Head of IT

16 May 2018
15 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

IT Leadership required to define the future strategy of a leading department within The University of Oxford.

Head of IT
Oxford, Oxfordshire UK
£Competitive + Benefits

The Department of Engineering Science within The University of Oxford is one of the most highly regarded centres for engineering excellence in the world, ranked third in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings, ahead of MIT and Cambridge. In addition to our internal programmes which research domains incorporating machine learning, AI and quantum computing, our world leading researchers and graduate engineers have created numerous innovative spin-out companies across fusion energy, care giving and computer vision.

Underpinning our department is a diverse, and closely-knit team of IT experts who support and host an incredibly robust technical infrastructure. As one of the largest IT departments across the University we are home to a passionate group of technology enthusiasts who manage projects and support technical environments including Microsoft, Linux, High-Performance Computing (HPC), Scientific Software and Digital. We now look to appoint an experienced Head of IT to assume critical ownership for the department and define our future strategy.

As the successful candidate in this role you will take full responsibility for the groups IT services, ensuring modernisation and improvement as our department grows. You will work with the Heads of Department and Finance to design the strategic direction for IT Services in line with the changing needs of the department and emerging technologies. Using your full ownership of the IT budget (£1 Million) you'll develop business cases for investment where you see fit and oversee successful completion of critical projects whilst anticipating, and preparing for new academic programmes taken on by our department.

Your background will originate from traditional IT Infrastructure and ITIL Service Management, encompassing Microsoft and ideally Linux technology. You'll have knowledge of how to effectively run an IT support service and manage technical projects whilst leading diverse team of technical experts. Although your technical skill set will help you understand the structure and demands of our department, our key requirement for your new role is the ability to lead, manage and most importantly influence people who are world-leading experts in their own field. Our range of academic programmes demand a lot of our IT systems and you will need to decide allocation of the available service and liaise with stakeholders to prioritize upcoming requirements.

As the Head of our IT department, you'll have the unique opportunity to shape the direction of our future strategy. As a member of the Technical Leadership Committee across the University you'll work shoulder to shoulder with other Heads of IT who are ensuring The University of Oxford maintains its status as a world-leading institution. With an internationally renowned facility, highly-advanced technology and progression opportunities at your disposal, The University of Oxford is an excellent choice for those looking to enhance their career.

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