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Head of Cloud Services

Job Title: Head of Cloud Services
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Salary: £800 - £900 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 5 months
REF: 15539/001_1552988005
Contact Name: Lisa Christopherson
Contact Email:
Job Published: 7 months ago

Job Description

I am recruiting for a Head of Cloud Services to be based in Reading.

You will report to the Director of Group Infrastructure and Operations, the role will be responsible for establishing and leading a new Cloud Service Centre, which will deliver, co-ordinate and carry out the activities and processes required to deliver and manage Cloud services at agreed levels to business users and customers.

You must have worked in a similar role and must have lead large teams.

You will play a key role within the Defra Group Infrastructure and Operations Leadership Team. The Leadership Team is participating in a complex transformation programme for both people (aligning the resources from EA and the parts of the client into the target operating model) and IT (under UnITY), which will deliver a more streamlined, high impact function.

You will lead a highly technical team which is fully accountable for the effective delivery and development of Cloud services within the client. The post requires strong leadership skills and the ability to remain calm under pressure; the capability to lead and motivate people across different locations; and proven experience of IT incident management.

You will work with Architects and business stakeholders to develop technology roadmaps, including the evaluation of automation tools, products and technology to support recommendations relating to the Cloud lifecycle, improvement and standardisation strategies.

The deadline for candidate submission is Wednesday 20/03/19 at 3pm.