Director of IT

Colchester Institute
Great Bromley
11 Feb 2018
21 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time



Colchester Institute’s mission is to deliver first class education, professional development and technical skills training to develop careers and strengthen the local economy. Our core values include placing the success and wellbeing of students and an outstanding student experience at the heart of our choices, decisions and priorities.

We are responsive, and adapt our provision to meet the needs of our students, the local economy and local and national priorities for skills development, and we have high expectations of ourselves, our students and our partners and aim for excellence in all aspects of our work.

As a large multi-site organisation with a responsibility for training some 11,000 students per annum, and in keeping with our values, we recognise a need for continuous improvement across all facets of Information Technology in order to achieve our corporate objectives.

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, you will be responsible for owning, developing and driving the organisation’s Digital Transformation Strategy, which will deliver an enhanced end user experience for all our stakeholders.

The strategy will create an outstanding teaching and learning environment suitable for a thriving mixed economy college and a robust platform to deliver innovative business support systems. You will ensure the effective IT management of upcoming capital projects and successfully lead four distinct areas including:

  • Learning Technology Development
  • Network Operations and IT Service Desk
  • Systems Development
  • Web Services

You will use your industry knowledge and experience to work with curriculum leaders to design and develop new technology enhanced learning solutions supplementing the existing Virtual Learning Environment and assisting the creation of new technology enhanced pedagogy. You will lead a Learning Technology Development Group that will monitor the implementation of new solutions, ensuring that they enhance teaching quality standards and levels of student satisfaction.

You will use your demonstrable previous experience and up-to-date technical knowledge of IT infrastructure within a large organisation to support systems development across a range of platforms and services. This will, in turn, deliver on the strategic transformational change vision and offer value added opportunities for business support areas, further enhancing the overall value of IT services within the organisation.

Benefits include:

28 days (33 days after 5 years) plus Bank Holidays, plus opportunity to request buy-back of up to 10 days additional Holiday per year; defined benefit pension scheme with 15.6% employer contribution; occupational sick pay from day one with up to six months full pay and six months half pay after five years; travel discounts including season tickets; cycle to work scheme; childcare vouchers; free onsite gym and fitness facilities; employee assistance programme; financial contribution to eye tests and glasses for VDU users; and a wide range of local and national retail and leisure discounts.

Applications received by 11 February 2018 will receive first consideration. However, applications received after this date may be considered. Interviews are scheduled to take place on 22 February 2018.

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