Tailored to your budget
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.
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?
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.