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Head of IT Transformation
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Recruiter: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Listed on: 9th July
Location: Richmond
Salary/Rate: £59638 - £71647
Salary Notes: depending on skills and experience
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: KEW852
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Head of IT Transformation
£59,638 - £71,647 per annum, depending on skills and experience
Full time
Kew Gardens, Richmond
 First impressions count. We are one of the world's leading botanic gardens, we are at the forefront of plant and fungal science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major visitor attraction. Our visitors travel in their thousands to visit Kew ever year, and it is the visitor user experience we now seek to improve through our technology and IT advancements.
We are currently working on two major technological programmes, programmes that will enhance and improve the visiting experience at Kew, and as the Head of IT and Transformation, you will play the most vital role in making this happen. You will oversee the running of a visitor facing systems programme and our e-commerce retail and ticketing entry system, as well as our data and analytics capabilities and our collections strategy programme, each in line with our scientific mission. 
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Kew is the world's leading botanic gardens, at the forefront of plant and fungal science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major visitor attraction.
We want a world where plants and fungi are understood, valued and conserved - because our lives depend on them.
We use the power of our science and the rich diversity of our gardens and collections to provide knowledge, inspiration and understanding of why plants and fungi matter to everyone.
With the autonomy that a role of this nature brings, you will report into the Chief Information Officer and manage a small team of highly skilled IT professionals who will deliver these major strategic programmes and projects.
You will be confident working at Board level and with complex stakeholders, be a strong relationship builder and communicator who is able to cultivate, manage, and prioritise projects and the requirements of numerous user groups. Organisationally, technology change is being driven at Kew that requires great coordination and control.
With experience of having overseen leading technology change programmes, technical design and technical road mapping, you will pay a key role in defining and introducing best IT practices, compliance and IT security. You will be able to demonstrate a successful track record in large scale IT change programmes and, ideally, have experience of introducing and running a technology governance function. Essentially, you will be a strong strategic thinker, up to date with the latest programme management techniques and with the ability to work under pressure, to deadline and to budget, to meet the high expectations a role of this nature requires.
We offer a fantastic range of benefits including a broad range of Learning and Development opportunities, with access to the Civil Service training curriculum, generous annual leave entitlement for new starters, family friendly policies, a choice of competitive pensions and flexible benefits scheme.
If you are interested in this position, please visit our website for more information and to apply.
Closing Date: 28/07/2019
 We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.
No agencies please