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Head of Application Support & Development (Legal Insurance)

Head of Application Support & Development (Legal Insurance) - Manchester

£80 to £90k + bonus + benefits

My client, a legal Insurance services company is looking for a Head of Application Support & Development, whos primary purpose of this role is to develop the talent and take responsibility for the successful operation and development of the key software solutions and services and to drive product innovation and Influence technology product strategies.

They are the leading providers of legal and handling services to the UK general insurance sector.

Currently they provide specialist services to 12 of the UK's 20 largest motor insurers in areas such as counter fraud, costs, credit hire, defendant services, large & complex injury and recoveries.

The purpose of the job and its primary objectives:

The role is essential to the future growth and success of the firm, it is a great opportunity to drive product innovation and Influence technology product strategies that will future proof the firms digital customer experience.

The successful candidate will maintain and lead the creative engine of the Technology Department (Development, Business Analysts and Testing teams).

The candidate will be highly organised, people focused, analytical and innovative, with strong negotiation, diplomacy and interpersonal skills.

A sound commercial awareness and ability to work to tight deadlines, anticipate and react to change is essential.

Main Responsibilities:

Forming part of the IT Leadership team you will work collaboratively across the IT department and the Firm focusing and motivating all staff

You will be responsible for the leadership of the Development, Business Analysts and Testing teams and will recruit, lead, motivate, develop and manage the performance of direct reports, building a high calibre team with the skills and capabilities needed to deliver the required results

Management of any risks or issues which may arise and escalate when approp

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