Head of Architecture

Salary: £120000.00
  1. Established
  2. IT and Applications
  3. Central Support

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  • Shape a pragmatic and adaptable multi-year technology road map (covering applications, infrastructure, data, and technology suppliers) to shift to a position where technology is a source of strategic competitive advantage, including its ability to change at pace.
  • Influence and align the organisation around the road-map ensuring that it balances short term priorities with longer term objectives, is commercially sound, technically feasible and reflects our operational risk appetite.
  • Ensure that the roadmap is implemented by putting in place appropriate formal mechanisms such as governance, accountabilities and objectives complemented with less formal methods such as influencing and visioning.
  • Adapt the roadmap on an ongoing basis to ensure that it reflects changes to our strategy, market dynamics, technology, suppliers and organisational learning.
  • Lead, develop and build a high performing architecture and strategy team through coaching, mentoring, managing performance and recruitment.
  • Own the IT tooling architecture ensuring that its cost effectively supports the Technology operating model.
  • It is your responsibility to report any weakness or breach that you identify within the Company’s information systems or services (even if only suspected).
  • Ensuring quality, compliance, Health & Safety and safeguarding standards across the Department/location.
  • You have a duty to take care of your own health and safety and that of your colleagues, guests and visitors. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and you also have a duty to report all concerns and co-operate with management to enable it to comply with its health and safety and safeguarding accountabilities.

Person Specification

  • Significant experience in defining roadmaps of solutions and technology to business priorities, capabilities, and functional structures.
  • Broad knowledge and experience across all aspects of architecture including business, service, Application, Data, Infrastructure and Integration.
  • Current knowledge of technology trends and IT strategy and how these could be applied to drive value such as, Digital Platforms, Cloud, , O365, Cyber, Data and Digital Service Design and Delivery.
  • An understanding of and experience with the use of Enterprise Architecture frameworks such as ISO, TOGAF etc.


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