Cathcart Associates

Cathcart Associates 133 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LN, UK
Aug 14, 2018
Project Manager required by a long term client to initially join a couple of large, complex software / analytics change projects. You'll be joining a couple of projects which have been bubbling away for a few months and the next key stage is about to kick off. We need a strong, experienced Project Manager to work with some challenging stakeholders to deliver large IT projects in complex environments. This is a consultancy role, meaning you will be needed on a variety of customer sites throughout the week, typically around 2-3 days per week will be spent on-site. This will vary from project to project and is very much UK wide, so you will have to be comfortable with that lifestyle. The Company: A rapidly expanding consultancy working with a variety of blue-chip clients. They have had a stellar couple of years, with growth across the entire business due to a number of high profile project wins - the initial two you'll be working on are the highest profile of them all. With a strong technical team in place, your job will be to ensure the successful delivery of these projects on-time and on budget. The Role: You will work directly with the Director of Operations and Operations Manager to ensure everything goes smoothly and you'll also have two Junior PM's working underneath you. You will also work closely with the technical delivery team, which includes software development professionals, software testers and BI consultants. You will be able to speak to them, work out any issues and ensure the successful delivery to the end client. You: To be successful in this role, you are going to need to have demonstrable experience of delivering large scale IT projects - preferably software or data analytics focused. As projects will change depending on the client, you will need to be comfortable delivering projects using whatever methodology fits best, whether that is Agile, Waterfall or a hybrid approach. This role will follow PRINCE2 methodologies so a certification / qualification would be advantageous. For project planning, the current team are using MS Project so you'll either need to pick this up quickly or in an ideal world, you'll have plenty of experience with this tool. Package / Location: The salary on offer for this role is up to £60k + benefits depending on experience and you will be a 'home based' worker. Home based for this company means when you aren't needed on client site (which can be anywhere in the UK), you will be able to work from home or the company HQ. Typically this involves 2-3 days per week on-site and 2-3 days per week from home. Click on the link to apply and contact Liam at Cathcart for more information.
Cathcart Associates Cheshire, UK
Aug 11, 2018
Head of IT required by a niche e-commerce & software company in the heart of Chester. This is a unique opportunity to join a highly successful tech company built in the North West and have a real impact on how they approach online security and more generally IT. The Company: You'll be joining an independent technology firm in Chester who build niche software products for some of the biggest organisations in the world. This is one of the most encouraging times of their 20-year history, with new customer wins, innovation across their tech stack and some real key hires in the last 12 months - it is a good time to join! The Role: As a Head of IT for this company, you will have a real mix of responsibilities, meaning every day is likely to throw something new up for you. On a day to day basis, you'll obviously be looking after the current IT team (as well as spotting any areas for growth); advising on the current security principles and how they're being implemented; ensuring the network is running smoothly and making sure disaster recovery systems are in place & kept up to date. As a forward-thinking tech firm, you'll also be able to look a bit ahead and suggest how their estate might look in the not so distant future. Due to the size of the company, you'll also still be a hands-on member of the team, where you'll: deploy and maintain the system infrastructure; server & network configuration which will be in a bit of mixed environment covering Linux, Mac & Windows. Pretty much all of the servers are Linux based, with most of the tech team using Macs, however, some of the wider business use PC's so a knowledge of both would be ideal. You: You will have demonstrable experience of managing a team of IT professionals, leading from the front and staying abreast of the rapidly changing technology landscape. As you'd expect in this role, you will have a strong grasp of GDPR, Data Security and ISO 27001 - especially with it being such a hot topic at the moment! As they are going through the process of becoming ISO 27001 compliant, previous experience of this, would be very helpful. From a technical perspective, you'll be the main person to go to about all things network & infrastructure related, including but not limited to: ** IT Security - including data loss prevention, remote access, SIEM monitoring ** Experience of a mix of operating systems - Linux / Mac / Windows ** Desktop Support / Active Directory ** Experience of on-premise and cloud-based solutions - AWS ideally ** Any interest in DevOps would suit this role well ** VOIP Telephony experience would be a big plus Salary: On offer for this role we have a range of £45-60k dependant on your background and experience. On top of that there is a flexible benefits package, the chance to really make your mark and put your stamp on an interesting role.
