Head of IT

Location Buckinghamshire
Discipline: Technology Management
Job type: Permanent
Salary: 65k per annum

​We have an exciting permanent opportunity come up at a stunning historical estate in Buckinghamshire who are looking for a collaborative and talented Head of IT managing a team of three, your role will be to assist with overall business technology planning, future vision of how technology and systems can support their strategy and ensuring that the inhouse team is at all times providing professional and effective support for all stakeholders whilst managing relationships well.


  • Keep pace with the changing needs of the organisation and ensure that the systems and software are both fit for purpose and compliant

  • Ensure that all proposals are fully discussed and documented at the IT Steering group and regular departmental meetings with other Heads of Department

  • Overall management of technical documentation and reference materials, ensuring their validity, accuracy and accessibility

  • Liaise with IT and information professionals on issues of best practice, exchange of ideas and collaborative work to ensure that our approach remains up-to-date.

  • Manage the continual improvement of IT software and hardware on a system of rolling upgrades and replacement

  • Negotiate and manage third party vendors and service providers to ensure efficient and cost-effective management of contracts and purchasing

  • Work closely with the Financial Controller on department budgeting and future infrastructure planning and risk management

  • Work closely with the CEO's to ensure that all operational requirements of the visitor and client experience are planned adequately for

  • Build successful relationship with the Head of Archives & Records regarding implementation and maintenance of SharePoint as the EDMS and intranet

  • Active management of relationships with all third party contracts

  • Maintain a close working relationship with National Trust IT Business Partners.


  • Demonstrable expertise in performing proof of concept exercises to demonstrate or evaluate the feasibility and potential benefits of applying a particular technology, product or toolset to meet a business need.

  • An experienced people manager, with enthusiasm for cultivating excellent relationships across a complex organisation.

  • Strong analytical abilities and a creative and sensitive approach to problem solving and delivering change

  • Excellent communication skills, ability to present at senior level as required

  • Sound working knowledge of IT systems and process e.g Active Directory, Exchange, Hyper-V, SQL, DNS and DHCP

  • Experience of working in a remote desktop environment, Citrix, would be advantageous

  • Experience of implementing system configuration changes, data control and data repair, would be advantageous • Awareness of principles of data confidentiality and security

  • Driving license essential (as post holder may be required to work at other sites and visit the London office)


  • 20 % staff discounts in our on-site Restaurant and Shops.

  • Matched company pension scheme up to 10% of salary.

  • Beautiful location working within the charity and heritage sector.

  • Free parking.