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Why Stopford?

Stopford prides itself on providing a positive and supportive working environment where individuals are respected and valued for their contribution. We are looking to build upon our talented and diverse workforce by employing people who really want to make a difference. A career with Stopford will give you the opportunity to become part of a progressive organisation that offers a culture of opportunity, equality and diversity.

What do we look for?

Our highly skilled team comprises individuals who are committed to our goal of delivering the best service to our portfolio of clients. Some of the main skills we look for in our employees are:


We can give you exceptional support, real career progression opportunities and a range of excellent benefits including:

Current Opportunities

We are always looking for exceptional people to join our company. In return we can offer a varied career with the training and development you need to progress. Will you join us?

IT Manager, Competetive Salary, Location Ellesmere Port


Ellesmere Port, Cheshire

Stopford have an exciting opportunity for an IT Manager to join the team, at our Head office in Ellesmere Port.

The Company

Stopford is an international energy and environmental engineering company, our professional services span Consultancy, Technology & Innovation and Project Management. We are an industry leader with a portfolio spanning research and development through to design and commissioning of process technology. With a worldwide clientele in emerging and existing industries. We provide expert consulting to our partners, supporting them in their drive toward a sustainable low carbon economy.

You will be based at our Head Office in Ellesmere Port with occasional travel to our subsidiary offices in Lancaster and Alderley Park (Macclesfield)

This is a fantastic opportunity to join us as an IT Manager and work with highly skilled professionals who are constantly striving to deliver excellence and best practice.

The Benefits

  • Competitive Salary
  • Pension
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Private medical insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • On-site parking

The Role

The IT Manager will be responsible for maintaining and developing Stopford’s IT infrastructure, both on premise and cloud based. The IT Manager will also manage all aspects of IT security and data protection. The role also requires managing various specialist software tools and software as a service apps, procurement, helpdesk provision and working with Stopford’s third-party IT service providers.

The IT Manager is responsible in conjunction with the Commercial Director for the development and implementation of the IT strategy aligned with the company business strategy.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure the IT services and tools are performing and meet user requirements, on a day to day basis for 50+ users
  • Manage all aspects of IT security at all Stopford offices
  • Maintain and test the company business continuity arrangements, for all IT infrastructure and ensure contingency plans are robust documented and trained
  • Support the Quality Systems Manager to ensure the linkage of IT with the Quality Management System (QMS) and process improvement across the business.
  • Work with the Service Groups to ensure that the companies systems operate effectively and efficiently.
  • Support the service groups on matters related to IT infrastructure and actively encourage a positive IT security culture within Stopford
  • Manage the IT element of employee and contractor onboarding/ offboarding
  • Undertake routine audits and inspections to ensure continued compliance with company IT policy and QMS procedures
  • Management of financial/billing systems
  • Monitor, investigate and report on security breaches, contraventions, and incidents
  • Providing secure access to the network for remote users.
  • Manage the company’s IT infrastructure including usage monitoring
  • Oversee emergency IT issues affecting operational activity
  • Monitoring daily operations, including server hardware, and operating systems
  • Management of Information Security for the company
  • Manage the IT budget and ensure cost effectiveness
  • Generation of monthly KPI dashboard aligned with IT strategy
  • Management of IT supplier contracts
  • Coordinating technology installations, upgrades, and maintenance
  • Provide user training, support, advice and feedback
  • Scheduling upgrades and security backups of hardware and software systems.

About you

  • University educated with a degree in Engineering, Science, or IT industry equivalent qualifications
  • Previous experience in an IT management role
  • Experience in implementing or managing Cyber Essentials Plus and ISO 27001
  • Proven ability to plan organise control and evaluate IT operations
  • Ensure security of data, network access and backup systems
  • Engage with staff across the company
  • Understanding of IT related tools and languages such as AzureAD and SQL
  • Working knowledge of the GDPR and data protection
  • Good organisation problem solving relationship management and teamwork skills
  • Good attention to detail – able to work in a methodical manner and deal with complexity
  • Proficient in scheduling and planning

Please note we do not accept applications from agencies, and you must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

To apply, please email your CV to [email protected] and quote job reference SBATSTOP20

If we think you have got potential, we’ll be in touch within 10 working days.

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