Chief Information Officer

London (GB)
14 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Chief Information Officer
Vacancy Number: 001438-1

Location: London
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing date for applications: 16 March 2018

Salary: competitive

SOAS University of London is one of the world’s leading institutions for the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. We are a truly global university, with one of the most international student and staff bodies in the world. Our research expertise in languages, political and social sciences, arts and culture, and humanities, brings together scholars and stakeholders from across our regions and beyond. Our work impacts positively on the local and global communities with which we engage, providing the resources and knowledge to equip people for a global economy and a multicultural world.

The role and its responsibilities

You will provide effective leadership and management of the School’s Information Technology (IT) function from strategic development to service delivery. You will develop, implement and evaluate an integrated strategy for the full range of IT services in line with the vision and objectives of the School, particularly in support of teaching, learning and research.

This is the highest IT leadership role for the School. You will establish and execute a School-wide IT strategy, and ensure its alignment with the School’s strategy and the delivery of capabilities required to achieve success. As a senior leader within the School, you will contribute to overall strategy development, bringing a current knowledge and future vision of leveraging IT to help the School deliver its vision.

Skills and experience

You will have demonstrable experience of leading large, cross-functional teams and/or enterprise wide programs, influencing senior-level management and key stakeholders effectively across the organisation and within complex contexts. You will have substantial experience of IT strategic planning, organisation design and development and experience of leading IT transformational initiatives in complex and dynamic environments.

If you are interested in applying for this vacancy, please click on the apply link to upload your CV and a supporting statement (of no more than two, typed pages of A4 in 11 point font size).

Completed applications must be received by 23:59 on Friday 16 March 2018 to be considered.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview. The intention is that the interviews will be held on Thursday 12 April (to be confirmed).

If you would like an informal conversation about the role, please contact Paul Doyle, Director of our One Professional Service Change Programme (

If you have any questions or require any assistance with regards to the application process, please contact

At SOAS we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background. We particularly welcome applications from Women and Black and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within SOAS at senior level.

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