IT Manager, Preston (Job Ref: 1504)

LH Recruitment

Salary: up to £50K
Location: Preston


We are recruiting for an experience IT manager from the professional services industry based in Preston. You must have people management experience and be passionate about software delivery and forward-thinking technology leader.

Some duties include but not limited

• People management, including performance, mentoring and developing the team.
• Supplier negotiation and SLA’s
• Ability to design, plan, manage and co-ordinate technical, infrastructure and
development projects
• Understanding of the technology landscape and to articulate that into a cost
effective IT strategy
• Develop, implement and monitor an annual business plan and budget to support
implementation of the IT strategy across the firm, including providing a quarterly
update to the Executive Board
• Full understanding of software licensing models, in particular, Microsoft
• Preparation and maintenance of up-to-date technical documentation
• Developing standard operating procedures aligned to best practice, and ensuring
written protocols and guidelines are provided for it staff and all end-users
• Ensuring written documentation is created and maintained, to include user and system
manuals, licence agreements and all documentation relating to modifications and
• Creating a budget for each project as well as managing the financial aspects of the
entire IT department such as purchases and ongoing budgeting
• Providing expert advice and support when systems are being upgraded or installed, or
when there are conversions or file maintenance
• Understanding of data protection and specifically the new GDPR regulations
• Develop and implement policies and procedures for security, backup and disaster

Technical skills (Essential for this role)

• Experience working within a full virtual desktop environment – Citrix Xenapp 7.5
• Experience managing and maintaining network infrastructure (Vmware ESX 5.5, Netapp,
Cisco switches)
• Experience dealing with IP telephony (Cisco Call Manager)
• Experience using Microsoft technologies (Active Directory, Exchange/Exchange online,
SQL, Office 365)
• Experience of managed print solutions
• Managing the deployment, development, monitoring, maintenance, upgrading and support
of organisational IT systems. This will include operating systems, servers, PCs,
software apps, telephones and peripherals
• Experience working with security best practices (Cyber Essential Plus)


• Bachelors degree in Programming, Computer Science or related field
• 4+ years management experience in an IT environment
• Desirable – PRINCE 2 Practitioner

Competitive salary, plus other benefits, 37.5 hours per week, multi-site operation, team focused company with growth plans.

Laura Hartley Recruitment Ltd is operating as an employment agency. Laura Hartley Recruitment Ltd is an Equal Opportunities employer; we welcome applicants from all backgrounds