Senior IT Manager

  • Crown Estate Scotland
  • Edinburgh, UK
  • Dec 05, 2019
Full time IT Manager I.T. & Communications

Job Description

Senior IT Manager

Crown Estate Scotland has an exciting opportunity for a Senior IT Manager to join our Finance & Commercial team on a full-time permanent basis.  The successful candidate will support the Director of Finance & Business Services in providing effective IT services to enable delivery of Crown Estate Scotland’s Corporate objectives.  The post holder will be responsible for managing and leading on all IT activities for Crown Estate Scotland, taking a detailed technical involvement in design, implementation, maintenance and development of our IT systems and operations.

This role is based in our Edinburgh west-end office.

About Us

Crown Estate Scotland is a Scottish Public Corporation.  It manages and develops Scottish Crown Estate assets on behalf of Scottish Ministers including agricultural and forestry land, most of the seabed, just under half of the foreshore and built property.  We have a significant role in sectors such as renewable energy, aquaculture, ports & harbours, coastal regeneration, agriculture, forestry and minerals.  We invest in property, natural resources and people to generate lasting value for Scotland. We return all revenue profit to Scottish Government.

Our Values of Integrity, Excellence, Collaboration and Commercialism help us to put our purpose into practice. They shape how we work, underpin our actions, and help to make Crown Estate Scotland a great place to work.

Our work relies on key financial, spatial, records management and communication systems.  Our mission is growing, and we see exciting opportunities to enable this through developing our IT systems.

About You

The successful candidate will be required to provide overall IT governance, formulate and deliver an IT infrastructure strategy and delivery plan which drives business efficiency and innovation.  The post holder will provide foresight and insight into how Crown Estate Scotland can best harness ICT to deliver business success.  The successful candidate will be required to understand and contribute to the strategic objectives of individual divisions and the wider organisation.  The post holder will provide leadership and support to the GIS team.  The successful candidate will also be the technical design authority for all Crown Estate Scotland’s IT infrastructure and financial business systems, ensuring the provision of appropriate technology to support Crown Estate Scotland’s existing and future operations.  Finally, the successful candidate will be responsible for developing and maintaining a Critical Delivery Plan for IT to underpin the business’s Business Continuity Plan.

The successful candidate should have a degree or equivalent qualification in a STEM subject and extensive experience in a hands-on IT Manager or Head of IT role.  The post holder should also have recent experience of delivering or managing IT in a professional services organisation or private or public sector.  The successful candidate should have strong analytical skills and be able to demonstrate a customer-focused approach to service delivery.  The role holder should also be able to identify, appraise and manage risk and be capable of operating across diverse areas and skillsets.  The successful candidate will demonstrate clear experience of managing third party service providers and users, providing business-critical applications, planning and managing budgets and delivering large scale or longer-term IT projects.

The starting salary will be £67,389 with potential for future progression as well as eligibility of annual cost of living rises.  The role offers participation in the Civil Service pension scheme.

To apply, please send your CV and Covering Letter, explaining why you are applying for the role to

The closing date for applications is Monday 6th January 2020. It is likely that interviews will be conducted during week commencing 20th January 2020.


IT Project Management