Head of Enterprise Wide Services – Places for People – Kingston upon Hull

Places for People

We are Places for People, the UK's leading social enterprise. We believe that it's more than just homes that make a community – it's the people. That's why we change our customers' lives everyday by creating and supporting thriving communities.    

Our business consists of complementary companies that are market leaders in the placemaking, property investment, development, leisure and management sectors. Combined, they have the expertise to create and manage whole communities, providing homes, services, support, and infrastructure that ensures our customers and their communities thrive.    

The markets we operate in include:    

Affordable and supported housing   

Development   

Property management   

Leisure management   

Fund management  

But we aren't your typical company. We apply the same philosophy to our People as we do to our communities, ensuring our team is appreciated and supported. At Places for People, you're more than just a number – you're a part of our cause.   

We want you to join the Places for People Group and the nearly 11,000 other colleagues on our journey – colleagues who have helped to build, manage and maintain places that people are proud to call home.    

More about your role  

As Head of Enterprise-Wide Services, you will be leading our product management and technology engineering teams who are dedicated to delivering and evolving the Group's enterprise-wide technology services. These services are vital to delivering an effortless experience for both our colleagues and customers. 

As a senior leader within the Group IT function, the role will participate as the Technology Lead assigned to relevant strategic transformation initiatives, leading the delivery of enabling technology. You will leverage expertise, experience, and judgement in order to help shape the approach, strategy and delivery mechanics of transformation programmes. 

You will engage regularly with senior leadership, including executive directors, positively influencing, and enabling effective decision making. You will drive digital transformation, delivering an effortless experience for colleagues and customers, integrating the Group onto a common set of technology solutions. 

This is a homebased role, but the ideal candidate will be located within a commutable distance to our Preston office, with a requirement to work from the office and collaborate with the team 2/3 times a week 

For more information, please download our job profile available on our website.  

More about you  

We are looking for applications who share our passion for customer service and understand how the systems we use influence this. You will have a proven track record of working within an IT leadership role within a large & complex organisation. 

Experience of establishing enterprise-wide technology services is a must as is experience of building, leading and developing large, high skilled, high performing teams. You will have a proven track record in technology delivery and a strong understanding of software development lifecycle, cloud management and monitoring platforms.  

If you have experience in Salesforce, Microsoft 365., NEC & Unit Business World we would love to see your application and understand more about how you have aligned technology solutions to meet business outcomes. 

The benefits  

We are a large diverse and ambitious business, which will give you job security and all the challenge you could wish for. Here people can flourish, thrive, better themselves and work in fantastic communities with inspirational colleagues and customers.  

We know that there's always more we can do to make you smile, that's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to help colleagues save money or make their lives a little bit easier which can include:  

Excellent holiday package and rewards  

Pension with matched contributions  

Training  

Extra perks including huge discounts and offers from shops, cinemas and much more. 

What's next?

If you meet the criteria and are ready to make the next step in your career then click apply. You will be redirected to our careers site where you can discover more about the role, read a full job description and apply directly to us

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