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Head of Information, Communication and Technology
Cardiff Airport

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About us

This is a very exciting time to Join Cardiff Airport. We have gone through 6 years of growth and are now Master planning the Airport future out to 2040. Information Technology and Communication is at the heart of the future success of the Airport as we achieve our ambition to grow and be a pioneering Airport business making Wales proud.

Cardiff Airport is the national airport for Wales and a key gateway to the UK for international visitors.

Our airlines fly direct to over 50 destinations and over 900 connecting destinations. Airlines include Qatar Airways, KLM, Flybe, TUI, Vueling and Ryanair. These airlines create accessibility to a wealth of global connections via international hubs that include Doha, Amsterdam Schiphol, Dublin and Paris Charles de Gaulle.

Named the Best Airport (under 3 million passengers) by the Airport Operators’ Association, Cardiff Airport sustains more than 2,675 direct and indirect jobs and creates an overall GVA (Gross Value Added) of £102 million into the local economy.

The Airport has also played a vital role in the delivery of major events in Wales including the NATO Wales Summit, Rugby World Cup and UEFA Champions League final.

The Head of Information, Communication and Technology is a critical role for the strategic development of the organisation informing the Executive Directors of the digital road map for the business, whilst also delivering day to day excellence of our operations. The Role sits within our Senior Management Team and is pivotal to the delivery of our business objectives. We are committed to ensure that the Airport is at the forefront of innovation delivering the best possible experience to our customers and team.

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Car allowance £6,058 pa;

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Pension Employer 6% (providing employee contributes 3%)

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DIS X 6 salary

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25 days annual leave p/a


The Opportunity

Job Title: Head of Information, Communication and Technology

Salary: c£50,000

Hays have partnered exclusively with Cardiff Airport in recruiting a Head of IT to join their organisation on a permanent basis. This is an exciting time to join Cardiff Airport, as you will have the opportunity to lead their technology transformation during a period of significant growth as well as operations at St Athan Airfield.

As the Head of IT, you will play a pivotal role in the strategic direction of the IT estate across the airport, capital and operational expenditure and developing innovative IT solutions to improve functionality, performance, resilience and customer experience throughout the organisation.

This role will also see you take responsibility of 5 IT professionals from apprentice to senior level where you will inspire, develop and lead your staff to provide outstanding service to both customers of the airport and internal staff.

In order to be considered for this role, you will need to have a proven track recording of working in a similar position. You should have demonstrable experience within setting strategic direction of IT, implementing innovative IT Solutions, Leading an existing high performing IT team and a strong technical / IT Infrastructure background including; Windows infrastructure, Microsoft Applications, Cisco networks, Servers, Data Centres, Bespoke Applications, CCTV and VoIP.

This opportunity offers an excellent package which includes Salary: c£50k; Car allowance £6,058 pa; Pension Employer 6% providing employee contributes 3%; DIS X 6 salary; 25 days annual leave p/a as well as the opportunity to make a significant impact on how Cardiff Airport operate going forward.

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We are currently expanding and wish to recruit a number of people to join our team focused on delivering our profit making commercial strategy to build up to 200 homes per annum across the counties of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire.

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Our integrity is important and our profits are reinvested into GreenSquare Group, to help provide affordable housing across the South West.

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