Head of IT

Help Musicians

  • Permanent
  • London
  • £70,000—£75,000 per year
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Head of IT
Specialisms:Not for profit, Technology
Date posted:25th March 2024

London. Hybrid working. Salary circa 70k p.a + benefits

Anderson Quigley are delighted to be working with Help Musicians who are seeking a people focused Head of IT.

The Head of IT will lead the development and delivery of Information Technology, Digital and Data strategies for Help Musicians, and their sister charity Music Minds Matter, to ensure a fit for purpose infrastructure, software products and information that supports their business needs, while continuously improving in line with new technologies. As a member of the leadership team, you will effectively lead the charity’s IT team and work closely with colleagues to deliver the businesses core strategic objectives.

Key Deliverables for this role include:

  1. Leads in the development of a multi-year IT strategy which supports the aims of the charity’s three-year business plan – develops, executes, and keeps up to date strategies (IT, Digital, Data) that delivers agreed outcomes.
  2. Manages IT related risks enabling the organisation to manage its operations and services safely and securely.
  3. Provides effective leadership and management to all those reporting to you, ensuring staff are motivated to deliver to their personal potential and add maximum value to the charity. Models’ leadership behaviours that will embed IT and digitalisation across the charity.
  4. Manages relationships with stakeholders to deliver successful outcomes and effective representation of department and the charity where required.

Main responsibilities

  1. Lead on the development and execution of the charity’s IT strategy that proactively supports the business and manages IT related risks well.
  2. Working collaboratively with the leadership team, model leadership behaviours that will embed IT and digitalisation across HM, upholding Help Musicians values, working with the highest professional standards and maintaining high staff morale.
  3. Develop and sustain excellent working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, working with teams to plan and deliver IT Programme.
  4. Develop and keep up to date IT related policies and procedures that are publicised, understood, and adhered to by HM.
  5. Embed a culture of continuous improvement and innovation within HM, devising and leading on delivering a strategy for continuous improvement and on-going service improvement and process reviews.
  6. Ensure all technology risks are effectively managed and the Help Musicians technology estate is secure.
  7. Responsible for the management and delivery of the IT budget ensuring value for money.
  8. Effectively lead, manage, motivate, and develop the IT team through regular supervision, appraisal, and performance management, to develop them to their full potential.

Essential knowledge and experience

  • Experience of leading and managing an IT service in an SME to include:
    • Managing and developing complex strategies, projects, and teams;
    • Identification and successful implementation of new technologies and systems;
    • Working with a mix of cloud-based service providers as well as inhouse and outsourced managed services;
    • Digital and data IT security and governance requirements;
    • Providing expert advice and reports to Board, Committees, and senior colleagues.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of existing and developing technologies, and how they can be applied to business;
  • Good knowledge, experience and understanding of programme and project management delivery;
  • Experience of leading teams, motivating people to deliver goals, and people management best practices;
  • Experience of communicating, negotiating, and influencing a wide range of internal and external stakeholders and partners;
  • Experience of successfully managing departmental budget;
  • Effective risk management.

Additional info

Hybrid working, with a minimum of 2 days in the London office (WC1X 9JS) and 3 days at home, with flexibility to attend the London office more regularly as the needs of the role dictate.

How to apply

Anderson Quigley is acting as an advisor to Help Musicians.

The closing date for applications is noon on 15th April 2024 at 4pm.

Applications should consist of:

  • Full CV.
  • Covering letter (maximum of two pages) outlining how you meet the essential experience criteria of the person specification.


Close of search and advertisement      15th April

First round in-person interviews            W/C 22nd April

Second round in-person interviews      W/C 29th April

Should you wish to discuss the role in strict confidence, please contact Grace Tattersall at grace.tattersall@andersonquigley.com or +44 (0)7510 384 761.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about your application, please get in touch.