Head of IT

Educor (Pty) Ltd

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Permanent

Aug 24

Educor is the largest private education supplier in Southern Africa., managing 10 educational brands across its more than 60 campuses and sites in South Africa and internationally. As a Group we possess a rich heritage with brands that have been in existence for many years. Since our inception in 2008, Educor has evolved into an education giant offering face-to-face, distance and online learning. Our face to face brands include Damelin, CityVarsity, ICESA and Central Technical College. Distance brands include INTEC College, Damelin Correspondence College (DCC) and our higher-education distance brand, Lyceum. Head of IT Durban CentralHighly negotiable Plans the Technology strategy to innovate and develop the companys internal technology and external technology platform to align with the business strategy and create a market differentiator in company product. This executive role leads and develops technology infrastructure, eliminates security risks, increases customer and user satisfaction. This individual guides development and Innovation to be a market differentiator.Role and Responsibilities Firm LeadershipMakes decisions promptly and effectively by building consensus among partners, managers, and employees.Engages strategic planning process to ensure smooth running IT functionalityCommunicates and implement vision and strategic plan.Oversees and manages resources in the areas of IT, Innovation, Development and social media.Provides leadership and guidance for the technology functionManages resources in Innovation, Infrastructure and Development, including recruitment of appropriate skills, performance management and delivery of the departmentManages department budget Financial PerformanceSupports and advises the CEO in decision making.Works with the CEO to establish a financial plan that achieve financial goals, including expenditures, revenue goals, and staff productivity goals.Prepares and manages the budget for the department and prepares forecastsAuthorizes expenditures and purchases within the budget and gains approval for any expenditures outside of the budget from the CEO Technical ResponsibilityDevelops and evolves a strategy around the ApplicationDevelops and manages SMART metrics for hardware, software and storagePlans around capacity of resourcesDirectly manages the IT department, including Innovation and Development of the ApplicationManages the performance of employees in the IT teamCollaborates with other departments around IT requirements, customer needs and experience requirementsReports to Managing Executive and Board as requiredDetermines the business requirements for IT systemsEnsures appropriate exposure to and management of social mediaCo-ordinates IT activities to ensure data availability and network services with as little downtime as possibleResearches and recommends new technology solutions, software and hardware stays abreast of technology development Self-Development through Continual LearningDevelop self through recognizing personal strengths and weaknesses by seeking feedback from others and opportunities to master new knowledge.Value learning and take initiative to build knowledge and skills; be reflective and learn from mistakes.Understand, and demonstrate, the value of knowledge-sharing.Maintain knowledge in relevant field by staying current with new information.Mentors and manages the team to establish accountability, goals and performance outcomes.Recommends salaries, bonuses and raises for department with input from HR and the CEO for approval. The responsibilities outlined above cannot totally encompass or outline all tasks that may be required of the employee. Therefore, this outline of responsibilities may vary from time to time

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