Operations and Security Manager

University of Exeter - Exeter IT

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 Operations and Security Manager, you will;

  • Lead the Operations & Security teams that are responsible for ensuring the enforcement of the IT cybersecurity policies and working practices, and prioritising and analysing problems and root causes of recurring incidents
  • You will be responsible for the major incident and significant event process and will ensure incidents are investigated, analysed and reported, establishing the relevant team to concentrate on speedy resolution
  • The IT Operations and Security function will ensure high levels of business satisfaction and confidence in IT.
  • It will manage the effective response to incidents and problems, ensuring the delivery of IT services to agreed service levels whilst balancing stability and responsiveness with quality and cost of service, and proactively looking for ways to improve.
  • The function will also develop and implement cybersecurity tools, processes and practices designed to protect networks, computers, programs and data from attack, damage and prevent unauthorised access.

Full details of the Job Description and Person Specification can be found 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 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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