Cathcart Associates 7, Kingston Court, 60 Gower St, Glasgow G41 5QD, UK
Aug 10, 2018
Full time
A unique opportunity for an experienced IT manager to shape how technology serves the business. A national organisation based in the East of Glasgow is looking for an experienced IT professional, ideally with a background in the service sector or other client-led industry, to provide overall leadership and guidance to help the firm streamline the technology function and continue to develop a fit for purpose IT department via the transformation of existing systems and digital services. They currently employ in the region of 50 - 60 people, spread over several offices throughout the UK, with 16 in IT, split between software and infrastructure. This is an ambitious, progressive company in need of a fresh cutting-edge approach, so the role will suit an enthusiastic and energetic person who can bring new ideas to the table in terms of strategic technical direction. You will report directly to the CEO and will have complete responsibility and accountability for the delivery of modern technology to the business. From the outset, the role will have several key themes: ** People Management - This role sits within the management team and the 16 strong technology team needs direction, and this role is to act as a focal point for the team, providing management and technical leadership. ** Client Engagement & Management - This is a customer facing role in which you will be expected to meet clients between their sites, providing guidance on appropriate services ** Strategic IT Direction - Drive IT Strategy and the IT Roadmap to ensure core system stability and full alignment to the Business plans This will be a challenging role. The organisation has reached a plateau in terms of experienced technology leadership; however, there is a lot of buy-in from senior stakeholders to allow the right candidate to build a successful team which supports what the business needs. Candidates will have a strong commercial awareness of the latest technology and trends, a genuine passion for IT and posses the ability to modernise IT Systems after some time of neglect. If this sounds interesting, please apply straight away, or call Murray Simpson for an informal chat. Head of IT / IT Director / IT Manager / Infrastructure Manager / IS Manager / CTO / CIO / Chief Technology Officer / IT Systems Manager / Permanent / Glasgow
Cathcart Associates 190 Cathedral St, Glasgow G4 0RF, UK
Aug 10, 2018
A unique opportunity for an experienced IT manager to shape how technology serves the business. A national organisation based in the East of Glasgow is looking for an experienced IT professional, ideally with a background in the service sector or other client-led industry, to provide overall leadership and guidance to help the firm streamline the technology function and continue to develop a fit for purpose IT department via the transformation of existing systems and digital services. They currently employ in the region of 50 - 60 people, spread over several offices throughout the UK, with 16 in IT, split between software and infrastructure. This is an ambitious, progressive company in need of a fresh cutting-edge approach, so the role will suit an enthusiastic and energetic person who can bring new ideas to the table in terms of strategic technical direction. You will report directly to the CEO and will have complete responsibility and accountability for the delivery of modern technology to the business. From the outset, the role will have several key themes: ** People Management - This role sits within the management team and the 16 strong technology team needs direction, and this role is to act as a focal point for the team, providing management and technical leadership. ** Client Engagement & Management - This is a customer facing role in which you will be expected to meet clients between their sites, providing guidance on appropriate services ** Strategic IT Direction - Drive IT Strategy and the IT Roadmap to ensure core system stability and full alignment to the Business plans This will be a challenging role. The organisation has reached a plateau in terms of experienced technology leadership; however, there is a lot of buy-in from senior stakeholders to allow the right candidate to build a successful team which supports what the business needs. Candidates will have a strong commercial awareness of the latest technology and trends, a genuine passion for IT and posses the ability to modernise IT Systems after some time of neglect. If this sounds interesting, please apply straight away, or call Murray Simpson for an informal chat. Head of IT / IT Director / IT Manager / Infrastructure Manager / IS Manager / CTO / CIO / Chief Technology Officer / IT Systems Manager / Permanent / Glasgow
Cathcart Associates 7, Kingston Court, 60 Gower St, Glasgow G41 5QD, UK
Aug 09, 2018
Full time
A unique opportunity for an experienced IT manager to shape how technology serves the business. A national organisation based in the East of Glasgow is looking for an experienced IT professional, ideally with a background in the service sector or other client-led industry, to provide overall leadership and guidance to help..... click apply for full job details