Director of Digital Strategy & IT Services and Chief Information Offic

12 Mar 2018
09 Apr 2018
Public Sector
Job Type
Contract Type
We're Keele University and we're different. Founded more than 60 years ago on the belief that we meet the demands of a new kind of society, economy and world, our principles resonate now more than ever.

Keele University is a world class campus-based university committed to providing the highest quality learning and living environment in which our students and staff can flourish. Keele is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student life. With a turnover in excess of GBP150 million, over 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2,000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects. Keele has ambitious plans for its future growth and development, building upon its reputation as a research-led campus University with a broad academic base.

The Director of Digital Strategy & IT Services and Chief Information Officer is a new role, established to develop and deliver our digital strategy, underpinned by efficient and effective IT services and to enable a more effective and secure approach to the use of our corporate information and the systems which deliver it. The role will provide leadership and vision in the implementation of a transformational digital strategy for the University to meet the needs of learners, teachers, researchers and professional services in the 21st century, working across the institution and as part of its senior leadership team.

We are seeking an individual with considerable experience gained of leading digital and information services across a large scale, complex organisation. You will have a track record of managing the initiation, development and implementation of strategy for digital and information services resulting in transformational change and will be adept at providing technical and technological leadership and building institutional confidence in digital delivery at Keele.

Exceptional interpersonal, communication and presentation skills are essential as is the ability to build credibility and develop productive working relationships across a diverse organisation.

For a confidential discussion and/or the full briefing particulars please contact our retained advisor Ben Duffill at The Management Recruitment Group on (Apply online only).

Closing date for applications: 15th April 2018
Interviews will be held: 31st May 2018