Director of IT

Posted 26 February by Royds Withy King

About the Role

The legal sector is changing and we are striving to be ahead of the curve. And technology will be at the forefront of driving our business forwards and enabling us to meet the challenges head on.

We are seeking a Director of IT to lead the charge, taking ownership for the delivery of an extensive technology agenda to enhance and improve our ability to deliver exceptional legal services to our clients. You will manage a strong, multi-disciplinary team and work closely with the senior leadership team to create a technology proposition which is directly aligned to the firm's strategic objectives.

Duties will include:

  • Leading and coordinating the management of IT activity to support the achievement of the firm's strategic priorities;

  • Promote the use of technology across the firm to facilitate growth, high quality client service, process efficiency and profitability;

  • Lead and Manage a team of 14 tech professionals across development, infrastructure, training and service desk;

  • Drive engagement within the team to foster a culture of innovation and positivity;

  • Coordinate and project manage the delivery of complex change programmes;

  • Develop, implement and drive consistency of IT processes and practices to meet business needs;

  • Establish and embed KPIs that evaluate IT management success and performance;

  • Manage the firm-wide IT budgets to ensure value for money and return on investment;

About You

Skills & Experience:

  • You will be operating at a senior level within a technology team within the professional services industry. Experience of being part of a senior leadership team is essential;

  • Managing a large team can be challenging so you will need to have previous experience of leading and managing multi-disciplinary teams;

  • It is essential that you demonstrate a strong commercial acumen and can understand the firm's different business streams and consequently how to optimise the use of technology to enhance the delivery of legal services;

  • Strong ability to lead and project manage complex change projects is also essential. You will be able to implement, evaluate and analysis large-scale IT systems and specifications;

  • Whilst experience within the legal sector isn't essential, you will need to demonstrate experience within a similar environment and demonstrate an understanding of the nuances of working within a Partnership/ legal environment;

  • You will be educated to degree-level or equivalent and hold relevant professional qualifications.

Leadership Behaviours:

  • Lead by Example- Is a role model for living Royds Withy King values and provides clarity for others about current and future business direction

  • Has positive impact and influence- Has excellent interpersonal and communication skills, builds strong internal and external relationships

  • Manages performance and contribution- Able to optimise the talent, expertise and experience of team members in meeting organisational and individual objectives

  • Coaches and develops others- Plays an active part in nurturing and developing people, has a positive expectations of others' ability to learn, grow and develop

  • Manages change and ambiguity- Responds positively to new and changing requirements, supports and inspires other through change

  • Focuses on innovation and developing the brand and business- Demonstrates creative thinking, keeping the client at the heard of ideas and innovates to grow the business.

About Us

Royds Withy King is a full service UK Top 100 law firm with robust commercial, private client, specialist personal injury and clinical negligence practices. We have the combined expertise of nearly 500 staff across our offices in Bath, Oxford, London and Wiltshire.

We are an ambitious and growing firm that strives to be specialists in our field, putting client relationships at the core of everything we do. We use our experience across the full range of commercial and private law sectors to put our clients ahead of the curve.

And our strongest advocates are our people; it’s the way they relate to our clients and the way they do business. We are proud to have been ranked as a 'Sunday Times Top 100 Best Mid-Size Company to Work For' for the last five years.

If you are looking for an opportunity to work in a friendly and professional environment in a Law firm with prospects, then look no further!

Required skills

  • Management
  • Strategy
  • Technology
  • IT Director
  • legal technology

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