Director of Technology

Reading, Berkshire (GB)
Up to £75,000 FTE pa plus benefits 
01 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
23 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Full time, permanent
Based central Horizons (Reading, Berkshire) with up to 2 days per week working from home
Salary up to £75,000 FTE pa plus benefits 

Applicants are required to submit a current CV, cover letter and a Recruitment Check Form which can be found on our website

We’re looking for an experienced technology leader to manage and support key technology operations

Right now, we need you to join our team! The Director of Technology is a new role that has been created, following a change in organisational structure, to provide direction and leadership to the core technology areas of UCEM. You will be responsible for the planning, delivery and support of technology across academic and professional services operations of the university. If you have experience in technology leadership, IT procurement and business continuity planning and management, we want to hear from you!

Your key responsibilities will centre around:

  • Contributing to the development and implementation of strategic objectives
  • Leading on the delivery of technology strategy and policies to support UCEM’s strategic goals
  • Managing the technology service which supports the academic and professional service operations of the university
  • Contributing to the formulation of our strategy in the context of digital learning, research and professional services

University College of Estate Management (UCEM) is a long-standing and leading provider of supported online education. We are a forward-thinking organisation and people are our most important asset. Well-being and work-life balance are a priority for us, with flexible working arrangements and a generous annual leave allowance as some of the benefits staff have access to. UCEM exists to provide accessible, relevant, and cost-effective education which enhances careers, increases professionalism, and contributes to a sustainable built environment. Operating from the UK and Hong Kong, UCEM has a global reach, with over 3,500 students studying at any one time.

At UCEM we expect employees to demonstrate our values: Passion, Integrity, Excellence and Support. Student satisfaction and success are our main drivers and our people consistently report high levels of employee engagement; your contribution will be valued should you join us. We are committed to driving forward the sustainability agenda to secure a sustainable future and our long-term ambition is to be the world’s most sustainable university. 

We have a very detailed job specification for this role so please, before applying, take a look: 

If you are unsure whether to apply for this vacancy but feel this role is exciting and want to find out more, we strongly encourage you to call the hiring manager (details below/within Job Specification) to discuss the role as well as your skills and experience.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Andy Youell, Executive Director – Digital and Regulation on 0118 467 2459 or alternatively contact the HR team on 0118 467 2013/2433 or

To apply please send your CV, covering letter/email, and Recruitment Check Form to 

Friday 23 June 2023 at 12 noon.

Please note, applications may be reviewed as and when they are received, so you may be invited to interview ahead of the closing date. Interviews are normally carried out over Zoom or Microsoft Teams, however we may invite you to visit our Reading office.

UCEM undertakes thorough pre-employment screening as part of its recruitment process. Given we have contracts with Government offices, we make sure our checks comply with the Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS). Checks will include identity, right to work, basic disclosure criminal record check, and three years of employment history.

We do not use agencies as part of our recruitment process. We politely ask that you respect this decision and do not call our offices on seeing this advertisement; if you do, the same message will be repeated to you. Thank you for your co-operation.

Here at UCEM we champion equality, diversity and inclusion in our workforce.  We celebrate diversity and the strengths it brings to our staff body, our student community and our Board of Trustees, recognising that people are key to our success. Our aim is to attract, develop and retain a diverse workforce, therefore we welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds.

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