Chief Information Officer

Salary: Competitive

Hours: Full Time, 37.5 Hrs

Duration: 12 Month FTC

Location: Bristol

About the Role

We are now recruiting for a Chief Information Officer on a 12 month fixed term basis, which may become a permanent role in the future.

This position will be exciting and varied so you will need to be able to turn your hand to a number of responsibilities. Although not an exhaustive list, these duties will include: 

  • Taking the lead on the strategic vision for digital, technology, systems, infrastructure, information governance and software development

  • Provide ongoing management, development and leadership for our IT and Digital Team

  • Define and work within budget and ensure expenditure meets requirements in line with our objectives

  • Responsible for ensuring the IT and Digital Team and external providers deliver services to standards and achieve KPIs

  • Drive delivery of key digital projects that provide improvements and efficiencies to benefit our colleagues and customers

  • Engage with our shareholder, senior leadership team and other key stakeholders on the IT and Digital strategic goals

  • Ensure the IT and Digital capabilities are responsive to the operational needs and in line with our planned growth and organisational objectives

  • Provide strategic leadership in identifying and facilitating opportunities in the transition towards a digital first approach for Bristol Energy

  • Support and drive appropriate management methodologies e.g Agile to ensure the team and wider business is focused on customer needs and delivering results

  • Develop Bristol Energy’s Business Intelligence tools and services to enhance skills and deliver more robust and readily accessible business insight across the organization

  • Responsible for systems and network security to reduce and effectively manage any risk of breaches to our business, customer or colleagues’ data or information and manage business continuity events

  • Stay up to date with development in new technologies and make recommendations on innovative solutions, especially within energy industry developments

  • Identify sources of competitive advantage through the use of digital and technological solutions

  • Engaging as required in industry initiatives/with the regulator on Information/IT driven projects and programmes

  • Work closely with the Strategic Programme Director to ensure that IT driven initiatives across the business are effectively delivered through a joined-up approach where there is a cross functional impact on the business and the customer journey

About you

You must have:

  • Significant experience of working in a similar role and delivering transformation through digital and technological solutions

  • An ability to develop and implement an IT and Digital strategy that leads to organisational success

  • Experience of advising and influencing business leaders to ensure strategic objectives can be achieved

  • Experience of financial management and ensuring projects and services can be delivered to budget

  • Strong experience in governance, standards and compliance including GDPR, ITIL, SIAM and ISO 27001

  • A clear interest in new and innovative technologies and digital solutions

  • Advanced knowledge of IT and its effective application

  • Strong analysis, reporting and problem-solving skills across a range of technological and digital channels

  • Ability to communicate to motivate and excite all levels within an organisation with an open, honest and transparent approach

  • Proven experience at developing and coaching individuals within IT and Digital roles

  • Strong third party and service provider management ensuring effective contract negotiations and management

You will ideally have:

  • Experience of working in the Energy Industry

  • Experience of working in high paced and start-up environment

  • Knowledge of Cyber Security/GDPR knowledge

  • An understanding of the principles ISO27001 standard and experience of operating to these principles

Application details

Please submit your CV with a short covering letter to [email protected] with the job title in the subject field.