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    Head of Systems - £46,400 - £53,765

    Ref OTR0800
    Location Canterbury
    Job Type Management & Professional
    Contract Type Open Ended
    Salary Type Per Annum
    Salary (£) 46400 - 53765

    OTR0800, Information Services, Closing date: 01 Dec 2013

    The Role
    The Head of Systems works with the Assistant Director, IT Development and the Head of IT Infrastructure to set the strategic direction of the University’s IT systems.
    The post holder provides leadership for a group of teams which manage the design and development, procurement and deployment of the major IT systems in use at the University. The group is made up of:

    Learning and Research Development
    Student Systems Development
    Admissions/SDS replacement project team
    Web Development
    Web Solutions
    A best-of-breed approach to systems delivery means that the post holder will be responsible for a range of solutions including in-house developments, open source, commercial and cloud-based services.

    The Person
    You will have a passion for delivering results, with a proven track record in the strategic planning, management and provision of one or more enterprise-scale IT systems. Information Services has adapted the ITIL service management framework and the PRINCE2 project management methodology which both continue to evolve, and the Head of Systems will take part in the improvement, quality assurance and ensure the adoption of a variety of processes and tools.

    You will have experience of Management of both staff and resources in order to plan, estimate and carry out programmes of systems development work to time, budget and quality targets and in accordance with appropriate standards.

    The University of Kent is a welcoming and diverse environment. We have recently initiated a ‘Women in IT’ campaign and particularly welcome female applicants to this post.
    For full details of the role and the selection criteria please refer to the job specification attached.

    The Department

    The Team
    This is a managerial role within the IT Development section, leading a number of systems teams.

    Website: Organisational structure - Information Services - University of Kent

    Information Services
    Information Services is comprised of four sections: Customer Support, Library Collections and IT Development together directly support almost all areas of University activity, and the Planning and Administration section supports the work of the department. JISC RSC South East is also located within the department and provides services to the JISC and wider educational community. A strong emphasis is placed on user support and all provision is targeted as closely as possible to user needs.

    Website: Organisational structure - Information Services - University of Kent

    Further Information

    Closing date for applications: 01 Dec 2013

    Interviews are to be held: 13 Dec 2013 (all day assessment)

    Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post (please do not send your application directly to the department).

    How to apply - for posts of this nature you will be required to fill in the main details section as well as upload your CV, a one page summary (this should include details of experience and other information in support of your application with direct reference to the advertisement and further particulars) and any supporting documents.

    If you require further information regarding the post or application process please contact Gemma Ray on g.ray@kent.ac.uk. Please note applications must be made online via the University website; details sent directly via email cannot be considered.

    The Package

    This post is offered at £46,400 - £53,765 and comes with a generous package of benefits including 43 days of annual leave, a contributory pension, flexible working and a great working environment.

    Please refer to the job description attached for complete details.

    Full Job Description: Job vacancies - Job vacancies - University of Kent
    Last edited by liveman2; 28th November 2013 at 03:44 PM.

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