HEAD OF APPLICATIONS, £60,000 - £70,000

  • Job Reference: HeadofApps
  • Date Posted: 25 November 2021
  • Recruiter: Eutopia Solutions Ltd
  • Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Salary: £60,000 to £70,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Excellent Benefits
  • Sector: All Jobs
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

HEAD OF APPLICATIONS, £60,000 - £70,000, Plus Excellent Benefits Package including 22% contributory pension scheme. Hybrid working setup - must be able to commute to Manchester if needed.

A strategic Head of Applications is required for a unique and renowned large-scale organisation based in Manchester.

As part of their leadership team, the Head of Applications will be instrumental within IT Services, and you will see the impact of your work effect over 50,000 distinctive users.

We are looking for someone who has experience leading large teams and operates at a clear strategic level with commercial awareness.

They have recently undertaken a major organisational change with a people centric ethos at its heart.

The Head of Applications will manage teams covering Integration, Microservices, Analytics as well as Application Support functions covering HR and Finance. You will lead the applications portfolio, providing leadership to the teams as well as evaluating the evolution of the organisations applications suite. You will also act as the custodian for managing and governing Applications within the organisation.

The successful post holder will require strong team leadership skills and will hold 7 direct reports and have a wider team of 31. Excellent interpersonal skills are a must.

Responsibilities include:

  • Deliver the development, operation, configuration, and maintenance of their applications, collaborating with our supplier teams
  • Manage a set of teams overseeing the applications portfolio in our standard IT estate.
  • Support protection of enterprise information, building security, access privileges, and security monitoring practices and standards into applications
  • Support improving the availability and quality of data across the organisation by understanding where data is held, move it to appropriate storage.
  • Contribute to the continuous review and improvement of IT Services strategy, policy and processes and systems.
  • Act as the custodian of technical knowledge/expertise relating to managing and governing applications, ensuring they maintain the institutional memory of our applications and integrations.
  • Manage the evolution of the applications portfolio through collaborative development and agreement with Enterprise Architecture of roadmaps, ensuring alignment to Strategy and Architecture's strategic principles and technical architecture and security standards.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Head of Applications Manager with a proven record in effectively leading and managing teams and dealing with a complex group of stakeholders.


The company are currently going through a major Transformation and Change programme with leading technology partners and a large new build programme/expansion, working with cutting-edge tech. The organisation provides on-going training towards certification for their employee's and the role provides an opportunity to gain invaluable experience in industry-leading technology and infrastructure. The company operates on a large-scale with over 50,000 users for the IT and has a world-class reputation.

If you are skilled in any of the above and wish to take advantage of this amazing opportunity, then please apply NOW for immediate consideration or for more details.

Eutopia Solutions Ltd ("Eutopia") is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Eutopia is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from any suitably qualified and eligible candidates.