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IT Programme Lead- Infrastructure

  • Location:

    Kingston upon Thames

  • Sector:

    IT & Tech

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Up to £550 per day

  • Contact:

    Eszter Katona

  • Contact email:

    ekatona@aktonrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    RQ422949_1621351135

  • Published:

    27 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-06-17

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

IT Programme Lead- Kingston upon Thames
£550/day

We are looking for a Programme manager to lead a major technology programme, based
around the transformation of the existing IT infrastructure supporting a user base of over
5000 users across Kingston and Sutton councils and associated organisations.
The Infrastructure Programme will put in the place the technology infrastructure to support
the plans of both Councils. The programme will include but not limited to :
● Transition of over 400 servers from traditional on premise datacentres to cloud
hosted solutions and decommission of old datacentres.
● Rationalisation and improvement of identity management systems to standardise one
one robust solution.
● End user experience transformation of current Citrix solution to improve access in a
remote/office hybrid working fashion.
● Refresh and optimisation of WAN model within the councils to reduce cost and
complexity.
● VOIP telephony upgrade from on premise system to cloud solution
The first step will be to familiarise yourself with the current infrastructure situation, the work
already undertaken and to complete a detailed business case with full cost benefit analysis.
Contract negotiations and management will follow.
Thereafter, establish detailed work plans to ensure that key milestones are met and that
technical resources are scheduled and managed.
The role reports directly to the Head of IT
Scope of Responsibilities include:
As programme manager, you will:
Develop the overall Programme plan to ensure the successful delivery of the outcomes
required.
Develop and write the Business Case for the Programme and recommended options.
Lead the delivery of the multiple streams of the programme as a whole, setting strategic
direction across the whole piece.

You will be required to establish the correct level of governance over the programme, to
manage the timescales, quality, cost and risk elements, with full engagement with and
direction from the programme sponsors and relevant stakeholders.
The Person Specification
We are looking for a dynamic, experienced infrastructure programme manager with previous
experience in similar programmes with excellent communication and personal skills.
Agility of approach and a willingness to 'get the job done' is a must, as is the ability and
knowledge to challenge existing thinking and to be able to propose alternative solutions.
A proven track record in the delivery of major technology programmes, including, developing
business cases, delivery plans and establishing appropriate governance.
A strong grasp of the commercial aspects of major programmes is required.
Experience of similar infrastructure programmes, including cloud migrations