Central England Co-Operative Careers

Head of IT Delivery
Full Time

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IT & Digital - Staffordshire

Job Description

As one of the UK’s largest Co-operative societies our colleagues are the key to our success, which is why we want the very best people as part of our team.

About the role

Reporting into the IT & Digital Director, this is an exciting opportunity to lead the Build / Delivery team

comprising of IT Project Managers, IT Business Analysts, Developers and Testers, ensuring that all IT projects are delivered in agreed time scales and budget.

You will be

Leading a multi-skilled department responsible for programme and project delivery, and the development and testing of new solutions and services.

As a member of the IT Leadership Team, contribute and participate in leading the IT function for the Society, ensuring the IT Strategy is aligned to Business plans and outcomes.

Partnering with the Society Business Change Lead to govern and plan the Society's strategic Change Delivery Agenda

Working with the Head of IT Architecture and Head of IT Service & Operations on the definition, prioritisation, governance and assurance of IT projects and programmes.

Ensuring the appropriate plans and associated resource requirement schedules are in place and that all IT projects are delivered to the agreed timescales and budgets.

Develop the internal capabilities and talent within the IT function, working with the ITLT on career development opportunities across the team.

About you

A strong track-record in leading multi-skilled teams developing new solutions and delivering change programmes and projects

A strategic thinker who can develop strong working relationships with senior stakeholders and their teams to align IT delivery plans to business strategic outcomes.

Substantial experience in Programme and Project delivery and governance

Experience is leading change delivery teams working in Agile and Waterfall methodologies

Excellent stakeholder management and communication skills

Ability to make informed decisions in a pressured environment

Experience of 3rd party management

As formal qualification in project management methodology, such as Prince 2 is desirable, but not essential

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Central England Co-operative

Central England Co-operative is one of the most successful independent co-operatives in the UK with gross sales in excess of £1bn and over 8,800 colleagues operating across 16 counties from the heart of England to its eastern shores.

Central England Co-operative colleague enjoy a wide range of benefits, including Society Membership, colleague discount on purchases, pension and health scheme.

Our main business activities include retail food and funeral services, although our diverse retail interests range from coffin manufacture to florist shops and travel agents, as well as the management of a significant property portfolio.

At Central England Co-operative Society we are all individual, like you. We value your individuality and welcome applications from all members of society regardless of personal characteristics.

We have an ambitious growth strategy centered on new site development to deliver continued success. In 2013 we were proud to be named UK Co-operative of the Year in recognition of the contribution we make to our members, local communities, the environment and wider society, as well as our strong business performance.