Marine Conservation Society
Ross-on-Wye, Hereford and Worcester
Circa £40,000 dependent on experience
Permanent, Full-time
Job description
Head of IT and Property

Contract: Permanent, full time 
Salary: Circa £40,000 dependent on experience  
Location: Ross-on-Wye (flexible working options available)  
Closing: Friday 24th April 2020 
Interviews: Technical interviews w/c 27th April (flexible). Second interviews Thursday 7th May (flexible)

The Marine Conservation Society is the UK’s leading charity for the protection of our seas, shores and wildlife. MCS is the voice for the sea, for all the fascinating creatures that live beneath the waves, for our breath-taking coastal environment, for all those who make a sustainable living from the sea and for everyone who simply enjoys visiting the beach and our glorious coastline.

To ensure our voice is heard, we have ambitious plans to grow substantially over the coming years and we are looking for a Head of IT and Property who will ensure our IT, telecommunications and office accommodation effectively support our bold strategy.  

This is an ideal role for someone with broad technical experience who is able to develop and deliver strategic solutions. Adept at communicating effectively with non-technical colleagues, you will form supportive, solution-focused relationships with teams across MCS. As an experienced project manager, you will have the skills to deliver projects successfully and be able to confidently negotiate and manage supplier contracts and property leases. 

Key Skills

- Previous experience of developing and delivering IT strategies
- A track record of delivering technical projects that create results, are on time and within budgets 
- Proven ability to work with a diverse and agile workforce, supporting teams through the development of the IT infrastructure policies and processes
- Proven understanding of data management and digital strategies
- Excellent communication skills and a strong focus on customer service - particularly in translating technical solutions to non-technical teams
- Proven team leadership skills
- Demonstrable negotiating and influencing skills for internal stakeholders and external suppliers for contracts and agreements
- The ability to implement plans with minimal disruption to service provision
- A confident self-starter who is able to take a proactive approach when managing a varied and busy workload

We offer a great working environment, an incredible cause and the chance to make a real difference.

Want to Apply? 

We'd like a CV and cover letter to support your application so select the button shown to download the information pack, which includes the full job description and more information on what works well for applications. 

You will be asked to include a cover letter with your CV which tells us why you would like to work with us, and how you meet the role and person specification. We value this element of the application, so it's worth you taking the time to include it. 


MCS is an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all sections of the community.   

Existing eligibility to work in the UK is required. 

Registered Charity No: 1004005 (England & Wales) SC037480 (Scotland) 

This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency. 

Other organisations may call this role Head of IT & Estates, Head of IT, IT Manager, IT and Office Manager, IT and Property Manager, or Estate Manager.
Posted on: 08 April 2020
Closed date: 24 April 2020
Job ref: HKWAV2404/CC-MI-CC
Tags: IT