Chief Information Officer- G797

Newcastle University - IT Service

Part of the Russell Group, Newcastle University enjoys enviable rankings and has ambitious development objectives.  Students and staff rely heavily on technology and the University has invested £150m in transforming its campuses including a digitalisation programme.

The Chief Information Officer will be responsible for delivering robust, dependable IT systems, and will also be responsive to the changing needs of the University and able to deliver the transformation agenda.

The key responsibilities of this individual will be to:

  • Advise the Executive Board and set the strategic direction for technology at the University, in line with future objectives.
  • Build strong, collaborative relationships with key stakeholders including academics and senior figures including the Registrar and Deputy Vice Chancellor.
  • Lead and set objectives for a team of 200+ staff members in the IT team.

The successful individual will have:

  • Experience of engaging a large, varied user community and stakeholder-base (often outside of direct sphere of control) to gain buy-in to-, and steer through, the implementation of plans.
  • Managed significant operational and project budgets, and have natural financial awareness and experience with cost-benefit analysis.
  • Proven experience of motivating a large team (100+) towards clearly defined objectives and nurturing a customer-focused, proactive culture.

Please note that Newcastle University have retained the services of Odgers Berndtson for this opportunity. Please contact Caroline Sands  or Danielle Nemeth for further information. 

Please download the candidate information pack for further information and details on how to apply. 

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