Interim IT Management

What is an interim IT manager?

An interim IT manager provides significant business and technical solutions for organisations that currently don’t have a permanent IT manager.

They are independent and experienced board or near-board level managers who bring a wealth of experience and are ready to challenge existing processes or operating methods. Because their knowledge has been gained from multiple sectors and disciplines, they can deliver solutions to complex problems.

These solutions can cover change, transformation and turnaround management, business improvement, crisis/business continuity management and strategy development.

Our Interim IT Management service brings qualified expertise to your business at short notice, without the overheads and restraints affiliated with fixed employment.

We can consult, plan, advise, implement, and embed new processes, then exit, handing over critical strategic and tactical interventions. We offer independent expertise, free of company politics, and take responsibility for delivering results, not just offering advice.

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What can an interim manager do for You?

Whether your business is a large corporation, a small to medium enterprise, public sector or a not-for-profit organisation, there are times when you need expert help, and fast.

An interim manager can be useful in resolving organisational problems, whether the need is for a change in technical direction, invigorating a department or dealing with an unexpected situation like the COVID-19 pandemic.

Whether help is needed in:

  • managing a crisis,
  • delivering a critical project,
  • handling change management,
  • implementing a restructure sensitively
  • supporting existing in-house capability,

Interim managers can help you meet the crucial demands of your business, in the desired time-frame, and represent excellent value for money.

Why you should choose GKS Consultants

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Our Interim IT Management service provides the following core benefits to your business:

  • Excellent Return On Investment. An interim IT manager adds value by using their experience, skills and expertise to help deliver an agreed outcome, solution, service or risk mitigation. Our interim IT managers focus solely on performing and producing the defined goals, thereby providing a meaningful Return On Investment [ROI] to you and your business.
  • Speed. Under normal circumstances, an interim IT manager’s engagement commences within days. This speed of appointment outperforms the weeks or months it takes to hire a permanent replacement. If time constraints are paramount for a successful outcome, then the rate of engagement is essential. Because of their experience and expertise, our interim team are practised in promptly appraising a situation, and quickly become effective with each client.
  • Expertise. As you expect, interim managers typically function at a senior level and are well equipped for the roles they take on. They bring skills and knowledge that is not otherwise available within your business, so address specific skill gaps or problems. Their experience and expertise enable them to be productive and make a noticeable impact from the outset, maximising the likelihood of success.
  • Be Objective. Unencumbered by any internal company politics or culture problems, an interim IT manager can provide a fresh perspective and will concentrate on what’s best for your business. Being independent, we can contribute honestly without constituting a threat to the incumbent management team.

Our Interim IT Managers provide expert service and transformational interim leadership, just when required.

  • Be Committed. An excellent interim manager must maintain high professional standards and ethics because future work relies upon a successful track record. Therefore we have a clear stake in the success of an assignment. Compare this with some other temporary workers who could just be seeking a permanent position or are only motivated by a day rate or extending their tenure.
  • Be Effective. Operating at or near board-level gives our interim managers the authority and credibility to effect meaningful change or transformation within your company or IT department. Unlike a standard ‘temp’ or contractor, we are not just there to ‘hold the fort’. Any appointment sets to add value to your business using expertise actively, with a clear approach, even when the conditions or the decisions to be made are challenging.
  • Be Accountable. It is all too easy to provide a purely advisory role, so we don’t. Our team of interim IT managers are leaders who take their responsibilities seriously and manage a business or project in their own right as if it was their own. By being held accountable for results and being instrumental in an appointment’s successful delivery, we strive to give you the peace of mind that we have the stewardship of the project well in hand.
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Qualified Personnel

Below are some of the qualifications and accreditations that our team members hold. All of them are independently assessed, either by an exam or by providing a detailed work history followed by an external interview board.

The Chartered Institute for IT (BCS)

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

The Institute of Interim Management (IIM)

The Institute of Consulting (IC)

The Institute of Administrative Management (IAM)

The Association for Project Management (APM)

The Institution of Engineering and Technology(IET)

The Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM)

Call us to see how we can help you.

However big or small your IT Management requirement is, we can help you.

Contact us now for an informal conversation and see if we can add value to your IT management team