Digital Transformation Director

Guildford, United Kingdom
08 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

We are seeking to appoint an experienced and energetic Programme Director to a senior position to lead delivery of our Digital Strategy, called ‘Surrey Digital Advantage’. The purpose of the role is to bring the Digital Strategy to life, driving digital maturity, promoting an innovative delivery culture and leading an ambitious portfolio of digital programmes which support the Surrey Digital Advantage strategy. The strategy is at an early stage of definition and scope and the initial objective will be to work with the CIO to develop the strategic programme, creating a prioritised delivery plan for projects in flight and new initiatives within the digital portfolio.

The Digital Transformation Director will have authority to prioritise scope and resources within the digital portfolio and related resource teams. They will have access to senior executives and stakeholders and be expected to represent the Digital Strategy within the University and externally with gravitas and charisma.

This role involves setting up a transformation team consisting of various skills and resources to support delivery of the strategy, establishing a virtual team of internal and external resources to deliver the programme over the next 3 years. . They will develop and own an overall portfolio plan to join up all digital projects and programmes, identifying synergies and opportunities for resource, capability and/or knowledge sharing across the portfolio.

This is a key strategic appointment for the University, and the right candidate will create momentum and drive to take Surrey forward to achieve our digital ambitions for the future.

The University of Surrey is amongst the highest achieving universities in the United Kingdom, having been awarded the Times/ Sunday Times University of the Year Award for 2016. We are ranked 10th in The Times Higher Education Table of Tables for UK universities in 2017, and we are the recipient of four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes.

In addition to a competitive salary you will receive 32 days annual leave/closure days and a great benefits package including pension and discounted membership to our world-renowned Surrey Sports Park.

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