Chief Information Officer

York, North Yorkshire (GB)
Competitive Salary
26 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Chief Information Officer

Department:    Vice Chancellor's Office
Salary:    Competitive Salary
Closing Date:    Friday 23 November 2018 at midnight
Interview Date:    Monday 10 December 2018
Reference:    167-18

The Role

Permanent, full time role

Competitive salary plus benefits

Based in York city centre

York St John University has been a leading education, training and research institution at the heart of the city of York for over 175 years. The award-winning campus has undergone a multi-million pound transformation over the past 10 years, making York St John an outstanding place to work and study. We’re one of England’s fastest growing universities following the introduction of nine new academic schools and an increased range of demand-led courses.

We are about to launch an exciting new University Strategy that will see us reach 10,000 students by 2026, all built on inspiring learning, impactful research and being clear about career. All of our plans are rooted in our values and mission as a University which will ensure you work in a supportive environment where your talent will be nurtured so that you can accomplish your ambitions.  

Realisation of these plans is underpinned by significant investment in our IT and digital infrastructure.  This is an exciting new role to lead on delivery of our digital strategy and lead our IT service teams. This diverse and strategically pivotal opportunity will see you provide executive leadership and strategic direction, including implementing a new integrated systems architecture across the institution, launching online and blended degrees and driving effective and efficient day-to-day IT support to students and staff.

As our ideal candidate, you will be a collaborative leader committed to challenging and improving services. A thought leader in the field of IT, you will bring fresh ideas and ambition with experience of leading teams to deliver large scale transformation at a senior level. Key to your success will be your excellent interpersonal skills, ability to motivate, influence and inspire others, build and maintain partnerships, working with a range of stakeholders from across the University, sector and industry.

In addition to a competitive salary and the opportunity to work at our beautiful campus in the heart of York, University employees enjoy access to a superb range of benefits including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Healthcare scheme and cash plan
  • Training and development
  • Discounts at a wide range of high street brands and local companies, including shops, cinemas and gyms.

As a Stonewall Top 100 Employer York St John University are committed to equality and diversity and we actively encourage applications from underrepresented groups, particularly those from Black Minority Ethnic backgrounds.

For further information and to complete an on-line application please visit our web site www.yorksj.ac.uk/vacancies or to discuss the opportunity contact our retained advisor Mike Dixon at Mike@dixonwalter.co.uk

Closing Date - Friday 23 November 2018 at midnight 

Provisional Interview Date - Monday 10 December 2018 

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