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Head of IT Operations

London/Hybrid • Permanent • £80,000.00-£90,000.00 Per Year

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Head of IT Operations (inc Data and Research Computing). 
Company Overview: Join a UK Centre of Excellence at the forefront of cancer research. Their mission is to transform lives through innovative research in laboratories, patient care, and population health. Internationally renowned for their ground-breaking work, they combine basic research with clinical expertise to improve cancer patient outcomes. They are committed to developing future cancer researchers through extensive postgraduate training. 
IT Services are responsible for all IT-related services, developing new solutions and ensuring the smooth operation of existing systems. Within IT Services, the Research Directorate focuses on cutting-edge solutions for their research community, including High-Performance Computing, multi-petabyte data storage, software engineering, and systems supporting lab and clinical research. 
Job Purpose: As the Head of IT Operations / Head of Research Computing, you will be a highly experienced senior manager accountable for the viability, maintenance, and accessibility of specialist clinical and research services including Health Data. You will work as part of the Information Security Management Team and ensure compliance with all relevant legislation regarding confidentiality, data, information, and IT security. This role involves close collaboration with the Information Governance Lead, ITS, JRMO, and third-party companies to maintain the Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT) and ISO27001 certification. 
Job Title:             Head of IT Operations / Head of Research Computing,. 
Location:            Hybrid London 2 days a week in the London office. 
Rate:                    c &£80,000 - £90,000 per annum, negotiable on experience plus Pension and generous holiday. 
Start:                   ASAP. 
Duration:            12 months initially. 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead and develop specialist IT staff to deliver high-performance computing as a customer-focused, quality-driven service. 
  • Ensure delivery of robust, reliable, and secure high-quality research computational services. 
  • Oversee the storage and archiving of research/clinical data, the day-to-day running of the Data Safe Haven, and the maintenance of ISO27001 and NHS DSPT certifications. 
  • Develop a long-term strategic plan for computational provision with the ITS, Executive Board, and stakeholders. 
  • Manage the Research Computational Support Team. 
  • Establish policy changes to tackle major new issues and situations. 
  • Maintain comprehensive records and appropriate security systems to ensure data integrity.
  • Manage significant budget accountability using industry best practices. 
  • Proven strategic IT management and team management experience, providing high-quality researcher-focused computational services in a complex, multi-site research environment. 
  • BAU Infrastructure management experience in a research/enterprise environment. 
  • Management of critical, high-profile computing facilities, particularly in clinical trials and research data storage. With a strong understanding of Data (in a research context), Information governance and regulations, including data protection and copyright technologies. 
  • Systems integration and cross-platform interoperability experience. 
  • Project management experience. 
  • Design processes and apply best practices for management of servers and storage.   
  • Current security measures and regulatory protocol knowledge. 
  • Experienced at building and maintaining relationships with leading stakeholders. 
  • Able to provide leadership, motivation, and mentoring of a professional team. 
  • Excellent communication, organisational, influencing, and team-building skills. 
To apply, please email your CV to sdunscombe@itecopeople.co.uk services advertised are those of an Employment Business.