Systems Development Manager

University of Kent - Academic Division

Are you looking for a role that will utilise your experience of systems development, your aptitude for finding innovative solutions and your high level communication skills?

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a key project within the University of Kent which aims to investigate student success differentials and to put in place interventions that enhance the experience of students, support learning and facilitate the reduction of attainment gaps.

Joining the project team in this vital developmental role, you will lead on the delivery of effective and integrated student success systems, implementing Student Success Progress Profiles and the Virtual Student Adviser. You will also design and implement new systems that enable the development of inspirational and innovative learning and teaching, designed to facilitate a broad range of learning styles and providing an exemplary learning experience for all students, regardless of background.

You will have a familiarity with personal learning styles and the ability to take a research approach to understanding the needs of students in order to develop relevant, ergonomic learning systems. An adept presenter and communicator, you will work in collaboration with students, academic schools and central University teams to deliver innovative responses to student needs.

If you have the skills, knowledge and experience we are looking for, this could be an ideal opportunity for you to join a unique working environment that offers excellent benefits, training and career development.

Established in 1965, the University of Kent – the UK’s European university – now has almost 20,000 students across campuses or study centres at Canterbury, Medway, Tonbridge, Brussels, Paris, Athens and Rome. It has been ranked: 23rd in The Guardian University Guide 2017; 23rd in The Complete University Guide 2017 and 23rd in The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2016.

The Student Success (EDI) Project is a University-wide research/action research project, led by the Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor, taking a new approach to reducing attainment gaps and driving cultural change across the University.

Further Information

Interviews are to be held: 17 November 2016.

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact Teresa Bubb, Resourcing Adviser, at

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a summary document. Your summary should provide clear evidence and examples demonstrating where you meet the essential criteria for the post. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

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