Chief Information Officer

Twickenham, United Kingdom (GB)
Competitive remuneration and benefits
14 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
10 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

St Mary’s University, Twickenham

Chief Information Officer

Competitive remuneration and benefits

At St Mary’s, we are dedicated to preparing our students for flourishing lives and successful careers within a community of mutual respect. We aspire to enable every student to achieve their full potential, through outstanding support for their learning and giving them a broad and rich experience. We pride ourselves on being an academic community which values positive human relationships, promoting belonging and supporting individuals to be the best version of themselves.

In challenging times, we continue to thrive, achieving real progress and success in student satisfaction and community impact. We recently climbed to our highest ever position in the 2022 Good University Guide while ranking 18th nationally for overall satisfaction in the 2021 National Student Survey. Our community is characterised by trust among staff and students, and our core values of respect, inclusion, generosity of spirit and excellence.

We are now seeking to appoint our new CIO to lead the delivery of strategies that ensure technology serves as a strategic asset to achieving St Mary’s Vision 2030 goals. Responsible for a team of c50 staff across Technology Services, Application Services, Library and Digital Support, and IT Projects, the CIO and will be responsible for the ongoing development and delivery of our strategies for technology transformation and digital learning

The CIO will champion, mobilise and measure business process improvements across the University by leveraging the potential of technology to streamline activities and enhance efficiency, and will be responsible for leading a wide range of technology-led change programmes and projects.

We are seeking to appoint a candidate with experience of strategic leadership and management of Information Services and experience of developing and implementing technology enhanced learning. Our successful candidate will have experience of leading and motivating diverse teams and will be a strong communicator, able to convey complex and technical information and ideas to non-technical people.

We are at an exciting point in the development of our digital transformation strategy and the University continues to take significant strides forward on all fronts. To find out more, please visit

For a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at Anderson Quigley: Carolyn Coates on +44 (0)7825 871 944 or Elliott Rae on +44(0)7584 078 534.

The closing date is noon on 10th February 2022.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring and particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented in the University workforce.

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