Interim Head of Application Development and Operations


Information Technology
United Kingdom


This role will be a 6 month Fixed Term Contract initially which may turn into a Permanent role. You will be reporting to the Director of Application Development and Operations and be responsible for:


  • Managing a team of in-house, contractor and 3rd party consultancy software developers onshore, near shore and offshore.
  • Negotiating contracts, implementing world class WoW, direct operations and developing in-house people to consistently produce robust and smart technology solutions that are fit for purpose.
  • Creating and nurturing a professional culture, where individuals take ownership, pride and are fastidious in delivering excellence and quality.
  • Instilling a strong can-do attitude and a hunger for enabling the success of a highly dynamic and growing business.


  • A senior level software developer with strong and successful technical lead experience · Experience of leading a team of developers.
  • Advanced level (knowledge and experience) of programming languages and methodologies
  • Experience of managing, directing and motivating staff to deliver projects with stretching scope and objectives.
  • The ability to produce top quality written specifications, strategy and implementation communication. ·
  • Experience at advising key stakeholders at senior and Executive board level. ·
  • Ability to resolve unique and complex problems where facts may be insufficient or misleading.
  • Experience with Agile software development methodologies is highly desired.
  • Desirable:
  • Experience of working for a consultancy or other professional services organisation.
  • Knowledge of programme and project management methods including DSDM / Agile PM and PRINCE2.
  • Knowledge of Confluence / Jira


  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holiday
  • Pension scheme
  • Performance related bonus
  • Life assurance
  • Sports centre
  • Free on-site parking
  • Lift share scheme
  • Subsidised café and restaurants
  • Discount on Dyson machines

Posted: 25 February 2019