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Head of Digital

Premium Job From University of Southampton Students’ Union
Recruiter: University of Southampton Students’ Union
Listed on: 23rd June
Location: Southampton
Salary/Rate: £33,797 - £45,361
Salary Notes: Salary based on SUSU
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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The Role

This is a new role for SUSU, combining traditional IT operations with new ways of working, using technological and digital skills to enhance our offer for both staff and students. You will be passionate about how digital & technology can improve systems & processes, educating and supporting colleagues in using new ways of working and using technology to connect with students, and looking to embrace and integrate the latest digital trends within SUSU.

You will work closely with the University of Southampton iSolutions department in ensuring SUSU IT resources are supported, maintained, and delivered to our 75+ staff. You will oversee a team of web developers to continually improve our in-house online systems, lead on our digital strategy, and improve the digital literacy of our staff team.

About You

You should be experienced at managing IT support for both on-premises and remote workers & systems, confident with virtualisation technology, desktop & server support, and a thorough understanding of agile and programming development. You will need excellent project management and planning skills to deliver our ambitious programme of digital excellence.

The Company

The University of Southampton Students' Union (SUSU) exists to unlock the potential and enrich the life of every one of our 23,000 student members. We are a registered charity with a £7M turnover and provide a comprehensive platform of offers, support, representation, services and spaces for our members to enhance the overall University experience across a number of campuses. We are an Investors in People Silver accredited organisation who have approximately 85 core staff, and around 300 casual staff employed throughout the year.

What we will offer

The University of Southampton Students' Union has a vision of creating a positive impact with every student during their time at the University. As a not for profit organisation the Students' Union provides a comprehensive platform of opportunities, support, representation and places for our members to enhance their overall University experience.

Benefits of Working at SUSU

On top of developing you within your role, we recognise our people are our greatest assets and offer a number of benefits over and above your monthly pay.

  • Annual leave of 34 days, rising to 38 days' per year, including a week at Christmas and Easter (including public holidays)
  • Generous contributory pension scheme (10% employer contribution and 6% employee)
  • Attractive contractual family leave options after 6-months service for new parents
  • Staff social activities
  • Staff discounts on entertainment (including 40% off cinema), eating out, retail and travel
  • Free access to LinkedIn Learning and Microsoft Office 365 applications on your device
  • Comprehensive induction and strong learning and development offer
  • An Employee Assistance Programme
  • A beautiful campus, with on-site commercial outlets

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Closing Date and Time: 7th July 2021 at 9am

Interviews week commencing 21th July 2021. Please note feedback will not be provided if you are not shortlisted for interview.

SUSU is an equal opportunities employer which values a diverse workforce and we want to reflect the student body that we represent. We value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination and will ensure that our recruitment activities are mindful of equality and diversity matters.