Head of Enterprise Systems Posted Nov 13
Robert Walters Technology - GMC , Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
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The General Medical Council helps to protect patients and improve medical education and practice in the UK by setting standards for students and doctors.

We support them in achieving (and exceeding) those standards, and take action when they are not met.

The GMC has a robust, well established suite of integrated enterprise systems that are used to manage the day to day operational activities of the organisation. These systems include B2C and B2B portals, Siebel, Unit4 Business World, Tableau, Open Text Content Server and a SiteCore digital platform.

We are now seeking to recruit a Head of Enterprise Systems who will be responsible for the development and support of these systems in line with corporate plans and objectives.

This role will involve leading a highly experienced team of product managers, business analysts, developers, testers, and system analysts to ensure that high quality system enhancements are delivered, and that effective operational support is provided.

This will require considerable interaction with the GMC's business units to understand their requirements for system changes, which will need to be prioritised and incorporated into the system development roadmap.

About the Company

At the GMC, you'll find a career in a stimulating workplace, with colleagues from diverse backgrounds, and opportunities to develop and progress - in an organisation that really makes a difference.

We highly value our staff and offer extensive employee benefits including:

Annual holiday entitlement of 30 days.

Opportunity to buy/sell annual leave

Defined contribution pension scheme and private medical insurance

Childcare voucher scheme enabling staff to reduce the cost of their childcare through tax savings

Cycle to work scheme enabling staff to save on the cost of a new bike through tax savings

Interest free season ticket loans

Key responsibilities will include:

To produce and manage the roadmap for delivery of new system capabilities, working in collaboration with the GMC's business units.

This will also include:

o developing and executing plans to deliver the roadmap, ensuring that system enhancements are high quality, robust and implemented within agreed budgets and timeframes.

o leading in the procurement activity required to support the system development roadmap, including software and consultancy services.

To provide a high standard of customer service including reporting progress against plans to key stakeholders and ensuring that business benefits are delivered

To lead on the planning and execution of the IT elements of GMC's high-profile strategic initiatives including an ongoing digital transformation

To lead the Enterprise Systems team, ensuring it is resourced effectively and that the team are motivated and have a clear understanding of their responsibilities.

The post holder will also have responsibility to mentor and develop staff, identifying and agreeing learning and improvement opportunities

To identify opportunities for innovation and continuous improvement - to work with business leaders to incorporate these opportunities into the system development roadmap

To manage supplier relationships within the contract terms, ensuring they are providing high quality products and services that represent excellent value for money

To effectively manage the Enterprise Systems budget

To identify risks and issues and be responsible for their effective management.

To work in accordance with established business/systems methods and quality standards

To provide leadership and drive on diversity and equality policy and practice, including equality assessments.

To apply the relevant management systems, procedures and policies relating to risk management, health and safety, information security and business continuity

Any other reasonable duties as may be assigned from time to time

The successful candidate will ideally have:

Extensive experience in leading an application development function in an enterprise scale environment

Experience in managing large scale, highly visible, IT projects across the full life cycle.

Proven success in defining, building and releasing software

Experience using Waterfall, Agile and hybrid software development methodologies and a good understanding of software development best practice

Experience of API management, modern programming languages such as Java and .NET framework and both manual and automated testing tools and approaches

Knowledge and experience of ITIL standards or similar methodologies

Strong experience managing an Agile website development function.

Management of mobile app development advantageous

You must be able to present persuasive arguments, manage resistance, gain co-operation, understanding and consent to decisions and proposals through written and personal presentations

You will have high-level analytical and decision-making skills, be able to quickly grasp concepts, consider the information available, identify where more information is required, solve complex problems and make effective decisions in consultation with others

This is an excellent opportunity to shape and improve the systems of a professional IS team that has pride and purpose.

In return, you'll benefit from being part of an organisation that is genuinely committed to its people. We offer an attractive salary and benefits package.

The GMC values diversity and has made a public commitment to processes and procedures that are fair, objective, transparent and free from discrimination.

The GMC is a charity registered in England and Wales () and Scotland (SC037750)

All third party CVs will be forwarded to Robert Walters

For more information about the Head of Enterprise Systems, please contact Tim Philpotts: (see below)

Employment Type: Permanent