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Enterprise Business Architect

The University of Manchester - Professional Services

Location: Manchester
Salary: £42,149 to £51,799 per annum, depending on relevant experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 9th September 2021
Closes: 23rd September 2021
Job Ref: PSX-017409

The University of Manchester is, a truly global institution with a reputation for education and innovation that resonates across the world, offering a wide range of courses and boasting outstanding facilities in the centre of Manchester. 

It is highly respected as a centre of teaching excellence and innovative research. With 25 Nobel Prize winners among its current and former staff and students, it has a history of world firsts and brilliant discoveries. Manchester’s industrial and cultural heritage is mirrored by the achievements of some of the University’s most celebrated names and the computer revolution started here in June 1948 when a machine built by Tom Kilburn and Sir Freddie Williams, known affectionately as ‘The Baby’, ran its first stored program. The celebrated wartime codebreaker Alan Turing worked on this computer during his time at Manchester.

The Team 

As part of ITS, the Strategy & Architecture team leads definition and agreement of ITS strategy and shaping understanding of University IT need, translating this into standards, roadmaps and solutions for our IT estate and the services this enables.  

The strategy and architecture function is a specialised team with skills in business architecture, business analysis, information architecture, solution architecture and infrastructure architecture, accountable for:

  • Supporting definition and agreement with stakeholders of an ITS strategic plan, principles and an operating model design that can enable the success of ITS
  • Architectural governance, translating ITS strategy into design principles, standards and guidance 
  • Business architecture services to the organisation to review the effectiveness of current capabilities, supporting definition of opportunities for change, specifying requirements, and supporting management of the University change portfolio
  • Target enterprise architecture, realised as designs for solutions that span our estate and roadmaps for the development of applications, technology and services

This Role 

Reporting directly to the Enterprise Business Architect, you will be a highly engaging and customer-focused individual who possesses an enthusiasm for working within the largest University in the UK.

You’ll support the creation and maintenance of roadmaps of change, Product road-maps and underpinning business architecture artefacts, integrating a sound understanding of the University's business strategy, goals, and opportunities to develop.  You’ll collaborate in defining robust operating models, identifying the interrelationships between University's business functions and processes, and their respective interactions with applications, data and technology.

You’ll contribute to specific programmes of work and projects by leading initial assessment to understand desired outcomes, aligning with broader strategic context and the change portfolio.  Later you’ll create and assure deliverables that guide business models, people, process, organisational change, and investment and ensure targeted business outcomes.

Your strong stakeholder engagement skills will ensure cross University buy in to our proposed change and gain University funding and support for the strategic roadmap.  You’ll use your skills in communication and facilitation to generate good input and create consensus in defining direction, goals and solutions.  You’ll be curious and inquisitive, understanding and keeping up to date with enterprise best practices, technology and sector trends.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Blended working arrangements may be considered.

Further particulars including job description and person specification are available on the University of Manchester website - click on the 'Apply' button above to find out more

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