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Information Technology & Telecommunications Directors

Job holders in this unit group plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the work and resources necessary to provide and operate information technology and telecommunications services within an organisation.


  • Develops in consultation with other senior management the IT/telecommunications strategy of the organisation
  • Directs the implementation within the organisation of IT/telecommunications strategy, infrastructure, procurement, procedures and standards
  • Develops the periodic business plan and operational budget for IT/telecommunications to deliver agreed service levels
  • Considers the required IT/telecommunications staffing levels, oversees recruitment and appointment of staff and directs training policy
  • Prioritises and schedules major IT/telecommunications projects
  • Ensures that new technologies are researched and evaluated in the light of the organisation’s broad requirements.

Entry Requirements

There are no pre-set entry requirements although candidates usually possess a degree or equivalent qualification together with substantial, relevant work experience. A variety of professional and postgraduate qualifications is available.

What could I earn?

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £69,000 per annum and can progress up to £81,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 5,419 employed Information Technology & Telecommunications Directors in the region.

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