Head of IT

  • Job Reference: JO0000005200
  • Date Posted: 23 May 2024
  • Recruiter: Ryder Reid Legal
  • Location: City of London, London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: I.T.
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Job Title: Head of IT

Location: London

Work Pattern: Monday - Friday, 9:30am - 5:30pm

Here at Ryder Reid, we are seeking an assertive, technical Head of IT with leadership abilities to join our US law firm client, leading, mentoring and progressing their IT department. This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic IT leader to make a significant impact with a prestigious law firm.

The role consists of providing leadership and management to the London IT team, overseeing the Service Desk Manager and ensuring resolution of issues and requests within the established service level agreements, overseeing the AV team and Network Engineer, along with managing the IT Trainer and training initiatives. The role requires a deep understanding of IT requirements within the legal industry, paired with technical expertise and strong leadership skills.

The firm is an American multinational law firm which has offices all over the world, including North and South America, Europe and Asia.


  • Providing strategic direction to the IT team to achieve firm objective and priorities, overseeing day-to-day operations
  • Managing IT projects within time and budget guidelines
  • Staying up-to-date with emerging technologies
  • Collaborating with key stakeholders at all levels
  • Managing vendor relationships
  • Overseeing the Service Desk Manager and Audio Visual team
  • Ensuring technical support is being provided to staff in a timely manner and effectively, within agreed SLA's
  • Gaining an understanding of stakeholder AV requirements
  • Overseeing the Network Engineer to support the optimisation of network infrastructure and wireless networks
  • Collaborating with the IT Trainer to develop, implement and deliver IT training
  • Identify training needs of the London office

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Extensive senior IT leadership experience from the legal sector
  • Strong technical background with demonstrated staff management experience
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to interact with stakeholder at all levels
  • Ability to prioritise a varied workload and balance multiple projects
  • Informed and knowledgeable of emerging technologies and industry trends to evaluate their potential impact on the firm to enhance efficiency, security and productivity
  • Ability to ensure SLA's are met/exceeded

For further information, please apply. Due to the high volume of applications, we are not able to respond to all enquiries. If you have not received a response within 72 hours, please assume you have not been shortlisted at this stage. Thank you for taking the time to apply.

Ryder Reid Legal are a recruitment specialist, for almost thirty years we've been connecting legal talent with many of the leading law firms in London and internationally. Follow our LinkedIn page for the latest vacancies. https://uk.linkedin.com/company/ryder-reid-legal