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IT Director

Bucks New University's vision is to be a leading professional and creative influence, shaping higher education for the benefit of people and employers. Within a caring and supportive environment, delivering high-quality scholarship, as well as focused research and professional practice. The University has enjoyed a long and successful history since it was founded in 1893 as the School of Science and Art. They now offer education to over 9,000 students studying on a range of courses linked to the creative and cultural industries, the management and information management sectors, and the public sector. Job PurposeThe University is devising a new programme and strategy for IT and are now recruiting for a new Director of IS and Technology. As a key decision maker you will lead the execution and continuous development of the University's strategic development of the IT infrastructure to meet the University's requirements and business objectives.Embarking on a strategic change within IT, the University is now seeking an experienced IT Director to head the IS & Technology Group. As the lead decision maker, you will provide direction in a programme of continuous development for IT Infrastructure, IS and business objectives. Job ResponsibilitiesManaging the IS and Technology department and teams, ensuring they provide an excellent IT service to all staff and students. You will oversee the support to faculties and departments for the smooth running and overall improvement to the student experience delivered by IT for the purpose of enhancing the student experience. Prepare, manage and monitor IT budgets. Take responsibility for all aspects of the IT security and disaster recovery plans for the University's IT systems. One key project you will immediately focus on is the implementation of a new ITIL system. Core SkillsHigher Education or Public Services industry experience. ITIL Practitioner preferred or foundation. Degree Qualification or equivalent. Professional qualification in IT/IT&S.Project Management Qualification Strong people management.'Hands on' technical approach.Competitive salary package of £70,000 - £75,00030 days annual leave plus closure over the Christmas period and bank holidays Competitive pension scheme

Job added on 22-11-2014