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Head of Corporate Information Systems

University of Huddersfield - Computing & Library Services

Location: Huddersfield
Salary: £53,842 to £62,390
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 1st August 2022
Closes: 22nd August 2022
Job Ref: R6751
 

£53,842 - £62,390 per annum

Huddersfield

Permanent

37 hours per week

REF: R6751

The University of Huddersfield’s roots go back some 160 years. We are a successful, popular and innovative University that offers a wide range of higher education and world-leading research, and we are proud of our achievements and awards. In addition to being the Times Higher Education 2013 University of the Year, recipients of the TEF Gold Award, and the leading Institution in England for professionally qualified teaching staff (HESA 2018), we won the inaugural HEA Global Teaching Award in 2017.

The University has embarked upon a Digital transformational journey, enhancing, and focusing strongly on improving the overall experience for both students and staff along with delivering efficiencies. An indicative roadmap of programmes and projects has been defined for the duration of the strategy. These include a new student portal and mobile app, data centre migration to the cloud, Teams voice, Office 365, Curriculum Management, and many more transformational initiatives.

The role

As the Head of Corporate Information Systems, you will lead and manage the function strategically and operationally, motivating a team of around 20 technical professionals that support the universities top quality information systems.

The University’s Corporate Information Systems teams include Business Systems, Learning Technologies, and Collaboration and Research. This strategic role will become a member of the Computing and Library Services senior management team and take on cross-departmental responsibilities as appropriate.

You will take responsibility for the development of the CIS strategy ensuring its integration with the overall digital and enterprise strategic plans. You will lead on associated vendor relationships and identify developments and emerging technologies that will enhance the University CIS provision. You will lead and/or participate in associated projects to plan and implement appropriate technical developments across the University.

Your profile

  • Significant experience of leading a relevant technical team in a highly pressurised, large complex environment
  • Some prior experience in a Higher Education role, and a good understanding of Higher Education functions and processes
  • Normally qualified to degree level in a computing or other IT related subject; a lesser qualification may be acceptable with equivalent professional experience
  • Hands-on experience of developing and implementing common business applications and associated business processes. Higher Education specific technologies would be highly desirable but not essential e.g., SITS, Unit4 Agresso, Brightspace, SharePoint Online, Syllabus+
  • Experience of service delivery in a mixed on-premises / SaaS / hybrid cloud infrastructure environment would be advantageous
  • Understanding of web/database technologies, particularly SQL server and IIS would be ideal
  • Understanding of GDPR and its implications on corporate information systems
  • Understanding of business intelligence solutions and their implementation and on-going management. Power BI/Power Platforms advantageous

Communication

  • You will be a driven leader who is experienced at engaging, challenging, negotiating, and influencing at all levels 
  • High level, proven inter-personal and communication skills are essential, as is the ability to lead, and motivate a team of technical professionals
  • Adaptable and flexible with the ability to form strong working relationships with stakeholders across the organisation at all levels

We offer an excellent employment package including hybrid working, blending a mix of remote and on-campus working (dependent on work duties).

To view more information about working at the University of Huddersfield and this vacancy please visit our designated recruitment Microsite:

https://webmicrosites.hays.co.uk/web/university-of-huddersfield

Closing date: 22 August 2022

Virtual Interview Date: First week of September

Working for Equal Opportunities.

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