Enterprise Architect

Manchester, United Kingdom
£51,650 to £61,618 per annum
05 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
10 Dec 2018
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities, Architecture
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 10/12/2018
Salary : £51,650 to £61,618 per annum
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Professional Support Services
Division : ITS Strategy, Security and Architecture
Hours Per week : Full Time
Contract Duration : Fixed term Starting as soon as possible for 9 months

Enterprise Architect, IT Services

The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester is, a truly global institution with a reputation for education and innovation that resonates across the world, offering a wide range of courses and boasting outstanding facilities in the centre of Manchester.

It is highly respected as a centre of teaching excellence and innovative research. With 25 Nobel Prize winners among its current and former staff and students, it has a history of world firsts and brilliant discoveries. Manchester’s industrial and cultural heritage is mirrored by the achievements of some of the University’s most celebrated names and the computer revolution started here in June 1948 when a machine built by Tom Kilburn and Sir Freddie Williams, known affectionately as ‘The Baby’, ran its first stored program. The celebrated wartime codebreaker Alan Turing worked on this computer during his time at Manchester.

The University is committed to world-class research, an outstanding learning and student experience and social responsibility in everything it does, making one of the largest investments in facilities ever seen at a UK university, with £750 million spent so far and a further £1 billion to follow by 2022. Its goal is to become one of the world’s leading Universities by 2020.

About IT Services

IT Services at the University of Manchester is a vibrant and fast moving department, we focus on delivering excellent customer service and quality services for our staff, students and researchers.

Find out more about our organisation and values:

Our mission

“To deliver sector-leading digital and IT services solutions which enable the University to provide an outstanding experience for students and researchers and underpin Manchester 2020. We will achieve this through innovation, collatboration and technical excellence which will be responsive to the changing needs of the University community.”

Strategy and Architecture

The University has recently embarked on an ambitious programme to transform its legacy IT systems into sector leading student, academic and support staff facing digital services. The architecture function delivers creative enterprise, solution and security architectures and supporting governance frameworks to enable the university to transform its IT services through strategic digital solutions and underlying systems.

The strategy and architecture function is a small, specialised team of Enterprise Architects with skills in business architecture, information architecture and infrastructure architecture and is currently expanding to provide strategic demand management services to the University.

It covers setting the University IT Strategy, defining the associated Roadmaps to achieve the vision and programme and project architectural governance. It will also include providing solution architecture services to projects.

This role

This role will be focused on the specific needs of Research at the University of Manchester.

Reporting directly to the Head of Strategy and Architecture, you will be a highly engaging and customer-focused individual who possesses an enthusiasm for working within the largest University in the UK

You will be able to demonstrate your experience of being able to define, develop and implement organization wide strategies for digital services capabilities, in line with good practice, ensuring value is delivered the University.

Along with producing and maintaining strategies and roadmaps, you will be expected to create and deliver best practice, processes, standards and services to provide architectural governance and across transformational change programmes.

Strong stakeholder engagement skills will ensure cross University buy in to our proposed strategies and gain University funding and support for our strategic roadmap. It will also be highly beneficial when demonstrating the benefits of new technologies when moving towards a digital environment, taking the University on a new journey.

Through strong and effective leadership, you will give direction to and motivate a diverse team of individuals. This will ensure excellent team performance and continued personal development in a matrix management environment.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:


Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

Further Particulars

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