Head of IT


Head of IT

Business Area: Infrastructure

Contract Type: Permanent


Osborne is one of the leading construction businesses in the UK. As a family-owned business, we have the freedom and flexibility to take a different approach. We focus on creating structures and spaces that provide an environment for people to thrive in and solutions for our customers that provide a better experience during the creation. From rail to road, housing to healthcare, however large the project or contract, we know that it is always personal to the people who use it and those that are responsible for it. 

We provide an inclusive environment which is aligned to our core values of Quality, Integrity, Openness, Caring and Progressive. We value everyone as an individual and provide the opportunity to influence and change the way that we do things to ensure that we progress and evolve as a business. As a responsible employer we are also committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health of all our staff at all times. 
Infrastructure, be part of our success
Infrastructure is not just about building practical solutions for our customers – it’s about enabling people, businesses and communities to become more connected. Our employees are an integral part of that process, whereby each individual helps to shape the future of Transport Infrastructure across the country. If you’re looking for an exciting opportunity to make a difference, then you have come to the right place, with over £1b of secured pipeline taking us up to pretty much the end of this decade. At a time of increased uncertainty greater security of employment as well as development opportunities are important.
The Opportunity


We are currently recruiting for a Head of IT to head up the newly created IT function for the Osborne Infrastructure business. This senior leadership role will be accountable for ensuring the Infrastructure business have great systems which deliver the functionality to help achieve our wider business goals. The Head of IT will also assist with the separation process from the Geoffrey Osborne Ltd IT function and lead in the creation of an information strategy. The Head of IT will also spearhead the greater use of technology to drive performance improvements across the business.


What are we looking for?
We are looking for an experienced leader who is both technically savvy and has the personal attributes to deliver excellence by constantly pushing boundaries. You will have managed and developed teams and have a good understanding of the Infrastructure and Civil Engineering sectors, and how technology can enable better performance in both fixed and project site environments. You will have managed change programmes and understand the importance of gaining stakeholder buy in through reasoned proposals and clear communication. You will be comfortable operating at both operational and strategic levels, and gain trust of your teams through role modelling the behaviours which are core to creating an open, fair and vibrant culture.
Our Benefits
  • Competitive Salary and Company Car (dependent on position)
  • Company Pension
  • 25 Days Holiday
  • Gift Day off for your Birthday
  • Private Health Insurance (after qualifying period dependent on level)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance
  • Trade Discount Cards
If this sounds a lot like you, and your approach to your work is the same as ours, we would love to hear from you. If we end up working together, we will give you a great environment to work in with real opportunities for you to shine, deliver great work and develop your career.
Please note that we would also make reasonable adjustments where possible to ensure that our places of work are inclusive and allow us to support the creation of a diverse and engaged business.
Due to the nature of the work that Osborne are involved in, additional criminal record checks maybe required to carry out particular roles. This will be clarified during the interview process.

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