Director of Technology

The University of Nottingham


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  • Salary/Remuneration

    To £90k basic salary, plus benefits

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  • Expiry date

    15 July 2019

  • Client

    The University of Nottingham

Ref: GSe48592

The University of Nottingham is embarking on an exciting journey to implement an organisation-wide transformation roadmap to deliver the University’s ambitious 21st Century Global Strategy, placing the student experience at the heart of everything we do. To enable this vision, we’ve already made significant investment to change the ways in which we deliver our digital, data and technology services, to better meet the needs of our thriving community of 46,000 students and 9,000 staff, based at three international campuses. But we know there is more to do.

We are looking ahead to the period 2020 – 2025 and the next stage of our development, to become the recognised digital exemplar for the Higher Education sector, now that the platform for future innovation has been determined. Our Director of Technology Officer will play a pivotal role in helping us to realise this vision.  

The Role

Reporting to the Chief Digital Officer, as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, you will define and navigate, the future digital, data and technology roadmap for the University. As our new Director of Technology, you will be accountable for mapping out the principal technology choices open to the University to achieve its strategic goals, validating proposals and building business cases to support associated investment where needed. Whilst contributing towards maturing the digital, data and technology architecture capability of the University, you will also lead the development of the University as an intelligent customer, including partnership working with suppliers, recognising the value that fresh ideas and external perspectives can bring, to meet familiar and new, technology challenges.    

The Person

You will be an experienced, adept technologist and business leader, able to define, validate and articulate, multi-channel, digital, data and technology architecture-led solutions, from concept through to delivery, to technical and non-technical audiences, with equal degrees of success. Commercially astute, you will have a proven track record of procuring and exploiting innovative technology to deliver tangible cost savings, whilst building and presenting Business Cases for investment at Executive level, within a large, complex, multi-faceted organisation. You will have a track record of working with procurement professionals to lead the on-boarding of suppliers to deliver demonstrable return on investment and of building capability and capacity as an intelligent provider and customer of digital, data and technology services.   

This is a unique, new opportunity to join us at an unparalleled time of change.

The University is committed to providing competitive employment packages, whilst supporting the wellbeing of our staff to help them reach their full potential. We strive to provide a range of benefits and rewards, including leading fitness and health facilities, staff discounts and travel schemes along with an attractive pension.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Closing Date for Applications Tuesday 16 July 2019 @ 9am
Preliminary Interview at our Birmingham OfficeWednesday 24 July 2019 & Thursday 25 July 2019
Psychometric Assessment w/c Monday 5 August 2019
Final Panel InterviewThursday 15 August 2019

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement (no more than 3 pages) that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. We will not approach your referees without your prior permission.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.

Contact details
Stephanie Wilson: 07880 382745

Adrian Barlow: 07393 011150