IT Business Partner

  • Job Reference: 521787
  • Date Posted: 10 October 2019
  • Recruiter: SSE Plc
  • Location: Havant, Hampshire
  • Salary: £50,556 to £66,767
  • Sector: Human Resources / Recruitment, Information Technology (IT)
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Base Location: Havant, Hampshire

Salary: £50,556 - £66,767 depending on skills and experience

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time with flexible working patterns available

About the Department

SSE IT underpins the technology needs of all the different businesses that make up the SSE group. From emerging technologies to data and analytics to cyber security - we power SSE's growth and enable it to generate value, while keeping it secure. As a trusted business partner that helps SSE lead in a low carbon world, we are proud of our service. Working for SSE IT is all about equipping SSE for now and the future.

What is the Role

We are looking to recruit experienced and talented change professionals to help deliver our exciting and varied portfolio. A key component of that is the delivery of our 'IT Strategy which is a key strategic enabler of business growth and critical for ensuring our IT infrastructure is robust, resilient and up to date. Shaping, planning and mobilising for successful delivery are critical so we can deliver the right outcome at the right time for the right price. We are looking for Business Partners to drive and shape the portfolio of the IT programmes / projects within the Groups IT Strategy (and other key IT initiatives as appropriate).

You'll initiate projects, develop the business case to secure funding, and manage project activities and associated controls required to establish them within the Group IT Transformation Programme roadmap.

What do I need?

Effective use of the IT budget against business needs, formation of a realistic benefits case and driving governance forums are all key parts of the role. As well as experience of all stages of the IT development lifecycle, you'll bring strong experience of having successfully led IT portfolios in a large organisation and will demonstrate a comprehensive breadth and depth of knowledge and experience of working in a complex project environment. You'll either have already, or demonstrate the ability to quickly gain, knowledge of the SSE IT Project development process. Additionally, you'll facilitate and secure agreement to improvements where required.

Alongside your excellent knowledge transfer skills to a proven professional level, you'll show a systematic and methodical approach to problem solving. Your proactive approach, strong communication skills and your ability to take ownership of problems and requests in a pressurised environment will all facilitate your ability to work effectively through others, planning both their and your own time.

You'll need to demonstrate the ability to visualise and articulate proposed solutions to business problems and form judgements based on logical conclusions drawn from the available facts. Your excellent interpersonal skills will aid you in influencing the business and facilitating agreements. Your excellent stakeholder management will enable you to work effectively with all levels of the organisation, including senior management and executive level.

Please be aware if you are successful, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.

Our Benefits

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Next Steps

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch with sse.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.