and linking local priorities to global challenges. We are based in London and work on five continents with some of the world’s most vulnerable people to strengthen their voice in the decision-making arenas that affect them. With more than 170 members of staff working with associates and partners around the world, IIED has been at the forefront of evidence-based policymaking in sustainable development for over 50 years.

The Operations Team comprises a number of functions within our organisation, including finance, people, compliance, governance, facilities and IT, and works cross-functionally to provide critical resource and a centre of expertise.

We are now seeking an IT Manager to join our Operations Team on a full-time, permanent basis.

The Benefits

– Salary of £54,438 – £67,692 per annum
– 25 days’ annual leave per year. We are also closed between Christmas and New Year and this is additional paid holiday
– 7.5% employer’s pension contributions to the IIED pension scheme
– A range of flexible working options for all employees after a qualifying period
– An employee protection scheme offering a flexible menu of benefits such as life insurance, spouse and partner life cover, critical illness and/or income protection cover

This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced IT professional with leadership, strategic and cyber security experience to join our global organisation.

You will discover a varied role, where you will be at the forefront of protecting our vital research and data, whilst supporting people on a global basis to thrive through your expertise.

The Role

As an IT Manager, you will ensure our information technology infrastructure, systems, policies and applications are secure and reliable.

You will provide thought leadership regarding our IT systems, policies, and applications, alongside having oversight of IT risk management and the implementation of our IT strategy.

Spending the majority of your time managing our IT estate, you will also be involved in IT strategy and associated policies and risk management and business continuity activities. You will take the lead on IT training and awareness and undertake some system administration for our MS Dynamics system.

Additionally, you will:

– Manage our IT budget and equipment
– Review existing IT contracts for outsourced services
– Lead in the development, review and execution of our IT strategy
– Develop an annual work plan for implementation
– Identify, evaluate and mitigate IT risks
– Develop and implement existing IT risk management policies and procedures
– Devise and deliver comprehensive cyber security awareness training to staff

About You

To be considered as an IT Manager, you will need:

– Experience with business continuity planning and disaster recovery strategies
– Experience leading IT training programmes
– Experience presenting to colleagues and running training sessions
– Strong knowledge of cyber security practices and risk management frameworks
– Knowledge of data privacy laws
– Relevant qualifications and experience in information technology, computer science or a related field

The closing date for this role is 22nd May 2024.

IIED is a hybrid working organisation and you are likely to be working from home most of the time. As such, you will need a suitable place to work and a reliable, fast internet connection.

Please note we can only accept applications from those who have the permanent right to live and work in the UK.

Other organisations may call this role IT Operations Manager, IT Project Manager, IT Infrastructure Manager, IT Service Manager, IT Lead, or Head of IT.

Webrecruit and IIED are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

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