|Salary:||£38,592 to £51,805|
|Placed On:||7th February 2023|
|Closes:||12th March 2023|
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Department of Zoology which is a thriving, friendly and dynamic community of staff and students. We are looking for a proactive IT professional with depth and breadth of technical expertise to manage and improve IT services within the Department. You are welcome to visit Zoology and discuss this position. To arrange your visit please contact Louise Balshaw - Departmental Administrator (email@example.com).
This post will be responsible for the specification and delivery of IT services to the Department, and will provide guidance, leadership and support on a range of IT issues. The postholder will increase the level of support to all staff and students and will be active in identifying and solving IT problems across the Department. They will be expected to work closely with the Clinical School Computing Service (CSCS) who currently provide IT services to Zoology. The IT Manager will also work at a strategic level to define and establish IT strategy and to ensure that IT services remain capable and robust and in step with the department's evolving needs.
Applicants should have a degree in a technical or scientific subject, or substantial relevant experience, with a strong computing or IT management background. Experience of maintaining and managing complex IT systems is essential, and experience in a higher education or research environment is desirable. Excellent communication skills and the ability to build strong and productive relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders will be critical to success.
Reporting to the Department Administrator, the post holder will represent the Department on University level IT groups, committees and projects, and provide strategic IT advice to the senior managers of the Department. This post will work closely with the Head of Information Technology and Digital Transformation at the School of Biological Sciences and with the service managers of CSCS and the University Information Service (UIS), promoting Departmental priorities.
The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to understand and document policy, processes and procedures within an IT context, together with excellent interpersonal, listening, written and oral communication skills. You will need to be able to work well under pressure and to meet tight deadlines with attention to detail. You will also need to be able to understand, negotiate and manage business expectations.
The successful applicant will be enthusiastic, conscientious, and a team player. As this is a senior managerial role within the department, you will need to be flexible in your approach to the needs of the Department. It is expected that this role will be based in the Department in order to be able to provide in-person support. Some evening and weekend work may be required on an occasional basis.
The department actively encourages and promotes career training, development and progression and we offer an encouraging, supportive and inclusive working environment.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are initially available for 3 years.
Flexible working requests will be considered
We particularly welcome applications from women and from a BME background for this vacancy.
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If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Anastasia Nezhentseva at (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please quote reference PF35173 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
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