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Director of Digital and IT

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Recruiter: Newham University
Listed on: 17th December 2020
Location: Newham
Salary Notes: Competitive Salary
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Newman University is distinctive. A successful University based in South-West Birmingham, built on Catholic foundations and with a multidisciplinary curriculum offer, we provide a personalised student experience, continually listening to our students to improve and shape their university experience. Student satisfaction is constantly increasing, as evidenced by the 2019/20 NSS survey which showed Newman University to be 1st amongst the Birmingham universities for overall student satisfaction. A significant strength, highlighted by the NSS is the quality of the relationships between staff and students. We encourage partnership between staff and students, supporting students to grow and succeed.

We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our Newman community, to lead the transformation of our digital services.

The post holder will be responsible for all aspects of Newman's digital estate, providing strategic and operational leadership to the University on all aspects of Information Technology in support of the University's strategic objectives.  They will have responsibility for the development and delivery of the University's Digital Strategy and for the line management and professional leadership of IT Services, with responsibility for an operational budget of approximately £700k p.a. and a team of fifteen IT staff.  The successful candidate will lead the IT Department and set its priorities, managing its resources and budgets. They will work collegiately with students and staff from across the University, to translate user and business needs into effective digital solutions and services.

To succeed in this key role, the successful applicant must possess a degree or equivalent experience and a relevant technical background and broad understanding of the IT and digital landscape in the context of HE, with proven aptitude to research new technologies and trends in IT in order to assess their applicability to the institution.  They must also have experience of the strategic management of a professional IT service and building, leading and managing a high performance team, together with a track record of successful delivery of major projects and experience of working with and managing major suppliers.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 14 January 2021

Interview date to be confirmed

Newman University offers a wide range of staff benefits including 35 days annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time posts), pension scheme, chaplaincy and spiritual care, library services, employee assistance programme, occupational health and counselling services, health care and cycle to work schemes, and staff development opportunities.

Newman University is an Equal Opportunity Employer