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Vacancy – IT Manager

FT or PT: Full Time

Permanent/Temporary: Permanent

Reports to: Operations Director

Line management responsibility: No

Location: Conwy or Northwich office

Closing date: TBC

Nature of the role:

The IT Officer is responsible for owning the full IT scope of the company and leading on its implementation and improvement. They will also be responsible for ensuring we manage to gain ISO 27001 in digital security.

How does this role fit in with the company?

Like most companies, Information Technology is at the heart of how PetroStrat operates. Almost everyone in the company has some form of device (or more than one) and we must ensure that our IT systems and processes are compliant with regulations and best practice.

Without a fully functioning, constantly improving and robust IT system, PetroStrat will not grow, and we run the risk of not complying with data security regulations and potentially losing data due to poor administration. In a business such as ours, losing data or IT capability is disastrous and could put us out of business.

Key Responsibilities:

The role is responsible for the following, however, it is not limited to:

  • Work closely with the Operations Director to implement and manage IT systems, Dynamics 365 and regulatory compliance
  • Own the Dynamics 365 system in its entirety and be responsible for ensuring its upkeep, accuracy, and success
  • Own the ISO 27001 system in its entirety and be responsible for ensuring its success
  • Work closely with other members of the business operations team and company to drive the ISO 27001 system forward
  • Manage technology services that meet operational requirements in the company and liaise with CNS (our external IT support company) to deliver business needs
  • Coordinate the implementation of IT operations, projects, and programs, ensuring alignment of IT services with the business needs of the area(s) and adherence to established project management principles and best management practices
  • Review vendor contracts and coordinates IT purchases (hardware, software and services) to ensure effective deployment of solutions aligned with user needs
  • Deliver appropriate personnel actions and educational and training programs to ensure high quality professional staff performance in the area(s) of oversight
  • Participate in the development, implementation, and maintenance of policies, objectives, and short- and long-range IT planning
  • Lead on the documentation and implementation of policies and standard operating procedures
  • Lead on internal and external ISO 27001 audits
  • Provide regular updates to the Operations Director on all IT and ISO 27001 matters, including the provision of weekly/monthly data
  • Participate in development of Service Level Agreements, and Operating Level Agreements consistent with the needs of the organization
  • Maintain current state of knowledge with respect to relevant state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and/or systems
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned

You may also be asked to undertake other duties throughout your time in the role to support the company.

What does top performance in this role look like?

A top performing IT Officer will know fully understand the IT requirements for the company and will be managing all β€˜on the ground’ IT requirements over multiple sites in liaison with CNS, our IT managed services provider.

The IT Officer will also be managing the Dynamics365 throughout the company and will have full understanding for the maintenance and improvement of the system. They would also be at the forefront of continuous improvement and will be constantly striving to improve how we do things and will be providing key and timely data to the Operations Director. They would also be leading our ISO27001 management system and ensuring compliance with GDPR and digital security requirements.

What authority do you have in this role?

  • Financial authority up to Β£500 of expenses in relation to deployment/maintenance of the IT systems.
  • You are encouraged to speak and collaborate with anyone, in any department or grade, to undertake your duties

Person specification:

Education, Training and Qualifications


None formally required

β€’ Educated to degree level, with an IT degree being preferred

β€’ Relevant work experience indicating a graduate level of ability


β€’ Professional qualifications in ISO 27001 auditing

β€’ Professional qualifications in project management

β€’ Professional qualifications in continuous improvement

β€’ Professional qualifications in GDPR / DPA

β€’ Professional qualifications in IT service implementation

Relevant experience


  • A minimum of 3 years of IT/technology work experience managing a SME IT infrastructure
  • Experience in maintaining and supporting a range of software application inclusive of upgrading and troubleshooting
  • Thorough Microsoft Dynamics development and maintenance experience and an understanding of how to implement this into an SME


  • A comprehensive understanding of ISO 27001 and how they are implemented into a company operating in dynamic conditions
  • Experience of ISO 27001 auditing process, specifically leading on internal and external auditing
  • Experience of developing for the web

Relevant skills/Aptitude


  • Excellent IT literacy skills, specifically MS Office suite of programmes
  • The ability to analyse and assess complex situations and design effective solutions
  • Excellent understanding of IT regulations and requirements, specifically GDPR and DPA
  • Excellent understanding of IT infrastructure and maintenance
  • Liaison, collaboration, and negotiation skills to work with others to undertake role
  • The ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing
  • Good inter-personal skills and the ability to relate to a wide range of people
  • Strong personal organisational skills
  • The ability to take responsibility for managing his/her own workload, in consultation with Operations Director
  • The ability to prioritise correctly in line with strategic goals
  • The ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team


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