Head of Technology (Humanities)

University of Oxford
May 24, 2024
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:Fixed Term (2 years
Working Time:Full time
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Head of Technology (Humanities)

Humanities Divisional Office, Radcliffe Humanities, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford

Contract type

Secondment or Fixed Term (2 years)


Full time

About the role

The Humanities Division is seeking to appoint a Head of Technology on a fixed term contract for 2 years.

This role arises from the recommendations of the 2022/23 IT Infrastructure Service Review and recognises that implementation of the review's outcomes (especially the focus on the culture and practicalities of shared service delivery) requires senior management leadership within divisions and across the divisions and IT Services.

You will drive cultural change and technical change within the Humanities Division in order the fulfil the vision of one federated IT infrastructure delivery organisation, and lead the engagement of Humanities with the University's Shared Infrastructure Services Programme. You will work together with other University heads of technology (and similar roles) to identify, prioritise, develop, and oversee the implementation of shared services.

This is a fixed term post for two years. While this is a full-time post, we welcome applications from candidates who wish to work part-time (minimum 30 hours/0.8 FTE and/or flexibly).

The postholder may also agree a pattern of remote working with their line manager.

About you

You will have experience in delivering IT infrastructure services and technology change initiatives, gained at a senior level, whether in a commercial, public sector or higher education environment.

You will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the challenges and requirements of IT service provision in a large organisation, and experience of supporting effective shared service solutions.

You will have experience of developing and maintaining effective working relationships with colleagues, senior stakeholders within the University, and third-party providers, and to work collaboratively with peers to develop shared solutions.

Experience of financial management, in particular, budget oversight, service costing and pricing, procurement, and developing and maintaining supplier relationships is desirable.

The duties and skills required are described in further detail in the job description.

Application process

For your online application, you will be required to upload your curriculum vitae and a supporting statement, setting out how you meet the selection criteria for the post, using examples of your skills and experience. As part of your application you will be asked to provide details of two referees and indicate whether we can contact them now.

For further details, please refer to the How to apply section of the job description. Any further enquires may be directed to [email protected].

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 24 May 2024. Only applications received before this time can be considered.

Shortlisting is expected to take place the following week and interviews held week beginning Monday 3 June.

Please quote Vacancy ID 172496 on all correspondence.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity

Contact Person : HR Officer Vacancy ID : 172496 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 24-May-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 10 Contact Email : [email protected]

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