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Head of Information Systems - Galway

Job Category:
Software Developer/Engineer, Project Manager, Management
Job Type:
Level of IT Experience:
5-10 Years
Salary Description:
Competitive Salary Offered - see below
Galway City Council
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Head of Information Systems

Galway City Council is the local authority for the city. Galway is a vibrant, diverse city. It is a city of learning, a city of youth, a city of rich cultural heritage and of stunning natural environment. Galway has a strong local economy with complementary business sectors, including manufacturing industry, tourism, retail and distribution, education, healthcare, and services that include financial, cultural, construction and professional.

An opportunity now exists in Galway City Council for the position of Head of Information Systems.

The Head of Information Systems will work closely with the Chief Executive, Directors and Senior Management team to lead on and direct the development and implementation of appropriate IT information systems to ensure the effective strategic and operational management of the Council.


The successful candidate will be expected to implement and develop the ICT strategy/vision to support the overall Corporate Plan of the Council and ensure best practice standards and codes of

practice. S/he will have an important role in the management of staff within the department and will be expected to advise on all ICT issues within the Council.


The successful candidate will:


•        Hold an honours degree (Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications) in the area of information technology or possess an equivalent qualification;


·         Have satisfactory experience of Information Technology Project Management, Systems Development and Information Technology Infrastructure including satisfactory experience at a strategic management level.


·         Have a satisfactory knowledge of public service organisation.


Closing Date: 3pm, Thursday 17th September 2020

For more information and how to apply, visit:


We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and encourage applications under all nine grounds of the Employment Equality Act.

Contact Details:
Galway City Council
Tel: 091
Contact: HR Team

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