Head of Architecture (Enterprise Architect)

University of Exeter - Information Technology

The University of Exeter is one of the UK's most prestigious universities and among the top 1% in the world and Exeter IT is a key enabler for this vision and key to delivering the University's Values and its world class reputation and supports the growing ambitions for education, research and professional services. What makes Exeter IT different? Its defining characteristics: strong leadership, active collaboration, forward thinking, and delivering at pace, and exploiting the opportunities from changing technology to enable the University to thrive in an increasingly digital environment.

As Head of Architecture you will;

Lead the Architecture Team that are responsible for a broad range of capabilities including:

  • IT service strategy, design and service levels.
  • Emerging technologies and innovation.
  • IT service portfolio and service catalogue.
  • Architecture design, standards and principles.
  • Producing the Technology Reference Model and the Applications Reference Model.
  • IT service availability and capacity including service continuity.
  • IT governance and financial management including sourcing strategic supplier and partners.

You will be able to demonstrate;

  • Formal Business Architecture training.
  • Recent experience of Lead Architect or Head of Architecture in a commercial environment, demonstrating business acumen, balancing financial, quality, people and customer expectations.
  • Demonstrable evidence of upskilling EA functions.
  • Experience of delivering customer focused, service centric Enterprise Architecture artefacts.
  • Active engagement in Security Architecture.

Full details can be found in the job description and person specification here.

This new leadership role will be core to implementing new services and ways of working within the IT department and across the institution. The successful applicant will bring a proven track record in leading and influencing change within a large, complex and agile environment, with the ability to contribute positively to organisational development at a strategic level.

This role offers a fantastic opportunity to make a significant difference to the University and its strategic plans on one of the most beautiful and botanically interesting campuses of any UK University.

The University offers some fantastic benefits including 41 days leave per year, options for flexible working, numerous discounts at leading retailers, an onsite gym, and a cycle to work scheme.

For further information, please contact Ian Tilsed (Assistant Director - Strategy & Architecture), email I.J.Tilsed@exeter.ac.uk, or telephone (01392) 725385.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer.  We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution.  Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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