Head of School IT and Digital Transformation

University of Cambridge
May 16, 2024
Offerd Salary:£66,857
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Head of School IT and Digital Transformation

The School of Technology is seeking a Director of IT and Digital Transformation to drive essential cultural change within the School's IT community and provide strategic leadership. This pivotal role requires a person who can cultivate and maintain strong relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders within the School, University Information Services (UIS), University IT Portfolio Owners and external partners.

As the Director of IT&DT, you will be tasked with defining vision and strategy for the School's IT services and ensuring their successful implementation. Collaborating closely with the leadership teams of the School and its constituent departments', the Technology IT Committee and UIS Directorate, you will develop and execute strategies to enhance our IT infrastructure and services. You will become the main interface between the School and UIS, advocating for the School's evolving needs and ensure that delivered solutions align with our expectations.

Furthermore, you will play a vital role in advancing the School's mission to foster a world-leading environment for multidisciplinary collaboration in teaching and research. This includes leveraging University-wide services, introducing School-level IT services where necessary, and supporting specialized IT functions within departments. Collaboration with departmental IT staff will be essential to support educational and administrative activities, as well as scientific research, with a keen understanding of the need for flexible technical support.

The University Information Services develops and provides infrastructure, systems and services across the University landscape. UIS will be a key partner for the School in supporting this post, delivering a comprehensive, robust and reliable platform of fundamental IT services, augmented by the expertise of our local School IT staff. This collaborative approach to service delivery is essential for fostering a cohesive IT environment across the School. By leveraging both centralised and localised resources, we aim to enhance the quality, strength, and resilience of our IT infrastructure while retaining the invaluable insights and specialized support offered by our local IT teams.

Further details of what we are looking for can be found in the Further Particulars document below. Join us in driving impactful change and innovation within the School of Technology. In return we would offer you:

-Regular one-to-ones with your Line Manager to define and monitor objectives.

-An annual review to ensure you are on track and create a personal development plan.

-Regular team meetings, to develop your understanding of the work undertaken across the School Office outside of IT and digital.

-Learning and development opportunities including access to internal and external training courses and LinkedIn Learning, to support your personal and professional growth.

-Provision of IT equipment to facilitate hybrid working arrangements, tailored to the demands of the role.

-A supportive, inclusive and engaging working environment within a small and friendly team.

-Access to the University's CAMbens employee benefits, from health care cash plans to childcare, a cycle to work scheme to shopping and insurance discounts.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

If you would like to discuss the role informally, please contact Dr Shui Lam, Secretary of the School of Technology: [email protected]

Please quote reference NN41128 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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    24 April 2024

    Closing date

    16 May 2024

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