Strategic Leadership

Strategic Leadership

Tailored to your budget


Strategic Leadership

Outsourcing ICT Leadership is not giving something away; it is taking control of a complicated and often misunderstood responsibility in a very cost effective way.

Within your school or Trust, ICT needs to be seamless and reliable, both in the classroom and behind-the-scenes.  As budgets tighten you must still meet and exceed curriculum targets, as well as stringent governance requirements. The last thing you need is an ICT headache. Rather, you need a trusted ICT strategic partner who will provide leadership and guidance on your ICT decisions, so you can focus on what’s important.


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Why Engage?

Why you shouldn't recruit a Permanent IT Director/Manager.

  • Limited, Static Work Experience

    By recruiting a full time individual, their experience of other organisation ceases to expand. Finding the right individual, with relevant experience often becomes a discussion around what aspects can you do without.

  • High Cost of Recruitment & Retention

    Recruitment fees frequently run from 15% to 30%, meaning a £60k recruit can cost your organisation up to £18,000! By the time you realise they’re not quite the right fit. the process (and cost) starts again. Keeping a senior member of staff can be complex as well; training and development to ensure a high level of interest and fulfilment can also be costly and complicated.

  • Rigid Structure, Unscalable

    Recruit one person, get one person. You are reliant upon their experience, advice and honesty. One perspective, one opinion and all your eggs in one basket.

  • Slow Speed of Deployment

    Advertising, Interviewing, offering and extended notice periods for senior staff can take many months

Why you should use Gridserve Strategic Leadership Services.

  • Constantly Evolving, Dynamic Work Experience

    Rather than recruiting an individual, you recruit a team. Gridserve provides the relevant experience and time to fulfil the role. As we continue to work with other similar organisations, our experience is ever expanding, benefiting each of our customers.

  • Significantly Lower Initial and Ongoing Cost

    No initial fees. No hidden costs. We agree the role between us, we suggest how many days per month you’ll likely require the service, the costs are agreed on that basis. Simple.

  • Completely Scalable to Fit Your Needs

    Whether you require our service for just a few days per month or full time, we can provide both and everything in between.

  • Deployment Within Hours, not Weeks

    We can move as fast as you can. From initial discussion to a signed service agreement, measured in hours not months.

...so what's stopping you?

Throughout the build phase of our new site, Gridserve were in regular contact and were willing to meet face to face to have more of the major strategic discussions. What we found especially helpful was Gridserve acting as the liaison between the company who secured the capital IT budget and ourselves. This allowed us to ensure value for money and put in place a sensible timeline for the IT fit-out of the building, drawing on Gridserve’s experience.


Tom Cragg - Principal, Nishkam School West London

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Tom Cragg - Principal, Nishkam School West London

Throughout the build phase of our new site, Gridserve were in regular contact and were willing to meet face to face to have more of the major strategic discussions. What we found especially helpful was Gridserve acting as the liaison between the company who secured the capital IT budget and ourselves. This allowed us to ensure value for money and put in place a sensible timeline for the IT fit-out of the building, drawing on Gridserve’s experience.
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How to Engage

Retained Services

Half the battle is knowing what to ask. Whether you require a dedicated IT Director to tackle high level strategy, or representation for the process of tendering, Gridserve will assign you a nominated strategic ICT lead. Working with you on your side of the desk, your nominated partner will ensure your plans come to fruition, and that you hit target markers such as budget, functionality and long-term requirements.

Adhoc Project Services

Whether your ICT is medium or large scale, a complete infrastructure implementation or an equipment refresh, you will benefit from Gridserve’s success in delivering new school developments. Gridserve will help you identify cost savings going forward to keep your budgets under control.