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IT Enterprise Architecture

Department: Information Services 
Reports to: Chief Information Officer 

Overall Role Purpose:

The post holder is accountable for :

  1. All aspects of IT architecture and design for all IT systems and infrastructure including the security architecture.
  2. Running of the Design Authority meetings and all other governance relating to architecture and design of IT systems and infrastructure.
  3. Delivery of roadmaps and overall technical delivery approach including transition points for all IT system and infrastructure.
  4. Initiating and establishing the first company wide business architecture capability at West

Key Responsibilities:

The post holder will create, maintain and govern all aspects of IT enterprise delivery against a company wide business architecture. Note that none of these disciplines are in place so the port holder will be able to establish these from scratch. The detailed responsibilities include: 

1. Enterprise Architecture Framework: Define, develop, improve and maintain the Enterprise Architecture Framework and it's maturity.

2. Establish and maintain the Enterprise Architecture Governance Framework.

3. Create and maintain an Architecture Repository

4. Architectural Vision: Develop, document and achieve sign-off of the Architectural Vision. Including :

  • Alignment to Business Architecture
  • Information Systems Architectures
  • Data Architecture
  • Application Architecture
  • Technology Architecture

5. Set Implementation Strategy: developed by dividing the work into portfolios and Programmes for delivery.

6. Implementation Planning: developed into a plan and Roadmap with the transitional phases defined. Definition documents are baselined ready for implementation to commence. The Enterprise architect working with having evaluated that new technologies are a good fit for WEST, evaluate the costs, risks and benefits of successful implementation.

7. Implementation Governance: Architectural governance of implementation to ensure that the portfolios, programmes and projects are delivering the benefits expected.

8. Continuous Improvement: Ensure that architecture continues to add value and deliver benefit.

9. Requirements Management: Ensure that evolving business requirements are addressed by the To-Be architecture, revisiting phases of the lifecycle where necessary to deliver the benefits required.

Run the Technical Design authority (TDA) governance. Review all designs (high level and low level) to ensure alignment with principles, standards, policies and roadmaps. This should cover:

1. Architecture Design - Does the design comply with the Enterprise Architecture Principles and roadmaps

2. Service Design - Does the design conform to Service Integration Principles

3. Commercial Design - Is the commercial design consistent with the commercial principles

4. Security Design - Does the design conform with security policy and design?

To perform any other duties as and when requested in connection with the business of the Club.

To be successful in this role the Enterprise architect will need excellent technical and communication and influencing skills. They will work collaboratively across the organisation and work to balance the operational and financial constraints of technology provision with the expanding business requirements of automation and agility. As a small team the post holder will be called upon to perform all aspects of the role in all technologies and should be comfortable with the full range of architectural disciplines from application to data to infrastructure and stay up to date with all emerging trends in the IT industry. This is a fantastic first-time role for a Lead enterprise architect / Chief Technology Officer. 

If you wish to be considered for this role, please email us your CV and salary expectations along with a brief summary of the role you would like to apply for.